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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