We have a lot to look forward to from this week's episode of Community, which features guest appearances from Nathan Fillion, Criminal Minds' Paget Brewster, Terminator 2's Robert Patrick, comedian Kumail Nanjiani and Switched at Birth's Katie Leclerc. Seriously, can this episode be any more overflowing with amazing guest stars? Fillion — best known for Firefly, Castle, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and his own awesomeness — can be seen in the photo below, with Jonathan Banks.
As for how he'll fit into the episode, you'll get a better idea when you read NBC's official synopsis for "Analysis of Cork-Based Networking," which is scheduled to air this Thursday night (January 30 at 8:00 p.m.).
ANNIE AND PROFESSOR HICKEY TEAM UP TO NAVIGATE GREENDALE’S CUSTODIAL CORRIDORS OF POWER – NATHAN FILLION AND KUMAIL NANJIANI GUEST STAR – It’s time for the midterm dance and Annie (Alison Brie) sets about getting the Greendale cafeteria ready for the festivities. She and Professor Hickey (guest star Jonathan Banks, “Breaking Bad”) team to navigate Greendale’s custodial corridors of power and must negotiate with Bob Waite (guest star Nathan Fillion, “Castle”), the politically savvy Greendale head custodian, and his right-hand man Lapari (Kumail Nanjiani, “Franklin & Bash”). They must also contend with Debra Chambers (guest star Paget Brewster, “Criminal Minds”), Greendale’s head of I.T. and Waldron (guest star Robert Patrick, “Identity Thief”), Greendale’s head of parking, in what becomes an increasingly complex hierarchy of staff. Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Yvette Nicole Brown, Danny Pudi, Jim Rash and Ken Jeong also star. Jerry Minor (“Arrested Development”) and Brie Larson (“United States of Tara”) also guest star.
So it seems the politics of Greendale's custodial corridors is to thank for this network of familiar faces. But the above description makes no mention of Katie Leclerc. That intel came from TVLine, who shared this adorable and funny video along with some tidbits about LeClerc's role in the episode, and what's going on with Abed…
According to what Leclerc told the site, Abed is wearing the headphones to block out spoilers from his favorite book series, which apparently bears a striking resemblance to Game of Thrones. I feel Abed's pain on this. This photo from the episode may be an indication that tuning out the sound of spoilers won't completely protect him from them if people are determined enough to ruin the surprises…
And speaking of photos, no idea how this one factors into the episode, but those who love the topsy-turvy relationship that is Jeff and Annie will appreciate this one…
More photos in the gallery below! And be sure to watch Community when it airs Thursday.