The Office: Two Weeks, 5.21

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The Office Two Weeks

Writer: Aaron Shure, Director: Paul Lieberstein

Summary (NBC): Michael’s relationship with the new vice president (guest star Idris Elba) becomes increasingly tense, as Michael finds an excuse to goof off even more than usual. Meanwhile, Pam faces the challenge of a new copier and Kelly develops a crush.

The Office Two Weeks extras

Writer Aaron Shure answers fan questions in the Two Weeks Q&A.

The Office Two Weeks rating

In a poll conducted March 26-30, Tallyheads rated this episode: 7.74/10

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The Office Two Weeks quotes

Pam: He finally has a story we really want to hear. And he knows it.

Jim: Surprisingly, there is a very big difference between Michael trying and Michael not trying.

Michael: Scotch and Splenda. Tastes like Splenda, gets you drunk like scotch.

Michael: I’m gonna give it a ho, hey, ho!

Michael: Your “I need you to” is my command.

Jim: It’s Monster.com. Singular.

Michael: I practically invented decline.

Dwight: It is either an incense dispenser or a ceremonial sarcophagus.

Dwight: My German is pre-industrial and mostly religious.

Michael: Somebody’s been talking in bed. Pillow talk.

Michael: This is a dream. That I have had since lunch.

Kelly: We’re really tight. We’re like the Kardashians.

Charles: I am aware of the effect I have on women.

Kelly: She’s such a special person. She’s turning 50 this year.

Andy: In this climate?
Michael: In all climates.

Michael: Let’s put a pin in it for now.

Meredith: Little Miss Thing wants attention!

Stanley: Can’t you see I’m urinating?

Michael: I had a great time at prom. And no one said yes to that, either.

Pam: I could do a bound book, in plastic, with offset colors. Which feels …

Oscar: And just like that, as mysteriously as he arrived, he was gone.

Andy: It’s just a sad, dark day.

Toby: Michael’s like a movie on a plane. You know, it’s not great, but it’s something to watch.

Michael: Hello. I am your future.

Michael: Let’s just crawl out of here together.

Michael: Jim, Jim, Jim. We’re having a company meeting here.

Charles: I want you to be my productivity czar.

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165 comments

  1. “I’m aware of the effect I have on women.”

    That was my favorite line of the episode. The general idea of a talking head with Idris Elba is hilarious.

  2. Was a good episode but I would like to file a complaint.

    I may be in the minority but can they please stop with Pam and her 5 year personal growth quest and finally focus some growth on Jim? I mean he does nothing now, doesn’t even prank much anymore.

    And I mean the economy is bad, the paper market is bad, Jim/Pam have a wedding to pay for plus everyday bills yet Jim isn’t phased at all about Pam quitting? Unless they plan on turning him into Data from Star Trek lol he just seems so emotionless lately.

    I guess I’m just tired of all this “Jim is finally going to grow” hints and mini stories then nothing happens.

  3. The end of that episode and the preview for the next were EPIC. I can’t believe we have to wait two weeks!!

  4. I really, really loved Pam in this. I love that she chose to take a risk and I love how easily Jim chose to support her on that risk.

  5. Oh my God…I knew it was coming, but watching it…oh my God! Is Jim seriously okay with this??? But I’m really proud of Pam. It felt like her coal walk. That was her standing up for her personal life and emotions, and this is her standing up for her professional life.

    One of the best moments was Michael pulling on Phyllis’ chair and Charles watching from the blinds…hilarious.

  6. Oh man I can’t believe Pam quit with Michael, I gotta say I saw it coming though. When she was in the interview after she fixed the copier, and then I think she really decided when Michael said they weren’t living up to their potential, or something like that. I saw her face and kept saying, “don’t do it, don’t do it.”

    How is Jim going to handle no Pam and no Dwight pranks with Charles around?

  7. Dang, I only saw the first minute of this episode because of the flood coverage in ND. It looked like it was going to be hilarious though.

  8. One of the best this season. Felt like a season finale, can’t wait what surprises lie ahead.

  9. So disappointing. There was absolutely no lead-up in previous episodes to Pam quitting, and her doing so without even glancing at Jim was so dysfunctional. Where are the Jim and Pam we loved all these years? I hardly recognize them.

  10. I’m very upset. I did not like the episode. The whole reason I watch the office is for Michael at D-M. I love it the way it is and i really don’t like this drastic change. not okay in my book.

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