Originally Posted by vespaguy
I was thinking the same thing. They ha a wonderful story-arc in season 2 where it would have been ideal to get rid of Chase (and part of me wonders if they weren't writing it that way just in case). Now they seem to be making him a much more sympathetic character, which A ) doesn't seem to be leading to any scripted exit for Pierce and B ) makes me wonder why Chase had such a problem with this years writing as opposed to the previous years' where he was much more hateful/racist.
I thought the same thing regarding S2's version of Pierce - Chevy Chase was already complaining about being on a sitcom (and of course the issues btwn him & Harmon....and seemingly the entertainment biz in general)
IIRC, Chase's last freakout before it was announced he was leaving the series while still in production stemmed from what I assume to be a moment from an as-yet unaired episode where Piece apparently says something rather racist (which led to a supposed on-set "racist tirade" from Chase). As well, it sounded as if the season was not being shot in order & filming of the season ender had already wrapped, so Chase is still likely to be visible in the 13th ep.
While he seemed to have multiple issues with his Community gig, it may be what Chase saw as a ridiculous shift from "good Pierce" that has been on display for the most part this season & to senile bigot Pierce in the course of one script to the next. Plus, it is pretty common knowledge that Chevy can be a prick, so...who knows...Edited by jwebb1970 - 4/10/13 at 10:14am