Performed by The Cars. 14. "Finale" is the last episode of the American comedy television series The Office. [8] Filming commenced on March 6. The Office Finale Recap: That’s All She Said No matter what you thought of the last couple of seasons, this was a heartwarming good-bye. Erin's parents explain that they, like Erin, are puppeteers, and when they worked on the movie The Dark Crystal, it gave them such gloomy thoughts they didn't think they could handle bringing up a baby. She wants to repay Jim for all his romantic gestures and says she wants him to go to Athleap in Austin, at which point the couple seeing the house make an offer. Download on Amazon - Rock and Roll, Pt. 2 Play on YouTube - Rock and Roll, Pt. [24] In mid-December, Krasinski later revealed that he was optimistic about a return; in an interview with E! The Office [U.S.], Episode 924/925: "Finale" Original airdate: May 16, 2013 on NBC. Vulture’s list of The Office finale cameo … The episode features the return of many recurring characters, as well as Carell, whose return was kept secret for many months and went uncredited. In the episode, which takes place a year after the previous episode "A.A.R.M. [36], "Finale" originally aired on May 16, 2013, on NBC in a 75-minute timeslot, preceded by a one-hour retrospective. [3][20], Many members of the show's crew made cameos in the episode. Greg Daniels: "The country vet who birthed this puppy is back to put it down, "One Last Cringe for 'The Office' Finale", "Wow... Last table read of the last script of The Office in one hour", "Petition to supersize The Office series finale! Boogie Wonderland. [31], The Season Nine DVD contains a number of deleted scenes from this episode. [20][22] Daniels himself appeared during the documentary after-party along with executive producer Howard Klein, editors David Rogers and Claire Scanlon, script supervisor Veda Semarne, first assistant director Rusty Mahmood, prop master Phil Shea, and casting director Allison Jones. Submit album. [42][44] The episode ranked second in its timeslot, being beaten by the ABC medical drama series, Grey's Anatomy. In addition, everyone comes together for a final round of interviews. Meredith is glad to have shared her story. [32] The episode originally was scripted to begin with a different cold open; it would have entailed a prank on Dwight by Jim, in which Dwight is led to believe that he is actually living in the Matrix, a computer-simulation from the eponymous 1999 film of the same name. ", present and past employees of Dunder Mifflin gather for the wedding of Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) and Angela Martin (Angela Kinsey), during which Michael Scott (Steve Carell) returns to serve as Dwight's best man. Presenting a never-before-seen cold open from The Office! "[28] Carell's personal representative confirmed that Carell was on the set for the final episode, but that he did not film any scenes. [37] After Pam compares her and Jim's relationship to a great book that never ends, Tan's character asks if it is comparable to the Harry Potter series. [39] Dwight hires Devon back after Creed quits, a reference to "Halloween", when Creed convinced Michael to fire Devon. [19] Pam sits at reception one final time and answers the phone, saying "Dunder Mifflin, this is Pam." Warning: This recap contains major spoilers from Thursday's series finale of The Office. By. In fact, his first line was not included in the read at all, and his second was scripted to be delivered by Creed Bratton. [42] This means that it was seen by 3.0 percent of all 18- to 49-year-olds, and 8 percent of all 18- to 49-year-olds watching television at the time of the broadcast. 2013 11:48 PM. [42] NBC increased their usual ad price by 200 percent for "Finale", asking for $400,000 per commercial. At the reception, Michael shows Pam pictures of his kids with Holly Flax, and Pam notes that he is paying for two phones just to hold all the images. Erin Hannon (Ellie Kemper) finally meets her birth parents (Ed Begley Jr. and Joan Cusack), who had put her up for adoption. Finally, Pam takes her watercolor of the office building that Michael bought from her in the third-season episode "Business School", followed by stock footage of Michael Scott hanging the watercolor next to the regional manager's office, which then transitions into the closing shot of the actual Dunder Mifflin Paper Company Scranton Branch Building. The Office US Complete Soundtrack [Seasons 1-9] By Jamie Wade. Andy invites the entire office to his … Ken Kwapis (who did pilot) directing. The wedding proceeds in Schrute tradition with Michael as Dwight's new best man. [36] Erik Adams of The A.V. During the filming, Daniels re-wrote part of Tan's line to make it more "pointed". It serves as the 24th and 25th episodes of the ninth season, and the 200th and 201st episodes of the series overall. (No spoilerish discussion on this post, … "[34] Lowry called it a "perfectly orchestrated cameo". You can find a few preliminary details about this on OfficeTally’s Season 5 news and spoilers page. [34] The song he performs near the end is titled "All the Faces", which he wrote himself. ", "Scoop: NBC Expands The Office Series Finale", "Breaking News – NBC Details the Series Finale of 'The Office' on Thursday, May 16", "Series finale review: 'The Office' – 'Finale': That's What We All Said", "Why Steve Carell Isn't Returning for 'Office' Finale", "Rainn Wilson, Angela Kinsey Talk Final Season of "The Office" with WPXI", "Videos/Steve Carell Returning to "The Office"? 1. [3][19][20] The episode also features Bill Hader and Seth Meyers playing themselves. It originally aired on NBC on May 16, 2013, preceded by an hour-long series retrospective. Toby Flenderson was fired, but it is unknown how Dwight Sc… The documentary crewman's voice that speaks to Dwight was played by camera operator Matt Sohn. [49], Nick Campbell of TV.com wrote that the episode was "just right" for the series, and that it highlighted the fact that "the ending was more about the fact that you took a journey with these characters." "The Office" will close up for good on May 16 with a one-hour finale, the network said Thursday. [36] Pam's painting of the office building, introduced in "Business School", plays a prominent role in the final scene. I laughed during the “Office” finale, I cried during the “Office” finale. However, an anonymous source close to the show cryptically said "don't rule anything out". [45] Via DVR viewing, the episode was watched by an additional 2.38 million viewers with an added 18- to 49-year rating of 1.4, bringing the total to 8.07 million viewers and an 18- to 49-year rating of 4.4. "[30] Krasinski, on the other hand, explained that "It was so thrilling. He wrote that all of the character's subplots had emotion, even if they appeared slightly contrived. Upon this, the men visit the bar that Kevin owns, where Dwight, at Jim's insistence to bury the hatchet, tells Kevin that his firing was not personal but based solely on his job performance, which cheers him up. Club awarded the episode an "A–" and wrote that "the quality of this series finale is found in the way it functions right now, in the afterglow of a TV show to which many devoted more than 100 hours of their lives. 2 Play on Spotify - Rock and Roll, Pt. After being fired by Dwight, Kevin Malone (Brian Baumgartner) bought a bar and Toby Flenderson (Paul Lieberstein) started a career as an author in New York City. [40][41] The retrospective was viewed by 4.37 million viewers and received a 2.1/7% rating among adults between the ages of 18 and 49. Finale part 1 is the 24th episode of the 9th season of the television. Pam & Toby dancing at the wedding reception (Toby is crying), Stanley & Phyllis Dancing at the wedding reception, Jim shows Pam a DVD of their past history from the documentary, Elizabeth the stripper dances to this song at Dwight's bachelor party. Stanley gifts Phyllis a wood carving he made in her image, moving her to tears, the two admitting they have missed each other. [51] Michael Tedder of Vulture awarded the episode five stars out of five and wrote that the episode was able to provide solid conclusions for all of the characters. S09E24/25 "Finale" Discussion Thread. [30] Even at the initial table read for the script, Carell's appearance was not revealed. Archived. Stanley Hudson (Leslie David Baker) is enjoying retirement in Florida and Phyllis Vance (Phyllis Smith) tries to get Stanley's replacement Malcolm (Malcolm Barrett) fat on chocolates to make him look like Stanley. [35] Andy mentions that both the "Double Rainbow Guy" and the "Star Wars Kid" reached out to help him after his viral video mishap. She wrote that "the finale had no shortage of sob-inducing moments", and applauded all of the characters' various happy endings. (Michael & Dwight are dancing at the wedding reception) The song is played after the wedding, during the wedding reception. I just thought, yeah he'd go back and visit, but he wouldn't want the camera crew to be documenting it. Andy wishes for a way to "know you're in