The Office: Episode 15 – E-mail Surveillance


  • The Writer – Jennifer Celotta
  • Director – Paul Feig
  • A brief synopsis – Michael is surprised to find what he thought was a terrorist was actually the IT guy who was there to add an E-mail surveillance program on his computer.  In his searching, Michael finds out that Jim sent E-vites to everyone in the office, except Michael, to go to a barbeque at the house he shares with a roommate.  Trying but failing to get Jim to invite him to the party, he goes to his improvisational acting class, where he tortures everyone with his constant tactic of bringing out pretend guns and shooting everyone down as Agent Michael Scarn.  Pam discovers that there may be something going on between Dwight and Angela, but while inquiring with Phyllis about what she might have witnessed, she finds that most of the office thinks that Pam and Jim are a secret couple.
  • The best line – Dwight: I think one of the greatest things about modern America is the computerization of medical records. As a volunteer sheriff, I can look up anyone’s psychiatric records or surgical histories. Yeast infections. There are a huge number of yeast infections in this county. Probably because we are down river from that old bread factory.
  • The best moment – When, after giving up on the idea that Dwight and Angela might be an item, the camera discovers that Pam was right all along.
  • The best storyline – Dwight and Angela…oh yeah.
  • Notable guest appearance – One might say Sadiq, the IT guy, but I loved the improv group doing anything they could to get out of working with Michael.
  • Grade – A-

This episode is solid throughout.  No entirely sure about the e-mail surveillance device being tied to the manager, but as a vehicle, it helped to move the episode along.  Michael doing improv worked perfectly.  Nice to see him torture a different group for a while.  Seeing Dwight and Angela become a couple is pure comic gold.  Extra points for seeing Phyllis sing “Here I Go Again.”

 

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