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The Office’s Jim & Pam…Season Finale is Perfect

May 12, 2006 by  

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I’m not really sure what I can say about the season finale of The Office other than it was perfect. No, it was beyond perfect. That 40 minute show had me crying tears of laughter and you know, maybe I cried once or twice near the end. I was eagerly awaiting some good Jim and Pam scenes right from the beginning, but the episode itself was so funny that I often forgot about the big Jam moments that were promised.

Steve Carell wrote this episode and he did not disappoint. I really loved how he utilized the whole ensemble cast. Hell, even Darryl got a talking head tonight.

Darryl: I told Mike some uh, some phrases to help with his interracial conversations, you know, stuff like, “fleece it out,” “goin’ Mach 5,” “dinkin’ flicka,” you know, things us Negroes say.

And don’t even get me started on the genius that is Creed Bratton. Creed’s cleptomania and his declaration that he never owned a refrigerator…I can’t, I just can’t.

Creed: Oh I steal things all the time. It’s just something I do. I stopped caring a long time ago. You should see how many supplies I’ve taken from this place. Honestly, I love stealing things.

Right from the opening scene, the show was in top form. The look on Dwight’s face when Jim was using his telekentic powers to move the coat freakin’ funny. And how about Michael’s choice of charities? No, not “Comic relief”, but the Afghanistanis with AIDS.

Michael: I am going to donate to Afghanistanis with AIDS.
Jim: I think you mean the aid to Afghanistan.
Michael: No, I mean Afghanistanis with AIDS.
Phyllis: Afghani.
Michael: What?
Phyllis: Afghani.
Michael: That’s a dog.
Pam: No, that’s Afghan.
Michael: That’s a shawl.
Dwight: Wait, canine AIDS?
Michael: No, humans with AIDS.
Creed: Who has AIDS?
Jim: Guys, the Afghanistanannies.

But we quickly learn that AIDS is no joke. Although Michael hopes it were:

“I hope to someday live in a world where a person could tell a hilarious AIDs joke. It’s one of my dreams.”

I’d like to say Michael Scott was in rare form last night, but really it was just Michael being Michael. And when Michael has to deal with the affections of two women, hilarity insues. Our boy is a stud. And how about Jan Levinson crushin’ on Michael? Yes!! Carol was adorable, and I hope she is back next season. For those of you who don’t know, Carol is payed by Nancy Walls, a brilliant comedic actress in her own right who just happens to be Steve Carell’s real life wife.

The whole episode had me laughing out loud, and it’s in a tight race with “Diversity Day” as my favorite episode of all time. If you know how much I love “Diversity Day”, well, that says a lot. There were so many hysterical moments last night…Kelly’s Kobe speech, Dwight running interference for Michael, Kevin and his band (and his mad poker skills), Toby chasing his feelings. Sooo much!! I know I didn’t do a good job at capturing them all. You should definitely check out Northern Attack for James’s breakdown on the episode (which will probably be live later today), and Office Tally to vote on the episode, and for a recap of some of the best quotes from this highly quote-worthy episode.

But really, at the end of that day was it about the laughs? Hell to tha NO!! It was about Jim and Pam. Pam and Jim. Jam. Never has a show so far exceeded my expectations. I thought that maybe we would get a few more “knowing” glances of mutual adoration, or if we were really lucky, Pam was going to tell Jim that he shouldn’t move to Stamford. But no…we ended up with Jim declaring his love for Pam, and kissing her!! WTF? I was dying!!!

John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer played out the scene in the parking lot to perfection. Pam’s stunned look when Jim blurts out that he’s in love with her. His lay it all on the line statement that he that wanted to be more than just her friend. And of course, the single tear leaving Jim Halpert’s face when Pam tells him that she can’t, and that he misinterpreted things between them. I didn’t breathe during that whole scene…I swear.

We all thought it would end in the parking lot. That’s that. Jim finally put it out there, and Pam denied him, and we would have to wait until September to see how these two could function in the same office after this life altering moment. But no, oh no…there was more. In shock of what just transpired, Pam calls her mother to discuss. We are privy to Pam’s side of the conversation that went something like this…

Pam: About ten minutes ago. No, I didn’t know what to say. Yes, I know. Um, I don’t know, Mom, he’s my best friend. Yeah, he’s great. Yeah, I think I am. Jim walks in. Um, I have to go. I will.

I think I am? I think I am? You think you are what? In love with him?!

We don’t really have time to process what Pam was saying because our boy, Balls of Steel Halpert, comes walking in and BAM!!! lays one on his girl. Now that’s a man who knows what he wants and won’t take “I can’t” for an answer. See the thing is, Jim knows Pam. Jim knows Pam better than she knows herself. He knows that he didn’t misinterpret their friendship. He gets that Pam is just too scared to admit her feelings for him because she doesn’t want to deal with the ramifications. By taking the initiative, Jim makes the decision for her…and she quickly gives into her feelings and kisses the real love of her life right back. Yes, she pulls away, but the woman had to breathe. At that point in time, I needed an oxygen tank. It’s the next morning and I still do. And don’t think I haven’t watched the scenes about at least 50 times already. My ppor TiVo needs a rest.

