|Season 3, Episode 4|
|Airdate||April 30, 2005|
|Written by||Eric Friedman|
|Directed by||Adam Weissman|
Mindy's Back is the fourth episode of the third season of Drake & Josh. It aired on April 30, 2005.
Josh is psyched about the Science fair. When the Science fair day comes, Mindy returns from the mental institution and is competing with Josh. The electromagnet she presented is stronger than Josh's, so she gets the first place.
On next, Mindy chooses Josh to work with her on a project, much to Josh's dismay. However, when she comes to his house, they argue and soon realize they love each other and become boyfriend and girlfriend.
Mindy is concerned when she finds out that Josh didn't tell Drake about their relationship, so Josh promises to tell him. He does not (as he had a nightmare where Drake's head explodes after telling him), and Mindy breaks up with him.
Josh tells Drake he was dating Mindy. Drake wants him to make up with Mindy, so they go to her house. Josh and Mindy end up kissing and falling off the window.
- Josh introduces his science project by saying: "Welcome to my magnetic field...of dreams" This is an allusion to the 1989 Kevin Costner movie, Field of Dreams.
- At the beginning of this episode, when Drake and Josh talk of their "first" meeting, a vintage Illinois license plate dated June of 1986 is shown. This is the same month that Drake Bell was born in.
- Josh's line "I get to be the boyfriend!" is referenced to by Mindy in Really Big Shrimp.
- In a later episode, "Mindy Loves Josh," Ethan gets disqualified in the Science fair for making a watermelon lamp two years in a row. Still, Josh wasn't disqualified for making an electric magnet two years in a row. Unless, they made that rule after this episode.
- In their experiments, both Josh and Mindy use electromagnets to pick up cans of soda. However, soda cans are made of aluminum, which isn't attracted to magnets.
- When Mindy and Josh fall out the window, one can clearly see the extra padding on the ground.
- Josh says that Mindy's parents are asleep because its after midnight, so then, why is every window in her house is lit up?
- When Josh tells Drake he is dating Mindy, it's day. But when they arrive Mindy's house, it's suddenly night.