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It’s almost time to wave goodbye to Michael Scott

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The departure of Steve Carell’s well-known character on NBC’s The Office is a sad inevitability. Carell’s character, Michael Scott, will be leaving the show so he can pursue a wider range of acting gigs. Michael Scott, the manager of the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of Dunder Mifflin, a middle class paper company, truly seems like the most important piece of the puzzle that is that office. I have to admit that I have become attached to him and his lovable yet sometimes painfully awkward antics. Though Dwight, Jim, Pam, Kevin, and the rest of the members of the office team provide plenty of witty banter, pranks, and hilarious hidden tension to keep the show moving, there will always be a place in my heart for Michael Scott and his ill-formed plans and total naivete about the world and people around him. According to this article, Michael Scott will be taking his final bow at Scranton’s Dunder Mifflin branch on April 28th.

I watched the most recent episode, and I must say, I would have been content with that being the final goodbye. The Office’s episodes nearing his departure are remaining witty and funny while slowly getting more emotional as we creep toward Scott’s final show. *SPOILER ALERT* Carell’s character finally proposes to his longtime love interest, Holly Flax, with the support of the entire office team. It is rare on the show to see everyone come together and work harmoniously in the Scranton branch. Seeing that really hit home with me. Though everyone in the office teases Scott for not being socially conscious, he proves himself worthy of a wonderful woman to make him happy in that episode. At the end, Michael and Holly announce that they will be moving to Colorado to be with Holly’s ailing father, and everyone is left in shock. As always, though, the episode officially ended with a hilarious sequence to lighten the mood, featuring a prank on Dwight by Jim (who else?).

I cannot wait to see how the episodes progress. If my tears of laughter and sadness while watching the episode from March 24, 2011 are an indicator, I feel like I’ll be more than thrilled with how the show handles Scott’s final farewell.


Written by A.P.

April 3, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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