The Office 7.12 "Ultimatum" Review

The return of The Office was a tale of two halves.  While its first fifteen was a rather dull effort (perhaps trying a little too hard), the second half of "Ultimatum" made up for it with Daryl (Craig Robinson)and Creed (Creed Bratton) stealing the show.

This was the first time I can ever remember The Office pulling out multiple curse words in a single episode but perhaps it should do so more often.  Creed's F-bombs as Erin (Ellie Kemper) flaunted her gymnastic skills was the funniest moment of the night by far.  The only disappointment was that we didn't get to see Creed do an actual cartwheel of his own.

For the first time in perhaps, well ever, Michael's (Steve Carell) insecurity laced tirade actually worked.  Michael's apology to Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) and Creed was a squeamish case of excellent subtext where everyone (except Kevin and Creed) knew who Michael was really talking about.  You could really feel for Holly (Amy Ryan) as her self-denial wilted faster than the broccoli stem in Kevin's mouth.  It certainly appears that Holly will be the key to Michael's exit, at least at this point.  The minds behind The Office said last week that Michael will get "the ending that he deserves."  Do you think he deserves Holly? Read More...


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