Not signed in (Sign In)
Welcome to The Watercooler, the companion forum to Northern Attack and all things concerning The Office on NBC.

Guests are free to browse the forums, although you will need to register for an account if you wish to participate in the discussions or use any of the advanced features of the forum (bookmarks, history, etc).

If you already have an account, please sign in now.

The Watercooler is powered by Vanilla, the sweetest forum on the web.

Bottom of Page
2.22 Casino Night
  1. <
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
  8. 7
  9. 8
  10. ...
  11. 45
  12. >
1 to 30 of 1336
May 6th 2006 edited
  • Season 2 : Episode 22
  • First aired on May 11, 2006
  • Written by Steve Carell
  • Directed by Ken Kwapis
  • Northern Attack Recap

Mike, I am not having fire-eaters in a paper warehouse.

May 6th 2006

You know the line where Pam says something is so horrible that you have to look away but for some reason you just can't look away?

That's how I'm beginning to perceive this episode. I know I have to watch but I am afraid the relationships are going to end on a really bad note for 2 or 3 of the couples. A bad JAM ending will really tick me off for the summer. And believe it or not, in their very quirky way, I really like Dwangela. They are so perfect for each other.

This may be a real "look away" episode for me which translates into burying the TiVo recording and watching every other episode through out the Summer.

May 6th 2006

I am looking forward to Casino Night. I do not believe anything truly negative will happen. They will leave us with hope. No way they can leave us hanging in depression like last week!
I say Jim goes through with the transfer, tells Pam, they have their kiss goodbye moment, Pam is left holding the bag. Next season we find out the wedding is on hold or something. I really don't think Roy will go away that easily. They both work for DM. For some reason, Jim will transfer back. Promotion maybe? What if he becomes Assistant to the Regional Manager! Hilarious! Isn't that Dwight's pseudo title? Okay, a bit of rambling but that's what I think. We WILL get our Jam moment! Some spoilers (eonline)I have read have alluded to that fact. No matter what, it will be sad. They aren't getting together that night. Every other television series relationship seals that fate. They will string us along so we keep watching. They'll be on again off again until the series ends ( a la Friends). It's only my opinion but it doesn't make me less obsessed! :)

May 6th 2006

It would be great if someone could record or provide a link to the promo for us all to watch ad nauseam.

May 6th 2006 edited

From Live Journal - The Office_US, here's where you can download the season finale promo:

Promo Here

If the link doesn't work, you can copy and paste this to your browser:

http://community.livejournal.com/theoffice_us/252767.html

Hope this works...somehow.

May 6th 2006

Wow, they all look so good dressed up. Pam has a new hairstyle and makeup, Angela is in a low-cut (for Angela) dress, and Jan looks like she has on nice makeup as well. And Pam looks so... happy. I guess we will have to wait a few more days to find out why...

May 6th 2006

I was hoping someone would post that!!! I just watched it four times in a row! How many more days?

May 6th 2006

"Have you told anyone?" ~Jan to Jim

I've noticed that a lot of folks believe Jan's talking about Jim's transfer but I believe differently. She's obviously talking about a secret that Jim has, and it doesn't seem to me that Jan would regard his transfer as a secret. I think that Jan gets upset that she's no longer the object of Michael's affection and goes outside for a smoke and finds Mr. Halpert who confides in her that he's leaving because of his situation with Pam. In the end she convinces him to talk to Pam about it... or something. Either that or Jim and Jan hook up in the parking lot, something I don't even like to joke about contemplating. (I can't even think of what we'd call that pairing. Janim?)

I keep hoping that the season will end with a kiss, but so far I can't come up with anything that isn't really cliched. Anyway...

In Carell we trust.

May 6th 2006

I think that Jan gets upset that she's no longer the object of Michael's affection and goes outside for a smoke and finds Mr. Halpert who confides in her that he's leaving because of his situation with Pam. In the end she convinces him to talk to Pam about it... or something.

Hmm...sounds like Booze Cruise II.

(I can't even think of what we'd call that pairing. Janim?)

Jam...bizarro Jam.

May 6th 2006

just a tidbit...at the end when michael says "that's what she said", he's not actually saying that in the video footage. they spliced that in there just to be funny. i believe they got that clip from sexual harassment

May 6th 2006

Cheers, Lori :).

May 6th 2006

I'm not sure why Jan would be the character for Jim to discuss his long-time crush with Pam with. The end of Conflic Resolution made it clear that Jim deciding to transfer was a secret (a la a doctors appointment), and this is the only secret that Jim has that would be sensibly discussed with Jan.

May 6th 2006

A Casino Night would suggest alcohol consumption, and last time Jim got drunk he "confided in the world's worst confidant". So it's not inconceivable that a few drinks might lead Jim to talk to Jan about why he wants to transfer. Jan had experience in an unfulfilling relationship, she would empathise nicely with Jim. And it's clear Jim wants to talk to someone about it, I mean he told Michael for goodness sake! He must be desperate to tell Michael anything personal.

But, having said all that, I have to agree with Kalon... I think he would be talking to her about the transfer, and not his reason for wanting it. Despite my points above, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense that he would talk to an alomst complete stranger. At least he knows Michael resonably well.

I guess we'll know for sure in 5 days!

May 6th 2006

If Jim confides in Jan about Pam, all I can say is that he seems to really trust management. Maybe too much.

May 6th 2006

And we CANNOT have Pamela Anderson running around the office.

May 6th 2006

I just got that conjecture from Jan's tone and from Jim's expression. She seemed concerned about whatever they were talking about. Not saying that they're not talking about the transfer, but it's just not the feeling I got from that one and a half second scene.

