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Leslie and Ben are caught off guard when her opponent hires a high-power campaign manager from Washington, D.C. Meanwhile, Ron reluctantly interviews replacements for Leslie after things start falling through the cracks at the office.
When Leslie learns that the Parks Dept. budget is about to be cut, she persuades Councilman Pillner to make the cuts elsewhere, but there are unforeseen consequences for her campaign. Elsewhere, Ron and Chris visit a meditation center together.
Leslie squares off against her opponent, Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd), in a televised debate. Ann, Tom and Chris keep busy in the media spin room, while Ron works to save a party for Leslie's donors. Amy Poehler wrote and directed the episode.
Leslie embarks on a bus tour on the final day of her campaign, but she becomes distracted by the sudden death of an important person in Pawnee. Elsewhere, Andy investigates a security threat, while Chris discovers a surprising cure for his depression.
Election Day arrives in Pawnee, and the race between Leslie and Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd) is neck-and-neck in the Season 4 finale. While waiting for the results, everyone reflects on what the future might bring.
Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Barbara Boxer (D-Cal.) guest star in the Season 5 opener, which finds Leslie and Andy in Washington, D.C., visiting Ben and April at their new jobs. Back in Pawnee, Ron hosts a barbecue for the entir (more…)
Leslie decides to wage war on obesity in Pawnee in her first mission as city councilor by passing a city-wide soda tax. Meanwhile, Andy tries to get in shape for his police-entrance exam, and Ben struggles to connect with the interns in his office.
Leslie helps a local swim team get more practice time by working on a new law that extends the hours at the community pool; Ron finds himself filling a pothole for a local woman (Lucy Lawless) as part of Chris' new plan to solve citizens' problems around t (more…)
Leslie responds to an STD outbreak among Pawnee seniors by conducting her own sex-education class. At the same time, Tom finds himself gadget-less and turning to Ron for help coping with life without technology; and Ben and April have their first encounter (more…)
Bob and Linda's double-date plans take a disastrous turn when the couples find themselves trapped inside an Escape Room. Meanwhile, with the parents out of the house, Louise hosts a zombie-movie night, but when the zombies turn out to be too scary, Tina mu (more…)
Leslie becomes suspicious when an architect from Eagleton responds to her public appeal for park suggestions. Meanwhile, Tom sets up his rent-a-swag business with help from the office; and Andy adds some excitement to his new gig as a security guard.
Leslie's push to get more women in government jobs results in her and April collecting garbage. Meanwhile, Tom asks Andy and Ben to teach him about basketball; and Ron takes on the responsibility of watching Diane's kids while their babysitter is out of to (more…)
A string of failed relationships leads Ann to make a dramatic life decision. Meanwhile, Ben seeks advice on choosing a caterer for the wedding from Chris, Tom and Ron; and April is left with a task that Leslie usually handles.