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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.83
Apparently Jenna Fischer broke her back.

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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.67
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    I question David's judgment in hiring a former temp still in business school for Jan's position! But I like how Ryan gets promoted every year -- temp to full-time to Jim's job to corporate.


Not to mention that Ryan has yet to make a sale. I have a feeling that Ryan might prove more incompetent than either Jan or Michael. Didn't Jan's position oversee all of the branches? Ryan is in WAY over his head - and hilarity will ensue.







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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.87

GET WELL
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I think the ending with Ryan would have been 100x more hilar if, instead of "it'll be nice having another MBA around here", David had said "it'll be nice having another Cornell man around here" (David having attended Cornell in this scenario) and the guy on the phone was Andy, who would then give an evil smirk to the camera with perhaps Dwight sitting in the background of the shot ala Kelly. It would have paid off the season-long stuff about what an ass-kisser Andy is and how he's always bragging about being an ivy leaguer and Cornell's alumni network and all that. And hiring a guy with anger issues is no worse than hiring the ex-temp.

However, the ultimate payoff of Ryan being Michael's boss will surely lead to more hilarity than the one-note Andy reaction.

(edited by SEADAWG on 18.5.07 1244)
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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.85

    Originally posted by Leroy
    Ryan is in WAY over his head - and hilarity will ensue.
Possibly, but I always thought Ryan was way too smart for his temp position and pretty darn smart for Jim's old spot.

I think he either got some other job, like The Big Kat suggested, or he gets Jan's job but he's a jerk about paying everyone at Scranton back for how he was treated while he was there.

But like everyone else said, awesome episode. And Jan's new boobies were pretty hott. But yeah, so did Jim dump Karen last night? Maybe she got the job and he told her he wasnt moving to NY with her? As much as I wanna see Jim & Pam together, that would be kind of a dick move if he dumped Karen like that.

(edited by DJ FrostyFreeze on 18.5.07 1052)


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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.66
Great show.

As mentioned before--
How do we even know that Ryan was talking to David?
He could have been on the phone with someone else.
Not likely, but possible.....

I loved how Dwight was an assistant even in his Hell Hotel fantasy.....



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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
    Originally posted by dwaters
    Great show.

    As mentioned before--
    How do we even know that Ryan was talking to David?
    He could have been on the phone with someone else.
    Not likely, but possible.....

Ryan got the job. Who else has an MBA?



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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.50
    Originally posted by Spaceman Spiff
      Originally posted by dwaters
      Great show.

      As mentioned before--
      How do we even know that Ryan was talking to David?
      He could have been on the phone with someone else.
      Not likely, but possible.....

    Ryan got the job. Who else has an MBA?


Exactly. This isn't Unsolved Mysteries. It's a comedy. To screw with the fanbase with bait-and-switch techniques would not do them any favors, and they know this.

This episode proved how much goodness there can be in an hour-long episode of The Office. GIVE US MORE! (four are coming next season)
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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.51
    Originally posted by EddieBurkett
    I'm concerned, though. TV relationships are generally all about the chase. I worry that, as with Ross & Rachel and Sam & Diane and even Luke & Lorelai the writers will feel the need to break them up to restore some tension to the show. Maybe I'm being forgetful at the moment, but I can't think of any primary couples that were allowed to have their courtship and then a relationship without breaking up and being dramatic about it. I'm hoping that someone can provide an example to prove me wrong.


Niles and Daphne had their big moment, then a few additional obstacles like their divorces and Daphne getting fat, but they were together for the rest of the show. Monica and Chandler stayed together for the rest of the show but I guess there was no build-up or courtship there. I wonder how it's possible to live in a world where Jim and Pam date but I also wondered how they would do the show after Jim's confession last year so I trust their instincts. I hope by virtue of not getting the job, Fillapelli ends up still in Scranton as opposed to quitting. That would maintain a good deal of tension and Office-style awkwardness. Plus Karen is cool.
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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.76
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    Niles and Daphne had their big moment, then a few additional obstacles like their divorces and Daphne getting fat, but they were together for the rest of the show. Monica and Chandler stayed together for the rest of the show but I guess there was no build-up or courtship there. I wonder how it's possible to live in a world where Jim and Pam date but I also wondered how they would do the show after Jim's confession last year so I trust their instincts. I hope by virtue of not getting the job, Fillapelli ends up still in Scranton as opposed to quitting. That would maintain a good deal of tension and Office-style awkwardness. Plus Karen is cool.


I anticipated the Chandler-Monica argument, which is why I specified primary earlier. (Ross and Rachel is always the #1 Friends relationship). Like you said, they lacked the proper buildup. Niles and Daphne did have the buildup, but their relationship was more for comic relief than a main focus of the show. Even if Pam and Jim aren't together yet, I worry about burning out on them. But, as pointed out, the show has allayed any fears thus far, so this is all needless speculation.

I like the argument that Jim only asked Pam to dinner, but that doesn't justify his sudden driving the three (or is it six?) hours back to Scranton impetuously (or was it planned that he would be returning without Karen?) just to invite Pam to dinner. That act was just as melodramatic as what he did last year. Even if it is only dinner, that alone telegraphs that he is ready for way more with her than he is with Karen.



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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.37
Jan has previously stated that the drive is about 2 1/2 hours, but since I live on the west coast, I have no idea how accurate that is.

That said...GOD I FREAKING LOVED THIS EPISODE.

The Ryan ending was the best shocking twist ever...at least for a sitcom. Him being Michael's boss will be made of awesome.

I also loved how simple and natural the Jim/Pam moment was. (Hooray for the "Office Olympics" callback!)

The only thing I didn't like was Karen calling Pam a bitch. It just didn't feel...right. It was a clunky way to get the audience to root against her.



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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.84
    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
    I wouldn't worry too much, it is only dinner and Karen will be in the office again next year.




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Rashida Jones, the actress who plays Karen, has a sitcom starting in the fall on FOX. I'd imagine Karen is done on the Office.
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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.67


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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.66
I guess Ryan will be able to afford that XBox he talked about back in the "Diwali" episode.



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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.83
Rashida Jones' new sit-com isn't much of a spoiler, but it is on Fox so it'll probably be cancelled three episodes in.
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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.07
    Originally posted by Alex
    Rashida Jones' new sit-com isn't much of a spoiler, but it is on Fox so it'll probably be cancelled three episodes in.


NBC and The Office's producers have said for fans to expect Rashida Jones to remain on the show next year, albeit with fewer episodes.



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#36 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.85





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#37 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.57
I thought Jim's attitude around Karen the whole episode indicated that he was done with her. There was never any question for me that that relationship wasn't going to make it past the end of the episode.
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#38 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.69
When Karen finished her interview, she told Jim to call her when his was done, but the next thing they showed after it was Jim booking back to Scranton alone.

Think he left her there?

I'm thinking she's gonna hook up with Ryan to try to make Jim jealous and insuring the Kelly hate. Should be fun. I'm hoping Kelly takes her out.
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#39 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.66
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#40 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.34
    Originally posted by KathyNumbers
    When Karen finished her interview, she told Jim to call her when his was done, but the next thing they showed after it was Jim booking back to Scranton alone.

    Think he left her there?
I bet she probably didn't even notice he didn't call until very late.

The Jim/Pam segment toward the end of the episode felt a lot like Tim/Dawn segment of the UK versions' Christmas episode.

This episode, by the way, was the best one ever.



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Might as well bookend it. The series was built around the idea of playing one reality off another, illustrating the differences and using case A to progress in case B, where both cases are standard police procedural.
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