It looks like the writers for The Office are finally starting to take things less serious, thankfully. After an actually chuckle gushing intro segment, things are looking up for Scranton tonight.
Electromagnetic fields plague the Scranton office as the employees try to finagle their way out of work for a week. Unfortunately Nellie did not turn into a mutant and blow-up or any thing, but this did give a chance for Jim to seek out his old childish and dynamic prank-fest with Dwight.
Feeling as though he owes Pam for “being so cool” about his new sports project, Jim seeks an opportunity for payback. What could be anymore romantic than a road trip up north for a visit to “Lavern’s Pies, Tires Fixed Also”? (We get it; they’re quirky and better than every other married couple).
Rabble-rouser Jim uses the electromagnetic field issue in the office to raise unrest against Dwight and his fascist landlord regime to ensure a week off from work. After an impotency related prank dealing with crowned kernels, Dwight seems deeply bothered and decides that he must clear the building of all evil electromagnetism.
History has shown dealing with Dwight never goes completely according to plan. An hour later a new temporary office arrives, the work bus.
Tensions rise as workers are brought beyond their already caustic comfort levels. Nellie did not get pushed into the bus by Asian Jim or anything, but Andy does a pretty good job of further ridiculing her in her random pursuit of adoption. In an attempt to win Andy over to co-sign her adoption papers (not as father) Nellie seeks the help of orphan Erin.
Once again Jim raises further unrest and talks Andy into fulfilling his planned pie mission. The bus get’s moving as employees roll call rap and find Creed on the side of the road hitchhiking.
Dwight’s macho-captain of the ship façade finally breaks down as Jim continues to harangue him. He escapes through the buses roof exit and ends up pouting to Jim over his barren loins.
After seeing Erin cry about Nellie’s pathetic adoption less life, Andy finally realizes he was being a douche-bag (I hate to admit it) and gives Nellie a stellar backhanded recommendation, stating, “She’ll make a good mother to anyone who can over look weird accents.”
New plot idea, new setting…not bad.
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