As the Greendale study group gathers in the library, they wonder whether they will see their old friend Pierce, who left the study group in a huff after last spring's paintball game. Jeff quickly butts heads with their new biology teacher Professor Kane and is kicked out of class - leading to a crisis within the group about whether they will all stay together. Dean Pelton is feeling empowered after a summer at "Dean Camp" but finds a new nemesis in Vice Dean Laybourne, dean of the highly regarded Air Conditioning Repair Annex at Greendale.
Did You Know?
Abed's favorite TV show Cougar Town is supposedly canceled in the storyline of this episode. In fact Cougar Town ran through until 2015 same as Community, although, it did end its run in March of 2015 and Community ran until June. Both shows had a total run of six seasons. See more
The character Sgt. Nunez is credited and his name tag states that he is a Sergeant, but he wears the rank bars of a Captain. The type of bars that he wears are the same ones worn by Navy Lieutenants and USMC Captains. See more
Stop! Stop! Pierce isn't crazy. The table... Is... Magic. As someone who's been on the other side I can tell you, it is a scary, lonely Chang-filled world out there. And sure this group has sprouted some legs, but why are we in such a rush to leave the tide pool. When the only things waiting for us on shore are the sands of time, and the hungry seagulls of slowly growing apart.