I miss Michael Scott. The show just isn’t right without him. The season eight premiere last night was the first without Steve Carell and they are attempting to fill in for him, but it’s not working. Andy Bernard is great, but I’m not sure how he will do as the new Regional Manager. And Stanley’s new “shove it up your butt” tagline doesn’t even come close to Michael’s “That’s what she said!”
In other news, Pam and Jim are having another baby, but this time it’s a boy. Angela is also pregnant but we don’t know if it’s a boy or girl yet. Wouldn’t it be interesting if this ends up actually being Dwight’s baby instead of her now husband, the senator? At one point Dwight and Angela did have a contract to have a baby, Angela has a history of cheating on men with Dwight, and wasn’t it implied that the senator played for the other team? I would love if it turned out she is carrying a Shrute baby.
Robert California (James Spader) was set to be the new Regional Manager until he decided that the CEO position, formerly held by Jo (Kathy Bates), suits him better. He hung out in the conference room for most of this episode, but caused a stir when he divided up the office with “the list” of winners and losers. It caused an uproar but was apparently a motivational lesson to have the winners prove him right and the losers prove him wrong. I’m not sure about this, but who am I to question a man who talked a CEO out of her job?
And if this is my inner-romantic coming out, forgive me, but I think the best moment of the show was when Jim leaves a list of his own for Pam with her, Cece, and the new baby on one side, everything else on the other. These two are my favorites.
Finally, I turn to you on this one, readers. Can anyone explain to me why Toby just up and left the “winners” luncheon? No matter what the reason was, somewhere Michael Scott was celebrating that Toby realized he wasn’t part of the “winner” group.
Brooke is an entertainment junkie, who you can follow on Twitter @RNYBrooke.