This show was never going to go quietly into the night. They clawed and scratched to stay on air fighting for every second they got. It is a short season of thirteen episodes but a lot of oddball human is packed into every twenty-one minutes. Speaking of oddball what else would you expect from a show about a bunch of misfits who end up at a community college and in the same study group. Over time they forge relationships and friendships that nothing can break. Despite the fact that there is no more Pierce (played by Chevy Chase) and that Troy (played by Donald Glover) leaves early on in the season the remaining cast members pick up the slack making the fifth season up to their innovative, hilarious, smart and edgy standards. Community college has never been this fun.
Episode 1: Repilot: The study group is back together. Jeff (played by Joel McHale), who has failed once again as a lawyer, is trying to convince the group to help sue Greendale Community College.
Episode 2: Introduction to Teaching: Annie (played by Alison Brie) makes it her job to keep new teacher Jeff from becoming like the other faculty at Greendale. Abed (played by Danny Pudi) decides to figure out what Nicolas Cage and his films are all about.
Episode 3: Basic Intergluteal Numismatics: The Ass Crack Bandit is back at Greendale again. Annie and Jeff team up to try and figure out who is committing such a heinous act.
Episode 4: Cooperative Polygraphy: Pierce has instructed in his will that each member of the study group undergo a polygraph test before they can get what he has left them. This leaves the group to reveal what they truly felt about him and each other.
Episode 5: Geothermal Escapism: Abed creates a hot lava fantasy game that the whole school participates in. Greendale becomes like The Hunger Games as a result.
Episode 6: Analysis of Cork-Based Networking: Annie gathers the group to start working on things that need to be done to save Greendale. Britta (played by Gillian Jacobs) goes to war against television spoilers with Abed.
Episode 7: Bondage and Beta Male Sexuality: Professor Duncan (played by John Oliver) asks Jeff for advice on how to land a date with Britta. Professor Hickey (played by Jonathan Banks) sets out to teach Abed about consequences.
Episode 8: App Development and Condiments: Greendale begins beta testing of a new social networking app. Seeing how obsessed people are becoming with it, Jeff vows to bring it down.
Episode 9: VCR Maintenance and Educational Publishing: Jeff, Shirley (played by Yvette Nicole Brown), Chang (played by Ken Jeong), Britta and Hickey band together to sell stolen textbooks. Abed and Annie play an interactive eighties game to decide who gets to pick their new roommate.
Episode 10: Advanced Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Abed gets the study group to play another game of Dungeons & Dragons. His plan is to use the game to reunite Professor Hickey with his estranged son, Hank (played by David Cross).
Episode 11: G.I. Jeff: The study group and Greendale administration and faculty are part of an eighties style episode of G.I. Joe. It really is a dream that Jeff is having while recovering in the hospital.
Episode 12: Basic Story: The Save Greendale Committee is a success. Such a success that the building is going to be sold to Subway.
Episode 13: Basic Sandwich: The study group vows to once again save Greendale. This time Abed and Annie lead a search party to find a former computer science professor’s supposed buried treasure with the hopes of using it to buy Greendale.
Special Features: Re-Animating the 80s, Outtakes, Advanced Television Production: 5 Days, 2 Scripts, No Sleep