At the end of the episode, Jim makes a similar list for Pam in which he believes that she, Cece, and the new baby are winners and everything else isn't important The List. Roy is deeply flawed - he is overbearing, neglectful, dismissive of her desire to be an artist, and offers her sex as a gift on Valentine's Day. I mean what happened there? Anyone know what we do next? Archived from the original on August 18, I don't care how much time we have left.
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When Jim finally raises his voice at his brothers, they crack up laughing, revealing it was only a joke, but Jim didn't seem to find it very funny and Pam appears to be mildly upset. As Jim and Pam leave lunch later, she tells him about her original idea, which he appreciates much more.
In " Customer Survey ", Jim and Pam stay in touch through the world's tiniest Bluetooth, so they can talk throughout the day without getting caught and accused of wasting company time. Dwight suspects Jim of talking to himself, which doesn't seem to bother Jim. Jim learns that he has been getting bad customer reviews, which baffles him. He and Dwight later discover Kelly had sabotaged their reviews because they didn't go to her party. Later in the day, a friend of Pam's, Alex, arrives at her work and tries to convince her to stay in New York, with Jim still listening in.
While at first, he teases Pam, saying he "wants to talk to his guy" and insists she "put [him] in his ear" and says Alex is into her. But, as the conversation between Pam and Alex continues, Alex telling her that if she really wants to be an artist, she needs to stay in New York, Jim quiets, realizing sadly that he's right. The rest of the office make Jim incredibly uncomfortable with their intrusion on his relationship.
Pam later calls Jim and tells him she's failed a class and needs to stay another three months to take it again. He is visibly upset she will not be coming home, but fully supports her, saying she needs to come home "the right way".
At the end of the day, however, Jim finds Pam waiting in the parking lot, saying she came home "the wrong way". She insists that she left New York merely because she hated graphic design, unconvincingly saying it wasn't because she missed Jim. But, when Jim comes closer to her and mutters "I missed you," she admits "I missed you too. In " Frame Toby ", Jim buys his parent's house for Pam without telling her, wanting it to be a surprise.
At the end of the day, he takes Pam to the house to show it to her and gives her a tour, ending in the garage, which he's turned into an art studio for her. After noticing a seemingly disappointed look on Pam's face and the fact she's been speechless the entire tour , Jim tells her he knows the house isn't perfect and says it's okay if she doesn't like it, but she says excitedly that she loves it, gushing over how he "bought her a house".
In " The Surplus ", Pam and Jim take opposite sides in a debate over whether the office needs new chairs or a new copier. Throughout the day they try to change each other's minds. In the break room they discuss it, Pam leaning in to kiss Jim. She stops right before their lips touch, whispering dangerously that he's treading on "very dangerous ground. At the end of the episode, Jim gets back at Pam by asking her to make three copies of a paper. She gives him a shocked look, and he tells her he's kidding.
In a similar way to Pam earlier, he leans in to kiss her and whispers he's "going to need four. Michael wants to tell him, which Jim immediately vetoes, pointing out that not only should Angela tell Andy herself but that Andy has an anger management problem that should be taken into consideration. Once Andy learns, he challenges Dwight to a weapon-less duel, which Jim tries to stop but is unsuccessful because, as acting manager, he cannot do anything to stop a fight that happens off company ground as Dwight and Andy have decided to have it in the parking lot.
In " Prince Family Paper ", Jim runs feet of red wire from Dwight's computer up a telephone pole in the parking lot outside, and Dwight follows it all the way up the pole. Jim insists in a talking head interview that he'll be fine, saying that "[he] got up there. Jim had decided that she is. In " Stress Relief ", Pam's parents are going through a rough patch in their marriage and Jim tries to console her. Pam asks Jim to talk sense into her father, who is thinking about leaving her mother, and Jim agrees.
However, after Jim speaks with Pam's father, the conversation leads Pam's father to seek a separation from her mother and look for apartments. This creates tension between Jim and Pam, and Jim feels terrible about his apparent role in Pam's parents' split. Pam confronts her father in the parking lot while Jim watches through the window.
Pam returns to the office and Jim asks if it was his fault. Pam nods, and Jim asks what her father said. Pam says that her father left her mother because Jim told him how much he Jim loves Pam, and how he Jim never doubted for a second that she Pam was the woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with.
As it turned out, her father had never felt that way with her mother. When Jim asks if Pam's okay, she nods furiously, embracing Jim in a tearful hug. In a talking head interview, Pam says that she and Jim are true soul mates. In " Lecture Circuit ", Jim and Dwight attempt to plan a party for high maintenance Kelly when they forget her birthday. Jim gets her a cake, which she hates, insisting that there's "no theme. Kelly loves the theme, choosing to take a nap under the table in the conference room.
However, Michael threatens to banish them from the office if they can't tone down the PDA, despite the fact they've only been smiling fondly at each other from across the room.
