On tonight's Parks and Recreation finale - "Rock Show" - the members of Leslie's (Amy Poehler) sub-committee attend Andy's (Chris Patt) first concert since he broke his legs. "This is very exciting," says Leslie on the promo. "We are at St. Joseph Medical Center because today Andy Dwyer is getting his cast off. It is a great day for Andy and it's a wonderful day for my sub-committee." When the cast was taken off, Tom (Aziz Ansari) says his leg looks like a "sweaty piÃ±ata" and Anne (Rashida Jones) actually finds her iPod there. Leslie then asks if she can keep the cast, and the ortho obliges, despite saying that it's a disgusting request.
Leslie then calls it a symbol of new beginnings, and a symbol of hope and their project. Also, Leslie herself has a meeting with one of the local bigwigs.
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On the last episode, Leslie attended an award banquet for her mother - the Tellenson Award for Excellence in Pawnee Public Service - who is a veteran of the local government political scene. She got her first political haircut from the local barbershop, which turned out to be not very feminine. She and Anne were actually mistaken for a lesbian couple before the ceremony. During her speech, she singled out a zoning board official out of an advice from her mom to butter it up. When it failed, her mom wanted her to resort to blackmail and mention to her that she knew about her husband and his DUI charges.
While the episode continued the ratings decline of the NBC mockumentary from the pilot, it was received fairly well by critics, with Entertainment Weekly saying Parks and Recreation became "settled and focused" with this episode, its fifth on its debut run. Said The Star Ledger's Alan Sepinwall, "I know a lot of people have already given up, but I really feel like the show is a summer's worth of tweaking away from being good. It's not there yet, but I see glimmers."
- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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