"Introduction to Finality," the Season 3 conclusion of "Community," was a wild, satisfying ending that combined hilarity, emotion, and bizarre drama. The show was more powerful because, at the time, the show's future was in question.
Unfortunately, the show and its fans are back in the same boat. On Oct. 9, NBC released disappointing news that this popular, quirky gem -- which was supposed to begin Season 4 on Oct. 19 -- is being delayed again, with no clear timeline of when fans can expect to see new episodes.
Nonetheless, we have to hope that it'll be back after another short hiatus, so let's get caught on what happened in the Season 3 finale so that when "Community" does return, we'll be ready.
"Community," which centers on the eclectic students at the fictional Greendale Community College in Colorado, is known for TV parodies and pop-culture references.
"Introduction to Finality" was an entertaining ride, with three main storylines. The first featured Troy (Donald Glover), who is now part of the Air Conditioning Repair School, and Vice-Dean Laybourne (John Goodman), who got a taste of poetic justice when he was killed in a bizarre Freon explosion.
Sandwich wars, Abed goes bad
The second plot had Shirley Bennett (Yvette Nicole Brown) and Pierce Hawthorne (Chevy Chase) battling for the title deed to Shirley's Sandwiches. During a mock court trial, Jeff (Joel McHale) defends Ms. Bennett and delivers a stunning speech, while his nemesis, Alan, handles things for Pierce.
During an amusing bit of insanity, Abed (Danny Pudi) channeled his inner Darth Vadar, turned into a bad boy, sported a long goatee, popped balloons, smoked cigarettes, wreaked havoc, and tried to cut off Jeff's arm.
The last scene was an emotional musical montage that revealed Troy and Britta moving in to the former Dramatorium, Shirley and Pierce opening the sandwich shop together, Jeff searching for his dad on the Internet, and Star-Burns was revealed to still be alive.
More lovable weirdness
In the upcoming Season 4, fans can expect a tribute parody of "Hunger Games," with Jeff competing to be part of Greendale's latest class, "The History of Ice Cream," and dancing a tango with Dean Pelton.
This is the kind of delightful weirdness that viewers have come to love and expect from "Community."
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