Q. Did you write a scenario where Jim really did go to NYC just to see if it clicked, or were you always intent on bringing him back to Scranton? | Long Tim
Charlie: We always intended to have Jim turn around.
Q. What made you decide to have Jim turn around? I think it was a good decision (for Jim) but I’m VERY ready to see some Jim/Pam interaction … I was actually getting excited that they would FINALLY see each other!! When will they see each other again?? | lovinJAM
- Jim trusts Pam implicitly.
- I’m not sure I’m allowed to say when or if Jim and Pam see each other again.
Q. In the scene where Jim is driving to New York, where was this shot? There were signs that pointed to the Interstate and New York. Does your props team make interstate signs as well? | MikeU
Charlie: I think Greg sent a guy to Scranton at the beginning of the season to get a bunch of footage like that. The sign he actually shot was for I-95. Our crew changed it to 80 in post production. Very impressive.
Q. Was is in the plans all along to bring Roy back in some capacity. Any chance we might be seeing him again? | Kath
Charlie: The writing staff is always trying to think of realistic ways to bring Roy back. Roy’s such a great character and David Denman is such a fantastic actor, I was really lucky to have him in my episode.
Q. When we saw the black and white camera in the elevator–was that supposed to mean that the camera crew installed hidden cameras after they had been locked out by Holly? | kip
Charlie: Those were pre-existing security cameras independent from the doc crew.
Q. Did you come up with the “that’s what she said” line or was it a group effort? That by far might have been the best one to date! | andyroke
Charlie: That was my line. In high school, I had a teacher who hit us on the head with a squeaky toy gavel when we said stupid things. I thought it would be funny for Michael to have one. The line just came from that.