TV Club: Parks And Recreation: “William Henry Harrison”/“Leslie And Ron”

“Leslie And Ron,” the second of tonight’s episode, is an emotional triumph for Parks And Recreation, an immensely satisfying conclusion to an arc that’s only four episodes (and just eight days) old. That’s a remarkable feat, and the overriding reason that the episode succeeds is that the show has long since reached the point where the writers trust Leslie and Ron, not to mention Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. The episode is a virtual two-hander between the old workplace proximity associates, with not a single other person—save that janitor, still rocking out to Shania Twain’s “Man! I Feel Like A Woman” after all these years—spotted outside of the flashbacks for the vast majority of the episode. And, when it comes time for the episode to shift from comedy to drama, both the characters and the actors are ready. We get a moment of straightforward …

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