the good old days before you've actually left them." Many members of the show's crew—such as episode writer Daniels—made cameos in the episode as various background characters, and then-Saturday Night Live stars Bill Hader and Seth Meyers appear as themselves. Dunder Mifflin CEO David Wallace (Andy Buckley) states his distaste for the documentary. [10] The finale was described as "ambitious", featuring multiple location shoots, including one in an AT&T Office Building, which stood in for the Scranton Cultural Center. [22] Dwight claims that Google is actually a front for either the United States government or "the government of other countries". Share Tweet. Isn’t that kind of the point?" The initial idea for the finale, involving the Q&A, was thought of by Daniels during production of the third season. 268,600 songs79,200 artists102,900 episodes, movies and games, The Internet’s best source for music from TV and movies since 2005. The episode was written by series developer and executive producer Greg Daniels and directed by Ken Kwapis, who directed the series' pilot episode. And really, maybe that’s all you want from a finale: closure and … Song previews courtesy of Apple Music, iTunes and Spotify. Lento - Cantablile semplice. 2. Popular Songs The most played songs from The Crown. From Jenna Fischer’s latest MySpace blog: I just found out that Ken [Kwapis] has signed on to direct our Season Finale — which also happens to be our 100th episode! Daniels, at one point, approached Jeff Probst, the host of Survivor, to appear in the finale as a moderator for the fictional reunion, although he declined. The employees find Creed, who has been living in Ryan's old closet since faking his death, in the office. This marked a significant increase, of over one million viewers, in the ratings from the previous episode, "A.A.R.M.". [19] Jim's description in his final talking head of his job is a direct quote from his first talking head in "Pilot". (Michael & Dwight are dancing at the wedding reception) The song is played after the wedding, during the wedding reception. He found that "The stuff that was like latter-seasons Office", such as Andy and Dwight's antics, were "all right" but that "the stuff that recalled the sweep of the whole series was wonderful." After nine seasons, the veteran NBC comedy will say goodbye for good with a one-hour retrospective followed by the supersized series finale Thursday. NBC aired the final episode of The Office last night, closing out the Dunder Mifflin saga for once and for all. Online Krasinski said that the producers were supposedly "still trying to figure out [Carell's] schedule" and that the finale "just wouldn't be the same without him". Sequentia: Lacrimosa. "[47], Steve Carell's cameo received glowing reviews from critics. [27] Several months later, however, TVLine reported that the producers for The Office mounted "an 11th hour effort" to get Carell to make a cameo in the show's final episode. He concluded that the show "deserved to finish on top", and that while some of the scenes, such as Dwight's wedding, seemed "a little bit trite", the resulting product was successful. This meant that the last part of "Finale" is the series' 201st episode. The greatest line I ever heard in a TV show. Poniewozik was slightly critical of Pam and Jim's story, noting that in the grand scheme of the show it was successful, but that it makes slightly less sense when one examines it closely; however, he felt that even "if the details don't add up, the emotions do". The "frat boy" who mocks Andy at the restaurant was Greg Daniels' former assistant, Jonah Platt. In addition, Pam Halpert (Jenna Fischer) and Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) finally decide to pursue Jim's dream of working in sports marketing. The extended "Office" finale will now air from 9- 10:15 p.m. Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) and Angela Martin (Angela Kinsey) are getting married. Finale part 1 is the 24th episode of the 9th season of the television... more. 2 Download on iTunes - Rock and Roll, Pt. David Rogers and Claire Scanlon won for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series, marking the fifth win for The Office at the Emmys overall and the series' first win since 2009. This episode received three Primetime Emmy Award nominations for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, and won for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series. Darryl Philbin (Craig Robinson) has helped expand Athlead, now named Athleap, opening a branch in Austin, Texas. SPOILER ALERT: If “The Office” finale is still waiting on your DVR, read no further. 