Even though “The Farm” never ended up materializing as anything more than just a backdoor pilot, the episode is still going to air on “The Office” in the weeks ahead. The first fun fact that we have to share here is that had NBC picked this show up, this episode probably would have aired a little earlier in the season. Since that didn’t happen, however, they instead have re-shot some of the footage to make it fit better into the overall arc of the story.
While we are still going to see some footage of the Dunder-Mifflin gang in Scranton, we will still meet many of Dwight’s family members during this episode, including some that we have not heard very much about over the years. There is also some sort of burial, which really helps to explain what ended up getting all of this family together to begin with. In the backdoor pilot, this meeting probably caused Dwight, his siblings, and some other characters to stick together in order to run a bed-and-breakfast at his beet far. However, we’re not sure it will stay that way now, given that the “Office” producers surely want to have Dwight stick around as a paper salesman for the final few weeks of the season.
It is a thrill that we are going to finally see this episode after so much buildup, but it is also a thrill that the producers are not sticking it so far near the end of the season that it becomes one of the last things that we see. With this episode airing now, the good thing is that we have enough time to still wrap up the rest of the story, and this will not feel like a throwaway half-hour.
Are you excited to finally see this episode, even if it will never end up becoming the spin-off show that many once hoped it would be? If you want to find out the title for the series finale courtesy of John Krasinski, you can see it over at the link here.