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Geothermal Escapism 

As a going-away present to Troy before his around-the-world trip, Abed sets up a high-stakes game of "Hot Lava" at the college, but Britta suspects that the game is just masking his real feelings about Troy's departure.



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On Troy's last day at Greendale, before his big adventure, Abed hosts a game of hot lava. Losing troy hits the study group hard, especially Abed, resulting in a full blown denial as Brita attempts to shed light on the importance of addressing this issue. Written by Writer1

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23 January 2014 (USA)  »

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This episode for the first time conclusively establishes where the show is set when Jeff mentions that he has never set foot outside of Colorado. See more »


Abed Nadir: Okay, we'll go into the vents they'll never find us there.
Troy Barnes: I say we take a stand here, I mean, someone's gotta win sometime.
Abed Nadir: Not if we never kill each other, then we can play forever.
Troy Barnes: Right! Wait, Abed, the floor can't be lava forever. The game's gotta end.
Abed Nadir: It's not a game for me, Troy. I'm seeing real lava because you're leaving, it's embarrassing. I don't wanna be crazy, but I am crazy, so... I made a game were you and everyone else see what I see. - -Both look at lava - - I don't want it to ...
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Spoofs Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) See more »


Greendale is Where I Belong
Performed by Ludwig Göransson
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An Epic Sendoff
23 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

This episode has everything that made me love Community in the first place, the perfect formula silly and funny premise, yet still has heartfelt moments. Geothermal Escapism is like A Fistfull of Paintballs in the sense that it has the essence of en epic adventure.

Even though, I still can't believe that Troy is leaving his last words with his friends, nearly brought tears to my eyes, especially when he said goodbye to Abed.

I am so glad that Dan Harmon is back for Season 5, without him the send off would be a hit and miss. So far this season, I have not been disappointed, yet this is the best episode of Season 5 so far.

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