2 Play on Apple Music - Rock and Roll, Pt. Pam comes clean and admits she has been showing the house for two months. [28] TVLine later reported on May 6, that Carell would appear in a cameo, although NBC declined to comment and Carell's representatives continued to deny the reports. She was highly pleased with the final fifteen minutes, noting that "in those final moments, this series hit every note we could have wanted, without overplaying any of them." 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Bruce Springsteen’s Rosalita played during Dwight and Angela’s wedding reception. [22], —Steve Carell, explaining his initial hesitation to return to The Office. At the wedding, Kelly Kapoor (Mindy Kaling) arrives with her fiancé Ravi (Sendhil Ramamurthy), where Ryan Howard (B. J. Novak) surprises them with a baby, his son, Drake, that his former girlfriend had abandoned with him. People are dancing to it. ET and though details are scarce, we know that the episode is set months after the documentary airs and the workers of Dunder Mifflin, past and present, gather for a wedding and a final round of interviews. [7] The initial table read for the episode took place on March 4, 2013. [17], The series finale guest stars Rachael Harris, Dakota Johnson, Joan Cusack, Ed Begley Jr., and Malcolm Barrett. Campbell noted that he was "glad [Carell's] return was still uncertain [before the episode aired] because the reveal was made that much sweeter. [52] Tom Gliatto of People magazine, however, gave the episode a negative review, and wrote that "this episode was poorly conceived and clumsily structured. S09E24/25 "Finale" Discussion Thread "Six months after the airing of the documentary, present and past employees of Dunder Mifflin gather for Dwight and Angela's wedding. Angela is kidnapped by Dwight's cousin Mose (Michael Schur), as part of Schrute tradition where he takes her to a bar where Dwight must buy everyone drinks. The ninth and final season of the American television comedy The Office premiered on NBC on September 20, 2012, and concluded on May 16, 2013, consisting of 25 episodes. The Office - Finale - Table Read (HD)The cast of NBC's The Office give Dundee Awards to themselves at season 9 series finale wrap party. [15] In response, OfficeTally—the largest fan site for the series—started an online petition to supersize the finale, similar to the petition to expand the second-season finale, "Casino Night". He was replaced by a young blonde woman, Dakota. The following day, a panel is held for the office so that audience members can ask them questions. Andy, Darryl, Stanley, Toby, and Nellie return to Scranton for the wedding as well as a panel for the documentary. [25] However, NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt later admitted during an interview that while he was "hopeful", he did not think Carell would return; he noted that Carell was satisfied with his character's exit and did not want to tarnish it. The episode will … Pam unveils a new painted mural featuring the history of their branch. Jim surprises him with the arrival of Michael Scott (Steve Carell), who delivers an emotional "that's what she said" joke. This is a reference to Pam's former role as office receptionist and a common phrase that she said during the early seasons. The The Office series finale was already given a super-sized one-hour episode so fans could say goodbye to the employees of Dunder-Mifflin the right way, and now fans can hold onto the show just a little longer, as NBC has announced that the final episode of The Office has just been extended by 15 minutes, with Hannibal following after the finale with limited commercial … Kevin tells Ravi that Ryan wanted him to keep Drake so that Ryan can have Kelly and the two can start a new life together. We currently have no record of an official soundtrack album released for this season. Creed Bratton (Creed Bratton) had faked his death but was then revealed to be a wanted fugitive, so Dwight replaced him with former employee Devon White (Devon Abner). "Finale" received critical acclaim, with many critics complimenting the writers for wrapping up the storylines for most of the characters. Creed sings a song on the guitar for the office before being arrested. [47] Alan Sepinwall of HitFix gave the episode a highly positive review and called it "a tremendously satisfying conclusion to a show that could make us gasp with laughter, but that could