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Pascal's Triangle Revisited 

Britta and Professor Slater fight for the affection of Jeff. Meanwhile, Troy is confused when Abed doesn't invite him to move into his dorm room.

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Joe Russo

Writers:

Dan Harmon (created by), Hilary Winston
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joel McHale ... Jeff Winger
Gillian Jacobs ... Britta Perry
Danny Pudi ... Abed Nadir
Yvette Nicole Brown ... Shirley Bennett
Alison Brie ... Annie Edison
Donald Glover ... Troy Barnes
Ken Jeong ... Ben Chang
Chevy Chase ... Pierce Hawthorne
John Michael Higgins ... Professor Whitman
Lauren Stamile ... Professor Michelle Slater
John Oliver ... Professor Ian Duncan
Jim Rash ... Dean Pelton
Eric Christian Olsen ... Vaughn
Dino Stamatopoulos ... Star-Burns
Richard Erdman ... Leonard
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Britta and Professor Slater fight for the affection of Jeff. Meanwhile, Troy is confused when Abed doesn't invite him to move into his dorm room.

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Comedy

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Starburns yells "Bring Conan back!" during the dance. Dino Stamatopolous, who plays Starburns, was a writer for Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993). See more »

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Jeff Winger: I thought you left.
Annie Edison: I couldn't go.
Jeff Winger: What happened?
Annie Edison: I guess, we were driving away, I finally started living in the moment and I realized that, in the moment, Greendale is where I belong. What are you doing out here?
Jeff Winger: Oh, you know, Britta and Slater told me they loved me.
Annie Edison: Really?
Jeff Winger: Yeah.
Annie Edison: What did you do?
Jeff Winger: I ran away. I don't know. It's hard. Slater makes me feel like I do when I write my New Year's resolutions. She makes me feel like the guy I want to be. And Britta makes me feel like the guy I am three weeks...
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References Rain Man (1988) See more »

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Greendale Is Where I Belong
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Performed by Ludwig Göransson
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In honor of "Community"- a review of every episode. (S1;E25- "Pascal's Triangle Revisited")

(This is the twenty-fifth installment in an ongoing series. I am in the process of writing brief reviews of each and every episode of creator Dan Harmon's beloved cult-comedy series "Community." This project was originally conceived as a response to NBC's cancellation of the series before its renewal on Yahoo's streaming service. As this is a hobby, updates will come incrementally and it may take some time for me to complete this.)

As season one draws to a close with the twenty-fifth episode, it's fascinating to look back and reflect on how far the series has come thus far. What started out as a simple story about a motley crew coming together to form a study group has transformed into both a wildly audacious and brilliant comedy... and also an oft-heartfelt and compelling drama. And while I have had my issues and problems with individual episodes, on the whole I do view the first season of "Community" as perhaps its strongest. If for no other reason than the purity that came with its more humble beginnings. True, I think one could argue that future seasons had more of a zing and "wow- factor" and I think every single season is excellent in its own way (yes, even the infamous "gas leak" year)... But season one was just such a special experience in my eyes. And "Pascal's Triangle Revisited" is a great cap-off.

It's the end of the school-year and the study group is surprised to learn that Britta (Gillian Jacobs) has been nominated for Queen of the upcoming Transfer Dance. This causes some tension as Professor Slater (Lauren Stamile) admits to Jeff (Joel McHale) that she has continued to have feelings for him after their breakup, forcing Britta to finally question whether or not she has real feelings for Jeff before the start of Summer. At the same time, Troy (Donald Glover) tries to convince Abed (Danny Pudi) that they should move in together, Annie (Alison Brie) contemplates whether or not to move in order to be with her transferring boyfriend Vaugne (Eric Christian Olsen) and a conflict starts to brew between the former professor Chang (Ken Jeong) and Professor Duncan. (John Oliver)

A great part of the charm in this episode is how grounded it is in the drama that has been built throughout the course of the season. While there's no shortage of laughs, this does come across as a very climactic experience and leads to some great revelations about the characters and the overall story thus far. It's very much a proper finale and without spoiling its conclusion, I will say that it leaves you both satisfied, yet still eager for more.

I also was very taken by the performances of all involved. Particularly with Jacobs and McHale, both of whom are the beating heart of this storyline. They give some of their finest work in the season here, and it's a definite emotional roller-coaster for their characters, which the two play to perfection. It's definitely one of those episodes that might nudge you over the edge into shedding a tear or two. It's also a great deal of fun seeing Jeong and Oliver placed into a sort-of bitter rivalry that provides many of the great laughs. And without spoiling it, the episode also pays off an pre- established gag for Jim Rash's Dean Pelton in a hilarious turn of events.

As an end to the phenomenal first season, "Pascal's Triangle Revisited" is a fitting and appropriate climax. It's emotional storyline and savagely strong performances push it over the edge, and it stands tall as perhaps one of the best of the season. I have no choice but to give it a perfect 10.


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20 May 2010 (USA) See more »

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