But really, I’m so glad Dan Harmon is back.
Here’s the key reason why this episode worked so well, and why it proves that Harmon truly is the heart and soul of Community: Underneath all the inside jokes and all the madcap weirdness, Community is about a group of people who are not ready to function outside their little world. Community college is supposed to be a stepping stone to the next thing in your life—another school, another job. But while the study group is pretty terrible at making plans for the future, they are thriving in the present. For each and every one of them, being at Greendale is the thing that they are best at. This episode reminded us of that and reminded us what the show is about, like any good repilot should.
Seriously, Morgan and I literally cheered last night at how much better Community was.
I don’t know how anyone could say that Britta is the worst when there’s always Kai Winn.