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The Office Rundown: Episode 21, "Two Weeks"

The Office Rundown: Episode 21, "Two Weeks"

I'm curious to find out your reactions to this week's episode of The Office because I have to admit, it's not my fave. Not much Dwight (and no Jim/Dwight pranks) and not nearly enough Andy for my taste. Still, even the kinda disappointing episodes of The Office are way better than most other things on TV! Michael has given his two weeks notice at Dunder-Mifflin and has become careless (er, more so than usual) during his final days at the office. Then he makes a risky business decision and tries to recruit the other employees to join him. There is also a new copying machine.

To read about some of my favorite parts of the episode and to share your own,


  • I love the beginning part when Michael tells his quitting story and everyone wonders why he didn't do things like tell his superior how incompetent he is, or say that he's wasted years of his life, or spit in his face. Oscar says he loves hearing quitting stories because it gives him hope — maybe he'll have one of his own someday. "But . . . I dream."
  • Kevin: "Is that Scotch?"
    Michael: "Scotch and Splenda. Tastes like Splenda, gets you drunk like Scotch."
  • Michael attempts to make some calls about jobs. "You work in paper long enough, you get to know the players." So he starts with Prince Paper but when he hears the message saying they've gone out of business, he crosses out "Prince Paper" on his list and there's just "other companies" left.
  • Michael tells Jim he's going to start his own paper company. Jim asks if he knows the industry's in decline. Michael: "Yeah! Oh, God, I practically invented decline."
  • Dwight tries to translate the German instructions for the new copying machine: "That is either an incense dispenser or a ceremonial sarcophagus."
  • Kelly has to leave early on Tuesdays to pick up her little sisters from school. "We're really tight. We're like the Kardashians." As she's saying this to Charles, Angela interrupts to bring him a brochure on an accounting seminar. There was a sundae bar at last year's seminar but Angela says she didn't have any, "you know, to stay trim." Kelly pushes Angela out the door, calling her a "special person. She's turning 50 this year!"
  • Charles: "I am aware of the effect I have on women."
  • I love Meredith calling Pam "Little Miss Thing" when Pam is trying to demonstrate the new copying machine.
  • Ha! Michael puts a note in Oscar's sandwich! A note he claims to have sterilized, but Oscar explains that "just saying 'sterile' doesn't make it so."
  • Of course Michael tries to recruit Stanley while Stanley's in the bathroom.
  • Michael's response to nobody joining him at his company: "You know what, I had a great time at prom. And no one said 'yes' to that either."
  • Toby: "Michael's like a movie on a plane. It's not great, but it's something to watch. And then when it's over you're like, 'How much time is left on this flight? Now what?'"
  • Michael: "This is your future. Hello, I am your future. You are older and you are very happy now because you went with Michael Scott."
  • Pam learned the new copying machine inside and out but she realizes that that's not exactly fulfilling. So, in the end, she joins Michael's new company!
  • And in Pam's absence, Charles puts Kevin in charge of handling the phones?! He so clearly does not know the employees of the Dunder-Mifflin Scranton branch.
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bunnyOhare bunnyOhare 8 years
I wouldn't like Jim in a real office setting either. He's a great character, but he spends a lot of time goofing off and slacking...
mamaseacat mamaseacat 8 years
Charles might know what he's doing by giving Stanley more responsibility and putting Kevin on the phones. You know... kind of like giving the bad student in the class a job and watching him thrive because no one ever trusted him. We'll see.
lylpookie lylpookie 8 years
Not one of my favorites, I just felt like it was TOO Jerry Maguire. I guess it makes sense that Pam left, since she had nothing really to lose there. I'm intrigued though how this show will continue from now on with Michael not being at the office. The dynamic is going to change a lot.
juliarose23 juliarose23 8 years
no, pam! don't leave!
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
meh, 30 rock is much funnier. i watch the office,but im not enjoying it like the previous episodes
La-Tua-Cantante La-Tua-Cantante 8 years
This wasn't my favorite episode but like Buzz said, it's still better than most other things on TV! I couldn't believe Pam left at the end - although I had a feeling she would after seeing the look on her face after she figured out the copier.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
I liked it, so what :shrug: It's not all romancey like last season, but its much more "office" centric. You know? :shrug: I can't wait to see how they end back at DM.
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 8 years
