Parks and Recreation prepares to launch its fifth season in a state of change. Ben (Adam Scott) has taken a job in Washington D.C. that takes him away from his love Leslie (Amy Poehler). When the season kicks off Thursday night on NBC, April (Aubrey Plaza) will be in D.C. working with Ben.
The move is going to have an impact on their relationships. April and her husband, Andy (Chris Pratt) will be, according to Plaza,“still very much in love and married,” but the distance will create obstacles. But expect both Andy and Leslie to visit D.C. But Leslie might not like it as much as you would imagine she would.
“You would think [D.C.] would be Disneyland for [Leslie]. She comes here with a proposal for Pawnee, and she kind of feels very, very small when she comes. She’s in the middle of the machine of Washington, D.C., and sees April and I kind of thriving here and really being among the power players. It’s a really interesting contrast to being a big fish in a small pond in Pawnee,” Scott says.
With the new part-time setting, expect to see political cameos. already announced are Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine.
“I think they are used to kind of having a poker face and keeping close to the vest, so acting comes really naturally to them. They were really good,” Scott said about working with politicians. “[Barbara Boxer] and Olympia Snowe were both really sweet. They were really nice.”
But who would be Scott and Plaza's dream co-stars?
"Hillary Clinton. And Bill Clinton. I want to meet them," Plaza said.
"I think Hillary would be the ultimate for Leslie," added Scott.
Parks and Recreation returns Thursday at 9:30 p.m. EST on NBC.