THE OFFICE “The Lover” Review (Season 6 Episode 6)

Rainn Wilson

So what did you think of tonight’s episode of THE OFFICE, “The Lover?”

It was Pam versus Michael on tonight’s episode and things got heated. Pam quickly turned from the sweet woman we all know and love into a bratty teenager raging at her stepfather. Can you really blame her? Michael dating her mom has to be her worst nightmare come true. Pam’s reaction to the news was priceless – the dawning realization on her face, the look of horror, and then all the screaming. Maybe she overreacted, but Michael should have known not to piss off a pregnant woman.

Poor Jim realized his honeymoon was over despite his best efforts to try to stop Michael. Jim’s support of Pam and his attempt to cheer her up with hot chocolate and inside jokes was very sweet. Though “Frank and Beans” was kinda lame.

Last week Dwight was pretty stupid about the whole mafia thing, but this week he was back to being an evil genius. Jim smugly thought that he was pulling a prank on Dwight, but it was the other way around. I wonder where they are going with this? Will Dwight actually get some dirt on Jim?

Other fun stuff:

Why was Ryan wearing a fedora?

Jim and Pam’s sudden affinity for cursing.

“Stop dating my mother!” “You know what? I’m going to start dating her even HARDER.”

I really didn’t like last week’s episode so by comparison this one seemed so much better. Even though Pam was a little crazy tonight, I’m glad Jim and Pam are back because the show isn’t the same without them. I guess we’ll just have to keep watching to see where they go with Michael and Pam’s mom. I wish we could have seen them together, but maybe they are saving that for a future episode.