By Galen Simmons
COMMUNITY OVERLOAD. Last night was one of the most exciting nights of television I’ve witnessed since last year’s finale week… funny how that works. As per usual, Community came out swinging with three, count ‘em, three new episodes.
The first episode seemed a little out of place in the community timeline since the Greendale study group waskicked out of school two weeks ago, yet by the end of the episode, Troy and Abed clearly found their way back to the study room. Ignoring that, however, “Digital Estate Planning” made excellent use of thevideo game motif, wherein the study group had to help Pierce win part of his inheritance by beating a video game designed by his father.
The next episode, “The First Chang Dynasty,” saw the collapse of Chang’s reign over Greendale, through a very cleverly-designed heist put together by the study group. Near the end of the episode, the heist went wrong and the study group landed in Chang’s prison, necessitating that Troy forfeit himself to the Air Conditioning Repair Annex to allow for the study group’s release.
In the final chapter of Community for the night and for the season, “Introduction to Finality,” Shirley and Pierce fight over ownership of their soon-to-be established sandwich kiosk (Subway left for some reason), while Vice Dean Leybourne tries to get Troy excited about attending the Air Conditioning Repair Annex, and Britta tries to help Abed come to terms with losing Troy. Long story short, Jeff struggles to decide between defending Shirley in “Greendale Summer Fun Court” or keeping his job at his old law firm, Abed loses his mind and body to “Bad Abed,” and Troy solves the murder of Leybourne and becomes the Truest Repairman. Never fear though, everything we love about Community was Read more…