Now that 'Parks and Recreation' season 5 has reached full swing, it's high time for a guest star, don't you think? No, we're not seeing the debut of 'Breaking Bad's' Jonathan Banks just yet, but who better to kick-off a season of surprise appearances than Xena herself, Lucy Lawless! Perhaps the only woman strong enough to truly tame Ron Swanson, Lawless will make her first appearance in Thursday's "How a Bill Becomes A Law," so how would you like a first-look?
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Now that 'Parks and Recreation' has officially debuted its fifth season with the elegantly sweet "Ms. Knope Goes to Washington," we can say that some fans might have noticed a little something off with the premiere. While we may have seen some all-star guests in Leslie Knope's trip through Washington DC, curiously absent was Kathryn Hahn's character Jennifer Barkley, who was the one to bring Ben to the Capitol in the first place. So, will she be back for the coming season?
Even after 'Parks and Recreation's' spectacular debut last night with season 5 premiere "Ms. Knope Goes To Washington," we still can't wait for some of the upcoming episodes. In addition to a guest turn from 'Breaking Bad' star Jonathan Banks, we'll also be privvy to a multi-episode arc from Xena herself, Lucy Lawless! But apart from a new love interest for Ron Swanson, who will the lovely lady Lucy Lawless play? Are you ready to see her in action?
After seeing Leslie Knope successfully elected to Pawnee's City Council last season, ‘Parks and Recreation’ season 5 heads to D.C. with its first episode of the year, as Leslie finds her newfound authority quickly humbled by a trip to visit Ben at his new big-shot job in Washington D.C., while back in Pawnee Ron Swanson attempts to fill in for Leslie in throwing the annual employee appreciation barbecue. Which? Why, the "Leslie Knope Employment Enjoyment Summer Slam Grill Jam Fun-Splosion," of course!
Last season’s ‘Parks and Recreation’ finale “Win, Lose or Draw” saw Leslie just barely achieving her longtime dream of being elected to City Council, while Ben took up the offer for a real campaign job in D.C. and Tom and Anne drunkenly agreed to move in with one another, so how does “Ms. Knope Goes to Washington” get us started? What will season 5 of ‘Parks and Recreation’ bring, besides new nemeses, 'Breaking Bad' guest stars and Xena herself?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about ‘Parks and Recreation’ season 5 premiere , “Ms. Knope Goes to Washington!!”
The majority of NBC's Thursday comedy line-up returns this week (minus 'Community,' tear), and we're thrilled to see the long wait for 'The Office' and 'Parks and Recreation' finally come to a close. But if there's one thing to be cheerful for apart from waffles covered in whipped cream, it's a comedy that issues a full trailer for it's upcoming season! That's right, our best look yet at 'Parks and Recreation' season 5 has arrived, so halt your perm session for a moment and watch!
'Parks and Recreation' season 5 has earned itself some major genre cred over the last couple of weeks, casting both the warrior princess herself, Lucy Lawless, as a love interest for Ron Swanson, and yesterday 'Breaking Bad's' Jonathan Banks, but not every guest spot can be so well known to us geeks. If 'Parks and Recreation' had such enthusiasm in casting Banks for the part of Ben's father, who could possibly fill the role of his mother?
See? We knew nothing could bring down the great Mike Ehrmantraut. As distressed as we were to learn that 'Breaking Bad' star Jonathan Banks (theoretically) wouldn't be present for the show's final eight episodes, the one-time menstruation expert needn't wait very long for his next gig. Banks will next bring his menacing mug to season 5 of 'Parks and Recreation,' but as whom? And will his character take full measures against the Parks Department?
As happy as we were for Ben Schwartz' success to learn that the star had graduated beyond 'Parks and Recreation' into a regular role on Showtime's 'House of Lies,' renewed through season 2, we had to mourn for the reduced presence of Pawnee's most opportunistic hipster this side of Aziz Anisari. Schwartz managed to sneak pack for a cameo appearance in 'Parks and Rec' finale "Win, Lose or Draw," but how much can we expect to see him in the coming season?
What, Leslie Knope didn't have enough on her plate with becoming a member of Pawnee's City Council, and losing her boyfriend to a position in Washington D.C., now she's gone and got herself another enemy? It's a rocky road ahead for 'Parks and Recreation' season 5, as whole new challenges await both the eternally optimistic Leslie, and the department itself, but who specifically will stand in their way? And why doesn't his face seem familiar?