also make us cry or smile". One year since the documentary has aired, the crew has returned to provide more footage for the DVD bonus features. Notable cut scenes include: more scenes from the Q&A panel; Pete discussing what he learned working at Dunder Mifflin; toasts at Dwight and Angela's wedding from Angela's sister, Phyllis, and Andy; more scenes with Erin and her biological parents in which they reconnect; further shots of the office members reminiscing about shared memories; and the office taking one of the potted plants outside and planting it in actual soil. 36 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs": III. The Office is an American adaptation of the British comedy series of the same name, and is presented in a mockumentary format, portraying the daily lives of office employees in the Scranton, … Commission may be earned on links to third party sites, including the Amazon Associate program. "[50] James Poniewozik of Time wrote that the finale was "touching, sweet, funny, messy, a little manipulative. [53][54] Rogers and Scanlon also won an ACE Eddie award for Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television. Some aspects of the episode fall flat, but when it hits, it hits." At the bachelorette party, with the current and former female employees plus Angela's sister Rachael (Rachael Harris), the group is horrified to see that the stripper hired for entertainment is Meredith Palmer's (Kate Flannery) son Jake (Spencer Daniels); despite this, Meredith helps him with his dance, disgusting everyone else. The series finale of "The Office" is only a few days away, and HuffPost TV has an exclusive look at the last episode of the longrunning NBC comedy. Last episode of The Office, Creed comes out of the bathroom from hiding after faking his own death. With Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms. [15] By May 2, the petition had received over 20,000 signatures. Pam Halpert (Jenna Fischer) is pressed with questions about why she did not allow Jim to follow his dream after he has paid her so many romantic gestures. "The Office" Finale (TV Episode 2013) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. [30] He noted that he "felt terribly for the cast and for [executive producer] Greg Daniels, because they all lied, too. [42][43] It also ranks as the highest-rated episode of the season, as well as the highest-rated episode for the series since the eighth season entry, "Pool Party", which was viewed by 6.02 million viewers and received a 3.0/7% share. Ryan deliberately gives Drake an allergic reaction so that Ravi, a pediatrician, can attend and Ryan can steal Kelly away. Jay Falk, a script editor for the series, and his wife stood in for the couple buying Jim and Pam's house. Soundtrack Album. [29] A month after the episode aired, Carell explained in an interview with TVLine that he "lied for months to the press, to almost everyone, really". 3, Op. That [Michael Scott] had said goodbye to that aspect of his life, that that's not what was important to him. Jim tearfully talks about seeing his life story of finding love and family, and how despite the often boring and frustrating work, he owes everything he has to this job. Jim and Pam tell Dwight they are quitting, but Dwight fires them instead so he can give them hefty severance packages, as a last gesture of friendship. Jim attempts to disperse the resulting tension. Nellie Bertram (Catherine Tate) has moved to Poland. And in the end, it worked." She concluded that it "was a strong hour of television [and] the finale shone and delivered on all of its promise. This show'll be missed!! [7] Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: III. Oscar Martinez (Oscar Nunez) is preparing to run for a State Senate seat and is now Phillip's godfather. LOS ANGELES — Sometime in Season 3 of “The Office,” its creator, Greg Daniels, conceived the premise for what would be the show’s finale.. Not … Andy's Play 7 Oct 2010. [20] Many of the individuals who asked questions were writers on the show: Brent Forrester asked about seeing their lives on TV, Amelie Gillette asked the question regarding Jim giving up Athlead, Steve Burgess asked if the camera changed the characters' behavior, Steve Hely asked if life has no meaning, Allison Silverman made the statement that Jim is attractive, and Dan Sterling asked what was in the teapot. The episode's call sheet listed her character as "Jen Celotta Schrute". The Office is an American television sitcom broadcast on NBC.Created as an adaptation by Greg Daniels of