It’s about time Community settled down after a string of amazing episodes, and “Intro to Political Science” fits the billing. It’s a funny episode, to be sure, but it’s not one of those wild concept episodes or an episode with an out of control plot. Instead, it feels like a throwback episode, which spoofs a situation with each character playing a role.
Because VP Joe Biden is coming to Greendale, there has to be elections, sparking a hilarious debate. The debate has everything, the stupid, the overly patriotic, the plain senseless, and everything you can expect. And in the end, South Park wins. Jeff and Annie have a friend moment near the end, but nothing beyond that. At this point, the romantic possibilities between them aren’t there, which is probably for the better.
Abed, between a casting the election with Troy, gets a minor plot of his own, with a Secret Service agent having a crush on him. It’s cute in a weird, Abed sort of way, and hopefully we’ll see Eliza Coupe again.
Pierce is an asshole in the episode, ruining Yellow Shirt’s day. I think I’ll go back to my season 1 practice of ignoring him (or at least I think I did that).