"Homecoming" is the fourth episode of the sixth season of New Girl, and the 120th episode overall. It forms the second part of a crossover with Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the first part of the latter being entitled "The Night Shift", which aired immediately before.
Jess and the gang head to New York, where Schmidt believes he is being honored at his high school. Jess meets Jake Peralta and helps him on a case, which leads her to Brooklyn's 99th Precinct and a fateful encounter with Gina Linetti and Capt. Raymond Holt. Meanwhile, Nick and Winston scramble to make subway fare, while trying to impress Charles Boyle, and Cece faces off with her new mother-in-law.
- Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day
- Jake Johnson as Nick Miller
- Max Greenfield as Schmidt
- Lamorne Morris as Winston Bishop
- Hannah Simone as Cece Parekh
Special Guest Stars
- Andy Samberg as Jake Peralta
- Andre Braugher as Capt. Raymond Holt
- Chelsea Peretti as Gina Linetti
- Joe Lo Truglio as Charles Boyle
Special Guest Star
- Nora Dunn as Louise Schmidt
- Christopher Darga as Bearded Customer
- Allegra Edwards as Marissa Blumenstock
- Darren Dupree Washington as Tall Deli
- Calvin C. Winbush as Bucket Drummer
- Antonio Raul Corbo as Nikolaj Boyle
- Courtney Munch as Tough Mother
- Tom Gatto as Impatient Deli
- The episode connects Jess coming home early from New York to the "Pilot" episode where she caught Spencer cheating on her, prompting the whole moving out.
- Schmidt was bullied a lot in his high school, being called Great Neck.
- First time Cece refers to herself as Cece Schmidt.
- Damon Wayans Jr. previously guest starred on Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Stevie Schillens, but his character is unrelated to Coach despite both roles being played by the same actor.
- Nasim Pedrad later guest starred as Jake Peralta's half-sister, despite playing Aly in New Girl.
Notes & Trivia
- This was a crossover episode featuring the Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast. Jess was the only character from New Girl who appeared on Brooklyn Nine-Nine's crossover episode though.
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