Was that the first time Creed said anything substantial in the last few seasons? I thought his bit at the end was the best part of the episode.
The Office felt big tonight, more than it has in a while. Stuff is happening. They actually talked to the documentary guys, Jim took a major step in leaving Dunder Mifflin, Oscar is having an affair with Angela's husband, and they wrote off Kelly and Ryan. Gabe seems to be gone too, which is fine by me. Clark (Duke) and uh, Jim #2 (I already forgot his name) were pretty good new additions, and humiliating Nellie is a fine way to go with that character. I also liked Michael finally being mentioned and Andy inheriting his hatred of Toby. Kevin killing the turtle was pretty cringe-worthy (it broke Bill Maher's patience with the show (twitter.com)) but I thought Dwight nearly killing himself was funny. Overall, I wish the episode was funnier, at least for my tastes, but I appreciate the concerted launch out of the gate towards The End.
What did you think?
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It is setting up the end of the show perfectly. From Pam asking the camera guys if they had enough already, to Jim taking the new job and to Andy being more of a boss and Creed slowly going insane, it has started the end on the right foot.
Gabe from last season was spending time between Florida and Scranton. I am guessing it the same.
Having Pam LITERALLY say "our lives aren't going to change!" and Jim make a wistful face, combined with Jim literally saying that line about Plop being 'the new Jim' was some damn lazy writing. Way to spell things out for us, Office.
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
I thought it was a good start to the last season. I watched with my admittedly easy to entertain teenage sons and we thought Dwight on the slack line falling 20 times and getting bloodied was hilarious.
Once again, I have blown away my signature's tags and it's up to CRZ to fix them before the entire board disappears. I don't know I continue have to have this green background if I'm not going to properly mantain it!
Although this week's episode had some serious flaws, overall, yeah, it's been a great season. The episode with the Trickster was amazing. And the crossovers have really been like my favorite comics from when I was in high school come to life.