The abrupt decision to dump Chevy Chase from NBC’s "Community" will not cause disruption in the writers room, reports TVLine.com. It turns out that the show had already filmed a season finale in which the fate of several characters is up in the air.
Chase Hawthorne, Chevy Chase’s role, is one of the characters included in a cliffhanger ending. Presumably, Hawthorne will not make it back for any future seasons of "Community," should there be any more.
According to the website’s source, the cliffhanger episode "wasn’t intended to set up his [Chevy’s] departure. It just worked out that way."