Until "Women's Appreciation."
Something about that episode turned my spirits around. Pam was showing signs of growth and determination. I knew something was going to give soon, but I was still trying to reason with myself; saying, "Okay. So this is a good sign, but don't expect them to get together. They'll throw us for a loop. They need ratings." So I resigned myself to be satisfied with Jim and Pam simply rekindling their friendship and tried my hardest not to expect more.
Thank God I was wrong.
(Now I know this review is a little late, but I got caught up in my actual life there for a while. Sue me).
So let's get to it:
"The Job" (Aired May 17, 2007 at 8pm/7pm Central)
There were two "jobs" in question for this episode. One job was to replace Jan in the New York office. The other, of course, was to replace Jan's old "chesticles" with her new ones. Jan's boob job, if you will.
Oh Jan, will reason ever find you? (Sigh).
The cast warned us that something "big" would happen to Jan and Michael and to take that literally. A boob job never entered my mind. My mouth actually dropped when they zoomed in on her her breasts. I was speechless. It was quite the spectacle. Very funny, though.
It was fun to see so much of Jan in the episode (pun intended). I love watching her go ballistic. What a dynamic character. I vote for more Jan every week. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole Jan/Michael story line here. The look on Michael's face when Jan gets excited about putting on sweat pants and waiting for him to get home from work everyday was uproarious (thank you, Thesaurus).
Creed Thoughts? Yes.
Best line of the show:
Creed: I find it offensive. Au naturelle, baby. That’s how I like ‘em. Swing low, sweet chariots.
Jim's new haircut? Well, I do love the classic "flippy-outties", as I call them (I like the shag), but this is nice, too. Very dapper. They were improving that wig every week, but I'm glad to see it gone. One point for JKras.
Dwight's short reign as Regional Manager was a delight to witness.
So much whimsy in one office.
And Pam! Pam was completely admirable in this episode. She carried herself with dignity and class; generating good karma with her positive attitude and high hopes for Jim's happiness, whether or not that included her. Pam came into her own this year and that alone would have made this episode (and season) completely worth while.
Now for the really good stuff.
I don't even have words. Okay, it was FANTASTIC! When they went to commercial break after this scene I literally sobbed on the couch like a little girl. (Very reminiscent of the way Dwight cried in Michael's office). I'm glad no one else was home to witness it.
Take a look at this sequence of events. (This is where I dork out on you):
"Dunder Mifflin. This is Grace."
"Where do you see yourself in ten years?"
"I haven’t heard anything. But I bet Jim got the job."
"Um, are you free for dinner tonight?"
"I'm sorry. What was the question?"
OH! And who could forget this?
Best Episode Ever.