Phyllis then invites them to lunch with her husband Bob Vance of Vance Refrigeration, and they happily agree.
The meal goes well initially, but Phyllis and Bob disappear for a while after their food arrives. Jim and Pam don't want to be rude by eating before they get back, but they're hungry and suspect they may have left.
They check the bathrooms in the back of the restaurant before hearing Phyllis and Bob having sex in the disabled bathroom, causing them to dart back to their table immediately. When Phyllis and Bob return to the table, Jim and Pam have lost their appetite.
Meanwhile, he and Pam attempt to give advice to Kevin about asking out a girl he likes, though they give him conflicting tips. Pam suggests he be flirty to show his interest, but Jim insists he should remain respectful and take things slow. In " New Boss ", Jim arrives to work in a tuxedo as a response to memo Dwight sent out on the dress code, leading to an awkward encounter with the new company vice-president, Charles Miner. Throughout the day Jim attempts to get on Charles' good side, failing each time he tries.
At the end of the day, he loudly says goodbye to Charles as he leaves, getting no response. He jokes that "for [his] next trick, [he] will make [his] career disappear. In " Dream Team ", it's revealed that Charles has an obsession with soccer. All the other employees pretend to agree, attempting to get on his good side.
Jim initially refuses to play along, but then tells Charles that he plays soccer in his free time, which is a lie. Dwight, seeing through him, suggests they play a quick game in the parking lot after work, which Charles thinks to be a great idea and forces Jim along. During the game, Charles forcefully kicks the ball towards Jim. On instinct, Jim ducks, and the ball hits Phyllis in the face. The employees, including Charles and especially Dwight, berate Jim for ducking.
Jim has no clue what he means, but is too scared to ask him upfront and make an even worse impression on the new boss. He spends his entire day attempting to figure out what Charles means, by hinting at it with Charles, who's blatantly unhelpful, and asking other employees. By the end of the day, it seems he's somehow figured out what it is and attempts to hand it over to Charles, who doesn't even look at it and just asks him to fax it to everyone on the distribution list.
Jim doesn't know what this means either, and instead of asking Charles what he means, simply faxes the rundown to his father. When Pam turns down his ideas, Andy thinks that Pam is being controlling and acting cruelly towards Jim, and warns Jim.
Jim insists that he and Pam are very happy together, but Andy remains unconvinced, believing Pam will do to Jim what Angela did to him. So, as a prank, Jim pretends to break down in front of Andy, crying on his shoulder and kicking his sack lunch.
Andy blames the whole office for Jim's emotional distress, taking the whole situation very seriously. Phyllis, smiling, then tells Andy she thinks Jim is messing with him.
Andy initially doesn't believe her until he sees Jim grinning through the kitchen window. Andy confronts Jim, and Jim tells him he and Pam are incredibly happy together and that he [Andy] will find someone else someday. In " Broke ", Jim discovers that Charles himself is a suck-up when David Wallace, the company's president, comes to the Scranton branch to discuss the fact that they're losing clients to Michael's new paper company.
David calls a meeting with Charles and Jim, but Charles insists Dwight be a part of the meeting too, believing Dwight to be a stronger employee than Jim. During the meeting, however, while Jim comes across as professional and intelligent, Dwight embarrasses Charles by suggesting dangerous and outlandish solutions, like putting a bee hive in his car. When Charles tries to suck up to David once more, Jim makes a snide remark regarding this that makes Charles look foolish.
In " Casual Friday ", Pam and Ryan return from the Michael Scott Paper Company, and the other employees believe that they are being given special treatment from Michael, including retaining all the clients that their company originally stole from Dunder Mifflin. Dwight holds a meeting in the warehouse with all the salesmen, with the exception of Pam and Ryan, to try and think of a way to get their clients back.
Jim attempts to remain impartial and comes back up from the warehouse to inform Michael that "there may or may not be, but definitely is a mutiny forming in the warehouse. Eventually, Michael gives the clients back to the original salesmen, which then presents the problem of there not being enough clients for two salesmen. Jim tells Michael that Pam would be better suited for the job, and Michael eventually decides to give it to Pam after fake-firing her.
In " Cafe Disco ", Jim and Pam decide that a wedding would be too stressful and expensive and plan to get married in a courthouse in Ohio. In a talking head interview, Pam insists Jim tell the cameras how it happened.
He explained that that morning, while they were eating their cereal, he looked up at her and said "Y'know what I wanna do today? I wanna marry you. While she speaks, Jim beams at her.
About halfway through the workday, Jim goes out into the parking lot and picks flowers for Pam's bouquet. While the rest of the employees go down to the storage-closet-turned-cafe-disco to dance, they begin to leave to get married before deciding to stop by. They have a lot of fun dancing with each other and their fellow employees, and ultimately decide they want a real wedding.
