'Community': Are Jeff and Britta Getting Married?
It's the final countdown to Community, and things are starting to get pretty weird, even for this show. Greendale gets purchased by Subway, there might be buried treasure in Greendale, and Abed spends the first half of the episode trying to escape the story (which is pretty meta, even for this show). We spend about two minutes of a show watching an unnamed person eating soup. But the unexpectedly weirdest part? Jeff proposing to Britta, and Britta accepting.
Jeff and Britta were what started the show, way back in season one, when the show was seemingly just about an egotistical former lawyer chasing a sarcastic activist into a group of weirdos. They've coupled and uncoupled multiple times over the show's run. So why does it feel so weird for them to finally get together? If this were any other show, they'd be the token "will-they-won't-they" couple, so it should be satisfying to see them get together.
But this is far from any other show. This is Community, so Jeff and Britta aren't getting married because they truly think they love each other (even if they do). They're scared of leaving Greendale completely unchanged, and they're too scared to admit to themselves that Greendale really meant something to them. So they jump into marriage, because that's what other people do, and hope that it will imbue their lives with some sort of meaning and structure.
On some level, the little part of my brain that demands everyone have a happy ending wants this. But not like this. Fortunately, there's no doubt in my mind that Dan Harmon will have this resolved by next week's finale. It doesn't seem possible that Jeff and Britta would actually get married, so the real question is, will they end up together? Will Community finally come full circle?