Thursday, May 20, 2010

Review - Community Season 1 Episode 25 Pascal's Triangle Revisited

The wonderful first season of Community ended with more hijinks, a kind of predictable ending, and as Abed says, a finale vibe. It's the last day school and everybody is ready to part ways for the summer, setting up end of the season. The show is filled with meta references all over the place and they can be overused, but the writers know exactly where to put it. Right before Abed tells Troy he is creating a finale vibe, he turns off the lights to the study room and says "study over." At that moment, I thought it felt so much like a finale and was planning of writing that. Then Abed said his line.

Britta and Professor Slater fight over Jeff and each profess their love, publicly, for Jeff. Caught in a difficult situation, Jeff steps outside to find Annie who let Vaughn go alone and they kiss. Community spurns convention every chance it gets. With two women fighting over Jeff, the typical route would be for Jeff to choose one, but I don't think any viewer feels strongly one way or another. While Annie was preparing to leave, there were hints all over the place from Jeff walking with Annie in the beginning to the extra conversations Annie has with Jeff.

Troy is looking for a place to stay over the summer and after Abed gives him a cold shoulder, Troy wonders what happened, and through the guidance of the mystical cookie, learns that too much of a good thing can be bad. Troy ends up staying with Pierce which will be very awkward. I'm guessing the next season will start at the beginning of the school year, so we won't actually see them living together, but Troy better have stories.

John Oliver shows up quite a few times after being absent for a really long time. I'm trying to think of the last episode he was on and it may have been the psychological testing one where Abed sits for hours and hours.

I know everyone is looking forward to another season and possibly more, but CBS scheduled The Big Bang Theory in the same time slot as Community which is kind of startling. I don't want to be pessimistic, but the competition is steep and the show already isn't performing that well.

Score: 9.1/10
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