Zooey Deschanel  Credit: Getty Images "New Girl" star Zooey Deschanel's character was not the alleged bathroom voyeur.
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On last night's third season premiere of "New Girl," the show's romantic-comedy-on-meth formula was on full display.

 

Schmidt double timed Elizabeth and CeCe; Winston announced a love of puzzles; and Jess and Nick hightailed it to Mexico, where Jess began sartorially morphing into James Franco's character from "Spring Breakers" and Nick got thrown into Mexican resort jail.

 

However, there's one scene that was apparently too much for "New Girl" showrunner Liz Meriwether: Nick getting spied on in the bathroom. "We might have cut that. That might have been too horrible. I think in one draft he was watched in a bathroom," she told Vulture. "I mean, that’s not a fate that anybody would want. It wasn’t Jess! It wasn’t Jess!"

 

I mean, it would be kind of amazing if "New Girl" went from polka dots and prat falls to a dark twisted drama about Jess forcing Nick to satisfy her bathroom voyeur fantasies, but... good.