Community Recap: It’s a Bear Dance


Any fan of Community knew that the show had a lot to do — and make up for — coming in to season five. Chevy Chase had already left the show and could not contractually return despite having apparently mended fences with Dan Harmon. Donald Glover’s departure loomed heavy, as Troy was a beloved and seemingly necessary presence on the show. Nobody expected Dan Harmon to return without having to address these issues — along with the “gas leak” that was season four — and I don’t think anybody could have expected the showrunner, his writers, and his cast and crew to handle everything as well as they have. And as good as most of this new batch of episodes has been, there has been a lingering sense that there was housekeeping to be done. Last week, we saw Troy get sent off in a fitting game of Hot Lava, and we got to see Abed come to grips with it, as far as he is able.  Read More...


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