I’ve had a pretty busy week. Podcasting, Writing, Watching TV… You know, the usual stuff. In between all the activities on my docket, I check my email – and when I see one from Nice Girl ‘Head Honcho’ Mel, I open it right away. Always a good decision.
She sent me a magical link – where double rainbows are a daily event, and chocolate shakes have no calories. Oh yeah, and when I clicked it, I got to watch screeners of the next three Parks & Recreation episodes.
The episode airing tonight (April 19) is called “Live Ammo”. Kathryn Hahn returns as Bobby Newport’s campaign manager, and Bradley Whitford appears as a city councilman. Leslie receives some information about a budget issue, and takes on a mini-crusade that may hurt her run for city council. We get to see something Ann loves about Tom, Ron is flexible about flexibility, and April starts taking on some of Leslie’s responsibilities.
On April 26, NBC will air “The Debate”. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been anticipating seeing Leslie and Bobby going head-to-head, and it didn’t disappoint. Of course that means stellar guest star, Paul Rudd is back as Bobby. While the debate airs, Ron and Andy host a viewing party with donors – hoping to impress them. Ann has an important life decision to make, Andy and Ron work together to make the party a success, and Chris is *literally* fantastic as a spin doctor. A few memorable past characters make humorous appearances, and we meet the other candidates.
Last, but not least, I got to watch the Season 4 penultimate episode, “Bus Tour”. FBI Agent Burt Macklin is back, armed with codenames aplenty. Ben comes to the realization that voters care about something *other* than the issues, and has Leslie’s stump speech timed down to the second. Mike O’Malley shows up to throw a wrench into Leslie’s election day plans, and Paul Rudd & Kathryn Hahn are back – to see Bobby getting some bad personal news.
As usual, the writing is quick, smart, and snappy. There are some especially good moments from Ron, Tom, & Donna – and the banter between Ben and Leslie has gotten even cuter. Watching these three half-hours has made me even more excited for the finale, and I’m dying to see how the election turns out.
Make sure to tune in live Thursday nights – to see Parks & Rec bring it, Pawnee-style.