Quick spoilers for tonight's "The Office" coming up just as soon as I bumper test my stroller...
Faked out! Twice! Very nice.
Just when I thought the writers were again going to travel down the perilous and stupid route of having Jim and Pam's time apart cause problems in their relationship, we got that perfect final sequence of them leaving interlocking voicemail messages pointing out just how in sync they are even on days when they're out of sync. And just when I thought the writers were going to have Michael give in to Jan's demands one last time and ruin any shot he had with Holly, he instead goes in for a hug (and dig the perfect little smile on Amy Ryan's face when he does it) and asks her out in a moment that was like a funhouse mirror version of Jim finally asking Pam for a date at the end of season three.
I've had a very long, tiring day, and so I don't have the energy to really do "Baby Shower" justice, but I thought it was another winner in what's been a really strong start to season five. The more monstrous the writers make Jan, the funnier she is, and Carell was perfect in both the silly moments (eating the watermelon!) and the emotional ones (handing Ass-Turd to Phyllis and walking quietly back into his office).
One question: was Jan's stroller an actual brand? Because if so, Dwight's subplot was maybe the most blatant bit of product integration they've ever forced on the show.
What did everybody else think?