Last week, there was some suggestion that Donald Glover would be returning to Community at some point, when those who signed up for “hackathon” at SXSW received this email, purportedly from Glover (via Uproxx):
Now this week, in an interview with Complex magazine (below), Glover — as Childish Gambino — says, “I feel like if you’re not moving forward as an artist, you’re kind of wasting your time…which is why I left, like, Community, just for a little.”
“Just for a little”?
Was that the plan all along? To bring Glover back if there was a sixth season? It certainly would explain why his departure was open-ended (and with something of a year-long time limit). I hope so. Community has never been better than it has this season, and yet, it is still not quite the same without Troy.
In the meantime, per Tamatha, here’s Dean Pelton’s incredible rap from this last week’s Community.
Note Gillian Jacobs, as Jim Rash flees from the room, barely containing herself.