Where to Watch the ‘Community’ Reunion Special
Six seasons and an awesome reunion? The cast of Community is coming together to raise funds for COVID-19 relief efforts on May 18. They are reuniting for a virtual table read and will also answer fan questions in a Q & A session. For those ready to go back to Greendale, here are all the details about the cast reunion special, including where to watch and what time to tune in.
The ‘Community’ virtual table read airs May 18
On Monday, May 18, the cast of Community, get together to do a virtual table read of “Cooperative Polygraphy,” the fourth episode of Season 5. The special will stream on the Sony Pictures Television Community Youtube page at 5 p.m. ET.
Series creator, Dan Harmon will join returning cast members Donald Glover, Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Ken Jeong, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, and Jim Rash for the special. The Mandalorian star, Pedro Pascal, will make a guest appearance, reading for the part of Pierce Hawthorne’s lawyer, Mr. Stone (previously played by Walter Goggins).
What’s the episode about?
For the special, the Community cast is revisiting Season 5, Episode 4, “Cooperative Polygraphy.” The episode picks up with the study group right after Pierce’s (Chevy Chase) funeral. When they return to Greendale after the service, they are met by Pierce’s attorney, Mr. Stone (Walter Goggins.)
Mr. Stone tells the group that Pierce they all take a polygraph test to make sure no one murdered him. The attorney then goes around the study room, asking each one personal questions. Realizing they can’t lie, the group unveils truths that cause tension in their dynamic.
During the test, Jeff (Joel McHale) learns that Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) have been using his Netflix account. The group finds out that Abed has ben tracking them with secret GPS units. And Annie (Alison Brie) is forced to confess she’s been dosing the group with pills to keep them alert for finals.
At the end of the episode, after they get through the test, Pierce leaves them with gifts. He leaves Shirley (Yvette Nicole Brown) a timeshare in Florida, and gifts Annie (Alison Brie) a tiara. Jeff gets a bottle of scotch, and everyone gets a vial of his sperm.
The episode also sets the premise for Donald Glover’s departure from the series. Pierce leaves Troy with his $14 million fortune, but with the condition that he take his boat and sail around the world. Troy accepts the offer and is then written out after the next episode.
The ‘Community’ special is airing for a good cause
The Community reunion special will benefit two charities: José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen and Frontline Foods. Both organizations provide fresh and free meals to first responders and healthcare providers working on frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The special is meant to encourage viewers to contribute to the charities, and Sony Pictures Television will also donate to the organizations on behalf of Community. In a recent Instagram post, show writer and creator Dan Harmon reconfirmed the show’s commitment to helping during the pandemic.
“It was surreal to see the group reunited under these circumstances,” Harmon wrote in the caption. “The joy was so real that it was sad when it was over. Fortunately, feelings can be buried, and more importantly, watching us have them somehow helps get food to people feeling worse than sad right now.”