Back in Mindy’s apartment, Casey wants to move to Austin to get a master’s in event planning, and Mindy wonders aloud how long she’s going to have to wait for Casey to settle on a dream: “When I think God’s asking you to change everything, there’s a little part of you that’s talking, too.” Those are breaking up words, so they end their engagement–it’s a legitimately sad moment in an otherwise funny show.
In “Music Festival’s” secondary plot, a potential replacement for the irreplaceable Dr. Leotard named Peter (Adam Pally) comes to the practice to hand in his resume. Morgan and Jeremy are initially impressed with his “masculine party-ready odor” and his Ivy League credentials, but the self-proclaimed “bro” insults Mindy (he hits on her by asking if she’s a plus-sized model) and loses credibility after admitting to being fired for having sex with a Christmas tree at a staff party. Mindy dismisses him by telling him there’s not a shot in hell they’d hire him.
With Mindy and Danny away at the festival, Jeremy receives pages for patients of Mindy and Danny who’ve gone into labor. He’s frantically rushing around the hospital to find a doctor to help with the deliveries and runs into Peter again, who’s weirdly hanging out in the lounge in full scrubs waiting to get in on a delivery. Desperate himself, Jeremy enlists Peter’s help. After Peter “bro-whispers” a nervous father into calming down, Jeremy asks Peter to work for the practice on a trial basis and receives an overzealous chest bump.
Final notes: the cameo by The National was great, but I should’ve seen the breakup coming since their songs are like the Bloody Mary of quirky relationships. I knew it was a matter of time before Mindy and Casey ended things, but I thought the writers would sustain the relationship for at least a couple of more episodes. I’m also genuinely excited to see where Adam Pally’s character goes and how he fits into the already near-perfect chemistry of Jeremy, Mindy, and Danny.