'The Office' recap: 'Doomsday' Is Coming

Dwight may be the best Enforcer/Assistant (to the) Regional Manager he's ever seen, but last night, we saw his frustration at being perpetually Number Two boil over. For a guy who dreamed to live in a world where two was the most powerful number, Dwight's vision for the future did not include standing by while Dunder Mifflin continued to mess up and face Robert's displeasure. Enter the Accountability Booster. In terms of Dwight’s all timegreat  horrible ideas, a machine that recorded errors hits the all-time Top Ten list, right up there with Dwight bringing a gun to work, or setting the office on fire to teach everyone a lesson.

New boss Andy, of course, was still Mr. Good Times, which last night involved singing everyone off with "Closing Time" at 5:00 each day, a song that, like Pam, I definitely don’t know all the words to. Andy may be a collegiate a cappella man, but that would get annoying super-fast -- and it did, for everyone but Stanley. I love Stanley, and I think he’s been put to really good use this season. His bright smiles never fail to make me chuckle and his dry explanation that, "When I first heard it I did not care for it. But that song means it’s time to go home. Now it’s my favorite song," was perfectly in character. Speaking of winning Stanley moments, a giant Well Played! to the writers for tabling the "…and shove it up your BUTT!" joke for a few episodes, and then bringing it back tonight when the Dunder Mifflin tension was the highest. Read More...



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