This sort of ensemble-cast sitcom lives or dies by the quality of the writing and, in this episode at least, there is a lot to like (and a lot to pay attention to). Take this from Britta: ''My ninth-grade English teacher used to say there will always be a reason not to follow your dreams. At the time he meant I was under the age of consent but his words still apply.''
This episode is less self-consciously wacky than some others and benefits from it. The plot revolves around the planning for Shirley's wedding, a potential new business venture with Pierce and, well, lots of other stuff that is mainly there to set up the really great dialogue.