NBC’s ‘The Office’ season 9, episode 19 review: Jim and Pam’s next step

Jim and PamWhen you remember that there are only a few select episodes of “The Office” left after nine years, the whole idea of Thursday night’s new episode has to feel a little bit strange. After all, we basically saw a half-hour of television that was at least partially about something as ridiculous as Dwight shooting a fellow employee in Stanley with a tranquilizer gun, and also a story about Andy deciding to get a talent agent played by Roseanne Barr.

The story that we really wanted to see this week was when Jim and Pam underwent a little a little bit of counseling on their marriage, but from different people. Just the sole thought of Toby being someone’s counselor was pretty hilarious in itself, especially considering that there were some feelings there for Pam on his part at one time. However, we do believe that these two are going to figure out their relationship eventually … regardless of whoever they need to seek help from.

Also significant this week as the Senator finally coming forward and admitting that he was gay publicly, and trying to do just about as much damage control as he could in the process. This had to be particularly distressing to Angela (who had to sit there and listen to everything that the man was saying), and also strange for Oscar, who was also mentioned during the Senator’s speech.

Overall, this was decent episode that had some moments, but at least half of it felt like filler with the Dwight storyline. We do expect that the writers are going somewhere with Andy paying a ridiculous amount of money to move forward his career as a “star,” but we just don’t know where right now.

What did you think about all of this episode, and do you wish that the story was focused on something a little bit different than a passed-out Stanley considering how many weeks are left? If you want to see even more news from this episode, be sure to head on over to the link here.

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