It felt like a series finale and it would have been a great one. But I guess they're warping through time instead? I don't hate this idea but it could result in a very different show in the fall. Or a marginally different one.
I enjoy Ben Wyatt's Letters to Cleo shirt so much and, as such, was way too excited for the cameo by the lead singer.
Yea, it felt like they filmed a possible series ending episode, found out they were getting renewed after every thing was filmed, and brought back whoever was available to tack on a one minute teaser for next season since they would've had to explain the time jump all summer anyway so they might as well show it. Even the video looked different, three years later.
(Though Schur, on the interview rounds today, says they found out in advance and decided they rather keep what they had and jump forward rather than rework cliffhangers. And they apparently had even more than aired, since the Tammy subplot started and then disappeared.)
I'd much rather see whatever big work related plot they have set up for next year then go thru another pregnancy/baby issues year. The show needed a big status quo shakeup.
I know the running joke with this show is that they've shot about 10 series finales, but they emptied the tank so much on this one that I really started to wonder what was going on. I almost expected a press release last night revealing that they declined the renewal. And then, oh.
Once fuckin Brendanawicz said he'll never appear on the show again due to weirdo's reasons, I thought Parks was down to a literal zero stories left to tell. I'm sick o' April learning to care and Tom following his dreams. PIKITIS' surprise appearance a few weeks ago was the most excited the show had gotten me since Leslie's campaign started. It kind of seemed like Brooklyn 99 had taken the torch just like P&R did from The Office way back when, a soul transfer that left The Office to play out the string. So I thought the twist was pretty cool. I am scared though 'cause what if they reveal on the show that I'm dead in 2017.
The biggest challenge must be, what's left for them to do for the next series finale.
I hope there was an all-star jam of "(I Fell In) The Pit" in the producers' cut. Always preferred that to "5000 Candles."
As my wife said, 'A whole lotta' shit happened in this episode.'
While I agree that the trials of April and Tom have gotten a bit old, I do think this show has maintained consistency in terms of bringing the funny - at least more so than the show that inspired it. P&R still feels like the same show its always been, and has not gone through that bizarre transition that The Office went through in which Season 7 bore almost no resemblance to Season 2.
Originally posted by JustinShapiroOnce fuckin Brendanawicz said he'll never appear on the show again due to weirdo's reasons, I thought Parks was down to a literal zero stories left to tell.
I kind of wondered what was going on with that guy.
The final scene with Lionel looking into the camera and pretty much saying "you guys getting ready for the super-duper finale?" made me cackle. I think Lionel just didn't care from which reality Clark came.