Parks and Recreation season premiere recap: '2017'

January 14, 2015 4:00 AM

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Welcome, Parks fans, to the future—and to the beginning of the end. Last season's feel-good finale ended with a surprise twist as the Parks and Rec universe leaped forward to 2017. The Knope-headed Pawnee branch of the National Parks Department was humming, the Knope-Wyatt triplets (2 sons, 1 daughter) were toddlers, Jerry was Terry, and an employee more incompetent than Jerry had been hired and fired (Ed, we hardly knew ya). Before jumping into the meat of the premiere, let's check in with our favorite Pawneeans three years into the future.

Leslie Knope: Running the Pawnee office of the National Parks Service. Oversees over 1,200 people, all tireless creative geniuses—except Terry and Ed (John Hamm). She's got bangs and is nursing a hell of a grudge.

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