1. Looks like a great episode!
    “Thank you Mr. Schnoot” and the license plate “NEW MGR”! It looks like a great episode!

  2. I don’t know if it has been mentioned before, but does anyone think all these guest stars could be red herrings to give one of the current cast the job? Rainn, Ed, and Craig are all on the rise in their careers and with the most recent ep with Dwight as manager panning out so well…I don’t know, I could see it.

  3. It’s gotta be Will Arnett! I can’t see any of those other people as the new boss…

  4. This is going to be a great finale.

    I have a feeling that one of the current cast members is going to ultimately take the promotion, but I would enjoy seeing either Will Arnett or James Spader in the position if they are indeed taking on a new character. I love Ray Romano, but can’t see him as a permanent fixture in the series.

  5. So will we really know who the new manager is at the end of the episode? Or will they leave us hanging for the summer (as they like to do)?

    Tanster, do you know?

  6. If it’s any of the current cast members it will probably be Darryl since Dwight as manager could only work for 2 maybe 3 episodes, Andy is busy with that weird Gabe-Erin-Andy triangle, and Jim wouldn’t want it although I could see Jim as the manager.

  7. It’s gonna be andy. You see him screaming and getting amped up in a silver car…and the license plate with the NEW Manager is on a silver car… Plus, Michael gave him his biggest clients saying don’t doubt your abilities. It all adds up to him being it.

    There’s no chance one of the outside people are doing it.

  8. At this point I think one of the cast taking the position works best for sure. One thing I hope though is that whoever is manager doesn’t become the ‘star’ of the show or the one everything is centered around. Last episode proved that with Steve gone, the Office works best as an ensemble comedy.

  9. Pam! The car with the NEW MGR plate is silver like Pam and Jim’s!She could get the job and then announce that she is pregnant and end up losing the job, lol

  10. in other news. I’m kinda worried about the deleted clip nbc put up from last episode.

    Apparently Jim helped prank Dwight with Jordan and she seems to have a crush on him…or the start of one.

    I hope they don’t RUIN pam and jim’s relationship. I wouldn’t mind if pam gets jealous but jim makes it clear he’s in love with pam…or something but..PLEASE don’t ruin their relationship.

  11. Here’s my take:

    1) This NBC promo is deliberately designed to hype the show AND hide the truth. Don’t look for ANY clues in this promo!

    2) Some producers have hinted that a big-name outsider may not get Michael’s job. Consider these hints as false leads.

    3) I believe that even the producers didn’t know Steve’s replacement until last month.

    4) Ratings require that Steve’s replacement must attract NEW fans and retain old fans. That’s why the new mgr. won’t be Jim, Andy, Dwight, Pam, Darryl, Gabe-or anyone else on staff.

    5) If the Search Committee fails to decide on a mgr, and Jo steps in, she will select from the NEW applicants.

    6) NBC won’t leave the choice of mgr. as a cliffhanger. Bad for ratings.

    7) Jenna said recently that she and The Office might be around for “another 3 or 4 years”. Only Will Arnett or James Spader can make that happen.

    8) Conclusion: Jo will select ONE of the big-name applicants- probably Will Arnett or James Spader. Both fit with The Office’s off-kilter zaniness. Either would bring millions of additional fans, plus bring out the best comedy in staff.

  12. Given that Will Arnett is in a new show with Christina Applegate and Maya Rudolph that was picked up by NBC for next season, it’s not him. Honestly though, I would want it to be Will Arnett if it is not Andy.

    I think the new manager will be one of the current cast; the celebrity guest-stars are just red-herrings used to get ratings for the season finale. Of the three current Dunder Mifflin employees interviewing for the position, Dwight already screwed up his shot and uses too many draconian tactics in his managing style; Darryl is too responsible and level-headed to be the boss for a comedy show (if it was real life he might be the one you would hire); so I think Andy has the best shot because he isn’t the smartest, so it opens the door to potential comedy for manager screw-ups, and silly management decisions. Also Ed Helms is a rising star and could be considered just as much a celebrity as the actors guest-staring. He is one of the stars of the number one R-rated comedy of all-time and he is hosting SNL tonight so he is getting his name and face out there.

    However, even if Andy gets to be the boss, I’m sure the show will be more ensemble-centered than it was when Michael was the boss, at least that is what many of the writers have been saying in past interviews.

  13. So! I was just watching SNL (with Ed Helms!) and the preview of The Office showed Ricky Gervais talking he said his name was “David Brent.” Sound familiar from any other versions of The Office? I am sure the preview will be up soon!

  14. Wow! Looks like it’s gonna be an incredible episode!!

    I have a feeling that the new boss is gonna be completely off the radar, whether it is a new person or an existing cast member.

    I must say though, I never watched Arrested Development. But after watching some clips on YouTube, I kinda hope it is Will Arnett. COME ON!!

  15. As much as I would have liked Jim Carrey to take over, the character he seems to be portraying doesn’t look like one that will last beyond this episode. The goofy voice killed it :/

  16. It’s funny how everyone assumes the new boss will be one of the candidates interviewed by the search committee. It’s possible to me that the season is gonna end on a little twist, and that we will have another character ultimately replacing Michael.

    And why wouldn’t it be someone who is ON the search committee, and who already refused the position. Yes, I’m betting it will be Jim.

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