Original Air Date: Jan 17, 2013
Shannon – Associate Editor
Dwight gets a message from David Wallace that one of the local businesses, a father and son owned suit warehouse, is in the market for a paper contract. Dwight calls up Jim in Philly so they can get their salesmen brother act back on the road. Jim says he’s too busy and Dwight should take Phyllis to stand in as Dwight’s sister. Instead, Dwight enlists Clark to fill in as his son to land the Suit Warehouse contract.
Daryl is on his way to Philly to interview for his new job. Pam decides to go with him just because she can. Pam asks Erin to cover her shipment of pens. Basically, that means that Erin has to accept the delivery from the delivery guy and make sure the box contains pens. Erin has no idea how to handle that. It turns out to be just too much for her.
Clark is back from Jan’s clutches and he brought a Nespresso machine as a gift from Jan. Oscar is way too excited about this new coffee machine. Can’t blame him. Coffee is serious business. The staff decides to try every flavor. They all get juiced up on caffeine. Kevin bench presses Angela. Everyone is hopped up on caffeine like crazy. Eventually, they tear up the carpet and that’s when they start to come down. It’s not pretty. Meanwhile, Clark and Dwight are just awkward and weird. They get the sale, though, because Clark is less awkward and more socially aware than Dwight.
Daryl gets nervous during his interview and it starts to go south. He gets up to leave, apologizing for being intimidated and wasting their time but the interview board gives Daryl a do-over. They calm him down by saying they all started in other crappy jobs too so they’re no different than him. Things go great until Daryl electrocutes some fish.
Pam waits out the lobby and chats with the receptionist who mentions he can’t wait until Jim quits his part time job in Scranton and he and Pam move to Philly. Jim comes out and tells Daryl that the board wants to hire him. Pam is less than pleased. I think she had no idea an eventual move to Philly was really on the table. She’s been incredibly naive if you ask me. After landing a gig like that why in the world would Jim ever want to come back to Dunder Mifflin?
So I guess we can safely say that the series end will have Daryl, Pam, and Jim all moving to Philadelphia. No surprise there. At this point, I’d be surprised if Andy’s back at all this season. Maybe for the finale? I also predict that Pete and Erin get together in the finale as well. Care to make some predictions? Leave them in the comments!