In this delightful trailer for season five of Community, the Greendale gang gets animated in an effort to raise Jeff’s spirits and bring them together as a family. Just as soon as they get past Christmas, New Years, The Olympics and NBC’s inane scheduling procedures.
There are some things to gather from this trailer that could be important in the coming season and we should probably discuss them. First there is the idea that Pierce will be dead at the beginning of the season. We’re getting a time jump and clearly he’s dead in this animated world, making it a bit dark if you ask me. Chevy Chase is not coming back to the show and we are aware of how shows like to handle the deaths of certain characters. So could Pierce be dead in the Community universe?
Second is the reason Donald Glover isn’t going to be on the show past five episodes. The internet has been buzzing for a reason why and I think this trailer finally gives us some insight into the whole fandango: he’s full of guilt. That’s why he’s vomiting presents all over the rest of the study group. The presents represent his career aspirations enveloping the entire room, trying to mask the true reason for his departure by providing distraction. Very deep stuff, Adolescent Colombo.
Third and most important, does the fact that Chang is in bed with the Dean mean that Chibbs is going to betray the club to the Irish? I guess we’ll find out on January 2nd, when Community returns to the air and I pick up my prescription meds from the pharmacy.