Is Dunder Mifflin still on the verge of bankruptcy? If the stock price were any indication (we had a good peek at the stock market ticker last episode), it does not look good for the Office peeps. But tonight, we'll try to veer away from that, albeit temporarily.
On "Scott's Tots" Michael (Steve Carell) is forced to face the music when he realizes that he can't keep a promise he made a group of kids 10 years ago. Just what this promise is, your guess is as good as mine.
Elsewhere, with Michael being distracted with the insolvency issue, the role of Dunder Mifflin manager seems to have fallen on Jim's (John Krasinski) shoulders. After last episode's successful attempt to stuff Ryan (B. J. Novak) into a closet to demonstrate a little authority, tonight he starts a positive reinforcement program, when he launches an employee of the month project to increase employee morale.
But alas, tonight, we'll still get to see the insolvency story arc continued, so brace for developments that can go either way.
On the last episode of The Office, Michael was invited by David Wallace to a shareholder meeting in New York. Apparently, he was also being honored for keeping the Scranton branch profitable despite the downward trend. The shareholders, however, weren't exactly happy to see the management people, and they were greeted with jeers.
Michael tried to salvage the situation by giving the crowd false hope of a 45-day plan to fix everything at Dunder Mifflin, which everyone liked. At the sidelines, however, it appeared that Michael had no plan whatsoever, and was even called a moron by one of the DM people.
What did Michael do? He pointed out that he was the only one who managed to make money for the company and was therefore not the moron. And yes, he rushed to the limo to get back to Scranton.