Our Greenndale CCers are back. With the way last season ended, I was curious to see how Jeff was going to handle Britta telling him she loved him and Annie kissing him. And I was surprised how quickly both were resolved. I expected the Britta “I love you” part to be addressed, but I thought Jeff and Annie’s kiss would be a secret for much longer than half an episode. There could have been some really funny episodes with them trying to keep it a secret from everyone but I guess they wanted to flush it out early. Well people, that’s why I’m not a writer and I sell wine for a living.
To quickly recap (because if I don’t start shortening these, this blog will be “In Search of Lost Time” in no time…and believe me, I am no Marcel Proust) Troy was living with Pierce for the summer and started a Twitter account publishing of all the Pierce-isms called @oldwhitemansays. Britta, as a result of Jeff dissing her at the transfer dance, has become “the people’s champion” and is popular like she has never been before. Jeff and Annie have discussed their kiss (off-screen) and agreed no one should find out and it never should happen again. Annie is having a much harder time with this than Jeff is. Shirley and Abed are doing their thing and just happy to be back with the group. And Senor Chang is now a student and he enrolled in Anthro 101 because he wants to join their study group. Since Britta has now become the one to root for, Jeff decides to turn the tables on her and profess his love for her in front of everyone in their Anthropology class. What ensues is some great back and forth with Britta and Jeff including Abed daring Jeff to propose to Britta but she beats him to the punch by popping the question first and Jeff accepts. In a burst of excitement Shirley forgives the “lovebirds” for sleeping on the study room table. Annie then freaks out, punches Jeff, and asks him how he could kiss her after sleeping with Britta. Well this sends the group into a tizzy and as everyone is standing there absorbing this bombshell, Abed comes into the room with a full-fledged TV type wedding for Jeff and Britta. After seeing that, B&J admit it was all a farce and they don’t love each other. Troy then yells at Jeff for hooking up with 2 girls in their group, Jeff retorts by telling Pierce that he is @oldwhitemansays thanks to Troy, and Jeff gets in Abed’s face for always thinking life is a TV show or movie. I thought that was a little uncalled for…leave Abed alone! The group breaks up but when they are back in Anthro 101 discussing what they have learned from their group assignment (deciding which of the 9 tools in a box is most important for survival,) Jeff stands up and says not one individual tool is the most important but respect for your tribe is. The professor (played by Betty White) rolls her eyes and says no, you can combine all 9 tools to make one mega tool and she proceeds to nearly kill Jeff by showing the class how the new tool works. In the hospital, Jeff wakes up to the group around him and everyone is friends again and going to put the past behind them. Chang has also requested to be in the group and Jeff says he will think about it. When Chang leaves, Jeff says he’s in but wanted to make him sweat a little. The last scene is Chang going all Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde on us in a creepy scene in the study room plotting his revenge against the group. Ok crazy man.
I didn’t mention Betty White too much because frankly I am starting to get a little Betty Whited out. I have always loved her as an actress but I’m not quite sure how this “Betty White needs to be in everything now that we realize how funny she is again” premise started but I wish it would SLOW down. And I like Senor Chang, but I like him in VERY small doses. I don’t need too much of the Chang this season! Last season was perfect.