Basically, Michael's relationship with his new boss Charles Miner has become so strained that even after quitting, he (Michael) is nearly physically removed from the building by said boss making it even more of a stretch to believe that he will be re-hired (which he absolutely will). Did I mention that he is starting his own paper company and tried to recruit all but maybe six current employees to go with him?
I thought it was a good episode and the funniest part was how Jim was amazed that there was a distinct difference between Michael trying vs. Michael NOT trying.
Jim continues to look weak in front of Charles ("We're going with an outside hire, for obvious reasons") and Pam, what are you thinging!?
I think Michael would've been happy to have Octomom join him by the time he left. The end was just a Graduate reference.
He's actually rather lucky she fell into his lap, because I'm relatively sure Andy can't design anything, Jim probably doesn't want to set up routers or copiers, and the rest of the staff is pretty useless except for their given skill set. Pam can create, organize, schmooze, and if she puts herself into it can probably sell too.
Especially with the way Pam went with him at the end ala Renee Turdburger, it seemed like a missed opportunity for a Jerry Maguire parody with Michael working the phones trying to keep clients for his new company.
Monk is pretty significant as one of the first big basic cable hits and Emmy winners (for Shalhoub of course). Without Monk there certainly wouldn't be the rest of the pretty solid USA lineup and maybe not as many basic cable shows on other networks too....