Michael returns from vacation brimming with a new zest for life and a tenuously guarded secret, and armed with enough incriminating evidence to guarantee the ruin of both before the day’s end. Meanwhile, the warehouse demands an inventory and Angela’s party planners are called upon to transform the proceedings into an impromptu luau, during which much more than just paper is taken stock. In the end a confession is made, a reprieve is granted, and Kevin snags a bargain on a fine piece of art.

The Michael Scott School of Hard Knocks

For the second week in a row, an inappropriate photo plunges Michael into very hot water, only this time the scandal isn’t over any manipulation– it’s the very real, sun-baked, bikini-clad truth.

[Michael is narrating a slideshow of photos from his vacation]
Pam : Oh my god, is that Jan?!
Michael : No, that’s a German woman named… Urkel Grue.
[cut to interview]
Michael : Jan told me to play it cool and not tell anybody because it could get us both in trouble. So officially, I did not see her. …But I did see Jan there. In our room. At night. And in the morning. And that’s all I’m gonna say.

Jan! With Michael! In Jamaica! You would need Freud and a team of psychiatrists working round the clock to even attempt a guess at why this warrants such rejoicing. Michael can hardly walk around for all the feet in his mouth and Jan is, as Packer can be counted on to elegantly put it, the definitive ice queen. Yet somehow, in some wild, unfathomable way, it works. And well.

Toby : All right, if you are having a relationship with your superior, you must disclose it.
Michael : No, no, no. I am not dating Jan. She was very clear about that. Just two like souls having a romantic time in the most romantic place on earth.

As a friend of mine pointed out, Jan needs to loosen up and Michael needs one of those electric collars with somebody working the remote. In that way, they’re a match made in heaven. And hey, if a woman’s going to self-destruct, there are worse places than Jamaica and no better guarantee than Michael Scott.

What’s funny is, as word spreads and Michael starts getting every bit of the attention he constantly craves, the egotistical jerk disappears. Would you have ever thought to see the day when the warehouse cheers him on in front of a scandalous life-size poster and his reaction is to truly panic and bolt off in some attempt at damage control?

Jan : Why am I here, Michael?
Michael : Uh, I…
Jan : In the last year I’ve gone through a divorce, an identity theft, a husband who would not… communicate. This is neither here nor there. My psychiatrist thinks that I have some self-destructive tendencies and that for once, I should indulge them. Are you following me?
Michael : Uh, uh, yes.
Jan : I think I owe it to myself to find some kind of happiness. You know, I mean, I mean even if it means lowering my expectations, or– or redefining the word itself…
Michael : Okay, yeah.
Jan : This is the thing, you know. I am attracted to you. I– I don’t know why, but I am. And I need to follow my instincts. At least that’s what Dr. Perry thinks.
Michael : Who’s Dr. Perry? I–
Jan : This is the point, okay? You’re wrong for me. In… every way.
Michael : Well, not–
Jan : But I still find myself wanting to… be with you.
Michael : And I, to you, in addition, feel, the same feelings, that you are, as well.

Well, that’s one way to put it, though the classic “you complete me,” it’s not. Oh, but wait…

Michael : Jan. You complete me.
Jan : Oh, God.

All I can say is Michael better count his blessings, relish the moment, and hang on for dear life as long as he possibly can. Oh, this is going to be good.

Dwight Being Dwight

There are a dozen different kinds of clueless and Dwight is every one. Exhibit A:

Michael : [whispering] I have a special assignment for you.
Dwight : Who’s the target?
Michael : A sensitive email has been released to the office. It contains a file…
[Dwight takes notes]
Michael : A picture… the filename is “Jamaican Jan Sun Princess.”
Dwight : What’s it of?
Michael : Not important.
Dwight : Unless you’re willing to tell me everything, I cannot accept this assignment.
Michael : Okay, forget it.
Dwight : Okay, I accept it.

Exhibit B:

Pam : Michael, it’s Jan on the phone.
Michael : Oh, God! No, no, no, no! Hang up. Hang up. Tell her I’m not here! Don’t. Don’t. I ran out of gas. I hit a deer! I hit a deer with my car. No, I hit a cat. Tell her I hit a cat.
Pam : [to phone] He’ll call you back. Okay. Great. [hangs up]
Michael : Do you think she bought it?
[Pam nods]
Michael : Okay. Okay.
Dwight : Michael hit a deer?

And a cat. And he ran out of gas. And he’s not even here. Where were you, Dwight?

