I can't be the only one hoping that Robert California mops the floor with Andy in this "street fight", as California put it. Andy is no match for Robert California, not even this bloated, queasy, drunken version of California who posseses even worse taste in women than Andy.
Does he have to be? If David Wallace is going to be the money behind Big Red Paper? If Andy is backed by a multi-millionaire (and is, I believe, also from money?), wouldn't that be a lot for California to contend with?
Given that we've seen that Robert California is pretty much doing worse to this company that the Dunder Mifflin CEOs ever did (and I don't think we ever saw that was David Wallace's fault, he came in at Eleventh Hour to clean up, and got a bad rap I think), and that James Spader has a one year contract, I suspect Andy will win.
Well, as I said, the outcome here is going to be all too predictable, so a California victory is just wishful thinking on my part. Like I said, I was just hoping that would happen.
While I only caught the last 10 minutes, I did catch Andy visiting David Wallace, and I believe his proposition was for Wallace to purchase Dunder Mifflin, not back Big Red Paper. Frankly speaking, Wallace would be better off burning his money "Joker in the Dark Knight" style than investing in either Dunder Mifflin or Big Red.
I like David Wallace, but it was under his leadership that Dunder Mifflin's gigantic failure occured. He may have been brought on to right the ship, but he failed miserably at that task. Even without specifics, he has been characterized as being very much a part of that failure.
And Robert California's ineptitude seems to be something the writers pulled out of their ass, not unlike their decision to make Charles Minor suddenly inept and a suckup. Granted, Robert California has been mainly portrayed as a smooth talker, who seemingly had the power of mind control over everyone. But it was established that he had lived a successfull life, so his suddenly being an idiot reeks of writer desperation. I mean, not a few episodes ago we saw California being smart and shrewd enough to let the whole Sabre retail division, with Nellie in charge, play itself out to its inevitable failure at the idea stage. Which allowed him to placate Jo in regards to Nellie, and kill any future attempt at a retail division. He never seriously put Sabre on the line financially by backing the terrible idea of creating a retail chain, which in this day and age where even previously successfull retail electronics giants are biting the dust, would have been suicide. Yet suddenly he is a drunken idiot who has lost his balls and powers of persuasion, mainly because, for some unknown reason, he thinks Nellie is attractive. If the writers want to go that way, they certainly can, but that doesn't make it plausible, or enjoyable.
But most of this depends on the Nard Dog suddenly seeming capable when everything we have ever seen shows Andy to be an clueless nimrod incapable of any type of success. Last week he was parked outside of Dunder Mifflin like a stalker and adopting 12 nearly dead dogs in a pitiful attempt to upstage California. Now all of a sudden he is a power player with a plan to take California, and possibly even Sabre down. Again, they can do this if they please, but it is ridiculous.
Andy isn't an idiot.
I disagree completely.
Edited by reggiejax, May 4, 2012 @ 2:52 PM.