Introduction to Finality
Shirley and Pierce learn that their sandwich shop will get put in the cafeteria. The instantly fight over who’s name will be on the lease and it escalates to Pierce suing Shirley and taking her to court. Jeff steps into be Shirley’s attorney and Alan Conner (Jeff’s former co-worker) represents Pierce. Alan asks Jeff to throw the case to get his old job back at the law firm when he graduates. Shirley allows him to, but her selflessness makes him realize that his friends are more important and his brilliant closing argument causes Pierce to drop the suit. Britta tries to be Abed’s therapist to help cope with the loss of Troy to the AC school, but the therapy brings out Evil Abed. He makes Britta cry and tries to make his dark timeline a reality. He goes to cut off Jeff’s arm (per the dark timeline) but Jeff’s impassioned closing argument snaps the real Abed back. Dean Laybourne takes Troy under his wing at the AC school, but Troy is incredibly bored. Laybourne gets killed in a freak AC accident and Troy smells something fishy. Instead of leaving the trade school he stays and challenges Murray (Laybourne’s former underling) to an ancient AC competition. He beats Murray and learns that he’s the one who killed Laybourne.