by Thom Yee
5×06: “Analysis of Cork-Based Networking”
Particularly In comparison to the last two episodes, both, in their own ways, gut-wrenching goodbyes to two long-standing cast members, “Analysis of Cork-Based Networking” is a relatively light episode. It’s very plot-based, not particularly dependent on established relationships or longstanding quirks of the series, and it’s probably the closest the show’s felt to season one in a while. Which isn’t a bad thing.
In establishing the “Save Greendale” Committee, Annie splits the remaining members of the Greendale Five (née Seven), along with Professors Duncan, Chang and Hickey, into teams to tackle a variety of pressing issues around the school, among them updating the Greendale Student Census, planning the decorations for the mid-term dance, and rehanging the bulletin board in the cafeteria. So, three tasks, three storylines.