If there is been one thing in particular about “The Office” season 9 that has been incredibly frustrating, it is seeing Jim continue to really walk over Pam when it comes to his plans to move forward with his career in Philadelphia without really any regard for her feelings. It at times has felt a little bit out of character for him, in particular the times in which he has lied simply because he thought it would make her resent him less than she would otherwise.
For those of you wondering if Pan is ever going to rise up and find her voice here, it is coming. Remember when Jim opted to stay in Scranton with Pam than head to New York during the season 3 finale of the show? Speaking to E! News in a new interview, executive producer Greg Daniels says that there will be a conflict coming up where this event from seasons ago re-enters the equation:
“One of the things that we’re excited about for this year is the chance for people who have been following the show, all the fans who have been following it religiously for years, to really get off on all the connections and the wrap ups and the artistry that we’re trying to bring to the end.”
Do we think that Jim and Pam are going to find their way through all of this conflict by the time the series finale airs in May? Probably, but it will likely continue to be rather difficult for them. After all, they are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it may not be best for their family (or for each other) to stay at Dunder-Mifflin long-term, even if this is the place that originally brought them together.
We really just hope that the show finds a way to make things exciting and as funny as ever in the upcoming weeks. It’s been rather sad listening to critics dogpile what was once a great show (the funniest on TV during season 2), and we still expect there to be plenty of tears when the series wraps up.
If you want to see whether or not Steve Carell is going to return for the final episode, all you have to do is head over to the link here.