Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Recap: Kimmy Goes on a Date

By Rachel Cruz | 3 years ago
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Recap: Kimmy Goes on a Date
Photo of comedian and actress Ellie Kemper during her senior year at Princeton University in 2002.

In “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Season 1 Episode 3 “Kimmy Goes on a Date,” as encouraged by her roommate Titus and fixed-up by her boss, Jacqueline, Kimmy agrees to date Grant. Find out what happened in the episode in the recap below.

Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) is dressed up in a ball gown. She’s Cinderella welcoming her Prince Charming into her humble home. She excuses herself to go to her room, but when she closes the door and looks at her surroundings, she’s suddenly inside the bunker. Kimmy is having a nightmare and she’s choking her roommate Titus (Titus Burgess) out of fear.

Titus frantically wakes her up. He suggests that she should be talking to someone to get over her trauma. She needs human contact. Meanwhile, Titus’ plan for the day is to get new headshots. If he’s going to be dead serious about being an actor in this town, he needs updated headshots badly.

At the Voorhees, Charles (Andrew Ridings) is helping Buckley with his assignment. They’re doing his family tree and as he wonders about Mrs. Voorhees side of the family, Jacqueline (Jane Krakowski) descends into a flashback. It is revealed that she’s actually Native American. In 1992, she decided to ditch her heritage and go blonde. She also a charted a path to marrying a rich man in New York. She’s not going to let anyone, including her son, know about this part of her.

Kimmy arrives in the Voorhees house. Jacqueline discussed with  her stepdaughter  Xanthi (Dylan Gelula) overhears that Kimmy has no idea about the latest iPhone models. She’s really getting suspicious about this nanny. And the weirdest thing is, Jacqueline doesn’t seem to wonder about her.

Later, as Jacqueline prepares to leave the house to see her therapist, Kimmy gets curious. It would be nice to talk to someone about stuff. It gives Jacqueline an idea. She’s going to set her nanny up on a date with one of New York’s richest eligible men, Grant (John McMartin)! Only, Grant is like 80 years old and senile. But this didn’t faze Kimmy for she realized, she can talk to Grant about anything and he wouldn’t judge or remember it. He’s like her own therapist! She had such a great lunch date with him that she agreed to go on a second date hours later.

But while having dinner with Grant, Kimmy realizes that while it’s nice to blurt out anything to him, it doesn’t feel right not to get a response from him. They are talking, but they aren’t having a conversation. Get it? And when she mentions “bunker,” Grant goes crazy and remembers his time fighting the Germans during World War II. He tries to kill Kimmy. He thinks she’s a French prostitute spying for the Germans! That’s it! No more dates!

Back at the Voorhees, Xan confronts Jacqueline about Kimmy’s access to everything in their house when they barely know anything about her or her past. But hiding a secret past herself, Jacqueline tells Xan that this doesn’t matter to her. Who knows what Kimmy had to do to get to New York? People come to the city to start new lives. She knows what she’s talking about. Meanwhile, Charlie subtly hints to Kimmy that he likes her. Maybe she’s not done with dating, after all!

Titus, on the other hand, spends the day ditching Lillian (Carol Kane). He doesn’t want her to know he has money to pay for headshots because, as his landlady, she’s only going to ask for money. He leaves in the apartment so well-dressed, but Lillian catches him. He lies and says he’s going to sing at a funeral. Lillian comes with him. The two end up crashing a Korean funeral, where Titus sang a very inappropriate song.

Unable to lie any longer, Titus tells Lillian he’s actually getting headshots and he’s afraid she’s going to take his money. But Lillian actually supports him with this. She wants him to succeed as an actor, too! But because Titus has been waving the money in his hand in plain sight, a thief quickly steals it. That’s New York for you!

That concludes “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Season 1 Episode 3 “Kimmy Goes on a Date.” The show’s full season is already streaming on Netflix. For more about this show, check back to Movie News Guide (MNG) regularly.

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