Date: October 03, 2018 07:09 pm Title: Chapter 1
Ugh. Cathy. You were never going to get Jim.
This was fantastic! I love, love, love how devious Jim was with having Pam on the phone and I was silently cheering as first he, and then Pam, put Cathy firmly in her place by proving she didn't know a single thing about him.
Pam was far too kind to her at the end but I think I liked it! It showed just how secure she is in her marriage and knows she has nothing to worry about and that's when Jim and Pam are at their best!
Author's Response: There's the deleted scene where Jim is on the phone with Pam, while Cathy is still in the room. Pam is gently teasing Jim so from that interaction I surmised Pam wouldn't get the claws out right away. Had Cathy tried anything else though, Pam would have been on the first plane down I assure you. I fully agree that one will have a hard time trying to break something as solid as Jim and Pam at their best. Thanks for the feedback.
Date: August 27, 2018 11:46 am Title: Chapter 1
I like the general premise of this story. And I am sure it was fun taking this to the nth degree of Kathy being aggressive and Jim and Pam thoroughly putting her in her place. But what I really like about Jim and Pam is that they are both pretty gentle souls, and the same result could have been achieved with much more subtlety. Even when Jim put Andy in his place in that one episode (Phyllis: "Andy, I think Jim is messing with you."), he did so with compassion for Andy's pain, and a smile on his face. And yet he was completely clear and unapologetic about his devotion to Pam.
But this was fun too! :)
Author's Response: Thanks for the response. I get where you're coming from. Yes, things could have been more subtle, however my thought is that if there's one thing Jim and Pam learned with first few years of their relationship is that misunderstandings can have a lot of unintended effects that then take more time to sort out. So when they came up with the idea to have Pam on speaker phone and Jim be so direct, they wanted to make sure there were no misunderstandings this time around. It was fun to write and thanks for the feedback.
Date: August 25, 2018 07:49 pm Title: Chapter 1
Damn! Pam and Jim don’t play around! 😏 I always wanted a little more to this scene. I know there is a deleted scene, but I really wanted a swift kick in the teeth to Kathy. I think I just got it. Loved how you had Pam on speaker. Also, very in-character-Pam to give Kathy this ONE pass, but I know she will follow through on that promise if Kathy tries it again. Ugh, I can’t stand Kathy. Thank you for this!
Author's Response: Thank you. This one was kind of fun to write. There's so many JAM fics from Seasons 1-4 but not quite as many in later seasons. I wanted to change that a bit. Also show that their relationship is still strong even after a few years of marriage and a couple kids. Having Pam on speaker was a fun idea that had me grin too when I thought of it. Thanks for the review.