- The Writer – Daniel Chun
- Director – Greg Daniels
- A brief synopsis – The branch is in an uproar when Dunder Mifflin declares bankruptcy. Michael provides a necessary distraction. Andy picks this confusing time to ask Erin out.
- The best line –
Andy:Just thinking about Weekend at Bernie’s. It’s funny, the guy’s dead the whole time.Erin: I haven’t seen it.
Andy: Speaking of weekends, you excited about our date this weekend?
Erin: [accent] Of course, Nathaniel.
Andy: Yeah, OK.
Erin: [accent] Where are you taking me?
Andy: [accent] Well, finest steakhouse in all Savannah.
Erin: [accent] Savannah? That’s a far way from Scranton.
Andy: Did you mean a real date?
Erin: No. [laughs] Did you?
Andy: Totally… not. [Erin gets up and walks away]Erin:I thought it was for real. So I was excited, but it was just, it was part of the game.
- The best moment – Michael shows there is a method to his refusal to live in reality, at least on this day.
- The best storyline – Andy and Erin. Will they ever go out?
- Notable guest appearance – n/a
- Would Michael have been reprimanded? – Really no point in it, now, really?
- Grade – A
A great example of the power of this show. Downsizing and poorly run companies are a fact of life. The Office allows us to embrace it and ignore it at the same time. Andy and Erin’s clumsy dance is beautiful.