Community Review: Grief Counseling
Last week brought us two major events, with a Law & Order themed episode and the death of a beloved recurring character, Starburns. In "Course Listing Unavailable" we learned more about thr latter and how he affected his fellow "human beings" at Greendale College.
Oddly enough, it all started when Starburns' "lawyer" (I put this in quotes because, really, who knows?) showed up and gave Abed the ashes and a video of his post death-wishes.
Troy was incredibly uncomfortable with the topic of death, so obviously Britta took this as an opportunity to play psychologist. You gotta love how shameless she is about it. It may be annoying at times but at least she commits to the role. And then you get the obvious Jeff rebuttal jokes, which are usually entertaining. I seriously thought she might've stuck the faux starburns onto her face with superglue.
I truly love the Dean and how silly and crazy he is. Singing "C'mon Eileen" while doing remedial tasks just to make the day go by and dressing up in costumes to break crappy news? Classic Pelton. He knew the group would flip out when they found out they had to attend summer school. He just didn't anticipate it would be at Starburns' memorial service.
I like how he was pinpointing why each member of the group would be able to soothe over everyone else. Annie and her sweetness, Shirley and her religiousness, etc. Too bad all they did was get everyone all riled up!
Again, Chang was somewhat on my nerves. I'm over his security team and his back and forth hatred for the group. Why was he so desperate for them to get kicked out of school? I much preferred him when he was living in the vents with Annie's boobs. Also, his squad is prepubescent, as Jeff said, and I find it creepy.
In the end, the true lesson to be learned from any death is that you should appreciate your loved ones even more. As the group sat miserable in Troy, Abed, and Annie's apartment, Abed mused what would have happened if they had chosen a different timeline in "Remedial Chaos Theory." But then he mentioned something so very true: "We're together, that makes this the perfect timeline." For more lines from tonight's Community, go to our Community quotes section.
What did you all think of tonight's episode? Hit the comments.
Community: "Course Listing Unavailable"
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