And then, out of nowhere, the sight of Pam in tears brings out a side of Dwight that is rarely exposed without the influence of serious head trauma. It’s one of those deeply affecting moments this show is famous for, where it transcends the typical limitations of a half-hour sitcom and suddenly, you’re pinching yourself just to remind that it’s fiction.

Dwight : Who did this to you? Where is he?
Pam : What? No… it’s not… it’s nothing.
[Dwight takes off his jacket, seems to want to offer it to her, but ties it around his waist]
Dwight : It’s hot in here.
Pam : Yeah.
Dwight : Yeah.
[Dwight hands her a handkerchief]
Pam : Thanks.
[Dwight sits down beside her]
Pam : You don’t need to stay here.
Dwight : I know.
[Dwight puts his arm around her shoulders and she sobs]

Before the universe can hurtle to a screeching halt (or Angela can discover them), a little classic Dwight-ness creeps back in.

Dwight : So you’re PMS-ing pretty bad, huh?

And not even that can spoil the effect completely. Welcome to earth, Dwight.

The Many Faces of Jim

With Michael away, Jim gets the chance to exercise some of his newfound authority.

Jim : All right, let’s get started. Um… Oh, first off, we’re supposed to be pushing cardstock this week so… let’s push cardstock this week. Uh, also– what is this?
Dwight : Tape recorder.
Jim : For what?
Dwight : For recording. Michael is on vacation, and he has asked me to record all meetings and to type up the transcripts.

If Jim was still determined to turn over a new leaf and keep it professional, even after backsliding over Pam’s ingenious Christmas gift, well, then this temptation will forever deem it a lost cause. And sure enough, within seconds:

Jim : Oh my god, Dwight, what are you doing?
Dwight : What?
Jim : You’re not allowed to take off your pants in the middle of the office.
Dwight : I’m not…
Jim : Dwight, you know what? Just back off, okay. It’s making me uncomfortable. This is sexual harassment, by the way. Oh my god. He’s got a knife!
Dwight : I do not have a knife.
Jim : No, let the record show that Dwight K. Schrute is now completely nude and is holding a plastic knife to Stanley’s neck.
Dwight : Let the record show that Jim Halpert is a liar!
Jim : [grabs recorder] Dwight Schrute is now wearing a baby’s bonnet.
Dwight : [grabs it back] I am not!
Phyllis : Oh, Jim Carrey just walked in! Dwight, get his autograph for Michael, quickly!
Dwight : Jim Carrey did not just walk in. Okay?
Karen : Dwight, what is that on your stomach? Is that a Muppet Babies tattoo?
Jim : Oh my god, Karen, you’re right. That is Animal from the Muppet Babies.
Dwight : You can’t see my stomach…
Andy : I am now chopping off Phyllis’ head with a chainsaw!

On the other hand, it could be considered a very effective team-building exercise.

Confessions of a Receptionist

The past year has not exactly been the kindest to Pam, and now the new one is off to an even shakier start. The changes she’s worked so hard on seem to be of less and less consequence. The novelty has worn off a bit, improvements went unrewarded, and some old habits are dying hard.

A little steel drum serenade should be just the thing to lift the spirits.

Michael : [Banging on a steel drum and singing] “Feelin’ hot, hot, hot!” That’s all I know so far, but I’m gonna keep practicing.
Pam : It’s good.
Michael : You know, I had never been out of the country before now.
Pam : Oh.
Michael : Got to see how Jamaicans live. It is great, you know? They just relax. They party all the time.
Pam : It’s kind of an impoverished country.
Michael : Yeah. Gosh… great.

Fortunately, Pam is never too distracted to reel Michael back down to earth, and also fortunately, he never takes root so that she is perpetually needed. And not just by him, but throughout the office, often the only glue holding things together.

Jim : Hey. Thanks, a lot.
Pam : Oh, don’t worry about it. I mean, it’s better than listening to Michael play a conch shell, which is what I was doing.

That’s got to be qualification for some kind of sainthood.

The Jim/Pam Index

The story continues its deepening triangle with Jim and Karen at odds and Pam, a long history with one and a recent ally of the other, stumbling into the middle.

Jim : So, I don’t know, I just feel we’ve been dating a month, right? Same street? I think that might be a little close, a little bit much.
Pam : Hmm.
Jim : “Hmm,” what?
Pam : How far away does she live now, like ten minutes?
Jim : [sighs] Yeah, I guess.
Pam : Honestly, I think you should go easy on her.

