If you didn't think we were starting the arc of episodes that are Steve Carell's farewell tour, then tonight's episode likely convinced you.
Using Michael's long-in-the-works movie 'Threat Level Midnight' as the vehicle, we got to see some of our favorite departed characters come back. It also is a pretty on-point reflection of what Michael Scott was like over the last decade.
But the movie also gave us another glimpse into the new Michael, one that's self-aware, one that knows that a lot of what he does is pretty damn silly. And a Michael who knows he's in the relationship of his life and that's all that really matters.
Luckily, he's leaving just in time. I don't know if I can deal with a self-aware Michael Scott long-term. But it sure has been interesting seeing him grow this season. Read More...