the British series of the same name, it is a mockumentary that follows the day-to-day lives of the employees of the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of Dunder Mifflin, a fictional paper supply company. Greg Daniels was nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series and Ben Patrick, John W. Cook, and Rob Carr were nominated for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation. One year later, Dunder Mifflin employees past and present reunite for a panel discussion about the documentary and to attend Dwight and Angela's wedding. Dwight talks about how well he has gotten along with his subordinates. A final picture is taken with the employees and the camera crew before the employees go back up to the office for a final toast. Phyllis is glad she can remember everything everyone did. (uncredited) Written by Jon Lind (as John Land) and … Finally, everyone comes together for a final round of interviews and goodbyes. [23], Early during production for the season, Kinsey and Wilson noted in an interview that the cast and crew were hoping for the return of former lead actor Carell. Dies Irae . The series ran on NBC in the United States from March 24, 2005 to May 16, … Ultimately, he found that "'Finale' is not a great piece of television" but that it was the finale that "The Office needed" because it was "the right point to jump off ... the circular track", due to the series idea of thematic reoccurrence. [9] According to Jenna Fischer, the episode took nine days to film, with the cast devoting 12 hours a day to the episode. When Jim and Pam briefly return home, Jim is surprised to find Carol Stills (Nancy Carell) showing their house to another couple. The series—presented as if it were a real documentary—depicts the everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania, branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. [2][3] It was directed by Ken Kwapis, who had originally directed the series' pilot episode. Close. Facebook; cinemablend; Copy to clipboard "Michael, I can't … [7] Filming for the episode and series as a whole came to an end on March 16, 2013. [26] On January 16, Daniels revealed that Carell would not appear in the finale in any capacity,[4] a decision that Carell later reiterated. Directed by Ken Kwapis. He, however, hired her as a day actor and wrote her seven lines. The employees give one last round of interviews before leaving: Kevin states that if you film someone long enough, they will do something stupid. "[19] Adams noted that "Carell doesn't get a lot to say—he's already had his chance to say goodbye—but that just makes each of his lines count more". ", "The Office Finale Character Updates: Where They Are Now", "NBC, The CW Confirm Retrospective Specials Prior to "90210," "The Office" Finales", "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Hannibal', 'The Big Bang Theory', 'The Vampire Diaries', 'Grey's Anatomy' & 'Office' Retrospective Adjusted Up – Ratings | TVbytheNumbers", "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory', 'Grey's Anatomy', 'American Idol', 'Vampire Diaries', 'Two and a Half Men', 'Wipeout', & 'Elementary' Adjusted Up; 'Glee' Adjusted Down", "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' Tops 'American Idol' 1st Half Hour; 'Office,' 'Mentalist,' 'Grey's' Adj. Mose then leads Dwight and Jim out to his car where Angela is stuck in the trunk and finally lets her out. Read on at your own risk! Oscar notes that you can make something special out of the ordinary. Posted by 7 years ago. The remaining extras in the scene were members of the crew of The Office. ", presented as if it were a real documentary, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series, "Review: Last Season of 'The Office Gets' Its Footing", "1st day of our finale. [55], 24th and 25th episodes of the ninth season of, "I figured the character would go back and visit everybody, but he wouldn't do it on camera at this point. [19] Roth Cornet of IGN awarded the episode a 9 out of 10, denoting an "amazing" episode. [42] The finale itself was viewed by 5.69 million viewers and received a 3.0 rating/8% share among adults between the ages of 18 and 49. [21] Producer and writer Graham Wagner also makes a cameo in both Mose's group, as well as at the wedding. Played by a string quartet as Angela is carried down the aisle by Phyllis. He concluded that the episode "worked mostly as an epilogue" and allowed the cast of the series to have their final moments. 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