So yeah, the season finale of The Office was ok. I’ll take it I guess. Ha ha!! And for the record, all the Jam moments came during the last 10 minutes of the show…thank God for supersizing.


19 Responses to “The Office’s Jim & Pam…Season Finale is Perfect”

  1. MrsData on May 12th, 2006 7:24 am

    I am still in my glorious hangover….aren’t we all?!

  2. witchoo on May 12th, 2006 8:31 am

    “At that point in time, I needed an oxygen tank. It’s the next morning and I still do.”

    Word, sister! I am still utterly speechless STILL this morning. Words just cannot express…….
    I both hate and love John – because he totally threw me off in all of his interview this week, talking about how real and organic the writers were approaching JAM. I was s.h.o.c.k.e.d by what happened. I don’t recall ever being actually shocked by tv before. Kudos.

  3. Jo on May 12th, 2006 10:17 am

    Thanks so much for posting the clip. Um, yeah I’ll be watching it over all day now.

    My gut buster moment: “I’ve always thought of myself as a great philander”.

    AND! Pam said “I can’t” not “I don’t”.

  4. Linda on May 12th, 2006 10:18 am

    Your analysis in your second-to-last paragraph was absolutely RIGHT ON! And I’m still melting thinking about all that Jam lovin’! My DVR is getting a workout too!

  5. fleece it out on May 12th, 2006 10:57 am

    It had to happen. Fleece it out t-shirts available.

  6. Linda on May 12th, 2006 11:06 am

    i just watched the clip again (no sound because i’m at work), and i found myself holding my breath…even though i knew what was coming! oh man…
    useless..i’m totally useless today!

  7. duckyxdale on May 12th, 2006 11:09 am

    dear Fleece It Out! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAH if you knew or met me you would understand that laugh! Oh god, you’re too funny. Loves it.

    I hearted this episode but am leary of the ending. I posted about it over at my site and won’t ruin GMMR’s space with it again. Worried about it is all I’m sayin. I also threw up (literally in my mouth once or twice) some of my fave quotes of the night! Was it dinkin’ or thinkin’? It sounded like both to me and I watched the episode 2x. Where’s Darryl when you need him. Help a brotha out!

  8. Shauna on May 12th, 2006 12:20 pm


    How is one expected to handle an Officeless summer? Especially after the mother of all kisses. I thought nothing would ever beat the Joey/Pacey kiss, but I was wrong.

    Thanks so much for the clip…no access to my Tivo at work, so being able to watch it every 10 minutes helps.

  9. Distracted on May 12th, 2006 1:11 pm

    Question though–I got to thinking about the previous episode, where Jim confesses he made the complaint against Pam and then retracted it. This obviously wasn’t addressed and before the confession, Jam was all smiles and flirtation. But previously, Pam was crushed by it. It seemed weird that it wouldn’t have been mentioned. Am I the only one?

    Also, how do I get added to the forum? =)

  10. Eric Zorn on May 12th, 2006 1:36 pm

    The Chicago Tribune is taking a click poll on Jim & Pam here

  11. GMMR on May 12th, 2006 1:38 pm

    Distracted: There is a link to the forums in the top left section of the home page. Or you could just go to

    Here is the link to the poll at the Chi Trib!!! Check it out…

  12. Allyson on May 12th, 2006 3:15 pm

    Wow. I totally held my breath for the last 10 minutes of this episode. I have watched it at least 20 times and still hold my breath watching it. I can’t even articulate what enotion I am feeling. I don’t feel anything. I just want to watch it over and over and over and over. And die happy.

  13. John D'arc on May 12th, 2006 6:00 pm

    apparently, Pam said “the camera” at the end.

  14. suzette on May 15th, 2006 2:48 pm

    I will post this here because GMMR won’t let me have access to the fourms. =)

    I have read the fourm about this episode and there is talk about what Jim mouths after the kiss. Pam pushes him away, side nods towards the camera, and Jim makes a small yikes face (like an oops, I didn’t know the camera was there). That is what I got out of it.

    Also in the parking lot scene, Pam’s first ‘I can’t’ sounded more like a question than a statement. Just my thought. Loved the episode. I think I watch the clip about 3-4 times a day.

  15. GMMR on May 15th, 2006 2:57 pm

    Suzette…I just sent you an email about access to the forums. Sorry!! I agree with you on Jim’s reaction. I think it’s more like an “uh oh” reaction. ANd then he gives a look that clearly says, “Pam, I’m sorry I didn’t mean to kiss you…I thought you were GMMR”

  16. geggie on May 11th, 2007 5:31 am

    NBC has removed the video from youtube. Could someone write down what actually happens in the video?


  17. Julie on May 19th, 2007 4:23 pm

    I love your re-cap of this episode! Spot on!

  18. Lara on July 24th, 2012 12:58 am

    just watching the first seasons, and thats one of my favorite episodes, I felt just like you, replaying Jim and Pam scene, almost crying too hahah

  19. fuck jim and pam on May 9th, 2013 7:02 pm

    jim and pam are cunts.

    enough said.