Michael Scott Gets a Farewell Hug at the Airport on 'The Office' (VIDEO)
The episode that has been talked about for months finally happened Thursday night -- Michael Scott left Dunder Mifflin. And thus Steve Carell left 'The Office' (Thu., 9PM ET on NBC). Despite the goofiness, it was a touching episode that showed Scott as a caring, capable human being. And when he finally gets to the airport, intercepted by Pam for a quick goodbye, it feels good to see him happy and doing the right thing.
The conceit that this is all one big, long documentary came back into focus in the ending scene. "Hey, will you guys let me know if this ever airs," said Scott before remembering at last to take off his mic. "This is going to feel so good, getting this thing off my chest."
Of course, Scott couldn't resist one more, "That's what she said," even if the mic was no longer picking it up. Then it was one last hug, and the plane took off, leaving a few last episodes covering the scramble to replace the World's Greatest Boss.