|Parks and Recreation – “Indianapolis”
I think, as usual, Ron wins this weeks Parks and Recreation. Why? Because he got to say this: “You may have thought you heard me say I wanted a lot of bacon and eggs, but what I said was: Give me all the bacon and eggs you have.” You see, his favorite steak joint in Indianapolis got shut down, and for whatever reason he can’t find a single restaurant to give him a satisfying slice of cow. So how did we get to this point? Well, let me tell you.
Leslie and Ron are going to the city to receive a commendation from city hall, a great honor by Leslie’s standards. But Ann is worried that Chris is cheating on her, so Leslie and Ron stop by Chris’ place in the city to check up on him first. Leslie finds the damning evidence she needs, so Ann shows up at Chris house, looking for an explanation. And he has a good one: he broke up with her. It turns out the big conversation we didn’t get to see last week was Chris dumping Ann, but in such a nice way that she didn’t even realize she had been dumped.
The rest of the group are going to Tom’s bar because a giant of the perfume business is there. Andy and April spend their time trying to see what they can get for free, a charming little game that proves that even if these two are a couple they can still go on adventures. But the focus is on Tom, who is trying to pitch his personal scent to Dennis Feinstein. Feinstein rejects the scent and laughs in Tom’s face, which breaks his little heart. With everyone else otherwise disposed, it falls on Ben to make Tom feel better, which he succeeds at doing. Ben, who has tried to be distant, finds himself part of the parks and rec family by the end of the episode, even risking his health for his new friends by the end.
I think the long wait to get Parks and Rec. back skewed my appreciation for the show, but I really enjoy each episode every week.