Colette Kimball-Kinney, The Mindy Project
Colette Kimball-Kinney (Fortune Feimster)
The romantic comedy The Mindy Project follows the life of OB/GYN doctor Mindy Lahiri. Colette was introduced in episode 4 of season 4, as a new OB/GYN nurse. Colette’s screen-time was brief, as a part of a sub-plot or centering around other characters, and she was often stereotyped. She got in trouble with co-workers due to her penchant for pranks, she moved out of her brothers’ place and became roommates with Morgan, and fought with Jody because she didn’t like his new girlfriend.
In season 4 episode 5 Colette struggled with coming out as a lesbian to her brother, Jody, a doctor at the same hospital. She remained closeted for him, because he was southern and old-fashioned, and she was afraid he would freak out. Jody wanted to set her up on a date with a man for their grandfather’s upcoming wedding, and Colette recruited male nurse Morgan as her beard, beginning an awkward fake romance which delighted Jody.
Mindy encouraged Colette to tell her brother the truth and Colette then announced she was gay over the employee intercom. Jody was upset at first, concerned his sister’s life wouldn’t turn out as he had planned, but he soon accepted her.
Colette’s sexuality came up again in the third episode of season 5 when her birthday was celebrated at a “cowperson-themed gay bar”, and in episode 9 she introduced her new girlfriend, Karen, whom she also hired as the new receptionist, Collete and Karen had brief appearances afterwards, and in episode 11 they “celebrated their three week anniversary”. In the season finale, Colette proposed to Karen but at their engagement party she got cold feet, ran out the window and had Morgan break up with Karen for her.
The Mindy Project was renewed for a 6th and final season.
- 20 episodes. Recurring S4 Regular S5
Female love interests:
- Karen (Tipper Newton, guest, 5 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a woman: No
No male love interests
Relationship story arc with a man: No
Male love interest after being identified as a lesbian? No
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? No
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.