“Community” is saying goodbye to Troy Barnes — and actor Donald Glover — in the upcoming episode, “Geothermal Escapism.” But it can’t be a simple farewell on a show like this. Instead, look out for post-apocalyptic festivities when Troy leaves Greendale.

The whole thing starts when Abed (Danny Pudi) plans an epic going-away party for his best friend. Things quickly transform from there into a Thunderdome-style competition.

It all starts out normal enough with a small gift from Annie (Alison Brie).

community-geothermal-escapism-nbc-1-alison-brie-donald-glover.JPGAnd then … It’s not so normal.

community-geothermal-escapism-nbc-2-danny-pudi-donald-glover.JPGEven Professor Buzz Hickey (Jonathan Banks) gets in on the insane action.

community-geothermal-escapism-nbc-3-jonathan-banks.JPGAre Britta (Gillian Jacobs) and Jeff (Joel McHale) in a fight to the death … with toilet plungers?

community-geothermal-escapism-nbc-4-joel-mchale-gillian-jacobs.JPGWhat’s up in the sky?

community-geothermal-escapism-nbc-5-joel-mchale-yvette-nicole-brown-danny-pudi-donald-glover.JPGJeff and Troy say goodbye.

community-geothermal-escapism-nbc-6-donald-glover-danny-pudi.JPGCould it all be OK between Troy and Abed in the end?

community-geothermal-escapism-nbc-7-donald-glover-danny-pudi.JPGThe “Geothermal Escapism” episode of “Community” airs Thursday, Jan. 23 at 8 p.m.

Posted by:Laurel Brown