Well, thanks a lot, Olympics!
Pam (Jenna Fischer) was supposed to be due in February with a special two-parter on The Office, but because the Winter Olympics will be airing on NBC from February 12 to 28, it's preempting the big Office birth. Who figured out that the Winter Games is more important than welcoming a potentially baby Jim (John Krasinski), we have no idea.
At the very least, The Office big boss Greg Daniels has shed light on what will transpire on the episode.
"Part of the concept is that Pam is trying to hold the baby in until after midnight so that she can get the maximum time in the hospital, so the HMO will ... If she comes in at 11:50, her first day is 10 minutes and then she gets 24 hours after that, so she's trying to keep the baby in while she's at work and trying to distract herself. That's the plot of the first half-hour."
But just like their big wedding months back, the Dunder Miflin folks won't be left out of this one, too. And when you think of labor, who's the first one to come to mind? Why, Dwight (Rainn Wilson) of course!
"They are all aware that she's in labor, and she pushes it maybe too far."
I don't know about you guys, but I just want to get this pregnancy over and done with. Pregnant!Pam is not exactly adorable and pleasant.