Parks and Recreation returned for its final season tonight. In the final moments of season six, the show jumped ahead three years, so we now find everyone living in the oh-so-distant future of 2017. Here’s what’s new with everyone.
Leslie’s doing great. She is the head of the Midwest Parks Service (conveniently located in Pawnee’s City Hall), she and Ben have three children who are “trying to destroy” them, and she has bangs now (even if Ron doesn’t know what those are).
Ben is the City Manager of Pawnee, and is currently working on his biggest project since Ice Town, when he was his hometown’s kid mayor. He’s really enjoying the switch to being celebrated, as opposed to being “pelted with things.”
Please also note that in the future, Ben wears way too much gel in his hair.
Ron left the Parks Department and is now working in the private sector. He has his own building and developing company, accurately yet unboastfully named the Very Good Building and Developing Company.
Andy’s now a super responsible adult. He works at the Parks Department part time, and also has his own TV show.
April hates that she’s a stable adult. She works for the Parks Department full time. She’s basically the new Leslie as the head of something parks-related she doesn’t really care about.
Tom is busy wearing this jacket.
That jacket takes a lot of work.
Donna now runs Regal Meagle Realty, is engaged and saving up for a Shia LaBeouf-designed wedding dress.
Goes by Terry now.
Some general developments: