The last episode of The Office was a clip show, so tonight's "Sabre" is actually the first new episode since the NBC returned from the holiday break this year. Is it just me or that was a long wait? On the flip side, it also happens to be John Krasinski's directorial debut. Yes, Jim directs this episode.
"Sabre" isn't only the title of the episode, it's also the name of the printer selling company that comes in to take over Dunder Mifflin. For his part, Michael (Steve Carell) has a hard time accepting some of Sabre's new policies. Andy (Ed Helms) and Erin (Ellie Kemper), meanwhile, work on a welcome song for Sabre as her way of waiting for Andy to ask her out.
We also get to meet Jo Bennett (guest star Kathy Bates), the CEO of Sabre. Bates, 61, is an Oscar-winning who's no stranger to television, with an Emmy-nominated stint on Six Feet Under.
Elsewhere, Jim and Pam (Jenna Fischer) interview with a local daycare they are eager to get into.
Catch The Office tonight on NBC.