Season 3 Episode 22

Introduction to Finality

Aired Tuesday 12:00 AM May 17, 2012 on Yahoo
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  • Episode Summary

    Shirley and Pierce's sandwich shop is chosen to replace the campus Subway, but a conflict ensues between the partners and Jeff has to argue on Shirley's behalf in Dean Pelton's version of court. Meanwhile, Troy is recruited by the Air Conditioning Repair Annex.

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    • Good episode, disappointing for a finale

      Good episode of Community, but not for a finale. I was expecting more for a last episode of a season.

      But the episode is a good one, I just think it was more the type of episode you would find during a season.

      KonstantinK > maybe because people are able to rank things, and not put 10 to something they like and 1 to something they didn't like? People are able to judge objectively episodes, not like you :/moreless
    • Great episode

      I really don't understand how anyone could not give this a 10? It was an awesome season finale for sure!
    • A Premature Farewell to Community

      A solid episode and wrap up considering they thought this would be the last show. So sad Dan Harmon departs but I'll be back for Season 4.......awesome!!!
    • Favorite Superhero

      Brittas favorite superhero is X-man. Pretty funny, except there is a marvel superhero called X-Man. Real (fictional) name is Nate Grey. First appearance was in X-Man issue 1 in 1995. Age of Apocalypse story arc that crossed into the X-Men world.

      Just saying....
    • If this was the series final I would have been happy (thank God it's not)

      Well with the fear that this was going to be the series final if the show didnt get a fourth season it does have alot of closure. But at the same time it does show hints to possible storylines for season four.

      Well alot of time has passed since the last episode because apparently it is set during a time when they are ready to take their finals for their summer session bio course and there are three story lines going on in this episde:

      1) Shirley and Pierce go to Greendale's Summer Funtime Court to see who gets full ownership to their sandwhich shop. Jeff reluctantly represents Shirley (he would much rather study for his bio final) and he is up against Alan who we havent seen since "Accounting for Lawyers"

      2) Abed having gone crazy with the absence of Troy seeks Britta (with her psych skills) to help him cope. But the session turns into something from Silence of the Lambs and Abed ends up swapping places with Evil Abed and goes off to try to make the main timeline the worst one. (and to start this he plans on cutting Jeffs arm off!)

      3) Troy is now appart of the air conditioning school annex and has to find a way to get out of what is pretty much a cult

      So as you can see alot of stuff happens in this episode and each story line has some very fun parts. Story one was good in testing Jeff's lawyer skills and seeing how much he will let Alan control his choices in this case. Story two was funny although i do wish Evil Abed was around longer. And Troys story was also good and it was fun to see the weird things that go on in the Annex and to see Troy become their "messiah". Of course (almost)everything in the end is pretty much solved in the end with a Winger speech and it all ends on a happy note.

      Some spoilery stuff: well in the end we see some new things to look forward to next season like Britta moving with Annie, Abed and Troy (the dreamatoriums taken down and has been converted into a locker sized wardrobe box), Jeff will look for his father, the Dean from City College is making plans (while Chang is watching from the vents so they will probably team up) and Starburns is still alive! Cant wait for season 4

      End tag for this episode: Leonard's review for Lets Potato chipsmoreless
    Rob Corddry

    Rob Corddry

    Alan Connor

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    Dan Bakkedahl

    Dan Bakkedahl


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    John O'Brien (VI)

    John O'Brien (VI)


    Guest Star

    John Goodman

    John Goodman

    Vice Dean Laybourne

    Recurring Role

    Richard Erdman

    Richard Erdman


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    Erik Charles Nielsen

    Erik Charles Nielsen


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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • In Troy's air-conditioning class, the board reads "This is my Limpkin wrench. There are many like it but this one is mine! My Limpkin wrench without me is useless--my Limpkin wrench is part of me."

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Evil Abed: Do you know what kind of person becomes a psychologist, Britta? A person that wishes, deep down, that everyone more special than them was sick, because "Healthy" sounds so much more exciting than "Boring."

      • Evil Abed: When the world gets bad enough, Abed, the good go crazy. But the smart… they go bad.

      • Evil Abed: You're average, Britta Perry. You're every kid on the playground that didn't get picked on. You're a business casual potted plant, a human white sale. You're VH1, Robocop 2, and Back to the Future 3. You're the center slice of a square cheese pizza. Actually, that sounds delicious. I'm the center slice of a square cheese pizza. You're Jim Belushi.

      • Vice Dean Laybourne: You are the True Repairman, Troy. You fix not only air conditioners, but the men who fix them.
        Troy: It's a trade school. It's a two-year degree in boxes that make rooms cold.

      • Jeff: Your Honour, I have no closing statement because I'm throwing the case. No, no, it's okay, it's fine, don't worry. My client, Shirley Bennett, my friend of three years, told me that it was okay. She said, "What I want was more important." She's right, right? I mean, guys like me, we'll tell you there's no right or wrong, there's no real truths, and as long as we all believe that, guys like me can never lose. Because the truth is, I'm lying when I say there is no truth. The truth is, the pathetically, stupidly, inconveniently obvious truth is, helping only ourselves is bad and helping each other is good. Now, I just wanted to get out of here, pass Biology, and be a lawyer again, instead of helping Shirley: that was bad. And my former colleague wanted so badly to keep his rich client, that he just asked me to roll over in exchange for my old job. So, I guess we all walked in here pretty bad. But now... Shirley's gone good. Shirely's helping me. It's that easy. Stop thinking about what's good for you and start thinking about what's good for someone else. And you can change the whole game with one move. Now if you like this idea, you can make it true by doing something good for everyone here: throw this case outta court, it's dumb. That is all.

    • NOTES (1)

      • Original International Air Dates:
        Canada: May 18, 2012 on Citytv
        Czech Republic: March 3, 2013 on SMICHOV
        Sweden: June 4, 2013 on TV6

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