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6.02 The Meeting
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Sep 20th 2009
  • Season 6 : Episode 2
  • First aired on September 24, 2009

Summary courtesy of NBC:

TOBY AND DWIGHT GO UNDERCOVER FOLLOWING AN INCIDENT IN THE WAREHOUSE— A request by Jim (John Krasinski) leaves Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) feeling insecure and defensive. Meanwhile, Pam (Jenna Fischer) deals with the guest list for the wedding, and Dwight convinces Toby (Paul Lieberstein) to investigate Darryl's (Craig Robinson) worker's comp claim. Ed Helms, Leslie David baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Phyllis Smith, Oscar Nunez, Creed Bratton, Ellie Kemper, Andy Buckley also star.

Sep 20th 2009

"Undercover"? Ugh.

Sep 20th 2009

Dear Dwight From The Future,

I think the episode will be brilliant. The idea of a Toby and Dwight team up fills me with glee. I am curious to see what the request from Jim is that leaves Michael feeling insecure and defensive. Maybe he actually asks for more responsibility around the office and Michael takes it as a slight saying he is not responsible enough. Or maybe he asks Michael to behave him self in regards to the wedding and Michael gets offended by the presumption.

We already know how Pam handles/attempts to handle her problem.

Boyhangover.

Sep 20th 2009

The summary of this episode evokes all of the things that have lead me to quit following it with any passion or real interest. Silly high-jinks, cartoony broadness, and so on. It's a much lesser show than it was for its first three seasons. I've really mostly accepted that. But sometimes, I see an episode summary like this, and I think, All right, it's pretty clear you're out of good ideas. Isn't it time to give up?

Sep 20th 2009

All from the word "undercover"?

Sep 20th 2009

But sometimes, I see an episode summary like this, and I think, All right, it's pretty clear you're out of good ideas. Isn't it time to give up?

I completely disagree. I think it has a chance to be very funny.

Sep 20th 2009

Yesss!!! There are few things I enjoy more than Dwight on a mission!

Sep 21st 2009

The summary of this episode evokes all of the things that have lead me to quit following it with any passion or real interest.

The reasons for you losing passion for the show may very well be real, but don't base that on episode summaries. I'm trying to imagine what summaries would sound like for season 2..."The crew goes on a booze cruise and Dwight ends up steering the ship!", or "Michael turns the warehouse into a casino and Jim tells Pam his feelings!". Those summaries bely the very important things that happened in those episodes.

Sep 21st 2009

I think the summaries would be better if the writer for each episode was required to submit them, and the aim was not simply to mislead. As it is, we get marketing people writing summaries based on episodes they probably haven't seen or even read the script for.

Sep 21st 2009

I just hope the Toby plot is a significant one, as he's one of the best characters on the show. This is the correct thread for that statement.

Sep 21st 2009

I think JCVD gave you a roundhouse kick to the head.

Sep 21st 2009

I think . . . not.

Also, Toby is an awesome character, even if they've turned him into such an unpleasant perv.

Sep 21st 2009

I like interactions between Dwight and Toby, so I'm looking forward to this episode.

Sep 21st 2009

Has anyone else seen Ace of Cakes? There's a dude that works for that cake shop that is the real life incarnation of Toby, but about 15 to 20 years younger.

Sep 21st 2009

Do you mean Geoff? He is awesome.

Sep 21st 2009

I can't remember his name. But he talks exactly like Toby. And has the exact same expression. I saw the episode where they were all fighting about whether or not the loud pasta maker should be in with the cake dressers or the designers and he was upset because someone hid it. It was very funny.

Sep 21st 2009

That dude is very Toby-esque, and, thus, a great character.

Sep 21st 2009

I like Geof/Toby, as well. He's a hoot.

Sep 21st 2009

I like interactions between Dwight and Toby, so I'm looking forward to this episode.

Yes. Dwight's inquiry of the female anatomy was such a classic interaction.

Has anyone else seen Ace of Cakes? There's a dude that works for that cake shop that is the real life incarnation of Toby, but about 15 to 20 years younger.

Geof is hilarious. Especially when he and Duff get into it; Duff's belly laugh is such a contrast to Geof's dry monotone.

Sep 24th 2009

Back to the front page with you!

Sep 24th 2009 edited

The summary of this episode evokes all of the things that have lead me to quit following it with any passion or real interest. Silly high-jinks, cartoony broadness, and so on. It's a much lesser show than it was for its first three seasons. I've really mostly accepted that. But sometimes, I see an episode summary like this, and I think, All right, it's pretty clear you're out of good ideas. Isn't it time to give up?

My God, the episode hasn't even aired yet. It sounds good to me.

The reasons for you losing passion for the show may very well be real, but don't base that on episode summaries. I'm trying to imagine what summaries would sound like for season 2..."The crew goes on a booze cruise and Dwight ends up steering the ship!", or "Michael turns the warehouse into a casino and Jim tells Pam his feelings!". Those summaries bely the very important things that happened in those episodes.

Don't forget "Michael burns his foot on a Foreman grill!". Very "subtle" and realistic, right?

Sep 24th 2009

You can't preclude me from drawing conclusions on a combination of recent experience and relevant information. The show is different now to what it was then. I'm certainly going to watch it. I might well like it. Many of my least-favorite episodes could be summarized fairly blandly (the golfing episode from season 4, for instance). So, I say again:

Undercover? Ugh.

Sep 24th 2009

What about when Jim convinced Dwight to bleach his hair to go undercover to spy on the other branches? That was hilarious.

Sep 24th 2009

Like I said, I would trust season 1-2-3 Office to make that something I was interested in. I'm not so blindly trusting of this show anymore.

And let that be the last thing I say on the subject. I long ago quit coming in the episode threads because I assumed people didn't want to hear my negative blather anymore. I would do well to remember that.

Sep 24th 2009

I just realized this episode is on in a little while.

Sep 24th 2009

I just realized that it's Thursday...

Sep 24th 2009 edited

I am laughing a lot at this episode. But how did Dwight convince Toby to go on this undercover stakeout, anyway? Toby is a skeevy perv and all, but he's not stupid. Why is he going along with one of Dwight's ridiculous ideas?

Also, I really like the way David Wallace deals with Michael. He's very patient and never looks ruffled by anything Michael says or does. He looks like he's dealing with a small child, but he never gets frustrated.

Sep 24th 2009

I'm liking this episode a lot. Among other things, it's making very good use of the "mockumentary" shtick.

Sep 24th 2009

Yeah, no camera's in the private meeting. I thought Jim was going to cry, he looked like Michael was pushing him to the edge. Bravo Krasinski.

Sep 24th 2009

Jim...is like Big Bird.

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