Revenge. Intrigue. Dangerous sandwiches. It’s all there in “The Target,” the latest episode of The Office.

Check below for the full review…

The Players:

  • Director: Brent Forrester
  • Writers: Graham Wagner
  • Cast: Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Creed Bratton, Ellie Kemper, Angela Kinsey, Paul Lieberstein, Oscar Nuñez, Craig Robinson, Phyllis Smith, Clark Duke, Jake Lacy, B.J. Novak

Episode Title: “The Target”

An incensed Angela seeks revenge on Oscar; Phyllis and Stanley put the squeeze on Jim.

The Good:

  • Dwight: Naked in the warehouse. That was humorous. His ‘gaying each other’ line was also well-played. The Oscar-Angela storyline ropes in Dwight for a positive effect.
  • Receipts: The receipts bit in the van with Angela, Dwight and Trevor was actually quite funny.
  • New Jim: The tower of complaint cards started kind of annoying, but definitely picked up steam.
  • Trevor: “That’s the big one – the big m”.
  • Evil Angela: Her crumbling of the cookie was great. As was her interactions with Trevor, the knee-caper.
  • Meredith: “Yahtzee!”
  • Sandwich: Gotta love the lead pipe in the sandwich visual. Awesome.
  • New Jim Love: It was just a smile from Erin, but the ‘Pete Loves Erin, Erin Loves Pete’ chapter is getting very close to commencing.
  • Toby: A surprisingly funny close to the episode between Toby, Angela and Dwight. In fact, it was one of the funniest moments from the past two seasons.
  • Best Moment: Angela and Dwight share a tender moment at the end as he tries to reassure her it will be okay.
  • Best Line: Stanley: “Don’t be pushy Jim, it’s tacky.”

The Bad:

  • Cover Me: Jim taking Stanley and Phyllis to a fancy lunch – surf & turf! – to convince them to cover for him with clients while he works in Philadelphia is not a terrible storyline, just not a notable one either.
  • Pam: Her bad joke phone call to finally get on the complaint board was silly. But here’s hoping she finishes the mural before the season finale.


Best part of the episode – by far – was the end with Toby, Angela, and Dwight. Wow – that was funny. The cold open with Oscar and Angela also delivered, as did their entire sub-plot regarding Oscar’s affair with the Senator. Looks like Jim can’t leave Dunder-Mifflin fast enough now that he has the green-light to work part time in Philly. Andy is once again MIA, and that can only be considered a win on any scorecard.

Rating: 7/10

The Office airs on NBC at 9pm (ET/PT) on Thursday nights.

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