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The Office

  • Season 09
  • Episode 23
  • Finale

The Office Finale Recap: That’s All She Said

No matter what you thought of the last couple of seasons, this was a heartwarming good-bye.

  • S.09
  • Ep.07
  • 'The Whale'

Dwight tries to get in touch with his feminine side and Oscar is outraged that The Senator might be a cheater. 

  • S.08
  • Ep.23
  • 'Turf War'

To help pad out a season that’s already struggled with ongoing plotlines, The Office recycled one of its best story arcs. 

  • S.08
  • Ep.22
  • 'Fundraiser'

Another episode where we are asked to believe that the entire office goes to every single social event together. 

  • S.08
  • Ep.14
  • 'Special Project'

Scarfaces, Heat Strokes, Theme Parks, Brooke Hogan, Sink Holes, Morbidly Obese People, Geriatric Capital of the World. 

  • S.07
  • Ep.15
  • 'The Search'

Ryan and Kelly — they’re not on this show nearly enough, which is probably why they’re among the only characters to succeed in every scene. 

  • S.06
  • Ep.11
  • 'Scott’s Tots'

The slow, steady, unceasing collapse of hopes and dreams continues! 

  • S.06
  • Ep.10
  • 'Shareholder Meeting'

How desperate does a company have to be to bring Michael onstage with them?  

  • S.06
  • Ep.09
  • 'Murder'

How, in this economy, is a small regional paper company continuing to survive? It may not. 

  • S.06
  • Ep.07
  • 'Koi Pond'

We could watch a full half-hour of Michael horrifying young children, but, alas, the haunted-house story line is dropped. 

  • S.06
  • Ep.05
  • 'Mafia'

If this is what 'The Office' devolves into with Pam and Jim gone, then get them back already. 

  • S.06
  • Ep.03
  • 'The Promotion'

"Where would Catholicism be without the Popes?" 

  • S.05
  • Ep.24
  • 'Casual Friday'

After last week’s triumph for Michael over corporate efficiency and Stringer Bell, the real world awaits him upon his return to Dunder Mifflin. 

  • S.05
  • Ep.22
  • 'Heavy Competition'

With all the upheaval going on in the last few weeks, the dramatic shift in the Michael-Dwight dynamic has been hinted at but barely explored — until last night. 

  • S.05
  • Ep.20-21
  • ''Dream Team' and 'Michael Scott Paper Company''

After Michael, seemingly out of nowhere, quit his job at Dunder Mifflin, we finally found out where this show is going in last night's two episodes. 

  • S.05
  • Ep.05
  • 'Employee Transfer'

Even though she’s only been on the show for six episodes, no possible good-bye could do her justice. 

  • S.05
  • Ep.04
  • 'Crime Aid'

With an episode that focused solely on the three main pairings, it’s worth taking a look at how they’re progressing, and their chances at success. 

  • S.05
  • Ep.01
  • 'Weight Loss'

For about three seasons, devoted ‘Office’ fans have been waiting for the shoe to drop on the Pam and Jim relationship, but the perils of their plotline were obvious from the first episode. 

  • S.04
  • Ep.12
  • 'Did I Stutter?'

We were only granted one brief scene with the burly warehouse leader, but we were reminded again why we think a spin-off sitcom with him as the lead would be the driest, most deadpan brilliant show on television. 

  • S.04
  • Ep.06
  • 'Branch Wars'

Last night brought the (presumably temporary) return of Karen Filippelli, who, as far as we're concerned, is always welcome — mustache or no. 

  • S.04
  • Ep.02
  • 'Dunder Mifflin Infinity'

Carell's not an inherently showy performer, but he's so skilled at bufoonery that the show can't help itself sometimes. But his antics last night sent a promising episode careening off the rails. 

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Greg Daniels, Ricky Gervais, and Stephen Merchant
Ben Silverman, Greg Daniels, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Howard Klein, and Paul Lieberstein
March 24, 2005

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