The Mindy Project
Episode 8: Two to One
By: Carlos Uribe
The Mindy Project is about an OB/GYN named Mindy.
In this episode, the series realizes it's been paying Stephen Tobolowsky to potray the role of Marc Schulman to star in the show. After eight episodes, he's only been in two of them. That means he pretty much got paid to not appear in seven episodes. His character decides to retire in this episode but he fittingly fails to make an appearance. He retires by letter because Schulman is afraid he was going to cry if he did it in person. Considering how his character was never properly established by the show, this really isn't that big of a surprise. The entire episode was then spent on Danny trying to run the office without Mindy. He encourages her to spend her day off while he tries to deal with a situation where patients are leaving left and right to be with the holisitic center. Danny tries his best to stop the bleed but it's Mindy who convinces the patients to stay with their firm. As she notes, if there's any complications in the birth then the midwives are mearly going to drop them off at their practice anyways. It's a funny episode that worked well and it managed to effectively get rid of Schulman. It would have been nice if he was allowed to have one final appearance but I guess they weren't pay for him to actually show up beyond a voice-over.