Gif Recap: ‘Community’ – For A Few Paintballs More

Friday, May 13 by

Last week’s episode of “Community” (“A Fist Full of Paintballs“) was the first of a two part season finale in which the students of Greendale took part in yet another elaborate game of paintball. This year, much to the Dean’s dismay, the western-themed event was organized by the mysterious Pistol Patty, an anthropomorphic ice-cream cone with a mysterious agenda. With a $100,000 on the line, the study group found itself fighting for survival against not only their fellow students, but also against mysterious paintball ringers who had been sent in by at unknown source. Who is supplying the ringers? Why do they want to destroy Greendale? And what has become of Pierce Hawthorne now that he has been banned from the group? All these questions were answered in last night’s stunning conclusion, “For a Few Paintballs More.” Let’s recap it in animated Gif form, shall we? As the episode begins, last week’s western-theme is replaced with a Star Wars motif, complete with stormtrooper-styled paintballers who are fighting on behalf of the mysterious Pistol Patty. Lo and behold, Patty turns out to be the evil Dean Spreck from Greendale’s arch rival, City College. As Spreck explains, he put up the money for the competition using a phony ice cream company with the hope that the Greendale students would destroy their own school. Now that phase one is complete, he must ensure that a Greendale student does not win, or else the prize money could be used to repair the damage. Hence the use of professional paintballers, which answers the Dean’s question, “Why would someone who gets paid to do things be at Greendale?” The ringers quickly set out to eliminate the remaining students by any means necessary. Using a remote-controlled paint bomb, they are nearly successful at eliminating all opposition with one fell swoop, but Magnitude (“pop pop”) uses himself as a human shield, and saves the day. As it becomes apparent that City College wants to destroy Greendale, the students are forced to set aside their differences and unite. At first, there is constant infighting. Troy appoints himself as leader, a move that is questioned by Jeff. When asked why he doesn’t lead, Jeff claims he only does so when leadership is thrust upon him. Abed, on the other hand, is more worried about playing the part of Han Solo, a persona that has Annie strangely aroused. And Shirley wants nothing more than to be eliminated so she can go home to her babies. At Britta’s behest, the group finally puts their differences aside and unites to defeat City College. They come up with a plan to draw the stormtroopers into the library and away from the Gatling Gun. Once in the library, the students will pull the fire alarm, causing the paint-filled sprinkler system to go off, eliminating anyone in the building, and leaving the Gatling Gun unsecured and open to attack. While the students hatch their plan, Peirce has been captured by Dean Spreck. But the Dean keeps him alive, thinking he may have information that can bring down Jeff. Unfortunately, the only information Pierce can offer is that Jeff wants to be a ballerina, and his Achilles heel is wieners. Spreck grows tired of Pierce, and tells him he is surprised it took two years for Jeff to ban him from the study group. Later, as Spreck and his men are leaving, he orders one to stay behind and finish off Pierce. Just like last week, Pierce immediately fakes a heart attack, causing the stormtrooper to drop his guard. Meanwhile, the assault on the Gatling Gun is not fairing well. Jeff is quickl taken out, as are several other students. However, Abed, Shirley, Annie and Troy have managed to lure several enemies to the library. Despite the successful ruse, the group’s escape route is blocked when Lambert is too fat to fit through the vent. The group decides to go out in a blaze of glory, leaving Shirley behind to pul the switch. While the others are fighting, Shirley pulls the fire alarm and makes a run for the door. Abed and Annie share a passionate kiss, before they are eliminated, and Abed can no longer play the part of Han Solo (much to Annie’s disappointment). However, despite most of the study group being eliminated, they did manage to take out a large amount of the stormtroopers, as well. After her escape from the library, Shirley steals a golf cart and picks up Britta, the only other remaining student in the competition. The two make short work of the stormtroopers, and even manage to take out the Gatling Gun before they are both shot by two troopers who were hidden from view. As the the two troopers celebrate their victory, they are joined by a third! But their celebrations are quickly ended when the the new arrival shoots them both, removes his mask, and reveals himself to be Pierce. He has won the competition, and agrees to give the money to the school to be used for repairs. Since he has saved the day, the study group offers to allow Pierce back in. He declines, telling Jeff and the group that he is finished with them. They expect him to change his mind and return, but the show ends with the group patiently waiting for a return that never occurs. All and all, I thought it was a great way to wrap up a fantastic season. Anyone disagree? Will Pierce actually follow through with his threat to leave, or will he be back first thing next season?

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  1. May 13, 2011 12:57 pm


    I’m wondering if every season is going to end with Annie kissing someone different. Last season it was Jeff, this season, Abed. Next season…Troy?

    I think we’ll still be seeing a lot of Pierce, since Troy is still (I’m assuming) living with him. Chevy really brought his A game to this season. “I’LL BE A LIVING GAAAAAWWWWD!!!!

  2. May 13, 2011 12:57 pm


    I’m sure Pierce will be back. Maybe he’ll join a rival study group? Seems like season 3 could be the time to bust that out. 

  3. May 13, 2011 12:57 pm


    Ken Jeong is being criminally underused. Time to reinstate him as a professor and watch him abuse a very small amount of power

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