Spoiler Alert: Do not read below if you do not want to know the results of Pawnee’s recall election.
“Too close to call.” “A nail-biter.” “A bitter battle to the very end.” These were all the things Leslie Knope’s recall election was NOT. In a landslide vote, reported by local newsman Perd Hapley, Leslie Knope was officially recalled from office.
It was a sad day for the plucky public servant. A sad day for the Parks department. And a sad day for America, really. And as we saw, Leslie didn’t take the news well. She drowned her sorrows with booze and had what we’ll call an near-unfortunate tattoo experience. But she’ll bounce back from this personal and professional blow, right? As Leslie would say, absotutely.
“I think there’s a lot of comedy coming up,” said Amy Poehler, who spoke with reporters after a screening of the episodes earlier this week. “We had a lot of fun with what she does as a dead man walking.”
In fact, the next two episodes will largely focus on the “massive ticking clock” on Leslie’s time as a councilwoman, according to exec producer Mike Schur. As mentioned in tonight’s episode, she has 30 days left in office, and Schur says she intends to use them to their fullest potential, leading up to January’s 100th episode, which is “literally about her final hours as a city councilwoman.”
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