Q: With his crossword puzzles in hand, why did Charles Miner pick Stanley to be the “Productivity Czar”? | diahern
Aaron: He chose poorly.
Q: Did Charles really attack Michael? Or was that just to scare him, because isn’t that illegal? | Bill Buttlicker
Aaron: If making someone flinch is illegal, I need to press charges against most of my junior high.
Q: Why was the bad @$$, Charles, working out of the Scranton Branch again, on this episode? Just wondering if this was part of his orientation to the company or if it was related to the fact Michael had given his two weeks notice. He can go back to corporate anytime now. | tem
Aaron: He’s trying to hire a replacement for Michael and keep an eye on things during the interim.
Q: There was a scene where Charles asks Michael to go over the client lists and Charles glances at Jim’s desk where Michael’s Splenda and Scotch is resting before Michael picks up his drink and returns to his office. Did Charles see the scotch and think it was Jim’s or did he not see it? | Joey Caps
Aaron: He saw it. Steve and Idris improvised a hilarious exchange about it, but unfortunately we just couldn’t fit it in.
Q: Why wasn’t Jim promoted to RM? He was qualified enough to apply for Charles’ job two years ago, and it’s been made clear that David Wallace likes him. So even if he got off on the wrong foot with Charles, he’d still be the best candidate for the position. I think it would have been a really interesting arc for his character, too. | receptionitis15
Aaron: Yes, that would be interesting! Maybe it’s something we can do in another season.
Q: Charles has belittled Jim for having a “made up position”. However, it was Jan as the VP who appointed Jim as the official Asst. Regional Manager when Scranton merged with Stamford. In fact, Jim does have increased responsibility (Survivorman, for example), and has mentioned he got a raise with it. So why is this a continuing issue between Charles and Jim? | Daniel
Aaron: Okay, I’m going to try to wiggle out of this one by saying: A) Charles is clearly not great at reading people and he’s head-strong, B) Jim isn’t a title pig; he’s not used to having to defend himself in that way.
Q: We’re used to seeing Kelly fawn over men, but Angela’s behavior with Charles is showing us a more perky, ditzy side of her personality. What are Angela’s reasons for pursuing Charles? | Argy
Aaron: I’m not sure she’s even admitted it to herself, but perhaps she’s responding to his cat-like movements and feline aloofness.
Q: Why did you chose Angela and Kelly to fight over Charles Miner? | Andrea
Aaron: I think Mindy suggested that idea for purely professional reasons, and Angela bravely accepted the acting challenge.
Q: Who thought of the “we’re like the Kardashians” line for Kelly? I thought it was hilarious. Does Kelly actually pick up her sisters from school, or was this just another reason to talk to Charles? | QuobbityAssurance
Aaron: I suggested that line while writing the dialogue with Mindy. I like to think Kelly does pick up her sisters, and then she teases them about their outfits.