Parks and Recreation may have at least a whole new season left, but Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe won't be sticking around. Buzzfeed confirms that major, inaugural castmember Rashida Jones will be departing in the middle of Season 6, along with main castmember Rob Lowe. They're both expected to leave after the 13th episode.
When we last saw these two in Season 5, they had some budding drama (but possibly happy drama) in the works. Is this related? Is there departure simultaneous for a reason? Either way, we'll be setting our DVRs to record Episode 13, for sure. Even if we'll be watching it live. Just in case.
Small consolation prize: Xena's Lucy Lawless, who plays Diane, the possibly-pregnant lady-friend to Nick Offerman's Ron Swanson, will at the very least be present for the season premiere, if not for longer. Speaking of the premiere, it apparently sends some of the characters to London. Exciting!
If you're going to miss Rashida, she's been working with In Plain Sight's Will McCormack on some writing and production projects. But we'll definitely miss her face!
Will you still watch Parks without Rashida and Rob? We'll be sad, but as long as Ron Swanson is there for all our manly wisdom needs, we'll be okay.