The Office: The Coup
(S03E03) Michael Scott may act like a knucklehead most of the time, but say this for him--he will not go down without a fight.
You just knew that sooner or later Dwight would try to undermine Michael, and Angela's influencing of him to do something about the office finally pushed him to meet clandestinely with Jan. Despite Jan's dismay over Michael's "Movie Mondays" and other offbeat practices, she must have some feelings for him at some level, because she did warn Michael about Dwight instead of looking to replace him. Obviously, their "hookup" last season must have had some effect on her.
I have to be honest--the scenes with Jim at the Stamford office are beginning to grate on me. Is every branch office at Dunder Mifflin filled with crazies? How then does the company stay in business? I think it would have been funnier if Jim ended up in an office where it's nothing but work and no play at all. The "Call of Duty" bits didn't do much for me.
I'm sure we'll eventually see Jim somehow connect with Pam and the rest of the folks at the Scranton office, but the nuttiness in Stamford seems a bit forced. Of course, there may be a romance angle there with the lady who sits behind him, so we'll see how this plays out.
We continue to see Pam coming out of her shell by dressing up and, of course, Roy shows up and comments how good she looks. He vowed in the first episode that he was going to try to win her back, but so far, he hasn't done much.
Of course, the key part of the episode was Michael's tactics in exposing Dwight for going behind his back and disloyalty. Dwight certainly thinks he has leadership skills, but it wouldn't be a stretch to say that most of the staff would head for the hills before he had a chance to fire them.
Michael wins out in the end and shames Dwight into doing his laundry for a year, among other things. I somehow get the feeling that Dwight will continue to undermine Michael, with Angela egging him on. Will Jan continue to look out for Michael and provide "advice" so that he and the rest of the staff stay afloat?