the mindy project, season 4, hulu, mindy kaling, danny, chris messinaHulu has released a new trailer for season four of "The Mindy Project," which returns from its long winter hiatus next week, and while the clip is full of comedic gags and lots of the familiar faces we know and love, there's one major player that's almost entirely absent.

Only one short shot of Danny (Chris Messina) is featured in the entire promo, a blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearance -- and we initially did miss it -- that only fuels speculation that he and Mindy (Mindy Kaling) are definitely on the outs. Also missing: Mindy's engagement ring. Several shots prominently feature Dr. Larihi's hands, and her left ring finger is noticeably empty.

Those clues confirm that things between the couple have deteriorated after the events of the midseason finale, in which Mindy sneaks out of her and Danny's apartment to return to her old place, and takes measurements to make sure her son Leo's crib fits. Mindy and Danny had already postponed their wedding, and have been fighting a lot over Mindy's career and their parental roles. Does this mean that the couple really is done for good?

We'll have to wait until next week to find out what's happening. Season four of "The Mindy Project" finally returns to Hulu on April 12.

[via: The Mindy Project]

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