"The Office": Season Nine Premiere
Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 22:09
Last Thursday night’s episode of “The Office” marks the beginning of the end of the popular half-hour sitcom on NBC. After this ninth and final season, the fans of the critically acclaimed show will need to say goodbye to the beloved employees of Dunder Mifflin.
The premier episode, “New Guys,” as the title suggests, surprisingly introduces two new characters to the roster. The office employees immediately nickname the new pair “New Dwight” and “New Jim” because of their physical likeness to the eponymous characters. At first, Dwight loves the idea of having the new guy look up to him, as it mentally compensates for the newly revealed fact that he is not the father of Angela’s baby. However, when Dwight learns of the new guy’s interest in sales, Dwight immediately assumes that he is out to overthrow him.
Elsewhere, it is revealed that Angela is attempting to give away one of her adored cats. Originally the office remains uninterested, but Oscar ends up adopting the cat because he feels guilty for having a secret affair with Angela’s husband.
The most surprising part of this episode came when the viewers heard the voices of the people behind the camera for the first time in “Office” history, as revealed in an interview with Jim and Pam.
Through this said interview, we also learn that Jim’s college friends have started a sports marketing company and want Jim to be a part of it. Jim turns down the offer because the job is in Philadelphia and their family resides in Scranton. However, as a cliffhanger at the end of the episode, Jim calls his friend and takes the job offer without discussing it with Pam first.
Overall, “New Guys” didn’t hold too many shocks, but it was defiantly a step in the right direction for the final season.