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Posted Feb 10, 2006 @ 8:12 PM

You overheard it in the lunchroom, and you know you want to tell us. So spill!

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Posted Feb 10, 2006 @ 9:56 PM

I heard that the writers of the Office weren't going to swerve us with fake sides for VDay

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Posted Feb 10, 2006 @ 10:54 PM

This is the site for the casting sides for The Office. Sometimes there are plot twists and sometimes they lead us astray like last night. But they are fun either way.

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Posted Feb 10, 2006 @ 11:37 PM

Reading the sides reminds me of when my dad wrote episode synopses for TV Guide and would pass on the scripts to middle-schooler me, so I'd know 2-3 weeks early what was going to happen on Alf and Family Ties. (Still have most of the scripts.) And now I know what's going to happen on The Office, too -- maybe. But why do the casting agents have so many misspellings and wrong dates on their fax headers ("Allison Jones Castig, 1/27/2000")?

Aw, squeee. "INT. CVS - DAY. PAM: (into intercom ŕ la Star Wars) Luke, this is your father. JIM: (I love you) Such a dork. PAM: (into intercom) Jim, cleanup on aisle zero." ("Michael's Birthday")

Heh. I can just hear deadpan Stanley. "MICHAEL: Okay, everybody! Group photo for the newsletter! STANLEY: You have got to be kidding." ("Conflict Resolution")

Aw, burn on Pam. "ABBY [Stanley's daughter]: I want to be an artist when I grow up. PAM: (excited) Me too! ABBY: You are grown-up." ("...Daughter to Work Day")

Edited by Angora Deb, Feb 10, 2006 @ 11:54 PM.


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Posted Feb 10, 2006 @ 11:41 PM

Spoiler thread guys. No need for the black bars.

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Posted Feb 11, 2006 @ 12:25 AM

In all my year of spoiler whoring, last night was the first time I got burned by them. Damn those crafty writers! Does this mean I'll stop? Um, no. To wit, what do we think is the meaning of this exchange, in the latest sides for "Conflict Resolution"?

Pam: By the way Angela, about the Save-the-Date...
Jim: Hey, don't.
Pam: I am.


In my fantasy version of The Office, where Pam and Jim are totally boyfriend-girlfriend and ride silver unicorns while kissing under rainbows, Pam is telling Angela to ignore the Save the Date b/c the wedding is off. Realistically, maybe it's about Angela bringing Dwight to the wedding, which seems like something Jim would object to strenously. Ack, these sides are evil!

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Posted Feb 11, 2006 @ 9:46 AM

Does anyone know if Conflict Resolution is the new 22nd episode or the 21st?

And is this a spoilers only thread or does spoiler discussion go here, too?

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Posted Feb 11, 2006 @ 9:57 AM

lizzypop

Does anyone know if Conflict Resolution is the new 22nd episode or the 21st?


Any discussion involving spoilers should be in this thread.


Based on the sides, here's the order of the episodes for the rest of the season:


#17 - Dwight's Speech
#18 - Take Your Daughter to Work Day
#19 - Michael's Birthday
#20 - Conflict Resolution
#21 - no sides yet
#22 - Season Finale

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Posted Feb 13, 2006 @ 7:58 PM

Jim is requesting a transfer? What?

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Posted Feb 13, 2006 @ 8:01 PM

Why would he ask for a transfer to another division of the PAPER COMPANY? Wouldn't it make more sense for him to start applying for other jobs?

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Posted Feb 13, 2006 @ 8:17 PM

I don't know, someone posted in another thread about Jim leaving. Has anyone heard anything?

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Posted Feb 13, 2006 @ 8:21 PM

Unless he's really serious about the whole getting over Pam thing. But I agree that with his abilities, if he was going to try to force himself out of a situation where he's torturing himself everyday by being around her, he should be looking outside Dunder Mifflin.

Rereading the sides, it isn't clear whether Jim is requesting the transfer or if this is another one of Dwight's power plays. The question is coming from him, not Jim, so it's hard to tell. Is there another source that said Jim requests one?

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Posted Feb 13, 2006 @ 8:23 PM

I'm not sure he's requesting one, or if Michael's having to consider moving him b/c of a complaint. The general theme of that episode is Michael's having to deal with grievances filed against employees. But I can't imagine who would make a complaint against Jim and why.

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Posted Feb 13, 2006 @ 8:25 PM

I've also seen the sides where Jim is talking on the phone to someone and he says something about getting out of the country after he hears more wedding chat from Pam and Kelly. It's not clear who he's talking to, but I'm guessing it's a travel agent. So I don't think he's requesting a transfer - I think he's trying to make plans to be away while the wedding is going on so that he has an excuse not to be there.

ETA: Duh, never mind. I see there's talk of a transfer. Looks to me like it's just Dwight trying to get rid of Jim.

Edited by Pixel, Feb 13, 2006 @ 8:32 PM.


