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. Written by
Did You Know?
The scene in which Jeff looks at himself growing older (turning into Pierce) is a clear reference to 2001: A Space Odyssey. The table represents the monolith from the movie. See more
During the cold open, when Britta stands up to walk out of the room you can see her mic-pack showing in the back of her pants. See more
We're really doing this without Pierce? It's so sad.
Yeah, we have parted ways with our closest, oldest, craziest, most racist, oldest, elderly crazy friend. And he's not coming back.