The Office: Michael Scott's Short and not so Sweet 'Two Weeks' - Featured

I've been disappointed with The Office recently, and though I didn't think 'Two Weeks' was among the best episodes, I think it had some excellent laugh-out-loud moments, and very best of all - Michael Scott at his very worst! Can Office fans really ask for more than Michael hitting rock bottom?


One of the funniest aspects of The Office is Michael being entirely incompetent, yet somehow continuing to not get fired and being allowed to run his branch. That's not something I want to stop at all as I'm assuming and hoping Michael will be back in charge shortly, but it was far too hilarious to see Michael spend the episode hiding behind doors, in the bathroom, and behind bushes begging select people to run away with him to his new paper company, and see everyone not so subtly reject him. Then to have him actually escorted out of the office by security then sneak back in and army crawl around the floor stealing office contacts and attempting to physically steal the employees - a-mazing!


Now if that's not classic Michael Scott at his worst (aka best), I just don't know what is. I also adored Toby's comment about Michael being like a movie on a plane... it's not good, but it's something to watch, and when it's over you're like... okay, so now what? How much of this flight is left?


So, minor spoiler alert if you haven't been keeping up with Office news, Steve Carell has said he won't be leaving The Office, so this could mean that he'll stick around on the show, but we could get a number of episodes with him sulking at home (which from the previews looks hilarious with Pam seeing far too much from a mopey robed Michael)... or he could really be away from Dunder Mifflin for a little while starting his business which will clearly fail.


This is going to be even more tricky to work with on the show since paper business in general is declining and of course the economy is awful - not really the time to start your own paper business. So any way about it, Michael will not have success to take him away from Dunder Mifflin, but will they really take him back after these disasters?


Since the 'new boss,' Idris Elba as Charles Minor, is a guest star meant to be around six episodes, I would assume after that time, something will happen where he won't need to be around, so maybe that time frame indicates Michael's return to Dunder Mifflin or something else of the sort.


Otherwise, I was thrilled to see Pam go all Jerry Maguire and (unromantically) run after Michael to follow him into a new business after his mighty fall, but clearly from the last moments of Michael and Pam walking away, we saw she was already questioning her decision.


I think it's a great plot point/turn for Pam since she doesn't want to be a receptionist, but she also didn't succeed with her attempt at a career in art. While Michael's business can't possibly succeed, I'm hoping this will give both Michael and Pam some time to figure out what they really want... which will magically ultimately lead them both back to the Scranton office.


I'm still waiting to see where Holly will come back for her returning guest appearance as well, so I'm getting very curious about how that will fit into the current plot.


So what do you think? How will Michael and Pam fare on their own and will this move have anything to do with Holly's return?


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Mar 27, 2009 2:02PM EDT

I think this season hit the low point with the couple of lecture circuit episodes and it's great that they are bringing back the "officeness" =P the last few eps.
I loved michael's list : Prince paper and.. other companies !Also if holly came back to be the HR rep for Michael Scott Paper company ?? xD

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Mar 27, 2009 5:30PM EDT

best micheal scott moment is when when looks in the fridge pulls out a take out box opens it and sniffs the food, takes a fork and then tastes the food, gags and spits the food back in the box, closes the box and says phylis. hidden comedy gems like that make the show.

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Mar 27, 2009 10:12PM EDT

I kind of want to see Michael succeed at something. I felt bad for him at the end of the episode. As a person he might not be your best pal, but the show has always portrayed him as a capable manager in weird ways (when he actually tries). If you guys recall he always manages to close good deals and reel in clients. It would be funny to see him succeed and get the new boss fired. Or perhaps the office peeps will see how much they miss him (out of boredom perhaps) and get Wallace to offer him the job back... Kind of what happened with Dwight when he moved to Staples. We'll see...
Oh and I can't wait to see the next episode where Ryan has blond hair, LOL.

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Mar 28, 2009 2:51AM EDT

i am hoping that he obtains some clients (without any plan) so then Dunder Mifflin asks them both to come back.. hoping Pam comes back as a salesman and we get a new receptionist.... this episode really needed to be 40 mins.

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Mar 28, 2009 8:09AM EDT

Thought the Jerry Maguire moment was fantastic and I really feel the season will end on a big high......Michael's return.

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Mar 28, 2009 10:54PM EDT

i get the feeling everyone is gonna quit in ones or twos, and then they'll have to hire everyone back - did you see the looks on kevins face and stanleys face when they were assigned their new jobs? either that or everyone will end up getting mad and calling david wallace a hundred times a day and drive him crazy.
either way, michael is the most successfull branch manager in the company - they need him! they'll remember that sooner or later!
and GO PAM, but i think she would have been so much better at an office directers position, she would be so cute telling everyone what to do, and she really knosws the ins and outs of the office better then anyone.....
hey, maybe the company will actually work, and the staff of dundermiflin will get sick of the new boss, quit, and all move to michael scott paper co - lets see how much trouble he can make without anyone to control him, and the same room of staff!!

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Mar 31, 2009 1:16AM EDT

Amulte, I agree, everyone is going to end up angry. I think the reason behind the new Kevin and Stanly positions (which should have been awarded to Kelly and Dwight if he wanted someone who talks a lot on the phone and someone who manages time) was to show how little the new boss knows about the company... and to foreshadow how he will end up driving people crazy and ruining the office.

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Apr 5, 2009 3:26AM EDT

It seems to me that if one stops and considers how the original The Office (the one in Britain) ended, this may be this shows attempt to end the show in a similar manner.

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Apr 8, 2009 3:46PM EDT

I'm not sure what you are talking about.
The Two Weeks episode was great. That new jerk from corporate is only on the show for 6 episodes and the Office is going for another seasons.. its going to go back to what it was after the dust has settled and that guy leaves the show.
Although the new episode coming out tomorrow is called "Michael Scott paper company." So, I'm interested to see how that all plays out.

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Apr 9, 2009 9:18AM EDT

I actually think this season has been the best yet, not every episode can be very funny and two weeks still managed to get me laughing a lot despite it being a bit of a serious episode. Stress relief & Moroccan christmas were sooo funny! Plus I love the fact that Pam is going out there and reaching her potential!!

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