They smile at each other and embrace. Jim tells the cameras that the Search Committee finally decided on hiring Robert California. He also tells the cameras on how Robert was not content with the position as Regional Manager and drove down to Tallahassee and manipulated Jo Bennett out of her job and bestowed it on him. He and Pam also talk about how Pam is once again pregnant to the cameras. Jim tries to cheer Pam up as during her pregnancy she gets very emotional and constantly watches a commercial over and over again that always makes her cry.
Jim, Dwight and Darryl also attempt to haul a planking Kevin off of Jim's desk however they all laugh and drop him as Stanley tells a joke in the process. Jim also tells about how intense and mystifying Robert can be when you have a discussion with him. Later on in the episode, Pam and Erin show Jim a list of names found in Robert California's notebook. Jim asks Dwight for his phone so he can take a picture of it but Dwight breaks it in the process of throwing it to him.
Jim later takes part in the discussion of what the list of names could mean in Andy's office and Dwight is called in to compare Robert's list to his list of office members in impossible hypothetical situations According to Dwight's list of people to put in lifeboats in case of a flood, Dwight would put him with Roy, Stanley and several warehouse workers. When Dwight later convinces both sides on the list to attack one another Jim tries to put a stop to it.
He also adamantly rejects Meredith's theory of both sides need to have intercourse with one another. Jim is invited to lunch with all the other people on the left side of the group and learns that he and the others were there because Robert believes them all to be winners and the right sider's- losers.
When Andy later confronts Robert about this, Jim appears to be very uncomfortable when Robert reveals this to the entire office. At the end of the episode, Jim makes a similar list for Pam in which he believes that she, Cece, and the new baby are winners and everything else isn't important The List.
Jim becomes concerned when Kevin starts to talk in a very primitive fashion. He and Pam plan to take him to the hospital but they later learn from Oscar that he is doing it on purpose. They take him to see Andy and Jim later convinces Kevin to stop talking like that. Jim founds and begins working part-time at Athlead. He and Pam begin drifting apart, though they have tried their best to keep their relationship healthy.
They seem to have trouble communicating to each other their frustrations with each other and outside situations, resulting in them going to couple's counseling for their issues.
Since Jim is working at Athlead, it seems he is growing up, trying to pave a future for his family, while Pam remains in Scranton, becoming sole parent to their family. After Jim is firmly established in his new company, Pam reveals she would rather live in Scranton, while Jim points out they should move out to Philly, where he's started the company.
By the end of the series, Jim realizes he could lose Pam, and stays in Scranton to be with her. This is the prettiest one of all. I'm going to be the prettiest girl in the ball.
He did pick a good one. This one's really good for a hot date. You need a hot date more than anyone. Giggle-giggle, juji-juji, I get it, I get it. Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood over here right?
Ah, I knew it. You greedy little thing. So, uh, Pam is this your lunch break, or was that earlier when you were eating in the kitchen with those guys? Oh hey, I want to show you something. Come here I want to show you something. I know you are going to like this. Picked it up today. A thousand big ones. Is that from Starbucks? This is a Starbucks digital barista. This is the mack daddy of espresso makers.
Is that for the office? Oh, I know what you're thinking. You're not prying this out of my hands, but don't tempt me because I'll give it to you! I wouldn't think of it. Coffee is the great incentivizer in the office. It is quite literally a drug that speeds people up. It's not the only drug that speeds people up. You hear stories about Dunder Mifflin in the eighties before everybody knew how bad cocaine was. Man, did they move paper! My ride just bailed on me. Oh no, it's um Because I can give you a ride.
I really don't want to inconvenience you. No, no, no, no. I mean I'm out of here at five sharp. I can go earlier. I'm out of here slaves. Okay, I guess that would be, I guess that would be okay. I will give you and your purses a ride home. I should have never let the Temp touch this thing. I had all these great icons and now I have four folders. It's actually better this way. Because I could just click on the icon and then I'm onto Dwight: Michael could I ask you something?
I wanted to ask your permission to ask out Katy. I know it's against the rules and everything. No, no, no it's not against the rules. She's not a permanent employee so it's not. I appreciate this so much. But I think you should just know that I am going to be giving her a ride home later. She asked me for a ride and so I am going to give her a ride home.
Is that all it is? Just a ride home? Well, might be a ride home. Might be a ride home and we stop for coffee and dot-dot-dot Please, I am your inferior and I'm asking you this favor. Can you promise me that it will just be a ride home? I cannot promise you that. You cannot promise me, or you won't promise me? Do you love her? It's too early to tell.
I don't know how I feel. I think you've made a really good choice, she's really going to like that. Is that from the machine that was in your office?