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Posted Feb 13, 2006 @ 8:38 PM

Confllict Resolution sides - Either Jim has asked to be transferred or maybe Michael has to transfer one salesperson to another branch. Because Michael answers “maybe” when Dwight asks him if he’s going to transfer Jim I tend to believe that Jim asked for the transfer and somehow Dwight found out. If Michael was forced to transfer Jim then why would Dwight ask him if he's going to transfer him in the first place. It appears as though Michael has the choice - a) deny Jim the transfer request or b) allow him to transfer.
When you combine the above with the "Dwight's Speech" synopsis - "Jim is trying to get out of Scanton" it leads you to believe that he requested a transfer.

It's all just speculation. I admit it, I'm the worlds worst when it comes to reading the sides and trying to figure out what's going on. I was a victim of the V-day sides where we were led to believe that Jim gives Pam a present at the end if the episode (I'm glad I was fooled though).

Edited by Turnberry, Feb 13, 2006 @ 8:39 PM.


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Posted Feb 13, 2006 @ 9:24 PM

Dwight turns in a complaint about Jim and requests that Jim get transferred. The part about Jim going out of the country is just a joke.

Or so I'm guessing.

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Posted Feb 13, 2006 @ 9:42 PM

Dwight turns in a complaint about Jim and requests that Jim get transferred. The part about Jim going out of the country is just a joke.

Or so I'm guessing.


Conflict Resolution - Those sides are at the very beginning of the script. I think Michael addresses one complaint (Kevin/Angelea) and then says he'll go over the rest later (not surprising considering Michael can't handle conflict). The Dwight/Michael conversation about Jim transfering appears to be continuity from a previous episode(s) because Dwight didn't address any complaints with Michael. So I'm guessing......

You are right though - Jim was joking about leaving the country.

Edited by Turnberry, Feb 13, 2006 @ 9:41 PM.


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Posted Feb 14, 2006 @ 6:03 AM

I figured Jim was joking about leaving the country - but I still thought maybe he was talking to a travel agent - maybe about getting away somewhere for the weekend of the wedding and then when he hears talk of the "first dance" while he's on the phone, throws out the out of the country thing like "as far from her as I can possibly get".

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Posted Feb 14, 2006 @ 8:22 AM

Does anybody want to guess what Pam's refering to when she mentions the "save-the-date" thing (it's the last dialogue in "Conflict Resolution")? Pixel? annlaw?(you're very good analytical thinkers)

My best guess:

I think the “save-the-date” thing might be a possible photo package option. I’ve seen wedding invitations that say “Save The Date” on them. Perhaps Pam discussed that option with Angela because she’s the senior account and in charge of the budget (and sort of a control freak). So basically the “save-the-date” thing would make the newsletter photo all the more special. Maybe the office is planning something for the community (a specific date in the future when Jim will be gone) and the newsletter is the outlet. Jim’s “Hey don’t” to Pam could indicate that he knows he’s not going to be around much longer so he doesn’t want to remember this special photograph and this special date. I'm probably completely way off (and who knows if it will even make the final draft), but it's still fun to speculate.

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Posted Feb 14, 2006 @ 8:35 AM

Well, I know that save-the-date cards are becoming all the new rage with weddings. I mean, they've been around forever but it's not until recently that I started getting them. So I can't figure out why Jim's telling her "Don't" when she says it to Angela. It must mean something else that I'm not getting. I totally get her saying it to Angela, but I don't get Jim's reaction, unless he's actually getting bolder and telling her not to talk about the wedding in front of him.

Earlier, on the first page of those sides, he's doing a talking head interview and it sounds like he's talking about having to hear her wedding plans, where he's sort of complaining but saying, well, she has to hear about my party plans, and we ALL have to hear Dwight, and blah blah blah...so it seems like maybe since this is later he's decided he's had enough?

Edited by Pixel, Feb 14, 2006 @ 8:38 AM.


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Posted Feb 14, 2006 @ 9:39 AM

I think the "don't" is that Pam is somehow going to give away that she knows Angela is dating Dwight. Like, "about the Save-The-Date, the reason you didn't get one is that I figured you'd be coming with Dwight." Something like that? And Jim is warning her not to give it away, or not to invite Angela, or something along those lines?

I don't see the transfer talk in that one, though. Which sides is that in?

Edited by mo pie, Feb 14, 2006 @ 9:40 AM.


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Posted Feb 14, 2006 @ 11:55 AM

I read the sides, and that's why I think that it was Dwight who put in a complaint about Jim and is trying to get Jim transferred. It just reads that way to me and it makes the most sense with the characters. Jim's not going to transfer- that would make no sense on the show.

Of course, since it's all broken up, it's hard to tell, but that's the fun of it. It was in Conflict Resolution, btw.

Does Jim know about Dwangela? I'm looking forward to him finding out, because I don't think he knows yet. Pam has not shared that with anyone. It's just been a secret between Pam & the cameraperson.

