I read somewhere earlier this week that as the final season goes on they will be dealing more with the fact that everyone has been followed around by a film crew all these years. Guess this was the start of that.
FINALLY, we get some real honest-to-goodness conflict in that family. With Jim'a arrogance and Pam's constant bad attitude, it seemed impossible to me that they never had bad fights. That relationship was always kinda nauseatingly perfect.
In one scene, we bring all the realism back to the show... The camera crew and the realization that these are real people who have formed relationships with the office workers over 9 years. Also, we get to see how a mother raising an infant alone and a very stressed out father working in a different city would not have the perfect relationship.
The show had gotten to the point where there were really no consequences for any whacky thing they'd do. It looks like those consequences are returning. With Pam and Jim, maybe with the Erin love triangle. In fact, we know that a cast member will be fired on Valentine's day.
It's good to see this show acknowledging that the end is near.
quote: My only complaint is how Dwight has gone off the deep end.
Dwight has been out of control for a while.
I wish they would use him more seriously, honestly. They established that he's very anxious. They should do something with that instead of making him a clown all the time. Rainn Wilson is certainly capable of getting there.
ohiovol Tennessee Fan Member since Jan 2010 14948 posts Online
re: The Office - 1/24(Posted by ohiovol on 1/25/13 at 9:23 am to ohiovol)
Barring Athlead going under, there's no good reason for Jim to not end up in Philadelphia full time. I feel like the story of Pam getting the opportunity to paint the mural was introduced because the writers wanted to make it look like there was some reason to stay in Scranton.