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What we thought: When this episode started, our initial thought was, "Ben and April aren't back yet. Ugh. When is this going to end?" So we appreciated them trying to get back to the gang. We like this comedy best when it's an ensemble and everyone works off each other. We love April in her little suit though.
Ben is the best comedy nerd ever. That's such a cool way to look at movie soundtracks, Ben! Quentin Tarantino makes the best mixes. It was idiotic for Ben to waste his fast like that, but the story line was funny. We like these two as faux-siblings.
Of course Donna is reading 50 Shades of Grey. We missed Ann in this episode. Leslie's hair was just starting to look good. Hopefully the perm idea stays dead. Her line, "Ann has told me repeatedly not to get a perm. But Ann's not here. So when the Ann's away, the mice get perms." Ann's a true friend.
We like that Leslie has a city council enemy. That could make her new job more interesting (and it needs to be). Jamm is the silliest character the show has had in a long time though. We wish Leslie would get a more terrifying nemesis. We preferred the elderly, racist Milton.
We love that Ron fixed the pothole himself. The joke where he does nothing and sits back and watches the government fail is getting old. Diane (Lucy Lawless) is perfect for Ron Swanson. Her name isn't even Tammy. She shops at his favorite store. The idea of Ron Swanson with two princess-y stepdaughters makes us laugh already. Andy is awesome. We love that Ron knows how to deliver babies. He can do anything.
The Ron Swanson and Ben storylines made this episode the best of the season so far. The jokes were good too. This episode felt tight and didn't bore us. We cackled when April referred to Chris as Ben's lover. Good episode title too.
Episode grade: A-