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After a liability audit, the Save Greendale Committee discovered that they have, in fact, saved Greendale - until they discover that as a result of the successful audit, the school is being sold to Subway.

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There is no trouble to be found at Greendale this week, until they discover that Greendale is subject to a liability audit. Abed is distraught that there is no story to be found on campus this week, until the gang finds a lead to what could become their greatest adventure yet. Written by Dan Burt

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Trivia

Towards the end of the episode when Chang is spying on the study group the only note on his pad reads 'tomato' See more »

Quotes

Carl: How much is this scampy little hole in the earth going to cost us this year?
Insurance Man: The gas leak is repaired. All your fire exits actually lead outside. And I am told, that no new species have been discovered here in a week.
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Spoofs The Breakfast Club (1985) See more »

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Ants Marching
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Written by Dave Matthews
Performed by Dave Matthews Band
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Nearly there
10 April 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

If you had told me that Jeff would propose to Britta any time apart from season 1, I would have laughed at the absurdity of that. That's what I felt like doing when it came up in this week's part 1 of the Season 5 finale. It isn't the first time they have been linked together with marriage. Their mock marriage that Abed set up in S2 was a great episode and showed us just how great their chemistry is, as did their drunken banter at Shirley and Andre's practice wedding. But did anyone really expect this from them?

It came out of nowhere and I still am hesitant to put a label on it, only because this is a 2 part episode. What I loved was their talk before making that big decision. It brings us back to earlier seasons where Britta wasn't dumb Britta and actually had legitimate concerns and feelings instead of being a joke. In many ways they are both flawed characters and they would be horrible together, but somehow I couldn't help but smile. Their talk really shows how much they care for each other and brings us back to the sole reason Jeff starting paying attention in Spanish, and how much he had evolved since then. What I think is going on is that an act of desperation on their part will fizzle out once everything is resolved next week.

It's nice to be brought back to the ground. This season's biggest weakness was the lack of outside story driving the plot forward. Too many concept episodes (though I can't blame Harmon) reduced our character's journeys forward and thus we really haven't had much legitimate issues that require a change in characterisation. The only instances would be Troy needing to find himself and leaving, and Abed reuniting briefly with Rachel. They still haven't really explored the effects of Troy's absence, and last week's ageing storyline for Jeff I guess won't be taken further. The consequences are that we get a lot less change from characters like Britta or Annie or Shirley or Chang, who haven't really been devoted a solid single episode story.

I think everyone caught the sly parallels to the #savegreendale and the plight of the show itself. We have been saying for so lone, six seasons and a movie! and we got ourselves this season, but it was nice to see those feelings and aspirations being mirrored in the episode itself. Like the study group loves and wants to save Greendale, we too have grown with the show and would hate to see it become a Subway University, so to speak.

This episode was actually quite funny. I haven't laughed as hard as I have at the property inspector and his hilarious spiel about what he actually does: What is defined as a dog? Let me tell you. The zany reactions to finding treasure from the Dean, Abed and Annie were so over the top I couldn't help laughing, as well as the classic Chang freak-out and selling his soul to Subway. What I didn't like was how easily he turned villain. It's a cheap way to manifest a antagonist and it is much like how he suddenly turned good in the back end of S4. It devalues much of what he has done as a member of save Greendale this season.

No one actually suspects that Greendale will be sold. But I think it will be an enjoyable ride anyway. Fingers crossed for Troy to suddenly and inexplicably show up, or for Pierce to rise again. Can I just say they nailed the post credit scene? Hilarious misdirection and playing on a common trope there, and we haven't really seen much of Hickey or Duncan which was nice. Only one episode of Community left, let's savour it.


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