*"Goodbye Toby" Spoilers Included!*
Right after watching The Office finale last night, I was in utter shock from all the utterly shocking Office moments!
The big anticipation for this episode was circulating around the would they or wouldn't they question: would Jim and Pam get engaged??
And yes! Yes they were going to - hooray! But wait... it couldn't be that easy. The "would they or wouldn't they" turned to Michael and the new HR woman, plus Andy and Angela, and Angela and Dwight.
Michael was smitten with the HR woman the moment he saw her, claiming to Jim that he was in love. But the wonder this led to was not Michael making a fool of himself, but instead Jim realizing, as he coached Michael on office love, just how perfect and romantic it'd be to propose to Pam right there at the office where they fell in love.
Aw, Jimmm!! And Jim had the perfect opportunity with a party already set up - all he had to do was spring for (expensive) fireworks to get the mood just right. But, um, Jim, that's really cute, but isn't that a little mean to Toby? Just wait till the poor guy in love with your girlfriend leaves, already.
But Jim went ahead with his perfect romantic plan and oh how thrilling the anticipation was! And oh, to see Pammy light up with that anticipation as she realized fireworks would be just perfect.
So... it was coming... Jim took out the ring... and ANDY! Oh Andy how you've forsaken our JAM bliss! It was fun, though, to call it as Jim pulled out the ring and Andy started to get up.
So horrible, awkward proposal it was for Andy and Angela with an "okay," and no wonderful, glorious, sickeningly adorable proposal for Jim and Pam.
My heart... is broken. Even Kevin's "special" treatment can't cheer me now.
But, I'm sorry, have we not mentioned here that Ryan got arrested for fraud?? Wowzers! Could Ryan be looking at some hard time? (That's what she said.)
And, anddd my friends, the disappointment of JAM was extremely great, but the sadness for Michael was pretty great too - wow to Jan being pregnant and it's NOT Michael's! Michael's stupidity so often reigns, so to see his heart reign here as he turned down the HR woman to be a kind-of-papa was tragic. So sweet, so tragic.
But not so sweet and tragic like JAM and Michael?? DWIGHT AND ANGELA! Yes, folks, the absolute ultimate finale OMG moment! I so love The Office for always creating these totally shocking moments that were yet somehow totally expected.
It seemed so possible for Angela and Dwight to get back together in the finale, but certainly not as a sexy secret after-hours office hookup right after Angela got engaged to another man!
Scandalous! My heart remains broken that we didn't get to see the adorable JAM proposal, but all the rest almost... almost made it worth it. Now they've done their job of leaving us drooling for more all summer!
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