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It rang especially true with this version of Troy, the one who'd seemingly stopped caring about being an adult up until this episode, only to come to the conclusion that he's not much of an adult.
If you told me three months ago that a difference in maturity level would be the reason Troy and Britta would eventually break up, I would've believed you, but I also would've anticipated that we'd see some explicit exploration of why it couldn't work.
But I'm not sure anything will actually change (whether Community gets a fifth season or not).
He mimicked Pudi's Abed nicely, but really thrived in the final scene when he admitted to Britta that he's simply too immature for a relationship, no matter how he feels about her.
That final moment, and the suggestion that the reason the relationship failed was that Troy simply couldn't let go of his childhood and friendship with Abed, was both smart and believable.
More importantly, both Danny Pudi and Donald Glover were borderline tremendous in their performances of one another's characters.
We've seen Pudi emulate his fellow cast members before, and though this episode didn't ask him to do as much as, say, something like "Basic System Analysis" did, he embodied Troy's slightly confused immaturity very well.
This was far from his best performance ever, but it was truly a shame that Pudi won't ever be nominated for an Emmy; he's been wonderful for four years.
For his part, Glover's been asked to play a regressive version of Troy this year, which is also a shame, because this episode reminded us that he can also do solid dramatic work when called upon.
Not only did Troy and Britta not remember their own one-year anniversary*, but neither was particularly excited about going out to celebrate it.
Troy was more excited about a silly anniversary with Abed, and there was a sense of malaise permeating through his interactions with Britta.
I get why the show ultimately ended Troy and Britta's romance, and in this way—but now I just wish there were moments that made the story feel earned as opposed to an implicit apology.