I tried to watch the season finale and the episode that preceded it. I hadn't watched the show for awhile.
UN-watchable. So I will give it that maybe you need some continuity to get the characters and there could be inside jokes, but I respect a show much more when you can watch an episode unto itself and still enjoy it. Like Friends. Like Seinfeld. Not like Community.
That does suck how he got the news though. Probably he'll be better off in the end?