Sorry shippers, I've always been on team Jeff/Britta. Even though that doesn't seem to be the popular pairing. But this episode kind of broke it for me. I'd heard rumblings of Britta/Troy (and I thought that whole business between them on the KFC bus was just a mind freak), but this episode gave me a new favorite to root for. Sorry Jeff. The group splits off a little bit in this episode. Jeff and Pierce take a Wine class and Abed takes a class to find out who really was the boss on 'Who's the Boss?'. Pierce ends up engaged to an attractive woman and Jeff sets to uncover what she's really up to. She turns out to be from a rival moist towelette company. Pierce doesn't end up needing Jeff's Veronice Mars Intel, as he was intending to use her for the same reason. Jeff sets them back up as he realizes the two are the perfect racist couple.
Britta and Troy take an acting class together taught by Professor Garrity (Professor Professorson). In order to fit in with the drama kids, Troy makes up a story of a painful molestation memory. Britta is attracted to men in pain and Troy's story is just the thing that makes Britta need to care. Moved by a recounting of a painful laundry room incident (my emotions!) Britta kisses Troy. When she blurts out his secret at Pierce's engagement party, Troy is caught in his lie and has to apologize to the acting class and to Britta. Can I just say Donald Glover is so adorable in this episode? Maybe as a girl and avid reader of romance novels, I'm reading too much into facial movements, but his are so interesting. Every little thing Britta says and does throughout the episode, he reacts to it even without words. You can just see so many different thoughts and emotions move across his face. Especially after Britta says their kiss was a mistake and it won't happen again. You see he goes through several different replies before settling on "Good" even though he obviously doesn't mean that. So now I am officially rooting for Britta/Troy because I have always loved Britta since the first episode and after this episode I like the chemistry between Britta/Troy.