The Office: Episode 69 – Crime Aid

  • The Writers – Charlie Grandy
  • Director – Jennifer Celotta
  • A brief synopsis – Michael and Holly, quite eager to past their third date custom, forget to lock up the office, and everything is ripped off.  They decide to hold a benefit auction with Springsteen tickets at the center.  Jim agonizes over Pam’s all-nighter spent with friends.  Angela and Andy set a date, and Dwight confides in Phyllis.
  • The best line – Holly: Oh, the mall could be fun.
    Michael: Yeah.
    Holly: We could go to the food court and get different foods. You could get Chicken Teriyaki. I could get a hot dog.
    Michael: Some of what we order depends on whether we’re having sex after. [laughs] Oh, my. Wow, elephant in the room. Are we, do you think? Do you think we’re going to have sex tonight?
    Holly: …Hell yeah.
    Michael: Okay, so, we do the restaurant thing and then… then… then we can do… We’ll just do the restaurant thing first.
    Holly: Yeah, that’s good.
  • 2nd best line – Darryl: Mike gave me a list of his top ten Springsteen songs. Three of them were Huey Lewis and the News. One was Tracy Chapman, Fast Car. And my personal favorite, Short People.
  • The best moment – The look on her face when Holly agrees with Michael about the goal of their 3rd date.
  • The best storyline – Dwight and Phyllis.  So nice to see her in a helpful role.
  • Notable guest appearance – David Wallace makes a crucial showing and sees something even more crucial to the show.
  • Would Michael have been reprimanded? – Not for what he should have been, he gets the short end of the stick the following episode.
  • Grade – A-

Holly and Michael’s high point, bring’s misery to the branch in a big way.  Plenty of yuks here with the Springsteen tickets and the hug from Phyllis.  Jim is full on desperate for Pam now.  Hard to know who to have the most sympathy for, Dwight or Andy.  Angela, strangely, elicits no such feelings.  She does her job well.

 

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