• The Writer – B.J. Novak
  • Director – Harold Ramis
  • A brief synopsis – Michael causes Daryl to get injured, thereby creating a need for safety reviews in the warehouse and the office.  Not one to feel one-upped by the warehouse staff, Michael decides to fake a suicide that turns out quite odd.  Everyone starts taking bets because Kevin is hung over from March Madness.  Andrew is back, as Drew, until he realizes that no one is going to call him that…and that Dwight has decided to shun him.
  • The best line – Dwight: Jim, could you please inform Andy Bernard that he is being shunned.
    Jim: Andy, Dwight says welcome back, and he could use a hug.
    Dwight: Ok, tell him that’s not true.
    Jim: Dwight says that he actually doesn’t know one single fact about bear attacks.
    Andy: You guys…
    Dwight: Ok, no. Jim, tell him that bears can climb faster than they can run. Jim! Tell him!
    Jim: [half-heartedly] Andy! Nah, that’s too far.
    Dwight: Damn you.
  • The best moment – The look on Stanley’s face when he sees the watermelon that exploded on his car.
  • 2nd best moment – Kelly explains to Ryan how Netflix works.
  • The best storyline – Andrew is back and being shunned by Dwight.  Delicious.
  • Notable guest appearance – Having Andy back feels like a gift.
  • Would Michael have been reprimanded? – Um, let me count the ways…injuring Daryl, the watermelon, the suicide stunt…
  • Grade – B

Michael gone amok kind of shatters all the good stuff going on in the episode.  Plenty of betting action with all the staff is great fun.  Dwight and Andy begin a long and successful career of feeding off of each other.

 

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