I'm a big fan of The Office, the comedy television show on NBC (hopefully everyone else is too). Last night's episode was great, and it provided a glimpse of what might be coming down the pipeline (there are only 2 episodes left this season). Here are a few predictions I have for where this series is headed; note the possible spoilers ahead:
- Jim proposes to Pam
- This seems pretty obvious, and I wouldn't be surprised if it happens during the last episode of this season (and on top of the Dunder-Mifflin building). The proposal will most likely occur either during or immediately after the events of my next prediction...
- Jim to be fired (or transferred)
- Ryan had some harsh words of warning for Jim last night, thanks to a spiteful Toby (who's scheduled to depart in the coming weeks). I predict that Jim will indeed either (a) be let go from the company, or (b) be transferred away from the Scranton branch, due to his 'wasting time' at work. The latter option in my opinion is most likely, and I predict that he gets transferred to the Dunder-Mifflin branch in Utica, which is now managed by his previous girlfriend Karen. Awkward situations are bound to follow, especially if Pam comes along for the ride (as Jim's fiancée).
- Ryan gets his comeuppance
- It's pretty obvious that Ryan is a jerk, and we've now learned that he has a drug problem. I predict that this will catch up to him, and he will fall from his current heights, providing him with some much needed payback.
- Roy to return?
- If we assume that Jim leaves the Scranton office, and Pam doesn't come along, his relationship with her will be subsequently strained. I predict that Roy will make another appearance (perhaps hired by Vance refrigeration?), and will cast some doubt in Pam's mind as to who she should be with.
- Michael grows up
- For the first time ever, we are seeing some growth in Michael. He finally stood up to Jan, and he showed much more maturity with Stanley in last night's episode. I think Michael will continue to mature, and the show will slowly stop revolving around his character (it's time to flesh out some of the other characters in the show).
NBC has ordered an entire season of The Office for next year, so I'm excited to see where things are headed. What are your predictions?