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Community 5.06 Review: “Analysis of Cork-Based Networking”

Community has to settle into a rhythm again. Pierce is laid to rest, and Troy is off to sea. Following two great episodes, “Analysis of Cork-Based Networking” was under a lot of pressure. Unfortunately, even with a hefty list of guest stars, it felt dull. Let’s hope this isn’t how the rest of the season will be. The show can still work without Pierce and Troy, but it’s not off to a good start with this one.

“Analysis of Cork-Based Networking” is about a bulletin board, a school dance and spoilers. In the A story, Annie and Hickey team up in order to win cafeteria bulletin board privileges. It’s harder to do than they thought it would be, and Annie turns to the dark side to get her way. She trades bribes and porn with janitors, IT tech guys and parking lot managers. Our B story sees Jeff, Shirley, Duncan and Chang struggling to come up with a theme for the midterm dance. Riffing off the phrase, “Bear Down for Midterms,” Chang insists on a bear theme. But once it’s learned that a bear’s attacked and mauled a children’s birthday party in Wisconsin just that morning, the idea becomes a problem. And finally, Britta and Abed battle over spoilers. After Abed accidentally drops a spoiler for the show, Bloodlines of Conquest – why hello, Game of Thrones spoof – Britta vows to read the rest of the book series so she can spoil something for Abed in return. Abed also runs into an old flame.

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