1. Donna's own scandal. 

Finally, "Parks" fans hungry for some more face–time with the enigmatic Donna Meagle get thrown a bone. This week, she’s at the center of a scandal when she accidentally sends out a salacious personal tweet from the Parks Department Twitter account (it mentions firemen). Leslie’s archenemy, Councilman Jamm, makes the tweet the center of a media circus in his crusade to get Leslie recalled (“it makes Benghazi look like Whitewater!”). But the deeper dive into Donna’s Twitter reveals tweets that chronicle her love–hate relationship with Leslie, symbolized by alternating hashtags: #BossBitch and #BitchBoss. After briefly worrying that everyone thinks she’s annoying, Leslie ultimately gets over it, and calls a truce with Donna with an “apology present.” Add that to the list of present holidays.

2. Tommy has a date!

3. Ron’s will.

4. Miscellaneous Observations.

This was a well–done episode that spotlighted some characters—Donna, Tom—who haven’t gotten much love lately. Donna’s plot line was a clever nod to the considerable social media presence of Retta (the real–life Donna); Tom’s was sort of heartwarming—it’s nice not to see him strike out, for once. There wasn’t a ton of overall plot development—other than the reemergence of the notorious Jamm—if anything, Pawnee’s desire to recall Leslie seems stronger than ever. Until then, it’s up to the “Recall Leslie? Don’t!” signs to spread the word.


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