His naughty sojourn with crazy Jan now complete, Clark Duke returns to work on The Office in “Suit Warehouse”, where he has the pleasure of going on a sales call with Dwight.

Check below for the full review…

The Players:

  • Director: Matt Sohn
  • Writers: Dan Greaney
  • 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: “Suit Warehouse”

Dwight and Clark pose as father and son to make a sale.

The Good:

  • Philly Jim: More of Jim in Philly to help get the endgame revved up for when Pam finally decides to leave Scranton to join Jim in Philadelphia. His office was cool, right? Definitely lots of “Facebook energy,” as Darryl put it.
  • Philly 2: The Darryl interview was humorous (before, during and after), and it was quite good work from Pam who clearly freaked – yet showing just the slightest glimpse of worry in her face – when she realized Jim wants her and the kids in Philly with him. It will happen, it’s just a matter of what episode they bid farewell to Scranton. And it will be sad.
  • Espresso:  It could have been bad, but the staff totally jacked up on espresso yielded some funny moments from Oscar, Angela, Kevin, and Creed. Oscar discovered the hardwood floors!
  • Andy: Still MIA! Yes!
  • Clark: The plot with Dwight was so-so, but he had some funny moments in the episode.
  • Meredith’s Wig: Awesome. As was Clark’s reaction to seeing it for the first time.
  • Best Line: Stanley: “So this is what 2 pm looks like around here.”

The Bad:

  • Erin: She’s charming and cute, but her pens shipment/ try to avoid Pete story line was not good.
  • Clark/Dwight: One can admit to wanting desperately to liking the father/son sales call plot, but it dragged on.
  • Carrel, Out: Bummed at first upon hearing the news that Steve Carrell has no plans to return as Michael Scott for the finale, but now slightly less so. It feels wrong for him not to be part of the finale, but his reasoning (his official send off in “Goodbye, Michael” was ideal) does make some sense.

Overall:

Things are going to start heating up on the show. Executive Producer Greg Daniels confirmed this during the show’s final TCA press conference. So there is lots to get jazzed about as the beginning of the end of The Office gets revved up. As for “Suit Warehouse”, it did begin the wrapping up of the Jim and Pam storyline, which was handled nicely with some laughs and a surprising moment (for Pam) at Jim’s new office. Overall, the episode did have its funny moments, but was neither very good nor very bad.

 

Rating: 7/10

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

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