Last night the Season Four finale for Community aired. As it's still up in the air whether the show will be renewed or not, this may very well be the final episode.
I have mixed feelings about that.
Season Four had a rough start, the first couple of episodes were fairly weak as the series found footing under its new showrunners. It found its way home though - the heart returned, and while it wasn't the same show it was before, it was pretty damned close. The last several episodes I would put on par with anything from the Dan Harmon era. Considering how highly I think of Dan Harmon's writing, that's saying something.
And with that we have a season finale worthy of being the series finale.
I have to ask myself then, would I be okay if the show ended this way? If the show is renewed, and then later gets cancelled, would the next "ending" be less satisfying? Might I actually be happier if the show ended with last night's wonderful finale?
The answer of course is "screw that, I want more Community."
So I sit here waiting, every once and a while searching Google News for information (which, by the way, is friggin' annoying when the name of the show is common English word). I have the small consolation that my other favorite Thursday night comedy has already been renewed (Parks and Rec) so I only have to worry about one show and not two -- but the suspense is still driving me nuts.
Maybe this is just a distraction - it's been a long week both personally and work-wise (you have no idea how much I'm looking forward to just collapsing this weekend). But I hope Community finds itself into a fifth season, because with all of this week's stress, the season finale was a wonderful escape for a half an hour of it.