I think what it means to get to season 5 is that you start to see the ending in a way that I didn’t during season 3 and 4. And now that I can see the ending, I go, ‘Man it really matters how this ends.’ Not to the whole world, not to, like, everybody, but to the group who care about this. I don’t want them to say 'I put 5 years or 6 years, I watched 140 episodes, and what a dog crap ending’.
What I love the most about New Girl people is that they support the show and they care about things…And that’s what it means for me to be on a show. I want all those people who love the show, for the show to end in a way that they feel satisfied, so that the investment they made pays off.