'Community' Scoop: Is There Hope for Jeff and Annie?

Community has been through its share of ups and downs during the past four seasons (understatement alert!). But the one thing that has stayed remarkably consistent is the sweet, simmering romantic tension between Jeff and Annie. So is there any hope for the would-be couple this season?

During a conference call with reporters on Thursday, Alison Brie discussed Annie's evolving relationship with Jeff and previewed some intriguing moments for the pair that are coming up later this season.

"This season is sort of a fun season for Jeff and Annie fans because as usual their relationship doesn't really progress," Brie revealed. "I think that the last episode showed a progression in terms of Annie's maturity and their maturity sort of as friends in terms of her admitting that she sort of has a crush on Jeff. And I think that Annie will always have a crush on Jeff, and I don't know that Jeff will ever be fully comfortable really getting together with Annie. It's not as primary as focus on Jeff's radar as it is on Annie's and that's fair. So I think this season is sort of like them acknowledging and almost sort of moving past it to being good friends."

But Brie also shared that Season 4 will explore the idea of Jeff and Annie, if in an unconventional way. "For fans there are some ways — without them actually getting really close — there will be some interesting things for fans later this season between Joel [McHale] and I," she dished. "Some certain… I'm trying not to tease too much! Some certain things in an alternate reality…"

What do you think Jeff and Annie fans? Are you bummed that Community seems to be shying away from a full-fledged romance between the two characters? Are you intrigued by the idea of Jeff and Annie in an alternate reality? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments below!

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