It’s an extremely tough position, first to find Jim so obviously conflicted and then to be the one who offers support, and not an ounce of the difficulty is lost on Pam. It has shades of their old break room exchanges all over it, only with the roles completely reversed. Arguably the main difference is that she was with Roy in spite of Jim, and now he is with Karen perhaps because of her, and for no bigger mistake than that she woke up to a heartrending realization a little too late.

But Jim is first and foremost her friend, and for Pam, there is nothing to do but come to the rescue no matter what the cause. Using the situation for her benefit is not only incomprehensible, it’s outside every realm of possibility.

Pam : No, I didn’t mind helping Jim with his problem. That’s what friends do. I… help Phyllis all the time. Just yesterday I untangled a piece of tape from her hair. So, yeah.

It seems that Jim knows least of all where Pam’s heart now lies. He may guess, but by now, after so much guessing, it would too easily chalk up as self-delusion. And she likely knows this, but characteristically ties her hands and frustrates herself almost to the point of punishment. At this point her mistake seems irreversible and the best she can hope for is a taste of their old connection, which is thankfully never too far out of reach.

Pam : Oh, also– Michael went to Jamaica with Jan…
Jim Yeah, how have we not talked about this already? I mean, what happened there? Kidnapping?
[They laugh]

When Karen thanks Pam for talking sense into Jim, oblivious of the weight involved, it’s the proverbial straw that breaks the back. We’ve seen Pam in tears before, but never like this, never sneaking off to cry as someone who’s just seen their best chance at happiness slip away, knowing that she’s the one who relinquished the key.

The outcome is tough to gauge. Are things worse because Pam reaches her breaking point and Jim, who was once the consolation, is now the cause? Or better, for the same reasons, and because such a catharsis is the first step to an eventual mend? I’m inclined to say both, enough of each to keep the scales balanced for one more week. Even with a lack of external resolution, that kind of inward release does the heart a world of good. And so, Back From Vacation ranks Even on the Jim/Pam Index. Everything’s not lost.

Supporting Nod

The lady, Jan Levinson, because who didn’t love to see her plant that kiss and leave Michael’s hair standing on end?

The Superstar

This is an extremely tough call, because a breakdown from Pam has not yet failed to secure her the honor. However, I just can’t ignore the other half of our favorite anti-couple, Michael, who carried the episode on his shoulders in rare form, and for once, made us root for him to be the hero that gets the girl. The coin flips, and Michael it is.

Transmissions from the Office

  • Stanley : Oh, Michael, I’m glad you’re here.
    Michael : Stanley, you know what? It is really good to see you too.
    Stanley : My bonus check was $100 less than you promised.
    Michael : Okay, well, payroll is in charge of all of that.
    Stanley : They said I should talk to you.
    Michael : Well, I am just getting settled in, so I am gonna… [starts away]
    Stanley : I am not doing a lick more work until I get my full bonus check.
    Michael : You are not as much fun as your Jamaican brothers. Mon.

    You get the feeling Stanley walks away from every encounter with Michael satisfied that he got exactly what he expected.

  • Michael : How hard is a luau? All you need are some grass skirts, pineapple, poi, tiki torches, suckling pig, some fire dancers. That’s all you need.

    All plentiful commodities in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in the dead of winter.

  • Packer : Big whoop. I was in Hotlanta. That whole town is whack.

    Yeah, because nothing says “exotic destination” like the state capital of Georgia.

  • Michael : Hey man, how’s it going?
    Darryl : All right. What’s up, Mike?
    Michael : That’s great. Okay, um, so did you get an email from me?
    Darryl : Yep.
    Michael : Okay. Well, that was supposed to go to Packer, not “packaging.” Did you already forward it to a whole bunch of people?
    Darryl : Uh-huh.
    Michael : Okay. Um, well, did you get the second email that I sent, explaining that the first email was a mistake and that you should delete it?
    Darryl : Yep.
    Michael : And you sent that out to everyone?
    Darryl : Mike, I’m very busy down here.

    Every scene between Darryl and Mike is an instant classic.

  • Angela : Okay, we only have three hours, people, to plan a whole luau, and you’re not helping!
    Karen : What are the ingredients of poi?
    Phyllis : I called every grocery store in Scranton and no one sells whole pigs.
    Angela : Did you try the petting zoo?

