The Office: The Cover-Up, 6.24

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The Office: The Cover-Up

Writers: Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky
Director: Rainn Wilson

Summary (NBC): Michael suspects Donna (guest star Amy Pietz) is cheating on him and puts P.I. Dwight Schrute on the case. Meanwhile, Andy is frustrated when no one takes his customer’s complaint seriously.

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The Office The Cover-Up rating

In a poll conducted May 6-10, Tallyheads rated this episode: 8.23/10

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The Office The Cover-Up quotes

Michael: Jim, are you clicking a detonator?
Jim: It’s a pen.

Michael: We’re just clicking on every level. Emotionally and sexually and… orally.

Michael: I’m actually having trouble focusing on my job. And I like it.

Michael: She is hot. She has a Pilates butt.

Michael: We went to a little Chinese bistro. P.F. Chang’s.

Michael: This is the real world. Not The Real World: Scranton.

Oscar: That seems quick. Even for lesbians.

Ryan: Does she keep her phone locked around you, Michael? Does she watch how much she drinks around you, Michael? Does she leave the room when she takes phone calls? Does she keep perfume in her purse? Does she shower before sex? Does she shower after sex? Does she…

Michael: You have a bad imagination. It’s stupid. I live in a fantasy world.

Michael: How much do you charge?
Dwight: A hundred dollars a day, plus expenses.
Michael: I’ll give you fifty. Money’s no object.
Dwight: Done.

Dwight: You might not like what I find and you might not like how I find it.

Stanley: My doctor told me to cut out hot dogs. We all got problems.

Gabe: There’s no way that you guys have any almond butter, right?

Michael: It’s never too early for ice cream, Jim. But we didn’t have ice cream, so this is mayonnaise and black olives. It’s comfort food, all right?

Michael: I need to know. Otherwise, this thing is going to spiral out of amok.

Dwight: Hey, you know an exercise for two people that exercises the whole body? Tractor pulling.
Dwight: I don’t quit until something tears or pops.

Dwight: Can I feel your pulse?

Dwight: We both know why I’m here. To see. You. Naked. While. I’m. Naked.

Michael: Who eats eight protein bars?
Dwight: People who don’t trust egg whites.

Michael: You work at an adult arcade. You could have any man you want.

Michael: You are boner-ific.

Michael: Omigod, Vero Beach. Is that on the water?

Kelly: Claire’s? Zales? Ricky’s? Earrings Earrings Earrings? Fancy Girl? Platinum Cat?

Creed: Darnell’s a chump. I would have done it for anything. I’ve done a lot more for a lot less.

Pam: It’s Cece. She’s never going to do anything wrong.

Darryl: Still no plan.

Michael: Lowest of the low, that guy. Just a notch above Toby.

Gabe: That’s good for five bucks at Dunkin’ Donuts. Any Dunkin’ Donuts.

Michael: Spice Girls are opening for Weird Al. Front row. It’d be a great, great concert.

Darryl: I don’t want to prank anymore. Things get real. It’s not funny. I’m just going to be good, stay in my room, go to church, try to do one nice thing per day. I do not wanna prank. Any. More.

Michael: I’m the mistress?

Dwight: If they catch us, they will rape us.

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  1. I think tonight had a much better tone to it than last week’s episode. Everyone seemed really on, and the jokes felt natural to the characters. The only thing that kinda seemed out of place was Darryl messing with Andy, though seeing as how Darryl has always messed with Michael, it makes sense; just not used to him messing with people other than Michael, I guess!

  2. The episode’s dedicated to the memory of Larry Einhorn. Any idea who he is?

  3. Excellent episode, especially after the letdown last week. There was nothing over the top or too dramatic with the Michael-Donna storyline, and office pranks are back! My favorite moments were Dwight in the gym and Creed’s “Darnell” talking head. Also, one of Andy’s best episodes of the season. I feel the writers were wasting his potential when he was in relationships. They are setting up some pretty interesting storylines to end the season.

  4. Great episode – and a great cliffhanger! The most random thing was Donna’s suggestion to go to Vero Beach. I live nearby and there’s very little to do there (unless, as Pam pointed out, you like to golf). And yes, it IS on a beach xD

  5. Not as good as last week’s, but a solid episode. Too bad it took them 22 episodes to take advantage of Jim and Pam sharing a desk clump with Dwight.

  6. I think this episode is really really great! I am so glad they have Darryl upstairs! I enjoyed his prank on Andy and how it all turned out. Gabe is hilarious. Dwight is fabulous (kudos to Rainn Wilson for directing! I don’t know much about directing, but it looked real good lol) I love how Kelly knows all of the jewelry stores in the Steamtown Mall. Poor Michael, can’t catch a break. I really love Pam. And I love the double talking head about how women don’t buy heart shaped jewelry, and how she took an extra look at Cece on her phone. All around, super episode. Top five of the season.

  7. Tonight’s episode was so great! Like others have said, it had a much better tone compared to last week.

    I loved Andy in this episode. I can’t quite explain it, but it felt like the character was back to normal. I kinda agree with comment #8, when Andy is in a relationship, it takes away from the character…though, I loved Andy and Erin. I wonder if that means the Andy/Erin storyline is completely done with…since it’s 2 eps later and they’ve yet to address the breakup.

  8. Very good episode!!
    I loved darryl (darnel) messing with Andy…
    and of course Creed’s little comment.

    Dwight is such a dork!

    dedicated to Larry Einhorn.. i thought this was cool.
    is the first episode to be dedicated to someone?

    Randall Einhorn is his son I assume.. he is directing next week’s episode.. “The Chump” (unless that’s changed)

  9. I liked this episode, but liked the last episode better. I’m just waiting for a twist in the season finale or something to keep me interested, and I hope there’s something there in the last episode to keep me interested in the summer.

    Anyway, the Darryl/Andy plotline was much better than the Donna/Michael plotline, although the cold open and tag were really good. Throughout the episode though, I wish that Holly or even Jan could come back.

    Okay episode, which I liked, but overall, nothing special.

  10. You guys that big, tough, manly, warehouse worker was upstairs asking Darryl to come back to the warehouse because he was scared of another worker, bwahahaha!

    I love when the office stands at the window and snoop on what happens in the parking lot and this time they got busted. Classic.

    Pam and Michael are adorable. Gabe is so strange but so endearing, (I like how he eats toast) Andy and Darnell were awesome and Creed managed to steal the show, with one line, yet again :D

  11. What a twist…Michael is the “mistress”!!! Very clever episode!

  12. Did not see the Donna being married thing coming at all! I really wanted this one to work for Michael, but when they tell us that an actress has signed on for 4 to 6 episodes, I should know it won’t last. Still a bit disappointing though…

  13. Best part of this episode was the shoutout to Philadelphia malls. Franklin Mills is 10 minutes from me. Darryl’s best episode yet!

    My thoughts are with you and your family Randall, sorry for your loss.

  14. Maybe it was the fact the ‘Community’ and ‘Parks & Rec’ were REALLY funny to me tonight, but The Office was such a letdown – for the second week in a row. Creed’s “Darnell” talking head was the only thing I laughed at.

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