Oscar: Well this is what happened. Uh, Ryan's big project was the website. Which wasn't doing so well. So Ryan, to give the impression of sales, recorded them twice. Once as offices and once in the website sales, which is what we refer to in the business as misleading the shareholders. Another good term is fraud. The real crime, I think, was the beard.
Last night was The Office season finale and while I, like most people, was disappointed by the Jim and Pam anti-climatic ending, I do have to admit that the writing was back to its old milk-coming-out-of-my-nose funny. WG1 and I were literally laughing out loud the entire time, which I think cancels out the fact that Jim didn't end up proposing to Pam last night.
It was Toby's last day in the office and of course Michael was estatic. I guess I never really understood why Michael hated Toby so much, but I do know that it's hilarious. For Toby's going away party, Angela has only budgeted for a butter cream cake and a slideshow "with just two pictures of Toby."
Michael suggests that instead of this lame party they throw Toby a bash that resembles a New Orleans funeral with his "shoe money". Michael apparently gets a check for about $50 for his birthday from his grandmother every year, but since she is now quite old she sends him about eight-nine checks a year. Michael has been keeping this money for a rainy day...in his shoe. So, he busts out this money to celebrate Toby moving to Costa Rica.
The showering of money leads to what I think was the best subplot: Phyllis vs. Angela in the battle for the best party planner of the office. Angela refuses to plan this elaborate party that Michael wants thrown (anti-gravity machine anyone?) and Phyllis steps in to plan it instead.
This episode also welcome Toby's replacement Holly, the new human resources representative, who Michael and Dwight decide to induct into Dunder Mifflin with some old fashioned hazing, which Dwight defines as "a way to show a new employee that she is not welcome or wanted." Dwight is the only person to go along with this joke however, telling Holly that Kevin is "slow...like, in the mind". So she is super nice to him and now he thinks she has a crush on him. Poor Kevin! Guy never gets a break.
I think Holly might be just what this show needed, someone for Michael to love! I don't know why - but I just want Michael to find someone to love. Is that weird? Anyway, Holly and Michael are a match made in heaven. So what does Michael do to declare his love at first sight (or hear as he says)? Make each other awesome mix CD's and exchange yoda talk, of course.
On to the more pressing issues of the episode. Ryan got arrested! Yes! I so knew this was coming, but I have to admit I really thoguht it would be for his cocaine addiction. And it's just a hunch, but I think Jim is the one who figured out that Ryan was entering the sales twice since they had that phone call early on in the show about how he needed to enter the sale on the website too. If Jim turned him in and told corporate, I think he might just get Ryan's job next season. Which would work perfectly because Pam got into the Pratt School of Design and has to move to New York for three months. Fingers crossed because Jim didn't get to propose during Toby's farwell funeral!
No, instead Andy stole the perfect fireworks moment and proposed to Angela, which I have to admit was hilarious. Can I even imagine the hilarity that this wedding will bring? No. I can't even fathom it. Andy's overly preppy parents. Hilarious. Kelly asking to be a bridesmaid. Hilarious. "Mr. Andrew Bernard. Has a nice ring to it." Hilarious.
Angela & Dwight doing it in the office and Phyllis walking in on them. Priceless.
And finally, Jan is pregnant! But Michael is not the father. Yikes, bikes. Instead, Jan got sperm from a sperm bank, which resulted in one of my favorite quotes from the evening: "If I was 22 and I had lots of time...to have lots of children, then sure let's let Michael have a shot at one of them, but honestly I have to make this one count." Now Michael thinks he's going to be a Daddy. All I have to say is wow.
One last side comment, for the majority of this episode Jim was looking a little greasy and scraggly. Producers of The Office, Jim needs a shower or a hair cut. Pick one and do it Jim Halpert.
I have big expectations for next season. My predictions: Dwight will stop Angela's wedding, Michael & Holly are going to elope (at Sandals in Jamaica), and Pam & Jim will be together forever.
Oh, and Jim will finally wash his hair.