    First, not the best way to win back the respect of the committee that lynched you not three weeks ago. Second, never underestimate Angela’s apathy where animals and small children are concerned.

  • Toby : Hey, I need to talk to you.
    Michael : Not now, not ever.

    There is no statute of limitations on the persecution of Toby.

  • Kevin : Hi Jan. You look… tan.
    Jan : I was in Scottsdale, visiting my sister.
    Kevin : Yeah? How was it?
    Jan : Very sunny. Family’s important.

    At least she can hold her own in the blatant lie department. Is her sister’s name Urkel Grue?

  • [Sitting in the midst of the warehouse luau]
    Roy : Hey. Remember when we were planning our honeymoon? You wanted to go to Hawaii, and I wanted to go to Mexico.
    Pam : Yeah.
    Roy : I was definitely right.
    [Pam looks at him and they start to laugh]
    Roy : Oh brother.

    After all these two have been through, it’s really good to see Roy coax a genuine laugh out of Pam.

Odds and Ends

  • Survivor: Scranton it is. So long, Hannah.
  • People walk to the gallows in better form than Michael follows Jan up the stairs.
  • That is the longest Creed has stared at his computer during the workday, ever.
  • What luau needs a suckling pig when you have the delectable Spam?

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First one? Wow....

Can't wait for this episode tonight. Did anyone see a preview clip for it on Yahoo!TV? It was hysterical!

1Posted by Philip on January 4, 2007

It'll be good to have the Dunder-Mifflin crew back. I bet Kevin will definitely enjoy this racy photo. I would say Creed, too, but it's probably nothing he hasn't seen before.

2Posted by dlo (Prism Duro-Sport) on January 4, 2007

does anyone know where i can go to for a live recap!??

3Posted by helpme on January 4, 2007

Damn, its almost like Andy has been an afterthought lately. I guess they do have to write him out at some point tho. He's not coming back next season, right?

I also honestly thought Dwight was going to pull a Michael "I'm rejecting your kiss" Scott scene on Pam. That would have been very disturbing. Thank heavens Dwight became Dwight again before that could happen.

4Posted by Pat D. on January 4, 2007

the scene where dwight handed pam the handkerchief was so sweet. i never saw that crying coming!

5Posted by tricia on January 4, 2007

aah..this is killing me. i need a recap.

i read somewhere that pam was crying over jim!??!


6Posted by helpme on January 4, 2007

oh my GOSH, the beads in Michael's hair.... vintage.

7Posted by Carly on January 4, 2007

I watched all of tonight's episode, but I missed one part. I got up during a commercial break, and I walked back in to see Pam crying! What started this? Nothing that happened in the rest of the episode explained it. I assumed it was something about Jim, but what exactly?

8Posted by Amy on January 4, 2007

Pam crying! I felt so sorry for Pam but at the same time she has never responded in any way to Jim and as Jim said in the Convention, she rejected him twice.

Just a question...do you think Pam realizes that Jim doesn't know how she feels? She seems to be so sad but does she realize he doesn't know how she feels?!?

9Posted by Sarah on January 4, 2007

This almost seemed like a turning-the-corner episode. Pam crying over Jim and Jan admitting her feelings for Michael and telling him to meet her at his condo. I'm not sure if Jim knows how Pam feels. He says she rejected him twice. I know that one of those times was in "Casino Night". When was the other one?

10Posted by Kyle on January 4, 2007

I think when Jim says rejected twice he means both times during casino night...the first being outside and then after he kisses her

11Posted by Jessie on January 4, 2007

Kyle- both of the rejections that Jim mentions to Michael in "The Convention" occurred on Casino Night - one outside (when he tells her he is in love with her), then the other inside (when she stops him from kissing her a second time, and tells him that she is going to go through with marrying Roy). Of course, there have been other rejections, but of smaller scale (Pam's "we're friends" in the parking lot scene at the end of "The Merger", and "swaying isn't dancing" at the end of "The Client" are pretty crushing, too).

Sarah- I think Pam definitely knows that Jim does not realize she is in love with him. The reason she is "so sad" is that she has totally hidden these feelings from him, and now has backed herself into a corner where she can't admit them to him without, in her mind, seriously risking rejection. And Pam doesn't stick her neck out like that (even playing the role of "Fancy New Beesley"). She is so frustrated with her own inability to act on her feelings that she literally hits herself during the crying scene in "Back From Vacation," while Dwight is trying to comfort her.

