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"The Office" Recap: Episode 24, "The Job, Parts 1 & 2"

"The Office" Recap: Episode 24, "The Job, Parts 1 & 2"

Goodbye for the summer, "The Office"! While I think this season's finale was okay, I also think the show doesn't quite work as an hour-long show. In order to stretch it out that long, it seems like they had to pour on the drama more than usual.

This week Michael promises Dwight his job, believing the position in corporate to be in the bag. Jan comes back into Michael's life in uh, full force. Meanwhile, Jim and Karen have a fun time in New York when they both go to interview for the same job, and Pam is perhaps cuter than she's ever been. Check out my highlights from this week's season finale and tell me what you thought of it.

  • When Jim walks in with his new haircut, Kevin says, “Hey, what’s different about you? You look worse.”

    Then, Meredith: “You got a haircut. It’s sexy-hot. Turn around... Do it!”

  • I love how Pam never apologizes to anyone about her Big Moment from the "Beach Games" episode. To Karen: “I’m just sorry if it made you feel weird.”
  • Lots more great moments if you

  • Kelly, regarding Pam's outburst: “I would never have done that. It was patheticville. No offense, Pam.”
    Meredith, regarding Pam's outburst: "Don’t even worry about it. Everyone was so drunk I bet nobody even remembers what you said."
  • On Creed's "blog,", I could just make this out at the bottom: “What do you guys think is the best kind of car? To me… motorcycles. They’re small and dangerous.”
  • Jim: “Okay. Just so I understand it: In your wildest fantasy, you are in hell. And you are co-running a bed-and-breakfast with the devil.”
  • Dwight’s ideal choice to take Jim’s place: “Jack Bauer. But he is unavailable. Fictional. And overqualified.”
  • On breast implants:
    Kevin: “I love fake boobs. Oftentimes, you find them on strippers.”
    Creed likes them "au naturel": “Swing low, sweet chariots.”
  • Dwight: “How do you make a table?”
    Andy: “You make a chair, but you don’t sit on it.”
  • Michael: “Your advice was good, but Jan’s was bigger.”
  • I can’t believe I actually felt real jealousy toward Karen. A fictional character. For having fun with Jim. Another fictional character.
  • Michael gives Jan’s assistant this message: “I want to squeeze them. It’s code, she’ll know what it means.”
  • Jan: “This could be great, this could be perfect. My full-time job could be our relationship. I could wear stretch pants and wait for you to come home at 5:15. It could work. This could work, really.”
  • Michael: “Ryan, coffee.”
    Ryan: “I don’t do that stuff anymore.”
    Michael: “No, it’s for me. Bimbo.” I think Bimbo is an underused insult.
  • Michael: “This place is like the hospital where I was born, my house, my old age home, and my graveyard, for my bones.”
  • I chuckled a lot during this episode, but the moment when I guffawed out loud, for some reason: Ryan says to Kelly, "You and I are done." Then Kelly's "What?!?"


