Leslie realizes she forgot about Jerry's last day before retirement so she and Ben spend their entire day off trying to help Jerry accomplish some of his goals. However, Jerry ends up teaching Leslie the most important lesson of all - there is more to life than work. Meanwhile, Tom panics about being the next office Jerry and after freaking out at the fertility clinic Ann and Chris spend the night together.moreless
Leslie gets sucked into a bet to live in the Pawnee Historical House without modern technology by a citizen after she writes a bill which tries to modernize the towns obsolete charter. Chris forces a reluctant April and Ron to participate in his management training seminar which leads to a series of experiments on Jerry to determine which man has the more effective management technique. Meanwhile, Ben and Ann both try to buy the same waffle iron as a gift for Leslie.moreless
The Pawnee government realizes that their animal control department can get nothing done, thus Chris fires all employees. Now they must find a replacement crew. Ben attempts to raise money for a charity.
Leslie and Ben travel to Ben's hometown of Partridge, Minnesota so he can be honored with the key to the city, where Ben learns to make peace with his past. Meanwhile in Pawnee, Ron is being sued by Councilman Jam for damages after punching him in the face. Chris and Ann try to figure out if they would be compatible co-parents.moreless
When Leslie uses historical landmark status to save a failing video store, Ron opposes her intervention in the free market and the "bailout." The video store owner takes Leslie's advice to appeal to a greater audience by switching to XXX fare. Ann anxiously awaits an answer from Chris. Meanwhile,April asks Ann for a favor and Ann uses the opportunity to force friendship on April. Tom hires a new employee and has trouble managing her.moreless
Leslie discovers that her email has been hacked by a reporter. Ben begins his new job with the help of April, Andy, and Tom. Ann decides that she wants Chris to be her sperm donor.
Leslie and Ben decide to get married after the gala, but find that their plans are much more difficult to accomplish.
Leslie has one week to raise $50,000 or the lot will become a fast food restaurant. As she prepares an event to raise the money, she is taken away for an official emergency drill. The rest of the gang must try to put the event together without destroying everything.
Leslie and April work a garbage route to show the sexist government officials that women are qualified to do so; Tom needs help from Ben and Chris on how to appeal to more athletically-inclined teens; Ron needs Ann's help when he's stuck babysitting Diane's daughters.
Leslie throws an engagement party for her and Ben, but Ben is panicked about his long divorced parents being in the same room together. Leslie tries to mend old wounds with a unity quilt. As Tom tries to get Ron to invest in his new business he starts to realize he may be outgrowing Jean-Ralphio. Chris is overly emotional due to therapy and Ann tries to keep him from ruining the party.moreless
It's Halloween and things are a little grim for some. Ron and Diane's relationship hits a snag, Jerry suffers a 'fart attack' and Ben's return home gets delayed... indefinitely. The uncertainty of Leslie's future has her worried until she's asked something that totally changes everything.
The sex education classes for seniors run afoul of Pawnee's morality watchdogs when they attempt to teach more than simple abstinence.
As her first official act as a city councilwoman, Leslie proposes a tax on soda to combat Pawnee's rampant obesity, but the restaurants counter by threatening to lay people off if the tax passes and Leslie is torn about how to vote until Ron reminds her of her true nature. Chris and Tom help Andy train for the physical entrance exam into the police academy. Ben and April are still working in Washington D.C., where Ben struggles to gain the respect of the interns on the campaign.moreless
Leslie and Andy travel to Washington, D.C. to visit Ben and April as they work on a congressional campaign. Leslie is intimidated by the national politicos she meets, and feels like her work is unimportant after she is denied a meeting with a senator, however, she gets to meet some of her heroes. Back in Pawnee, Ron throws the annual employee appreciation picnic in Leslie's absence, and it's not quite what people are used to. Ann and Tom fight with each other as they try to hide their breakup from their friends.moreless