Expect more comedy perfection from the Fox gem that is Mindy Kaling’s The Mindy Project as it nears its May 7 Season 1 finale.
Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with stars Zoe Jarman (Betsy) and Ike Barinholtz (Morgan) at the sitcom’s PaleyFest panel on March 8, where the two spilled on the hilarity and drama in store for their goofy characters — as well as for Mindy, Danny (Chris Messina), and Jeremy (Ed Weeks) — in the remaining episodes.
Forget Danny and Mindy’s will-they, won’t-they thing, because romance may be brewing elsewhere in the Manhattan practice. During the panel itself, when asked if a Betsy-Morgan fling is in the works, Ike teased, “I think so.”
Meanwhile, another obstacle comes between Mindy and Danny’s rom-com ending in the form of Danny’s ex-wife, played by Chloe Sevigny. “She has a huge hold on Danny and obviously broke his heart,” Chris revealed during the panel.
Read on for more from Zoe and Ike, and revel in Fox’s decision to renew The Mindy Project for a sophomore season.
Wetpaint Entertainment: What can we expect from the last few episodes leading up to the finale?
Zoe: A lot of guest stars, a lot of great guest stars. Some people come back from the beginning of the season so I don't know if I should say who...
You SHOULD say who!
We just had Chloe Sevigny do an episode and she's amazing. I'm blanking! But there's some really fun stuff out in the world, the doctors go on a conference so it's like a field trip.
What can fans expect next from Betsy?
I get to have some fun towards the end of the season, I get sort of break out of my niceness and have an episode where I sort of snap in a cool way which is really fun. You just see some different colors from Betsy that you haven't seen. One episode you find out something about her personal religious life, which is cool.
What revolves around her "snapping"?
Well Beverly — played by Beth Grant who is so amazing; I love her so much — Beverly is on one end of the spectrum is being really tough and worldly and I'm sort of sheltered. She encourages me to have more of a voice and I go a little bit overboard.
Do you have a favorite behind the scenes moment from this first season?
Oh my gosh. Just the moments where we all get together as a cast and we get to do a really fun group scene and it's the end of a really long day. Everybody gets punchy and we're all laughing a lot. There's some times when it's serious work and it's hard long hours but then the moments where you sort of go at the end of that "We did it!" It's a real team effort, it's cool.
Wetpaint Entertainment: What can you tell me about the last few episodes leading up to the finale?
Ike: Big things are happening, big things. We have possibly Mindy making a huge life changing decision, we have something Morgan has done that he's lit a little fuse and the explosion happens. There are some pretty crazy things happening.
Can you talk to me about any guest stars that will be making an appearance coming up?
Anders Holm from Workaholics is coming on — it's gonna get weird! We have Chloe Sevigny coming on to play Danny's ex-wife. She's amazing. And then we'll see the return of some of our dear friends from the rest of the season: Bill Hader will come back on the show, the Duplass brothers, so we're action packed these last few weeks. If you like the show you're going to love the end.
Do you have a favorite moment from this first season on The Mindy Project?
My favorite moment was when we were writing one day and we were just kind of hot and bored and we all and we went to Universal Studios and rode the Transformers ride.
With reporting by Lindsey Jordahl.