Mel has an obvious crush on Grady. Towards the end of the episode "New Girl," after he talks to her using his Scottish alter-ego, she states, "He's such a dork. I love him." Grady has an apparent crush on Mel as well. Grady tried using a "mom-based" pickup line on Mel, but Mel didn't seem to impressed. He becomes very nervous around her and her presence even causes his largest nervous tick, his alter-ego, Seamus McGregor, to come into being.