If you think the insolvency storyline on The Office is over and done for, think again. Jenna Fischer tells us that the shakeup will not only affect David Wallace and the other big Dunder Mifflin executives, but the lower echelons of the corporate world as well, including our accountants, salesmen, and the warehouse, especially Matt. See what this whole financial crisis is doing to our favorite sitcoms?
"I do think that it's going to cause some shifts at corporate," says Fischer, who plays pregnant receptionist-turned-saleswoman Pam on the NBC comedy. "So there's going to be a lot of sort of job changes and it is going to shake up the structure of our current hierarchy."
The bankruptcy storyline was resolved on the last episode of The Office, when David told Michael (Steve Carrel) and the gang of a buyout that will only hit the top guns; rightly so, since Scranton is apparently the only DM branch which makes money despite the recession.
Pam and hubby Jim (John Krasinski), however, have more important things in mind - including a little unborn baby. After the success of their wedding early this season, the next big step for the couple is Pam giving birth next year - the baby bump was quite obvious on the Christmas episode.
"We don't know what it is, but I believe that will be a two-part episode - I believe that's what they're planning," she says. "The wedding episode turned out so great that I'm so excited to see what they do for the birth."
Now whether or not Pam will be MIA soon after the baby comes (and for how long), Fischer is still not sure. But needless to say, she likes her new designation and the new seating arrangement because the reception desk is just too damn cold and too far from everything.
"It's very warm. The reception desk is very cold. It's a drafty-air sort of flow. It's very drafty by reception and Jim's desk is very, very warm... The reception desk is sort of an island that no one ever goes to. I really like sitting by Rainn [Wilson] and joking with him and I feel like I'm part of the in crowd now.