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After Seasons of Frustration and Futility, "The Office" Proves It Still Has the Ability to Move Us

By Dustin Rowles | TV Reviews | April 26, 2013 | Comments ()

The final subplot featured Jim and Pam employing the advice they'd gotten from marriage counseling. Never mind that five years ago, we'd never have imagined these two in marriage counseling, the evolution of Jim Halpert's assholery actually managed to make the situation feel somewhat genuine. I think many of us had begun to feel the way that Pam has felt: Her heart has been closed off to Jim. He's been too insensitive. His head has been stuck too far up his own ass.

But as will happen with any couple who love each other facing the prospect of actually losing one another, there was a break-through, the first genuinely great Jim and Pam moment in a very long time. I think Jim was determined to break through the ice that has shrouded Pam's emotions. I suspect he'd have continued hugging her for hours, until she finally relented. She did. And it was sweet, heart-aching relief.


That scene was all the more effective, too, juxtaposed against Jim and Pam exchanging wedding vows, a reminder of the couple they once were and we hope will be again. I genuinely hope that the final two hours of "The Office" continue to show the healing in Jim and Pam's relationship. We do know that the final episode will feature the Dunder Mifflin gang reuniting months after the airing of the documentary at a wedding, although we're not sure who, yet. will be getting married. My money is on Ryan and Kelly (they will return for the finale), although it could be Dwight and Angela, or even Erin and Pete. I would not, however, rule out Jim and Pam renewing their vows.

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