I really liked the " Singular" line and "I am aware of the effect I have on women". And the whole storyline with the copier, Creed putting money in it, Pam saying she would figure it out, unlike "that wireless router". Other than that, it's sad to see Jim disliked, and it annoys me that Charles doesn't know the office at all. I mean, Kevin on phones? Wah? :D
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
The office is so not what it used to be anymore... the "funny" moments that you guys are listing just didn't do it for me. I think we used to have a higher standard for this show.
cupcakers cupcakers 8 years
best episode of the season, I feel like with this and the previous episode The Office is back-there was too much focus on the romantic relationships but now it's getting really good-I knew Pam would go with Michael after her talking head about the copy machine and she looked upset and then Michael left at the end. Jim seemed really proud of her for doing what she did, maybe we will get more light shown on Jim's storyline-time for him to do what he wants and not be such a big pushover.
katiekat95 katiekat95 8 years
For the past couple episodes both the bf and I have agreed that The Office is not what it used to be. I'm not sure if we'll even watch anymore.
LovelyLiLKatie LovelyLiLKatie 8 years
true the office hasn't been season 2 or 3 funny but to be perfectly honest a bad night of the office is way better than most of the things on television. but really last nights episode was funny! When Michael decided on starting his own company i was sooooo excited! This is a great story line! I CANNOT WAIT to see where this goes. I was soo pissed when i found out I had to wait 2 weeks for the next one.
emalove emalove 8 years
This episode was okay...a couple of funny moments here and there. I can't wait for Charles to leave either, Electricxbaby!
electricxbaby electricxbaby 8 years
I can't wait to see how they tie in Michael and Pam coming back...because they have to come back! I actually really liked this episode. It was fun and made me laugh out loud in a lot of different scenes. I can't wait until Charles leaves, he's a party pooper!
sandy82 sandy82 8 years
I felt so bad for Michael. He looked so sad and desperate. I can't believe Pam left with him. I knew there were spoilers about that but I couldn't believe them! I wish Charles Minor liked Jim. It's strange to see Jim so disliked. I'm super curious as to what's going to happen next week.
jessr1214 jessr1214 8 years
i think thats why i love the office...even an off night still has a lot of great lines! scotch with splenda was priceless, perfect michael scott. was great too. i cant wait to see what will happen next week!
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
I actually thought this episode was hilarious! My favorite moments were - - Dwight saying he can't leave because he has to take care of the farm - Michael crawling on the floor and pulling Phyllis' chair - Little Miss Thing - Watching the montage of how they mess up the copies (Kevin spilling coffee) - I am aware of the effect I have on women - Scotch with Splenda So many funny lines in this one
Mädchen Mädchen 8 years
I actually liked this episode a lot, especially that whole "Jerry Maguire" thing at the end. :)
millarci millarci 8 years
I loved it. I was surprised at first when Pam left. But then I thought about it. I think it's her chance (yes even though it's Michael's company) else with her life. Obviously, she doesn't want to be a receptionist (not that there is anything wrong with that), so it's time for her to find something else. Good for her!
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
I think the new boss is fairly normal. I mean, let's face it. If you were just hired to that position and saw how Michael was acting wouldn't you want to put your foot down? It think Charles is pretty realistic on a show that's getting increasingly wacko. But anway, I need more Dwight! There definitely wasn't enough of him. Plus where was Creed? I can't live without his random one-liners.
jhilly123 jhilly123 8 years
I can't believe Pam left, and is going to be a salesperson for Michael... it should be interesting and let's see how they work that into the storyline. Does anyone else not like the new boss? He's driving me crazy, probably because of what happened with Jim last episode, and I love Jim. Though it's hilarious that Angela and Kelly fawn over him.
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
The bit was hilarious. I'm definitely enjoying that Oscar is getting more screen time this year. He makes a good straight man for the rest of the office without having to rely on Jim all the time.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
I agree, the monster dot com thing was definitely the funniest part.
I thought it was pretty good. I was shocked Pam left with Michael.
paaaige paaaige 8 years
the best part of this episode was when michael was in his office and all you hear is monster sounds and jim says, "it's ...singular."
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