Jim and Pam’s lives seem to be headed in separate directions. At once Jim is a daredevil luminary at an athletics marketing agency in Philadelphia and an invertebrate paper salesman in Scranton. Pam is ever-needy and is forced to grin and bear being a de facto single mother. Oscar and Angela have undergone some friction on account of her husband’s philandering with her supposed best friend. Oscar and the senator have played politics; that is to say they have played dirty. Andy has decided to run amok after his father gambled away their entire family fortune. In his absence, Erin has begun falling in love with the much younger and more physically hulking Pete (Jake Lacy). There is much drama waiting to unfold. Dwight is having trouble coping with Jim’s absence and seeks to cement his role as the leader of the office whenever possible. Out of loneliness he frequently tries to anoint “Dwight Jr.” (Clark Duke) as his protégé.
There is no shortage of drama in this, the final season of The Office. Yet, the entire core of the show was severed off year ago. Gone are the hysterical laughs and the moments that are so humiliating that they are almost, almost unwatchable. Any veteran Thursday night TV watcher can descry from a mile away that this is not the show they originally fell in love with. “The Office Season 9” (Farewell Season) may remain a bare bones version of the show, but even with the interjection of new blood, the show is exhausted and is showing signs of coming to a screeching halt. Make no mistake, The Office is truly one of cable TV’s greatest shows ever, but that fact will not spare this final season from vituperative criticism. This program has lost what made it great and the genie is officially out of the bottle. RIP “The Office Season 9” (Farewell Season).
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