It can easily be said that Mindy Kaling's Mindy Lahiri on The Mindy Project is one of the most relatable characters on TV—or at least the most relatable one with all the shenanigans we wish we could do.
In last night's episode, “Christmas Party Sex Trap,” Mindy set up a Christmas party exclusively for the purpose of meeting her building crush, Cliff, and seducing him away from the mildly-crazy Heather. However, it's not the sparks with Cliff that had us gasping this episode, but all that chemistry just waiting to bubble over between Mindy and Danny, of course!
It all started with Danny's lackluster attempts to fulfill the office Secret Santa. Of course, he gave her office supplies...from their own office. Even we would find that unacceptable from someone like Danny. After Step 3 of Mindy's plan to snare Cliff backfires because Cliff leaves to talk to Heather, Mindy sits desolately in her office drinking wine from her bra—lots of shenanigans in planning the party led to this, you'll have to watch the episode to appreciate it!
Danny comes in to check on Mindy...and give her a proper Secret Santa gift. Mindy says “You said you didn't want to spend money on a Secret Santa, I shouldn't have expected a gift.” Danny's reply? Sometimes the best gifts don't cost anything. Then he proceeds to bust a move to the song that “was the first thing about you that ever really annoyed me.” We think that's totally code for the first thing he LOVED about her.