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The Psychology of Letting Go 

Pierce's religion convinces him that the spirit of his dead mother is captured in a cheap lava lamp, Jeff has a crisis of faith when he learns he has high cholesterol, and Britta and Annie try to raise money for the oil spill.

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Pierce deals with the death of his mother and the group comes together to comfort him in his time of need. Professor Duncan struggles to take over the anthropology class with no training, as Professor Bauer takes an unexpected leave of absence after her classroom hijinks put Jeff Winger in the hospital. Written by NBC Publicity

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After the oil fight when Annie and Britta are hugging Peirce says alright alright alright. That is a saying that Matthew McConaughey says frequently See more »

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In the scene where the Professor circles and underlines the "Anthropology 101" written on the board (Around 4-5 minutes in), there is a continuity error regarding the underlining. There is one line under "Anthropology 101", then when Chang enters there are two lines. When the pictures cut to the Professor moments later it goes back to being only line. See more »

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Jeff Winger: I can't believe I made out with both of you.
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References The Abyss (1989) See more »

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First Disappointing Episode
9 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a huge fan of Community, which has jumped to the top spot on my list given the winding down of shows like House and The Office, I came away very disappointed by this episode. There was nothing particularly funny as a whole about this episode, except for Abed's background (and I mean background) story. Jeff's revelation of death and the death of Pierce's mom both had good moments (Mom's CD, Patton Oswalt's confession of accidentally telling patients they have AIDS, and John Oliver telling Jeff he's just been worshiping himself), and Shirley's "skinny bitches" line made me laugh.

However, the fighting between Annie and Britta seemed unnatural and really out of nowhere. In this episode, the talk of religion came off more heavy-handed and, ironically, judgmental compared to Season 1's Comparative Religion. I don't know if the writers have an ax to grind, but it came off that way. This isn't why I disliked the episode as much as that nothing important or funny happened, and that's a waste and a step backwards.


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