We’ve talked about just a few legendary chilly opens on The Office — like those in “Performance Review” and “The Injury” — however the present additionally gave followers some really phenomenal endings to episodes.
One of essentially the most touching episode endings, particularly for Jim and Pam followers, takes place in Season 2, Episode 14, “The Carpet.” On the most recent episode of the , former co-stars Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey talked about why the ultimate scenes in “The Carpet” imply a lot, and shared simply how thrilling it was to rewatch all of them these years later.
In this episode, followers might recall that Michael is unable to work in his workplace after he finds a mysterious and really smelly shock on his carpet. As his carpet’s being modified, Michael takes over Jim’s desk and forces him to sit down again within the annex with a particularly talkative Kelly.
Since Jim had little or no entry to Pam, the day was absolute torture for him. But issues circled by the top of the episode in what Fischer calls “the sweetest of sweet moments” within the collection to date.
To recap, all through the course of this episode Jim has to look at Pam and Roy, who simply bought again from trip, work together with one another a bunch. He additionally has to take heed to Kelly’s gossip all day and attempt to repair her and Ryan up. And on high of all that, he has nowhere to eat his lunch. In reality, he winds up consuming his espresso within the workplace rest room simply to get some alone time. Ew!
Towards the top of the day Jim sees Pam leaving the workplace and figures he’ll not less than get to say goodbye to her. When he waves from the kitchen, nevertheless, she does not even see him. :'(
Things are so bleak for Jim that he even decides to name Brenda, the company liaison from the “Booze Cruise” episode, and ask her on a date in a voicemail. The man’s a multitude, however as he is strolling out for the day and passes his typical desk, he stops to verify his voicemail. Suddenly, his day does not appear so unhealthy anymore.
“This has one of the sweetest endings of an episode yet,” Kinsey mentioned.
“This whole episode we’ve given you no indication that Pam is clocking Jim in any way, but Jim walks to his desk, he sees the little message light flashing, and he plays his messages,” Fischer explains. “Pam has left him 7 voicemails all about her day, and you see him walking to his car as these messages play.”
“Clearly she’s missing him and missing interacting with him,” Kinsey mentioned. “And his face. He’s so happy. And everything is right in his world again.”
“And I think everything is right in our world again, as audience members,” Fischer added. “It’s funny, I forgot about the voicemail messages when I was watching this, and I was frustrated with Pam. I was like, ‘What is wrong with you? This is your friend, why are you being so coy?”
Unlike Fischer, Kinsey wasn’t upset with Pam, as a result of she seems like navigating the steadiness between her Jim and Roy relationships should be so difficult for her.
“I’m sure there are hills and valleys of her wanting to invest with Roy — what they built together — and see it through. Then there’s all these overwhelming feelings of, ‘I don’t think he’s the right person, but we’ve been together so long,'” Kinsey mentioned. “Then when she sees Jim it’s like holding up a mirror to herself.”
Fischer clarified that she was upset with Pam as a result of there is no means she went on trip and did not miss him, to which Kinsey replied, “Yes, but admitting to missing him is admitting to this emotional affair and she’s not there yet.”
“She’s not there yet,” Fischer agreed. “But these messages meant the world to me as a viewer.” Same, Jenna. SAME.
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