James Spader Is Really Scary on The Office’s Upcoming Halloween Episode


James Spader's Robert California character on The Office has an almost Hannibal Lecter-like way of sniffing out people's sensitivities and then preying on them both as a power move and just for the sport of it. He sends Andy into anxiety-shame cycles, makes Jim doubt his position in the world, and in this sneak peak at next Thursday's episode, he coaxes Kelly into confessing her greatest fear with just a few slow phrases. The Office's Halloween episodes — "Halloween," "Employee Transfer," "Koi Pond," and "Costume Contest" — tend to go pretty far into the show's more awkward territory, and if this Skeleton Crew routine is any indication, this year's "Spooked" will, too. Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones...

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