Date: January 25, 2021 09:28 pm Title: And Now These Three Remain
I love the use of the Dwight-Pam friendship in this chapter and throughout this story - this was such a fun dynamic between all three of them by the end of the series! And Angela's forthright admission of what she's up to.
I liked Michael's story of how he came to grips with making a similar choice, which is a connection I hadn't made before. He really is... surprisingly valuable, isn't he?
I brought Dwight into the fold a lot in this story because of a tweet I saw about The Office really being Jim's love story with Pam and Dwight. But I wanted Dwight to be there for Pam similar to how I wanted Michael to be there for Jim.
I took the inspiration from Michael when he asked Jim if he was making the wrong decision before he said his goodbyes to him. It's a 19 year stay in Dunder Mifflin, it'll be hard for anyone.
Date: January 24, 2021 07:19 pm Title: And Now These Three Remain
It feels like Pam still has some confused thoughts bouncing around in her mind. Which does make a certain amount of sense. However she's also getting more positive feedback than negative feedback it seems. Jim's emotional voicemail, her Mom's reassurances, and Meredith being encouraging feed that. By the way great job to have Meredith be the one to say all that. Great use of her there.
Jim's hike to the lake and the exercise Michael has him do seem to cement things in his mind. How filled he would be with her and how empty he would be without. Excellent job there.
The part where I stayed true to Pam's character is that she is never really sure of herself. It's been 9 chapters of her inner turmoil that makes you want to scream at her.
I wanted Jim to acknowledge that this is really his dream but to also come to a realization that it's not a perfect dream without Pam there. Rather than seeing it as something he has to give up to make her happy, I wanted to him to really see Pam as the true path to happiness.