Sunday, 13 November 2011

Community - S3 E7 - Studies in Modern Movement

Annie is moving into Troy and Abed's apartment but finds it's not everything she had imagined. Jeff skipped out but is caught by Dean Pelton and blackmailed into spending the day with him.

Spoilers after the jump.

[Inept trumpet playing]
Annie is not alone in thinking their antics get a bit much at times. Troy and Abed need to lower their sugar intake or something. I can't believe this is the last time they'll have conflict over them playing and Annie trying to keep order. It could even be the case that they play too much together and don't include her. The fact they believed a blanket fort would be an upgrade over Spaghetti and the other glorious residents of her previous slum is an indictment of their blinkered selfishness. It's all in good fun of course, but sometimes it's tough to root for them.

Where's Winger?
With Jeff bailing on Annie's big move and making googly eyes at the assistant in the clothing store I beleive we can officially upgrade this to shipbaiting. Maybe he was jealous that she was moving in with those two guys instead of him. We can hope at least? The poor guy gets roped into spending the day with Pelton who is so desperate to be friends with Jeff he violates Winger's privacy by reading his emails. It's odd that rather than trying to mold himself to make Jeff like him, he is trying to force Jeff onto his own whim. An indication of the level of that character's selfishness.

You broke my pluggy thing!
If Jeff had been there, he surely would have seen the folly of letting Pierce loose on Annie's electrical fittings, but everyone else is either too wishy-washy to point this out or they just don't care. Needless to say, he makes a big mess and endangers his own life with one accident after another. Britta and Shirley nearly come to blows again over Britta's drug use and Shirley's strict beliefs. Nothing is resolved there and it wasn't particularly funny because Shirley is so one-dimensional.

Sorry Chris, sorry James, this wasn't a memorable episode by any stretch, other than Jeff trying to kill Pelton in front of the greenscreen. As Britta points out, a little bit of wackyness is just right but when you get a full-bore hit as Annie did, it's over the top.

"Community" airs Thursdays on NBC at 8:00pm EST

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