The season finale for The Office was aired last night, and it really threw me for a loop. A lot of what I expected to happen didn’t, and some surprising twists and turns occurred throughout the entire episode. Some of my predictions are coming to fruition, though others may be increasingly off the mark. Like before, there are spoilers ahead so be forewarned.
- Jim and Pam
- I’m surprised that the Jim-Pam storyline took a turn at the end, with Jim failing to propose to Pam (as I expected would happen). Hopefully we’ll see the couple take this step at the beginning of next season. I’m not sure I can take the tension any longer!
- Jim taking career risks
- Jim’s two voice-mails to Ryan don’t bode well for the future of his career. If Ryan is able to dodge his current criminal problems, Jim could be in trouble.
- Ryan gets his comeuppance
- This prediction came true, though not in the way I expected. It seemed to me that Ryan’s drug problem would catch up to him, but it turns out that his business fraud was what got him into trouble with the law.
- Michael grows up
- For the first three-quarters of this episode, Michael was maturing at an incredible pace. His behavior around Holly, the new HR rep, was remarkable. Unfortunately, he relapses after finding out Jan is pregnant. I truly hope he ditches Jan and doesn’t fall back into his old ways.
- Angela, Andy, and Dwight
- I certainly didn’t see the Angela-Andy proposal coming. And what’s up with Angela and Dwight at the very end of the episode? Who knew that they have apparently been seeing one another? This storyline should be very interesting to follow.
- Holly and Kevin
- I absolutely loved the running joke where Holly thought that Kevin was slow-minded. The entire gag was genuinely funny, and Brian Baumgartner did an amazing job as Kevin (this is his best performance so far in this show).
What did you think of the finale? Are you as excited about next year’s season as I am?