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SugarKat SugarKat 10 years
I miss the Office... Sad.
sorano916 sorano916 10 years
I was just browsing through... the finale was a little bit more drama filled, but that's because they had to make sure to wrap up that whole Karen-Jim-Pam thing which was the bane of last season, the angsty thorn. In reality, the show could really be an hour if it wants to be. If you notice on, they put up deleted scenes and almost very episode last season had about ten minutes worth or more. Entire storylines have been cut out which actually would have been funnier than what was aired. *shrugs*
uacosj uacosj 10 years
I was hoping Karen would get the job. YES!!! Pam and Jim on a date!!!
haze1nut haze1nut 10 years
haze1nut haze1nut 10 years
Hey buzz! you tooooooooootaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllly forgot the most IMPORTANT SCENE! the part where Jim asks Pam on a date in the end!!!
rhondak rhondak 10 years
Great many funny moments!
flipper flipper 10 years
did you hear that rashida jones(karen) got a sitcom picked up by Fox? that means she's not going to be in The office next year! which makes me kinda sad, I was hoping to see Karen and Pam be passive agressive towards each other.
thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 10 years
"it's sexy-hot" that was priceless! yay pam and jim! <3
Jinx Jinx 10 years
I wondered that too precious p, did he even finish his interview? Karen already mentioned moving for him, if she moved there, and now didn't get the job to allow her to return, he's kind of screwed ger over. :oy:
precious-p precious-p 10 years
so do you think jim just left the city after the interview or did he actually take the time to break up with karen before driving back to scranton (how is karen getting back to NJ?) to ask pam out to dinner?
NadiaPotter NadiaPotter 10 years
I was alone, like 5 minutes during the show, them my brother came in and says "what's happening?" so I told him very shortly, then my best friend show for a visit so I said "eer.. yes yes sit sit" and my brother does see this show so he an me where like laughing very hard and we were "well Karen's got the job, this way Pam and Jim will be together" because we see how she says that she will live in New York with him but he doesn't answer back, but just like that we See RYAN?? RYAN?? on what hour he went to the interview?? I though it was nice done!
SaraSmile SaraSmile 10 years
Also (sorry) - I really like Karen. I like Pam, too, obviously, but I like Karen. They are good foils to each other. Pam and Jim, as Pam pointed out, are the same freaking person, and Karen at least has some ambition and the guts to do it. I just want to shake Pam and yell at her to do something more with her life (also to change her hair, but that is another issue entirely).
SaraSmile SaraSmile 10 years
I was flicking back and forth between The Office and Ugly Betty, so I missed a lot of both shows, and I still haven't seen the beach episode, so I need to catch up. I like that Ryan the (former) Temp has a spine now - and maybe it is a Pennsylvania/Phillies fan thing, but the fact that his name is Ryan Howard makes me giggle - and I wish we would see more of Kelly. I know the whole show is about Pam and Jim, will they or won't they, but now that they will - well? This is when the UK version ended, so hopefully they handle it well. Also - Jan is on painkillers, which contributes to her craziness, but considering how kinky she (apparently) is with Michael, I imagine most of it is home-grown.
asarwan asarwan 10 years
Beth1122 Beth1122 10 years
I was secretly hoping that Karen would freak out in one of those interviews where she's talking to the camera, when she called Pam a bitch. I thought it would be so funny if she just started freaking out talking about Pam. I guess she has it together more than that though.
smarler smarler 10 years
I was wondering when Jan went crazy, too. She was the face of corporate for so much of the series--serious to a fault, always reprimanding Michael (remember The Client, when they went to Chili's and she nearly freaked out when Michael took over the meeting?) I don't know if it was her divorce or her relationship with Michael, but she has really gone off the deep end. Question: Wasn't Jan curious which position Michael et al were being interviewed for? Because, you know...I would have been.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
I wish the show had ended with the Jim asking Pam for a date scene; it was such a wonderful moment. The hour long episode did drag a bit, but was filled with great moments and wonderful lines. Loved Michael's “I want to squeeze them. It’s code, she’ll know what it means" and “Your advice was good, but Jan’s was bigger” best of all.
ddene5713 ddene5713 10 years
JIM + PAM = about time!!! yayyyy. poor karen... but WOOOOHOOO! guess the woman playing karen won't be on the show too often.
CuZiO23 CuZiO23 10 years
I really loved the part when Pam apologized to Karen about making her feel awkward, and Karen said that it's not big deal, people make mistakes when they aren't thinking. Then Pam corrected her! That was awesome! :)
Amity-A Amity-A 10 years
I think it was GREAT! I like the drama, so the one hour format is welcome anytime. And I love Pam's gradual increase in self worth. It started with her art show (Don't call me Pammy) and has been crescendoing ever since. Then she walked on hot coals. I still like Karen, but not with Jim (duh). However, calling Pam a B was a bit much. I guess I wouldn't be a big Pam fan if I were her either, but still... it's Pam. And Jan is slowly becoming my favorite character on the show. That woman is a RIOT. Stretch pants at 5:15. Love it! Kudos to the writers. These guys are so good I'm kind of worried. The last time I saw writing this good was on Arrested Development, RIP. Wow that was long.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 10 years
Finally! Jim and Pam! YAY! :)
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
I think it was ok that Pam made those comments, but it went on a little too long. She shouldve drawn the line after the whole Jim thing, but then she went on to scold everyone for not going to her art show. It just began to feel a little too contrived. And I just dont buy her not caring that it was said. This whole honesty thing is a little out of character for her. She is usually so quiet, so this sudden burst of being vocal is odd.
Jinx Jinx 10 years
No kidding, when did Jan get so crazy?! But then, I always did wonder why she was dating Michael. Loved the Shrute bucks Stanley nickles too! :rotfl: I loved the hour, but I don't know if I'd like what they did with it every week.
smarler smarler 10 years
I felt the same way about the length. Granted, I will not complain about an hour of The Office, because I love it far too much, but it just didn't feel right. And of course, coming down from last week, the show couldn't be all fun and games because they did need to tackle this huge thing that happened. My fiance still thinks Pam was out of line for what she said during "Beach Games," but I think that she had every right to speak her mind (especially with her new honestly policy). How does everyone else feel?
DeaconP DeaconP 10 years
i paused the tv and this is what i got of creed's "website" Creed Thoughts! Hey-o everyone out there in SyberWorld. It's old Creed Bratton coming at your again, here from my perch as a Quality Assurance Manager at Dunder Mifflin paper. Just a few observtions on the world around me. (all typos are intentional - and then he talks about the best kind of car...) I think this was the best finale so far this season - the whole storyline was amazing. Jan's implants were hilarious - not to mention Jim looked so hot. I love the whole Pam/Jim thing - its going to be nice and awkward for Karen... Was I the only one hoping one of the cabs in the city would hit Karen?
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