The Office: Episode 94 – Niagara

  • The Writers – Greg Daniels & Mindy Kaling
  • Director – Paul Feig
  • A brief synopsis – Jim and Pam get married!  Everyone attends, of course.  And of course Michael does not get a room for himself, and ends up rooming with Dwight.  Andy has a party in the executive suite and while having a party there, tears his scrotum doing the splits.  Dwight hooks up with one of Pam’s bridesmaids, and then dumps her.  Michael hooks up  with Pam’s mom, and decides to stay with her.  Meanwhile, Jim reveals a huge secret at the rehearsal dinner.
  • The best line – Jim: I bought those boat tickets the day I saw that You Tube video. I knew we’d need a back-up plan. The boat was actually Plan C. The church was Plan B and Plan A was marrying her a long, long time ago. Pretty much the day I met her.
  • 2nd best line – Dwight: [walking out of hotel room with a woman] You have everything?
    Isabel: Hmm-hmm.
    Dwight: Cell phone? Charger?
    Isabel: Yeah. So you sure you don’t want breakfast? It’s the most important meal of the day.
    Dwight: It really is. I’m not hungry. I ate a whole bunch of sunflower seeds after you went to sleep. And besides, I wouldn’t want to take you away from Pam on the morning of her wedding. She needs you Isabel.
    Isabel: That’s really sweet, Dwight. So I’ll see you at the wedding?
    Dwight: You know it.
    Isabel: K. [they kiss]
    Dwight: Okay, get out of here.
    Isabel: Bye.
    Dwight: Okay.
  • The best moment – The marriage, especially the preëmptive strike on the Maid of the Mist before everyone else got to ruin it with their retread of JK Wedding Entrance Dance.  In fact, they made it better that way.
  • 2nd best moment – Dwight kicks Isabel in the face during the wedding entrance dance.
  • The best storyline – The wedding is the one thing everyone was waiting for, and they did not disappoint.
  • Notable guest appearance – Linda Purl steps in as Pam’s Mom.  Anna Camp as her sister.  Jim’s Brothers are back, and his Dad, played by Robert Pine.  The highlight, though, is the gorgeous Kelen Coleman, who plays Pam’s best friend Isabel, and Dwight’s passing love interest.  She will be back, thankfully.
  • Would Michael have been reprimanded? – n/a
  • Grade – A+

Only the office could turn a cliché like the JK Wedding Entrance Dance into a touching moment.  The rest of the staff is on top of their game.  The two best writers, Kaling and Daniels, save the best for the episode that matters most.  The Dwight / Isabel connection is flawless, kind of like Kelen Coleman.

 

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