We’ve transmitted another Community season 6 recap back to you from the brightest timeline! The clones we’ve left back in your timeline have been busy transcribing all of our feelings about the season’s third episode as aired here in the timeline where Community was never canceled, and it’s finally ready for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!
You may remember that when we left off last week, Annie was… kind of pissed.
But also she and Jeff seemed closer to revealing their feelings for each other… for approximately the billionth time. [Error: GIF search for “Annie Jeff Community feelings” returned too many results. You have broken the Internet.]
But the payoff for that has to wait for later in the season, because that’s how TV works, so this week’s episode took a bit of a turn to focus on Shirley and Hickey. Hooray for them for finally getting some love!
The episode gets rolling when Abed accidentally spills the beans on Hickey’s Jim the Duck comic strip to the entire study group. Shirley takes an interest in helping him with the business side of things after a general consensus is reached that there’s no helping the artistic side, which doesn’t phase Shirley.
At first, things are going great.
Shirley’s interest in the marketing campaign has motivated Hickey to audit a narrative fiction class and start producing more strips. However, when their efforts don’t amount to anything right away, Shirley starts to get a little… tense.
That puts Hickey off and leads to a falling out between them. After she has some time to think, Shirley apologizes to Hickey for making him into a project for her to fix. She’s just been scared to use her business sense to push her own business forward and try to expand her sandwich shop, because she doesn’t want to feel like she’s chasing a silly dream. She wanted to use Hickey to prove to herself that people really could get second chances to do what they want to do in life, because he’s pretty old.
He sidesteps the age comment, accepts her apology, and tells her no one would have ever thought he’d be a teacher, so he’s already gotten a second chance. There’s still plenty of time for her to chase her dreams and rule her own sandwich empire. They’re kind of having a moment when Hickey’s office phone rings. Someone wants to buy the rights to Hickey’s comic strip, and he agrees to set up a meeting.
They tell the rest of the group, and he accepts their congratulations in his own way.
Then it’s revealed to the audience that it was Chang on the other end of the phone, and there must be some kind of City College plan to use the rights for insidious purposes, as demonstrated by Chang’s maniacal cackling.
(images via Community)
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