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Posted Feb 14, 2006 @ 1:17 PM

The way I read/speculated about the Jim getting transfered side was that Michael somehow finds out about a complaint, possibly the one about Angela and Kevin. Then goes to Toby about it for some reason and finds out that Toby has tons of old complaints that he just sits on (I think Toby said something like that in the sides, like that he just has them all sitting in folders?). Michael then takes all these complaints and decides to solve all the problems. I just assumed that in there was a really old request for a transfer from Jim, maybe even as far back as when Jim started working there, because he didn't want to deal with Dwigt. Then, of course, Jim fell for Pam and forgot about the whole transfer thing. Of course, Michael decides to deal with it anyway, since he is on a solve everyone's problems kick and doesn't really care if he's actually solving the problems or not, in usual Michael fashion. I imagine Jim will And that's my mostly fabricated extrapolation of those sides. Yes, I spend way too much time thinking about this. I think the idea that Dwight requests that Jim be transferred for some reason or another is just as likely, I just felt the need to share my theory with you all.

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Posted Feb 17, 2006 @ 8:49 AM

From Entertainment Weekly -

In an upcoming episode set during ''Take Your Daughter to Work Day,'' Michael has trapped his employees and their children in the conference room as he bangs on a tambourine and bellows: ''So just look at them and si-I-I-I-GH!'' His voice climbs to a falsetto so high it sounds like dolphin porn, as Rainn Wilson — who plays Michael's rigid nuisance-at-arms, Dwight Schrute — strums a guitar. Then the final line, delivered with perfectly insufferable gravitas: ''And know they looooooove you.''



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Posted Feb 17, 2006 @ 9:01 AM

Also from Entertainment Weekly

"When The Office returns from its Olympics hiatus March 2, episodes will feature a mandatory staff skating-rink field trip to celebrate Michael's birthday"


So Michael wants to go to a skating rink for his birthday. Shocking. :)
That's going to be hilarious!

And I can't be the only one after I read this spoiler to immediately think about this equation: Jim + Pam + skating rink = Magic!

Edited by Turnberry, Feb 17, 2006 @ 9:01 AM.


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Posted Feb 17, 2006 @ 12:53 PM

So Michael wants to go to a skating rink for his birthday. Shocking.

Color me shocked. I thought it would be Chuck E. Cheese.

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Posted Feb 17, 2006 @ 12:56 PM

Chuck E Cheese? But he's so sick of that place! Hee....

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Posted Feb 17, 2006 @ 4:40 PM

And I can't be the only one after I read this spoiler to immediately think about this equation: Jim + Pam + skating rink = Magic!

Jim + Pam + skating rink = COUPLES' SKATE! (I hated the skating rink when I was a kid... and ALL of my friends had birthday parties there, until parents started hearing about condoms and high schoolers hooking up in the bathrooms -- shocking!) "Clear the floor for Couples' Skate" drove terror into the heart of every girl at the skating rink. The fear or not being picked and having to go skate into the girls' room, or pretend to be busy playing arcade games. The horror! Couples Skate was so wondefully cheesy -- the disco ball, the dimmed lights, the tapered jeans tucked into skates, the songs by Chicago or REO Speedwago or Richard Marx. Sigh.

Turnberry, thanks for the compliment! I don't know exactly what to make of the sides for "Conflict Resolution." I don't know whether Jim is being transferred b/c of a complaint, or if it was his own request. I tend to think that unless it is an old request of Jim's, he's just look for another job in Scranton, rather than relocating himself to another DM branch. As for the "save the date," I think it must be Pam talking about her wedding. Perhaps Jim's "don't" is said under his breath? As in don't talk about the wedding in front of me? But Pam hears him and responds, so, hmm, don't know what it's about.

When Jim says "you know, she hears me arranging my active social life," I think he must be referring to Pam. I thought at first it might have been regarding a complaint Angela may have made about Jim's talking to his girlfriends/making personal calls, but the emphasis on "my" makes me think someone else is planning her social life, i.e. Pam.

Edited by annlaw78, Feb 17, 2006 @ 4:51 PM.


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Posted Feb 18, 2006 @ 5:03 PM

Here's a theory:

Since we know that in an upcoming episode she confronts Angela about Dwangela, maybe they end up becoming sort-of friends.

After all, what if Angela was impressed/thankful to Pam for keeping her secret if she found out Pam knew all along?

So Angela asks Pam if she's going to invite everyone in the office to Save-the-Date, including Dwight, but also including Jim and the documentary cameramen and MICHAEL.

...explaining Jim's line under his breath "Hey, don't".

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Posted Feb 18, 2006 @ 10:40 PM

Also from Entertainment Weekly



"When The Office returns from its Olympics hiatus March 2, episodes will feature a mandatory staff skating-rink field trip to celebrate Michael's birthday"


So Michael wants to go to a skating rink for his birthday. Shocking. :)
That's going to be hilarious!

And I can't be the only one after I read this spoiler to immediately think about this equation: Jim + Pam + skating rink = Magic!


Yes! I hope there's some cliche Pam-can't-skate-and-Jim-must-hold-her-hand thing. That would be awesomeish.