The Office: Episode 179 – The Farm

Written and Directed by - Paul Lieberstein A brief synopsis – Aunt Shirley from Moving On has passed away.  Enter Dwight's whole family, friends and assorted hangers-on.  Bob Packer is back and he is seemingly apologetic for his past sins.  He makes a peace-offering, which Pam tries to get the crew to resist. The best line – Bob … Continue reading The Office: Episode 179 – The Farm

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The Office: Episode 175 – Junior Salesman

Written by Carrie Kemper Directed by David Rogers A brief synopsis – Dwight gets a challenge from David to come up with a part-time replacement while Jim is away.  This allows Dwight the chance to be creative in his pursuit of said replacement.  Pam is anxious to discover who her new neighbor will be.  Erin and Pete try … Continue reading The Office: Episode 175 – Junior Salesman

The Office: Episode 174 – Customer Loyalty

Written by Jonathan Green & Gabe Miller Directed by Kelley Cantley A brief synopsis – Jim reaches a crisis point with the new company just in time to miss a big event with the family.  Darryl's move to the new company is resisted by Dwight.  Pete and Erin are revealed to the rest of the staff.  We get … Continue reading The Office: Episode 174 – Customer Loyalty

The Office: Episode 168 – The Boat

Written by Dan Sterling Directed by John Krasinski A brief synopsis – Andy's family is now broke, and his brother (Josh Groban) is an alcoholic.  Kevin finds out something about The Senator and Oscar.  Dwight's moment of glory on a radio call in show is upended by...you know. The best line – Erin: So this is how your family came … Continue reading The Office: Episode 168 – The Boat

The Office: Episode 166 – Work Bus

Written by Brent Forrester Directed by Bryan Cranston A brief synopsis – Convinced that the building is unsafe, Dwight brings in a bus...to work in.  Jim tries to soothe things over with Pam.   Nellie wants to adopt. The best line – Jim (to Dwight): Really?  Smirking?  Dwight: What can I say?  I love justice.  You forced me to … Continue reading The Office: Episode 166 – Work Bus

The Office: Episode 164 – Roy’s Wedding

Written by: Allison Silverman Directed by: Matt Sohn A brief synopsis – Jim and Pam get invited to Roy's wedding and the toast leads to the awkward realization that they know everything about each other.  Nellie's charity leads to an opportunity for Dwight to express himself. Clark is moving in on Ellie and Andy ends up falling … Continue reading The Office: Episode 164 – Roy’s Wedding

The Office: Episode 163 – New Guys

Written & Directed by: Greg Daniels A brief synopsis – Andy's return from manager training has him looking to get back at Nellie.  "Dwight Jr." (Clark Duke) and "Jim Jr." (Jake Lacey) join the branch, immediately creating an issue for the originals.  Kevin spends his time with a turtle he rescued, while Oscar contemplates acquiring one of … Continue reading The Office: Episode 163 – New Guys

The Office: Episode 162 – Free Family Portrait Studio

Written & Directed by: B.J. Novak A brief synopsis – Dwight is offering free family portrait studios, and some folks are curious as to why.  Conversely, no one is curious why Andy is acting the fool, begging for menial work.  Darryl is finally making the moves on Val, while David Wallace makes his move on the company. … Continue reading The Office: Episode 162 – Free Family Portrait Studio

The Office: Episode 159 – Angry Andy

The Writer – Justin Spitzer Directed by – Claire Scanion A brief synopsis – Kelly is faced with a decision between Ryan and a new man.  Robert is on the verge of making a decision between Andy and Nellie. The best line – Robert: Andy, not everyone here is important.  And the word is, impotence. 2nd best line - Pam (incredulously … Continue reading The Office: Episode 159 – Angry Andy

The Office: Episode 158 – Welcome Party

The Writer – Steve Hely Directed by – Ed Helms A brief synopsis – Andy and Erin make their way back from Florida with a stopover in southern Pennsylvania to break up with Jessica.  Nellie is down after her move into town.  Robert orders the group to throw a party for her. The best line – Andy (with Erin … Continue reading The Office: Episode 158 – Welcome Party