1. Cold open, I think. And then the 30-second clip would have just gone after the opening. Makes more sense that way, doesn’t it? I didn’t like how they didn’t make the time jump clear…a casual viewer probably wouldn’t have known it had been a month since The Dinner Party. I liked this deleted scene, because I generally like Dwight and Michael interactions

  2. I agree, this scene is so important in terms of explaining the Jan situation. The way she was handled tonight I thought that last week was the last of Jan.

  3. I wish this scene had been included. It looked like it would have been the cold open. In addition to being hilarious it would have explained the situation with Jan.

  4. This could have made a good tag for the episode as well, even though I really liked the “American Pie” one!

    Without this, was there any reference in the episode to the jump in time?

  5. I agree with what’s been said. They’ve only done a similar thing once before that I can recall. We didn’t learn what happened to Andy (when he punched a hole in the wall) until deleted scenes or newpeats or a much later comment by Karen in “Cocktails.” I was telling some friends he went to anger management, and they accused me making it up!

  6. #7 – definitely would have been a better cold open.

    #8 – This really was the only reference to the time jump, that and apparently Kevin and Stacy broke up. :(

  7. My friend and I were trying to guess which room he would stay in at Schrute Farms. I KNEW it was going to be America!

  8. So Michael says that Jan is staying with her sister in Scottsdale. Isn’t that what Jan said she did when she actually went to Sandals with Michael? I wonder where Jan really is…perhaps recreating “that one night?”

    I wish this had been included too because its such good writing.

  9. I’m stuck in the UK and can’t view the deleted scene!
    Can anyone help me with what happened to Jan??

  10. This was a better cold open. I can’t decide who is worse! They were both trying to take advantage of each other, but Michael won! So I guess him… haha

  11. Whenever I see a deleted scene that is clearly good enough that it could’ve been in the show, and I get a little miffed that it wasn’t, I try to remember Greg Daniels saying at the Office Convention that deleted scenes still technically “happen” in the world of the show, even if it’s not turing the 30 mins we see on NBC. So whether they’re in the show or not, we should consider ourselves lucky that we get to see them at all and we can piece them into the episode as we see fit. In our heads. Kinda.

  12. I wish they’d included this in the episode…it would have explained what happened with Michael and Jan and made a stronger episode. I was wondering the whole time what Jan did after they broke up. Plus, SCHRUTE FARMS! It’s too funny not to have been included. This would have made a great cold open, and it ties in with the whole “friends are supposed to help out friends” thing Michael has in this episode.

  13. So, I wonder where Jan actually is… Has she ever actually been in Scotsdale when she says she is?

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