Well, I'll try (though I won't be nearly as funny. It was a very funny episode!).Originally Posted by cadcmmngs;2145493;
The Stamford people came into the branch to start working. Michael had gift bags for them and he had put nametags on their seats in the office. Except for Jim who went for his old seat until Ryan booted him out, so Jim took the seat next to Ryan (with his back to Pam, which she didn't look thrilled at). Dwight wanted Michael to fire someone straight away so that he could show the newcomers who had the power but Michael refused.
Michael had an integration meeting where he played a video with him & Dwight rapping about Scranton life. The newcomers basically looked confused. He then tried to get all the new people onto a table so that he could show them that they were equal to the Scrantonites (although Karen said shouldn't they be on equal levels then? but Michael quickly shushed her). He also put out food and champagne for them but wouldn't let any of the old staff eat or drink (much to Meredith's dismay). He told them to act like the food was poisoned and sit down. The larger guy (the one Karen helped with the chips in an earlier episode) couldn't get up on the table and asked not to. Michael insisted so Michael and Dwight tried to push him up. The guy quit saying he didn't like Michael's management style but Michael refused to accept this and fired him instead. Jan called him later to complain saying that now they had to pay the guy severance. Michael blamed it on his number two, Dwight (the guy Dwight wanted to fire earlier, based on name alone, was the larger guy). Jan told him that she had sent a memo saying Jim would be the number two. Michael had a meeting with Jim, Dwight & Andy and told them that Jim would be the number two, so now Dwight is jockeying to be number three. Dwight & Andy had a number of funny interactions as they're both trying to suck up to Michael and gain power (Andy is also sucking up to Angela, putting a picture of a cat on his computer as his screensaver. He's sitting at Oscar's desk for now). Other incidents in the office: Karen complained about a smell which she realized was Phyllis' perfume. Phyllis got peeved at that, and that Karen didn't know who Bob Vance was (shouldn't everyone?). One new woman was using a breast pump at her desk and Creed took a picture of her breast to use as his new screensaver. There is also a new black guy (the guy from the Washington Mutual commercials. Yay!) and he tried to bond with Stanley as his fellow "brother," but Stanley was not having it (Michael also helpfully told the guy when showing him to his seat that he would show him where the slaves sat. And he said that Karen looked exotic and asked if her father was a GI. Oh, dear). Michael despaired that people were not getting along so he let the air out of everyone's tires (except his own, of course) and blamed it on Bob Vance's people. Everyone trooped out to see, and then went back in complaining about Michael and, so, bonded in that way. Bob Vance was going to fill their tires so they could get home and Karen said "Ah, Bob Vance of Vance Refrigeration." Phyllis looked pleased.
Jim & Pam moments. He came in and said that his name was Jim and he was new. She got up and hugged him. He said that he was joking and she said she knew but didn't care. Later she walked into the break room and he was getting a water. She asked him why he didn't drink grape soda anymore and said things had changed (Kelly also came up to him earlier to tell him what was new ie that Tom & Katie had a baby and Brad & Angelina had a baby and they were beautiful. He asked what was up with her and she said "I just told you!"). Pam asked him out for coffee so he could tell her all the news but he said he was still settling in etc. Michael walked in and then apologized for interrupting but Jim said he wasn't interrupting anything. When they went out to look at the cars, Jim went out with Karen, and then Karen patted his back when they were going back in. Pam looked a bit stricken. At the end of the episode Jim is getting in his car and gets a phone call from Karen asking him to meet her for a drink. He says yes but tells her he will call her back as he sees Pam going to her car. He says to Pam that it has been awkward but she says it's fine. He says he is seeing someone new and she says he can do what he wants as they are friends.
Pam & Jim = The onlyClick to see Spoiler:bright spot is that I've heard Rashida Jones, who plays Karen, has only been signed for ten episodes. Mind you, they could sign her for more, I guess. And I heard previously that Jim gets a girlfriend who is a bit of a psycho, so maybe Miss Karen has a side we haven't seen!