12Posted by JamaicaJanSunPrincess on January 4, 2007

Kyle, the second rejection was also Casino Night, because 1) he confessed that he was in love with her and was shot down and 2) he kissed her and was shot down, as we found out a grueling 4 months later.

My comment for this episode was that I really liked how sweet Dwight was to Pam when she was sobbing. That was lovely and then hilarious, and a lot like when Dwight had a concussion. Oh, one more thing; is it me, or is Pam kind of the staff's emotional support? She was looking out for Angela last episode and then Michael and Karen in this one. Maybe's she just more intuned to how people feel than the other Dunder-Mifflinites.

13Posted by secondrink on January 4, 2007

I feel like we kind of attacked Kyle there :)...haha, sorry about that!

14Posted by secondrink on January 4, 2007

It's okay. Well, I thought that the rejections were in two different episodes. I didn't see that first rejection in Casino Night.

15Posted by Kyle on January 4, 2007

secondrink: I think you're right about Pam's role as "the staff's emotional support." In addition to the instances you mention (Michael and Angela in "A Benihana Christmas", and Jim and Karen in tonight's episode), also consider her driving Michael home during "Diwali," and giving the bathrobe to Toby in this year's Christmas episode. It's a role she does well in, not only because she is naturally a warm person, and attuned to other people's emotions, but also because she has a lot of leftover emotional energy being single, and it's less painful and risky for her to help others than it is for her to help herself -- a sort of Amelie effect.

16Posted by JamaicaJanSunPrincess on January 4, 2007

I loved Dwight taking off his suit coat, making it look like he was going to put it around Pam, and then he ties it around his waist, saying something like, "It's hot in here."

Hilarious! :)

17Posted by twins15 on January 5, 2007

This was one of the best this season!

I'm a Jammer all the way, so I should have lamented the direction this episode took. Yet, Steve's crestfallen face, when the iconic object of his Jamaican vacation (his steel drum) gets flattened, and the camera pans to a presumably irate Jan stomping down the the warehouse steps within milliseconds of each other, was priceless.

So many excellent moments in this episode. This show has the most amazing writers! Keep it up!

18Posted by 69cupofnoodles on January 5, 2007

Bead in the hair...priceless!!!!!

19Posted by Vicki W. on January 5, 2007

I loved the look on Michaels face as he took the walk of shame up the stairs to meet Jan in his office. Dont forget the Jerry Maguire moment when he told Jan "you complete me"
AWESOME Episode.

20Posted by Zech J. on January 5, 2007

Hmm. I really think Jan is setting Michael up for a huge betrayal. And of all people, Toby is the only one who is in a position to see it and realize how much danger Michael is in. Will Toby save Michael from himself or will he just sit back and watch him twist in the wind?

21Posted by Stooges Woman :-) on January 5, 2007

Actually, when he said "You Complete Me" I was thinking of Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers movies.

22Posted by Pat D. on January 5, 2007

The Micheal/Jan thing was kind of weird. Am I the only one who thinks Jan is really sexy? Anyways, great episode, can't wait to see next weeks. Hopefully it will be just as good as this one.

23Posted by Podd Tacker on January 5, 2007

Podd Tacker - I'm pretty sure that Kevin, Creed, Michael, and Todd Packer would agree with you. "The brain is so f***in' hot"...

24Posted by JamaicaJanSunPrincess on January 5, 2007

OK, who else totally cried when Dwight and Pam shared a moment? I did NOT see that coming!

25Posted by Jez on January 5, 2007

I don't think anybody saw the Dwight/Pam moment.

26Posted by Kyle on January 5, 2007

No, Podd Tacker, you are not the only one who finds Jan incredibly sexy.


One thing that I noticed about this episode was how Jan is developing. It always seemed very odd to me that she would be attracted to Michael, her dopey subordinate, of all people. But tonight shed some light on that:

Apparently, Jan has a personality disorder. She's unbelievably self-destructive. All of a sudden, IT ALL MAKES PERFECT SENSE!

She married "Gould" knowing ahead of time that the marriage was doomed. She wanted kids and he didn't, and she knew this going into it (thinking she could change him). Then, right after her divorce, she has a fling with Michael (again...of all people!). And now she's starting a relationship with him; something she knows full well is doomed from the beginning (though Michael in his pretentious delusions has no idea).

Really, I like how they've handled this. Jan is becoming way more than just a straight-character executive who swoops in to spoil the fun: she's becoming a very sympathetic and hubristic character. This makes her much more interesting as well.

