One of the series-defining running jokes of The Mindy Project is that Mindy is selfish (“Are you insane? I’m difficult! I make you get me a present every day, otherwise I freak out.”), but she barely weighs the options before sacrificing all the goodwill she’s built up with Annette to defend Danny. She’s not just his girlfriend – she’s his best friend. And she knows that this is killing him.
By performing for her, Danny lets Mindy know that not only doesn’t he mind that she knows his secrets, but that they’re actually hers to do what she wants with them. His dance was a gift and a pledge, and all about her in a way that makes it so much more than one of our Sexiest Men Alive grinding to Lenny Kravitz.