America cried last night as Parks and Recreation's Leslie Knope bid farewell to Ann Perkins, who was moving to Michigan with Chris Traeger and their unborn child.
While I fell in love with Rob Lowe's Traeger all over again (he alone could make "One Headlight" a dancing song), the episode also gave Ann Perkins multiple chances to catch up with her ex-boyfriends.
Even at this late stage, Parks And Recreation is perfectly built to tell a story like “Ann And Chris.” This episode is an extended goodbye to its title characters and the actors behind them, with only the faintest wisp of a plot to distract from the alternately funny and emotional farewells.
That simple setup is all the show needs to regain its laser-like focus on its characters, if only for this week.
She didn’t have one, and her role as the frequent voice of reason made her a comedy obstacle more than an engine.