mindy kaling james franco the mindy project season 2 premiere fox 'The Mindy Project' Season 2 premiere: James Franco arrives as Dr. Paul Leotard   How'd he do?For its Season 2 premiere, “The Mindy Project” pulled in its highest-profile guest star to date — the one and only James Franco.

With the practice in need of a replacement after Mindy (Mindy Kaling) took off to Haiti for the summer with boyfriend Pastor Casey (guest star Anders Holm), they turned to OB/GYB-sex therapist-former model Dr. Paul Leotard to fill the empty office. And who better to play a multi-hyphenate than actor-director-writer-professor-probable pilot Franco?

In the episode, which aired on FOX Tuesday (Sept. 17), Mindy learned there was a new Dr. L in the building when she was airlifted out of Port-au-Prince back to NYC to have some gallstones removed (but not before accepting a marriage proposal from Casey!). While on the mend, Mindy gets thrown off at the idea of being replaced (maybe it was just the new nickname from Morgan (Ike Barenholtz): “Big L”?) and comes to realize she needs to stay in New York. But as Mindy and Paul come to realize in the finale moment, there’s only room for one Dr. L. What now?

Obviously, Franco isn’t sticking around, but how do you see this coming to a conclusion? And what did you think of Franco as Dr. Leotard, for that matter?  Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Posted by:Billy Nilles