The Coup

Talk to me, Tivo: After Jan busts Michael for having a “movie Monday,” Angela pushes Dwight to make a play for Michael’s job.
Jaminess: 0 [3=Casino Night]

Jam Cam: Are we any closer to getting these two back together? Because I just gave my first zero for Jaminess. What. The. Hell.

Movie Monday! Pam gets stuck being the popcorn lady for no one except Michael as part of a productivity building exercise. Being a Dunder Mifflin receptionist is a thankless job. Plus, you have to watch training videos, medical videos [what? ick.], Entourage, and Varsity Blues. Lovely.

Meanwhile, Jim’s team building in Stamford consists of shooting people in video games. In Scranton, Jim reminds us he didn’t play video games. Instead, he would play tricks on Dwight with his partner in crime, Pam. It’s at times like this that I realize how much I miss Jim mentioning her name. And pretendinitis? Priceless.

Back in Scranton, Pam is pretending to be Ms. Fashionable after ordering a new shirt online at Kelly’s urging. Kelly? You’ve replaced Jim with Kelly? Well, Kelly at least seems encouraging of the pretty new shirt Pam bought and decides she needs to try it on at lunch. Fashion show at lunch!

Apparently, Jim needs to learn about fashion because he can’t tell a German soldier’s uniform from a British uniform and shoots his own teammate — in this case, Andy. Jim turns around to verify this whole “team” thing with Karen. Ew. She’s back.

Whoa! They should have done fashion shows with Jim around. Pam looks hot! All the girls love it and try to talk Pam out of returning it when Roy shows up. He says a very nice “Hey,” and compliments Pam on her new shirt. Kelly calls him out by pointedly asking if that’s his third soda of the day. Maybe Kelly isn’t so bad.

Worker bee Jim is finishing up a call with a new client when the lights go out and the office gets fighting. Do these people in Stamford ever do work? Oh maybe they do because Josh calls Andy and Jim into the conference room. It seems they are getting slaughtered when it comes to paper sales and Andy feels the need to blame Jim. Oh wait, they are getting slaughtered in Call of Duty because Jim is using the wrong gun. Andy threatens to kill Jim for real and I threaten to kick Andy in the nuts, then embarssingly realize I’m yelling at my television. But seriously, no one threatens our Jim!

Karen thinks the video game version of Jim is cute. Well ok, we’ll give her that. Then she helpfully gets Jim out of the corner he’s running into. That’s nice of her. Then she shoots his head off. Jim correctly calls her a psychopath. What is with all these people in Stamford trying to hurt Jim?

Oh pretty Pam shirt again! Ew, dirty old man Creed. Pam now remembers why she dresses dowdy at work but at least she’s going to keep the fancy shirt to go out in after work. That’s our new Pam trying out new things.

Back in Stamford, Jim has finally been slaughtered enough for one day and he’s heading home. As he leaves, he turns around, pulls a fake pin out of a fake grenade with his teeth, and tosses it to Karen. The paper clips on her desk “explode” and they give each other a quick smile before Jim turns to leave. Aw, it’s nice to have CuteJim back, but why could we only get CuteJim back while he’s flirting with Karen?

The Others: Michael gets called out by Jan for his “Movie Mondays,” which causes Angela to go all Lady MacBeth and try to talk Dwight into overthrowing his king. Too bad King Michael gets tipped off by Jan and makes Dwight squirm until finally confessing what it did. It’s ok in the end though — they just had to hug it out, bitch.

What have we learned today, kids: Know your enemies. Sometimes they may be the British and not the Germans, sometimes it may be your assistant regional manager, and sometimes it may just be the woman sitting behind your one true love in the office he had to transfer to because you rejected him. It’s only in knowing your enemies that you will be able to defeat them.

– written by Jenny 


Jim: At the Stamford branch, they all play this World War II video game called “Call of Duty” and they’re all really into it. I’m told it started as a team-building exercise. Unfortunately, I really suck at it. We didn�t play many video games in Scranton. Instead, we�d do stuff like…Pam and I would sometimes hum the same high-pitched note and try to get Dwight to make an appointment with an ear doctor. And uh Pam called it…pretendinitis.

Roy: Hey.
Pam: Hi.
Roy: You…you look nice.
Pam: Thanks.
Kelly [to Roy]: Is that, like, you’re third soda today?

Karen: Look how cute he is…and he’s trying to shoot with a smoke grenade.
Jim: I’m sorry, what are you whispering about me?
Karen: Nothing, you just concentrate on turning around.
Jim: I’m trying…I’m just…
Karen: Just tap S, then D.
Jim: Oh.
Karen: Any last words?
Jim: What? [“Karen” kills “Jim”] Wow. Psych-o-path.

Pam: Well I remember why I dress the way I do at work. But I�m going to keep the clothes. I mean, it�ll just be cool to have some after-work clothes that aren�t pajamas.

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