I thought that was the incentive prize for the top salesperson. Very easy to clean. Like he's going to win anyway, right? Did we get any mail? Yeah, I gave it to you. Just checkin', double checkin', checkin' on the check. Thoroughness is very important in an office and Yeah, yeah, of course. Uh, Pam, one more thing. Um, how do girls your age feel about futons? He's a grown man Pam: That's what he said. Well, you know the futon is a bed and couch all rolled into one. Are you still mad at me?
Come on [begins to tickle Pam] Pam: Come on, you mad at me? Are you still mad at me now? Are you mad at me now? Come on, Pammy I was just kidding. I was just kidding. You know I didn't mean it. Jim is a great guy.
He's like a brother to me. We're like best friends in the office and I really hope he finds someone. You seem to like to touch things. Did you try the velvet? I don't like to necessarily touch things. Oh no, it's fine that you, um. Here, what about the raspberry one? It's really uh, kind of festive.
It's got a lot of personality. Hey, how's it going? Can I talk to you for a second? I don't think so I'm really busy. It will just take a second.
Just for a minute. I wanted to talk to you in private because I wanted to ask you out on a date. Ok was that no to talking to me in private, or was that no to the date?
What colors do you like? Would you like to help me with a special project? I would love to. You don't want to recycle them? Throw them away in the recycling bin. Do you want this? What about this bottle of power drink? Blue's not a flavor. Yes, put that in the trunk, and there should be an unopened Arctic Chill back there. I want that in the passengers cupholder.
I'm Jim, by the way. Hi Katy, nice to meet you. You sit out there, don't you? That's what I'm best known for. Alright, let's talk about purses. Katy but you know what, don't try to sell me one. Okay, seriously 'cause I'm just here to learn. Okay, so I know about most of these, but you know you can That's my Drakkar Noir.
No, this is Rite Aid Night Swept. No, it is a perfect smell-alike. I'm not paying for the label. Not it's not, there's some in the straw. How many filet-o-fishes did you eat? That's over several months, Ryan. Thank you for choosing me.
Um, so you got big plans this weekend? Ah, well I think I'm gonna see Katy. What are you guys going to do? Oh, man I don't know. Uh, dinner, drinks, movie, matching tattoos. What are you doing? I, I was gonna say, I think that um, we're gonna help Roy's cousin move. Well, I'll see you Monday though, right? Okay, I'm gonna head back. I think in order to be a ladies man, it's imperative that people don't know you're a ladies man, so I kind of play that close to the chest.
I don't know, what can I say? Women are attracted to power. And I think other people have told me that I have a very symmetrical face.
Sure you don't want me to help you with that? Cause I can grab that no problem. Goodnight, it was nice nice to meet some of you. Grab a drink, I think? I uh, I probably should have told you, I don't need a ride now 'cause Jim can take me home after so you're off the hook. Don't drink and drive. Have a good night. You too, have a good night. You sold a lot, so it's lighter. Alright now, I'm gonna warn you. Don't freak out, okay? This is a really nice car.
In case you haven't noticed, this is a Corolla. You're not going to freak out? Do I have a special someone? Uh well, yeah of course. A bunch of 'em. If I had to choose between a one-night-stand with some stupid cow I pick-up in a bar, and these people? I'd pick them every time. Because with them, it is an everyday stand and I still know their names in the morning. Also see my Special Thanks page. Boys and Girls Take Your Daughter to Work Day Gay Witch Hunt A Benihana Christmas Back From Vacation Dunder Mifflin Infinity Prince Family Paper Lecture Circuit 1 Lecture Circuit 2 Michael Scott Paper Company Manager and Salesman Threat Level Midnight Michael's Last Dundies The Inner Circle Schrute, Acting Manager Test the Store Last Day In Florida Get The Girl Here Comes Treble Livin' The Dream So do you like the periwinkle and the purples?
The perfect girl for me would be Konikotaka. She has the most amazing story. She was orphaned at age 10 when both her parents were assassinated, and she was taken in by a wealthy, but very cruel, businessman. So she practiced aikido in secret for years until she could avenge the death of her parents. She's also a survivor of monster rape. This is really well made.
It's very popular, yeah. So, I'm betting that it's waterproof. Do you know the difference between a snake and an eel? You're really into reptiles, huh? My belt's made out of alligator. Oh, um, it's okay.
Keep it in your pants. I was just showing her my belt. Well, don't do that. Where are your glasses? Did you know that? Not all the time. Well, now suddenly he can see. Oh, I know your hero. Yeah, saving you from Animal Planet Jack over there. Yeah, asks a lot of questions. Yeah, yeah he is the worst. What's the um, saying, "once their laughing they're Once they're laughing that's 50 percent of them being horizontal. So, not that I'm just Not that that's my Breaks the ice, melts Breaks the ice and melts them.
Thank you, Al Gore Can send messages from one side the global to the other in the blink of an eye. Can you believe we couldn't do that ten years ago? We could do that ten years ago. Right, but 20 years ago we couldn't and that is amazing.