Where Is The Office's Kelly Kapoor Now? "In Jail" For Murder, According to Mindy Kaling
If you had to guess which character from The Office went on to end up in jail following the series finale in 2013, who would it be? Maybe Creed, for some mysterious albeit creepy reason? Or Dwight, after a prank gone wrong? I, certainly, wouldn't have guessed that Kelly Kapoor — Dunder Mifflin's snarky, insecure, Ryan-obsessed customer-service rep — would get put behind bars. But Mindy Kaling, who originated the hilarious role, recently explained to Variety why a stint in the big house actually makes a ton of sense for Kelly.
"There is not an insignificant part of me that thinks that Kelly might be in jail," the Late Night star said, in reference to Kelly's unhealthy romance obsession with her coworker, Ryan (B.J. Novak). "A crime of passion? The character just kept getting a little bit more and more unhinged . . . I don't want to say that she murdered Ryan, but I am also not convinced that he is still alive in the world of The Office. It's been 11 years, right?"
Where is Kelly Kapoor now? Mindy Kaling weighs in: "I don't want to say that she murdered Ryan, but I'm also not convinced that he's still alive in the world of #TheOffice" https://t.co/8wYmaZ9l9T pic.twitter.com/2wWPoICFWt
— Variety (@Variety) January 23, 2019
When the NBC comedy wrapped up its ninth and final season in 2013, Kelly and Ryan do, in fact, end up together. Of course, it's not under the most stable of circumstances; they literally run off into the sunset together after dumping Ryan's infant with Kelly's boyfriend, Ravi the doctor. If Ryan were, to say, run off with someone else after that? Well, Kaling's theory seems all the more likely. Either way, feel free to remind yourself why Kelly is still one of the greatest characters on the show with a high-quality selection of GIFs ahead.