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When Megan Fox's casting in New GirlSeason 5 was announced, some fans were dubious about her involvement in the sitcom. But Fox's character Reagan has been living in the loft for several episodes now and her character really is fantastic to watch.

Reagan is completely different from Zooey Deschanel's character Jessica Day; deadpan, cool and a bit of a loner, Reagan's integration into the group has been one of the show's most interesting character arcs. From helping Winston come to some life-affirming realizations to resolving her own issues in breaking up with her girlfriend, Reagan has definitely earned her place in the loft, and on the show. So what's up next for her character?

Things Are Heating Up

Both literally and figuratively in S05E09, "Heat Wave." Check out the first clip!

It looks like Nick and Reagan are going to be at odds in Episode 9. He might have thrown together a solution to the heat problem, but Reagan is the one to swoop in and provide a swanky new air conditioner. This lines up with what we know from the episode synopsis:

Things heat up between Nick and Reagan over who can provide the loft with the best air conditioning unit. Meanwhile, Winston uses his "cop voice" to help Schmidt prep Cece for a newscaster audition.

Cece auditioning to become a newscaster is definitely an interesting direction for her character. Of course, it's too early to tell whether she'll actually get the job, but a career in media might be just the right choice for the former clothes horse.

Reagan and Cece in "New Girl."
Reagan and Cece in "New Girl."

Since she decided to quit modeling several seasons ago, Cece has been questioning her career prospects. Season 4 saw her start working at the bar and begin college, so it's definitely time for this storyline to get shaken up a bit. Here's hoping she gets the job, as Cece as a newscaster could provide New Girl with an interesting new element and chance for hilarity.

Meanwhile, although Nick and Reagan are at odds in "Heat Wave," it looks like there might be romance in their future.

Reagan's Got Her Sights Set On Nick

Or so Fox hinted to TVLine before Season 5 began.

Nick and Reagan in New Girl
Nick and Reagan in New Girl

Although she wouldn't say much about what will happen in Season 5, Fox did divulge her idea of how things could play out between Nick, Jess and Reagan in the future:

"I think [Nick and Jess] are going to hook up, then Reagan is going to come back. And Nick will be like, ‘What do I do?’ I love this one, but I like that one and could love that one. What do I do?‘"

So far in Season 5, Nick and Reagan have yet to actually get together, but it seems like "Heat Wave" might provide them with the perfect moment.

That is, if they can get rid of their rodent company.

Season 5, Episode 9 "Heat Wave" airs tonight at 8/7c on Fox.


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