“The Office”: The Magic Lives

Halpert Not only was Thursday’s hour of “The Office” another tremendous installment, firmly reasserting the show as TV’s top comedy, along the way it cleverly poked fun at those who thought the show might be in trouble once Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) got together.

In the second half-hour, Jim ambled over to Pam’s desk:

Jim: I just have to ask. Now that we’re public, um, is the magic gone?

Pam: It’s funny you bring that up because … yes it is.

Jim: I knew it. Oh, man.  Just like that, huh?

Pam: I think, I mean, I don’t, I don’t know what it is, but I now find you … repulsive?

Jim: That’s honest.  All right.  Fair enough. … It was really fun while it lasted.

Pam (shrugs): Eh …

Jim: For me, it was.

Pam: Okay.

Jim turned to walk back to his desk, while Pam smiled, truly giddy.  No, “The Office” isn’t in any trouble, not at all.  Besides, now there’s bigtime drama between Dwight and Angela.

For more great lines from Thursday’s “Office,” go to the fan site OfficeTally.

— Jon Weisman

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  1. “Hey,
    Great post, please continue sharing to us !!

  2. please don’t miss the brand of Canada goose when necessary. (yang)

  3. Ben Post says:

    I must say the show is going to even greater heights this season. the first two episodes so far have been incredible pieces of television,the best comedy since the heyday of the 90’s. to all the office folks keep it up. Good Work!!!

  4. bokonon42 says:

    The scene you describe, plus the two immediately preceding it (Angela redefining her relationship with an unhelpful Dwight, and Ryan’s explaining to Kelly why faking a pregnancy isn’t a nice thing to do) have got to be about the best three minutes of television I’ve ever seen. Just fantastic. The whole episode was great.
    Ryan’s swaggering enough (and with a touch of evil his new power has unleashed) that I expect horrible and delightful things to happen to him very soon.

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