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The Psychology of Letting Go (7 Oct. 2010)

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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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A pregnant woman is shown in the background throughout the episode, towards the end she is shown giving birth in a car. See more »

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While driving to the morgue, the bubbles in the lava lamp change between shots. See more »

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Britta Perry: [mocking Annie] I don't know anything. I need boys. Saving the planet makes my back hurt.
Annie Edison: [mocking Britta] Oh, I obviously don't need boys for anything. That's why I wear stripper boots during the day and eat only celery and mustard for lunch.
Britta Perry: [mocking Annie] I never stop smiling.
Annie Edison: [mocking Britta] I never start.
Britta Perry: [mocking Annie] My sweaters keep shrinking.
Annie Edison: [mocking Britta] I get up an hour early to ever so slightly curl my hair.
Shirley Bennett: Yeah, you're both so different. Skinny bitches.
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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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