In the second episode of last night's double whammy of Parks and Recreation, events were not kind to our heroine Leslie Knope, as she lost her recall election for Pawnee City Council. But that disappointment sets us up well for the departures set to hit the show later in the season.
After being bumped off the NBC schedule for a couple of weeks, Parks returned with a pair of episodes that were all about disappointment for Amy Poehler's Leslie. In the first, she's Wendy Davis on roller skates (literal roller skates), filibustering a bill that would prevent residents of the neighboring and recently absorbed Eagleton from voting in the recall election, only to learn that the residents of Eagleton wouldn't actually vote in her favor. In the second half-hour, she loses that election.
Of course, there were other things going on. Chris Pratt's Andy returned home from filming Guardians of the Galaxy — er, excuse us, from "London." Tom (Aziz Ansari) flirted with Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany. Nick Offerman's Ron Swanson got obsessed with a hunting video game, and in the next episode had his chairs endorsed by a lifestyle blog. There were '90s references and costumes (these episodes were originally supposed to air before Halloween).