Pregnant and dating cast
"We're definitely unusually close, just as far as human beings go," Whitman said. "I remember being surprised that there was a 14-year-old boy who could, with such ease and nonchalance, hang out with me and Sarah Ramos, a 20-year-old and a 17-year old," Whitman recalled.
"He was just casually chatting, like no weird macho boy stuff.
The potential pregnancy will impact more than just Tamra's diet.
"I think it makes her more relationship-oriented perhaps, she's a little more slowed down. "But it doesn't change some of the stuff about her. She's still got her quips and her comebacks." That change in her romantic life comes as just as someone from her romantic past, Morgan (Ike Barinholtz), re-enters her life in a big way.
"As she's evolved, she's kind of seen that that's not necessarily what it's all about. We kind of thought, going into the last season, we don't want Mindy to be anything short of happy so letting her kind of discover what she wants and realizing it's not necessarily being part of a couple." The slow disintegration of her marriage to Ben also may leave room for other potential love interests in the final episodes of the series.
Although the actor stepped down as a series regular midway through season four, he has still returned for guest appearances, most recently at the end of season four when he and Mindy slept together, only for her to come home to find his wedding invitation to another woman.
Although Barinholtz calls the characters' off-screen co-parenting relationship "amicable," he says that is about to change.
"There is a bit of a dramatic turn towards the end of the season that organically brings Mindy and Danny together and we'll kind of see where their relationship, how the relationship has evolved from that kind of bickering, fiery passion and into something else," he says.
It's returning faces like Messina, as well as Adam Pally, Glenn Howerton, Anders Holm, Rhea Perlman and Rob Mc Elhenney, that both Barinholtz and Roquemore say has been an important part of the show's farewell season — and particularly the last episode.