That said, I now agree with Nathan that it's a bit too similar to Booze Cruise, so I redact my statement. So no one will know.

Anyway...

May 6th 2006

I don't know if it would be professionally appropriate, but maybe that scene is where Jan offers Jim the position. Maybe he's deciding whether or not to accept. Then again, I doubt she would do so while smoking a cigarette. I'd say the writers have really accomplished their task of really getting the viewers guessing.

May 6th 2006

It's quite sad that this will be the last episode for quite a while. I'm hoping that they'll end not too much on a cliche. I'm also hoping for more of a funny episode then a dramatic one (not that I don't want to see some resolve in the Jam relationship). Seeing that Carell is writing, I'm expecting that.

Whatever the cliffhanger is, I'm sure it would make me hate that I have to wait months to see what happens next.

May 6th 2006 edited

I can't believe this account name wasn't taken. Anyway, I'm looking forward to Casino Night. While I'm not exactly sure how a Casino Night works, is it a formal event? Because we see Pam all glammed up, and Dwight in his dead "grand-patter"'s suit, but Roy is just wearing a sweater, or something. Maybe I'm looking too much into this.

edit: I was watching the promo. At the very end, when Dwight is slapped by Angela, Phyllis seems to be beaming. Maybe she's taking pleasure in Dwight's misfortune. Hee hee

May 7th 2006 edited

After watching the preview, I conjecture:

  • Jan and Michael's other date meet and Jan walks out on Michael
  • Jim gets fed up with watching Pam/Roy.
  • Jan/Jim meet up outside as both are sulking.
  • Her question is about the transfer.
  • Dwight is being slapped because Angela finds out that Dwight was helping Michael keep his two dates apart.
May 7th 2006

I agree with your proposed scenario's but I'd add one more.

This is being set up as a show of breakup's. And I use that word loosely because some of the breakups will be temporary. The slap indicates one potenetal breakup, Michael will surely lose one of his two dates, if not both, and I still see enough RAM rift to indicate a possible breakup there as well.

Having a room filled with guests gives Jim the pick of the crop. A girl hitting on Jim at the Casino could also be enough to make Pam make a move and Jim question why she, being engaged, would interfere. Mabye that will set it all off.

The joys of speculation...

May 7th 2006

You know, I think everyone's head will explode come Thursday. Is there any way NBC could mess this up? We can trust Steve Carell, right?

May 7th 2006

Everybody who has seen 40 Year Old Virgin knows we can trust Steve Carell. Although, there is something I am curious about. Given that each episode is written by different writers, with a particular writer's episodes being spaced far apart, it seems logical that there has to be some sort of loose architecture that the show has to follow, that the writers must abide to when writing a script. Either way, I am confident Carell will give us one of the funniest episodes yet, regardless of the plot.

May 7th 2006

In anticipation of this mind blowing episode, I am FINALLY getting Tivo! It is going to be my early Mother's Day gift. I will picking Tivo up tomorrow! So I will be able to watch the finale over and over and over.... Just thought I'd tell someone who might care!

May 7th 2006

Congratulations on your new TiVo! Better put it to good use, eh?

May 7th 2006

Carpenter Ants,

There was a great interview with Mindy Kaling (the actress who plays Kelly and the writer of a bunch of episodes, including “Take Your Daughter to Work Day” and “The Dundies”) in which she explains the show’s writing process. Basically, all the writers get together to outline the basic plot of each episode and they also throw around a few ideas for jokes, then the one writer who has been assigned that episode goes to work writing the actual script, and when they are done, it goes back to the whole group to look over and tweak. So whatever happens to our beloved characters in “Casino Night,” you can rest easy knowing that every single brilliant person who works on the show has probably had some sort of input, so it should be phenomenal.

If you want to check out the rest of the interview, here is the URL: http://www.tvsquad.com/2006/03/21/the-tv-squad-interview-mindy-kaling-of-the-office/

May 7th 2006

In anticipation of this mind blowing episode, I am FINALLY getting Tivo! It is going to be my early Mother's Day gift. I will picking Tivo up tomorrow! So I will be able to watch the finale over and over and over.... Just thought I'd tell someone who might care!

Money well spent. I signed up for a Comcast DVR last year, just so I could tape this show. I call it a TiVo because that's the terminology most people recognize, but it is really a Comcast DVR. The only thing I don't like is that when it reaches the end of a show, a box pops up with two buttons. One is to keep and the other is to delete. I am always afraid I'll hit the wrong one if I am hurrying and wipe out a show. So far, that has not happened.

Here's to hoping that the final is one you will want to watch over and over, and not a major crash and burn session.

May 7th 2006

How many episodes can a TiVo/DVRs hold?

May 7th 2006

It will hold 30-40 hours at non-HiDef quality. If you record in HiDef, the capacity goes way down, perhaps barely enough to hold the whole season.

May 8th 2006

New theory! What if Pam causes the RAM rift by slipping up and calling Roy, "Jim" and not realizing it. Like Ross did on Friends when he was marrying Emily. "I Ross, take you, Rachel, I mean, Emily!" Example, Pam is introducing Roy to someone at Casino Night and says, "This is my fiancee, Jim" or "I love you "Jim" ", etc. We all know Roy will NOT take that! He would just take off and leave her, a la The Dundies.
We all assume Roy will screw up. Maybe not. I honestly think Roy loves her. He is just really comfortable and used to her. She's the one with the second thoughts.

  1. <
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
  8. 7
  9. 8
  10. ...
  11. 45
  12. >
1 to 30 of 1336
Top of PageBack to discussions