When The Office returns from winter break in January for the final time, the show will have 15 more episodes, or less than eight hours, before its series finale in May. Is that enough time to answer such important questions as, Is Andy dead? What the hell happened to Gabe? Erin, will you marry me? Will Pam leave Jim and run off Dwight? When will Michael return? Remember Charles Miner? Seriously, what the hell happened to Gabe? Does Nellie know how to eat a burrito? Time is not on their side, but in an interview with the Huffington Post, Rainn Wilson discussed what the last six episodes or so of the show might look like.
Part of the ending is going to be not only resolving the characters and what’s happening in their lives, but the showing of the airing of the documentary on The Office, and showing what effect that has on the characters. That’s going to happen over the course of the last six or eight episodes. The Office characters get to watch themselves in the documentary. I think they’re probably being documented as they’re watching themselves in the documentary. (Via)
In the original BBC series, the documentary crew wasn’t acknowledged until the Christmas special, which takes place three years after the documentary that made the employees of Wernham Hogg famous. It’s pretty goddamn devastating, until the end, when a certain someone is flown from Florida back to Slough. Something tells me this same storyline won’t happen on the American version.
Florida Stanley is the best. My prediction: the documentary is just the foreplay in Creed’s sex tape, and in the series finale, everyone’s DTF. That would explain Meredith.