Shirley does the preparations for an upcoming holiday party. Jeff goes up against a school bully after being challenged to a fight.
Shirley asks for Abed’s creative input for a religious film; Pierce is recruited by a group of students his age.
Jeff and Shirley bond over foosball. After Annie breaks Abed’s special edition DVD of “The Dark Knight”, she covers it up by staging a robbery.
The study group starts its European history class with professor Noel Cornwallis (Malcolm McDowell); Dean Pelton is upset when Chang returns to campus.
As Subway makes plans to purchase the Greendale campus for their own Subway University, the study group members contemplate the end of an era. Jeff considers a generous offer of employment he has received from Subway, while Britta considers an offer she has received from Jeff. Meanwhile, Dean Pelton tells Annie and Abed about Greendale’s first Dean Russell Borchert, which leads to an interesting and potentially lucrative discovery in the walls of Greendale.
Everyone is up in arms when an anonymous bandit starts dropping coins down people’s pants. While Dean Pelton mobilizes the school to investigate, Jeff and Annie pursue their own theories – methodically interrogating staff members. When someone eventually confesses, the school heaves a sigh of relief, but Jeff thinks there is more to the story than meets the eye.
The Greendale study group reunites. Jeff butts heads with the new biology teacher and Dean Pelton finds a new nemesis in the dean of the Air Conditioning Repair Annex.
The group is divided after Pierce crosses a line with Shirley; Britta and Jeff face a group of young bullies and their mother
Dean Pelton lets two designers test their new social networking application at Greendale, leading to a war among the students; Professor Hickey decides to go underground until the battle ends.
The sexual tension between Jeff and Britta becomes a hot topic among the study group. Meanwhile, what starts out as a simple contest for a chance at early class registration turns the peaceful campus of Greendale Community College into an all-out war zone. Friendships are tested, as only one student can be victorious.
When the Greendale Glee Club is unexpectedly sidelined, the school’s effervescent choir director Cory Radison sets about recruiting the study group members to fill in. Skeptical at first, they eventually fall under his hypnotic spell, singing and dancing their way to the annual Christmas Pageant.
Britta dares Jeff to find himself a partner for a double date with Pierce and his new girlfriend. Meanwhile, Shirley and Britta lend their hand as Annie tries to learn anatomy for a special health fair presentation in school.
When the gang accepts a new person into the group, they learn how delicate their friendships really are.
Andre proposes that he and Shirley remarry and a wedding date is set. Britta and Annie get busy planning the wedding and Jeff prepares to give a wedding speech, while Troy and Abed get ready to be “normal” for the occasion. Meanwhile, Pierce and Shirley pitch a sandwich shop idea to Dean Pelton for the Greendale cafeteria.
While Jeff takes on the role of Greendale Gazette Journal’s editor, the gang must decide whether or not to admit an eager classmate into their study group.
New roommates Troy and Abed host an apartment-warming party that takes a strange turn.
Abed becomes convinced that there is a conspiracy afoot and that Dean Pelton is an imposter. When Abed is apprehended sneaking around on campus, he is required to see a therapist, or risk being sent to jail.
It is Troy’s 21st birthday, so the group decides to hit the bars. While Britta and Jeff are drinking too many cocktails, Shirley is taking down incriminating pictures of herself, Annie is embracing her fake identity and Abed gets into a deep conversation with another Sci-Fi lover.
When a final exam is postponed, Annie talks Abed into letting her spend some time in the dreamatorium, where an innocent simulation turns into an examination of the study group.
Greendale Community College is forced to bring in a new Spanish teacher after a shocking discovery about Señor Chang; Meanwhile, Troy discovers a trade he truly excels in — plumbing.