27Posted by Philip on January 6, 2007

oh man, poor pam! in some ways her situation is worse than jim's used to be, because she's becoming friends with karen too. karen and jim are both seeking pam's advice, and she wants them both to be happy, but what about pam's happiness? :(

aside from that, it was nice to see the warehouse gang a bit more, they're awesome.

28Posted by pc on January 6, 2007

"And I, to you, in addition, feel the same feelings that you are ... as well." Good stuff.

29Posted by Cecilia on January 6, 2007

Jez, I cried, too--during the Pam/Dwight moment. Totally took me by surprise.

30Posted by Kristina on January 6, 2007

Jan's probably the hottest on the show.

31Posted by Dr. Montoban on January 7, 2007

Personally, I like Pam. I would say she's the hottest. Jan's hot too, but Pam would be my pick. Just beautiful.

32Posted by Kyle on January 7, 2007

Holy god. This episode was incredibly amazing. As for me, during the Dwight/Pam crying scene, I was scared out of my wits that Dwight would try something. I think when Micheal's steel drum got smooshed, the look on his face was more of a "So much has happened, nothing else can effect me." kind of blank stare. But all in all, amazing.

My prediction for the JPI, up.

33Posted by emainiac on January 7, 2007

Jan is "Hot, Hot, Hot" "Feelin' hot, hot hot"

34Posted by Zech J. on January 8, 2007

I loved hearing from Packman this week. Hopefully he'll show up in an episode before the season is over. Him and Micheal's on-screen chemistry is awesome.

35Posted by Podd Tacker on January 8, 2007

The best part of the episode was when Michael does the "You complete me" line. That was totally a Michael thing to do, going all-in for a relationship at the beginning.

This website was mentioned in a commentary of Season 2 of The Office. The actors are actually talking about you guys! That's how I found this site, they mentioned Michael's Abe Lincoln quote and how this site was made.

36Posted by Ryan "The Temp" Howard on January 8, 2007

Welcome to NA, Ryan. I am very proud of that commentary moment. :)

Apologies for the somewhat late recap. Jamie (ever the industrious one) actually had it ready to go yesterday afternoon, but I just now got around to putting it up. Poor, poor Pam.

37Posted by James on January 8, 2007

Jamie and James, you guys are awesome. I love your recaps, they're so detailed.

This episode seems hilarious. But the Pam/Dwight bit - it made me so sad and teary, I swear, when I actually see the episode (I'm in Australia, we haven't seen any of Season 3 yet) I'm going to be fully bawling. Poor Pam.

Anyway, just wanted to tell you guys that you're awesome and I love your work. Keep it up!

38Posted by Cat on January 9, 2007

I really have to disagree with the JPI....should be a DOWN, as there is no happy ending in sight for Jam, and Pam couldn't be any more distressed that she cannot force herself to do anything about it. Doesnt get much worse than that, IMHO.

Matter of fact, it would almost seem that Jim was prodding Pam for some sign when he asked her advice about the "Jaren" situation, and Pam, as in the past, showed no sign it affected her in any way. That cant be good in any form.

Now, if Jim had seen/heard about Pam crying, that might have justified an EVEN, but I have to vote for DOWN on this one. I cannot really see how Jim has any clue based on the happenings of this episode.

39Posted by Pat D. on January 9, 2007

I, too, found out about this site after watching Season 2. I enjoy reading your re-caps, as I have yet to see an episode from this season...and even in print, I find myself lol!

40Posted by Rosie C on January 10, 2007

Jamie: Loved the recap. You are one talented & funny designer wordsmith.

And I'm with you on the JPI this week. I mean, at least Jim was not gleefully helping Karen find a cozy place near him. I think we know that's never going to be a serious long-term thing. And Pam's teary release showed her depth of understanding of what she passed up. Which is a good thing.

41Posted by garbagethrower on January 10, 2007

Just realized, the Dwight-Pam moment was kind of a flashback to when Dwight had a concussion. Remember when he and "Pan" actually became friends, for an all-too-brief time?

42Posted by Stooges Woman :-) on January 10, 2007

And then ... I realized Jamie already mentioned the serious head trauma issue. And I realized the truth. Jamie ... you ... COMPLETE me.

43Posted by Stooges Woman :-) on January 10, 2007

Awesome recap! Thanks Jamie and James for all your hard work.

44Posted by DelegateFromIceland on January 10, 2007