'Community:' Jeff meets dad, but what does the future hold?
March 8th, 2013
12:31 PM ET

'Community:' Jeff meets dad, but what does the future hold?

[Warning: This blog post contains spoilers for the March 7 episode of "Community" as well as minor spoilers about future episodes.]

One of the major storylines of "Community" paid off Thursday night as Jeff finally met his father, William, as played by James Brolin (last seen playing "Castle's" father).

Of course, Britta was there at his dad's house, playing her favorite role of amateur therapist.

At first, the two got along famously, but soon Jeff realized (after his long-lost half-brother told him he was "all dead inside with muscles on top") that his dad was the cause of his problems: "I am not well-adjusted. More often than not, I am barely keeping it together. I am constantly texting...and there is no one at the other end."

William's response? To fake a heart attack. This probably isn't the last we'll see of him.

Meanwhile, the rest of the study group were at Shirley's house for Thanksgiving (yes, this episode was supposed to air in November), and Abed helped them formulate an escape plan along the lines of "Shawshank Redemption" - or "Prison Break," but that didn't work out as well for him.

"We belonged in the sun, with the wind in our hair," he thought. "Or maybe at a Bennigan's, enjoying a Turkey O'Toole."

Shirley's not too crazy about being with her family, either, and the study group enjoys a Thanksgiving meal in the study room (which reminds me, my favorite part of last week's episode was that it pointed out how they hog the study room, keeping it from the other students).

We continue to see story arcs come to something approaching a conclusion this season, so the question is, what is the future of "Community?" What might a possible fifth season hold?

We got a few ideas (as well as a sneak peek at Jason Alexander's puppet-themed episode) at Tuesday night's PaleyFest panel.

Will the entire cast have graduated from Greendale? The producers were mum on that point, but they got a lot of questions on what will become of Pierce now that Chevy Chase has left the show.

"I think we've proven we can say Fred Willard is Pierce and move on," said executive producer David Guarascio. Willard played Pierce in a season premiere dream sequence, and at a live table read at PaleyFest.

Of course, it's all hypothetical since the show's fate is still up in the air, and Guarascio may have said it just so they could literally "move on" to the next topic at hand. Only time will tell if that comes to fruition.

As for the rest of this season, aside from puppets, we learned that the Jim Rash-written episode will focus on a Troy and Abed body switch, and there may be a reprise of the earlier paintball episodes, even if it doesn't take up an entire episode this time.

Check out the full panel and the hilarious table read below, and in the meantime, share your thoughts on this season and what might happen if the show returns on video or in a comment below.

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    March 12, 2013 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. He's never there...NO


    March 12, 2013 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
  3. my friends all say the same thing

    show lacks everyting and its basically a lack of interest in the show...

    March 11, 2013 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. computer crashings continue


    March 11, 2013 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Ignore her she's trash

    we have it

    March 11, 2013 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |


    March 11, 2013 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. The scripts are too confining now.

    its time too loosen up the show...

    March 11, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. The Show is tooled

    not original and the same lame stories it basically sucks. The scripts are the same garbage over and over again.
    we've seen all these versions during the week...she's a complete and utter bore and IS taking the heat for her

    March 10, 2013 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  9. will Fukya

    Pu ssy farts

    March 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. James

    It was an interesting choice to cast James Brolin as Jeff’s dad and it paid off great, even with Britta working as an amateur therapist. I work at DISH and several of my coworkers hope that Brolin will come back before the season finale since he played that role so well. That was a great episode and I am going to watch it again later today via the DISH Anywhere app on my iPhone. I like that I can watch live TV and shows stored on my DVR when I take the train home from work when I use this feature.

    March 9, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ezekiel Michelle

    No way. Gorillers and monkeys are cool. If I was an animal if want to be one of my cats though. They got it made.

    March 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. 321

    i need act more like a girl then a gorilla.

    March 8, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. M.A.P. (Mothers against poo)

    I sat on a chair and it broke.

    March 8, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Fun Times Ahead

    daz it!

    March 8, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jeff

    This shoe is so good.

    March 8, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  16. I'm not

    Nuh uh. I'm rubber and your glue. Bounces off me and sticks to you.

    March 8, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  17. if you were listening too all those farts

    your a turd...

    March 8, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Isn't she

    a tuuuurd?

    March 8, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |

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