Michael Scott is single and has decided to swear off women (or rather just one woman and that woman is Jan). "Ladies and gentlemen, would you please open your supply catalogs and turn to page 85?" So begins Michael's search for a new passionate love affair. Three weeks ago Michael was supposed to pick a new chair to purchase for his office, but his recent break-up from Jan has left him pining over 'chair model lady' on page 85 - a woman who he claims is professional with a light in her eyes who looks like she would love to curl up on a couch. To me, she looks like a girl that got fired during my first week of work for being on Gmail too much (which scared me off Google Talk for a good two weeks).
This brings us to Michael's great plan of having each of his employees write the name of a eligible bachelorette that he can call to go out with on an index card. Insert Kevin's witty answer of his good friend Wendy, a hot and juicy redhead, who turns out to be the fast food restaurant chain. Sidenote: I think if Kevin and I could just meet once we'd be bosom buddies in no time that could enjoy snacking on Frosty's and baked potatoes.
Out of pity (or perhaps just to get Michael to choose which chair he wants to purchase so she can get his swivel, high backed office chair for herself), Pam sets Michael up with her landlady. Of course, Michael acts with the decorum of a -- actually, I don't know even how to describe him on his blind date with Margaret. I mean, he said she was like talking to a 'sweet old lady on the bus'. Oh, Michael, how you entertain me.
While Michael is out meeting Pam's landlady, Dwight has promised to bring the chair model lady to Michael so that she "can bear his fruit". Turns out (after much investigation), that Deborah Shoshlefski a.k.a. Chair Model Lady died in a car accident while driving stoned. To get closure, Michael and Dwight visit her grave site. Bye, bye Miss Chair Model Lady.
Subplot that made me laugh: Kevin & Andy's mission to get their parking spots back. I would love to see more of these "Five Families" of the five companies in the office building in later episodes -- particularly Paul Faust or "Cool Guy Paul".
Subplot that made me tear up: Jim is planning on proposing to Pam. Is it true that all my dreams could come true? I hope there are many more "will you wait for me to tie my shoe?" moments to come this season!
And later, I'm stopping at Starbucks and ordering a large hot chocolate with caramel and a shot of mint.