The Office: Office Olympics
I think The Office has turned the corner into separating itself from the British version. Although Michael still garners the most attention, the other characters are beginning to break out. This was evidenced by Michael actually leaving the office for a while to close a deal on his new condo while bringing Dwight along as his "representative" (Dwight's words). While they're gone, Jim and Pam decide to hold an "Office Olympics" featuring all sorts of events using office supplies and personal belongings. At first, only a few join in on the festivities, but by the end just about everyone gets in on the action.
Meanwhile, we see Michael's self confidence shrivel up as he finds himself buying a home he really doesn't seem he can afford. We finally get to see him at his most vulnerable and not able to rely on his humor to extricate himself from a situation. He then gets back to the office in the middle of the Olympics, but he's so deflated that he doesn't even question what is going on. Jim later calls Michael out and awards him a gold medal (a yellow yogurt lid) and Dwight a silver medal. Michael is heartened by the gesture.
This episode definitely stood out on its own merit. My only concern (as I've mentioned before) is that Dwight is too creepy. I'd like to see the writers tone down his insanity a bit. Some of the things he says (like the reference to his beet farm) really have no context and seem to me as a way for a bit of "off-the-wall" humor being thrown in to make sure we viewers know that this is no "standard" sitcom. I don't think it's necessary.