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The Office Episode: "Sabre"

Season 6, Episode 15
Episode Synopsis: A mysterious company named Sabre, headed by a magnetic, unorthodox CEO (Kathy Bates), swoops in and buys out Dunder Mifflin. As Michael balks at Sabre's new policies, Andy and Erin write a welcome song to greet the company. Meanwhile, Pam and Jim hope to get accepted into a desired day-care center. Christian Slater has a cameo.
Original Air Date: Feb 4, 2010
Guest Cast Andy Buckley: David Wallace Kathy Bates: Jo Bennett Christian Slater: Himself
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Season 6, Episode 15
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Aired: 2/4/2010
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The Office Episode Recap: "Manager and Salesman" Season 6, Episode 15

In this week's episode of The Office, Sabre's CEO Jo Bennett comes to Dunder Mifflin Scranton and institutes some major changes, including naming only one manager. As Jim and Michael figure that one out, Andy accidentally makes Kelly believe he has a crush on her.

The episode opens on Michael Scott checking his Vancouver reservation for the Winter Olympics. Unfortunately, the hotel doesn't seem to have him on the books. Dwight tries to help him find it in his email ("You did get the evite to my bar-b-que!"), but it seems as though Michael is just trying to get a last minute hook-up despite the hotel being fully booked for months. Just when you think all is lost, Dwight finds the confirmation code only to have Michael cancel his reservation moments later.

And with that, we find the office preparing for Sabre CEO Jo Bennett's arrival. "She bought us sight unseen, like a mail order bride," says Michael. Jo makes quite an entrance with two Great Danes — who love Andy's crotch — in tow, touting that she goes by Mrs. to piss off her ex-husband's new wife. Sassy.

Dwight's also bringing the sass by not standing upon her arrival. "I'm treating you the same as a man, for whom I would also not stand, unless it was the president or Judge Judy," he says. "I like that," she replies. After calling Creed and Meredith heartbreakers and Jim a "tall drink of sun tea," she declares that changes need to be made, including the fact that they have two managers. Ruh-roh Jim!

Michael and Jim meet with Jo, who's based in the south, "which from your description sounds like a colorful lawless swamp," says Michael. In Scranton, they need two men to do a job. Jim tries to smooth it over, but Jo wants one of them to return to sales so there will only be one leader. "I'm going to let this marinate, so you can go," she says.

Let's find out who Jo really is, shall we? "I'm Jolene Bennett, Jo for short. I'm a breast cancer survivor. Close personal friend of Nancy Pelosi, and Truman Capote and I slept with three of the same guys. When I was a little girl, I was terrified to fly and now I have my own pilots' license. I'm CEO of Sabre International and I sell the best damn printers and all-in-one machines Korea can make. Pleased to meet you."

Meanwhile, under the guise of passing out Valentine's Day cards to everyone in the office, Andy tries to drop a big hint to Erin. Hint: He had to buy the whole office Valentine's cards just to send one to you. He pulls out all the stops, even spraying some of his perfume into her card. Bummer though, when Kelly misconstrues his Valentine's Day to her, thinking he actually has a crush on her. Oh no! She got Erin's card by mistake. "I feel like such a fool for thinking that Andy was only going after one girl, because Andy Bernard is a Playboy," Erin says.

Jo gathers Dunder Mifflin Scranton in the conference room, giving them the Sabre handbook and her very own autobiography. This is a perfect opportunity for Michael to push his own agenda. "I have been saying the word manager a lot, so whenever Jo thinks 'manager,' she thinks of me," he says. She concludes the meeting without answering any real questions.

Pam conveys to Jim that he could actually make more money as a salesman, information provided by the handy-dandy Sabre handbook. "I don't think I'm going to miss being a manager," he then says. "I'm in it for the money, and quite honestly, the women." He goes to Michael to concede defeat, who proceeds to brag to Oscar about. Oscar unknowingly lets the real game slip, revealing that Sabre salesmen make a steal. "I have been hustled," Michael says.

Michael and Jim meet with Jo and they both try to give up their managerial position, actually arguing that the other man is better for the job. Congrats Jim, Michael won, you're the new manager of Dunder Mifflin Scranton.

"Bobcat, this is Dragon," says Dwight on a mysterious call. "Listen, he's been promoted to sole manager, we've got to step this up. Meet me behind the dumpster in 90 seconds." Mystery solved: It's Ryan! They're plotting against Jim, suggesting use of psychological torment, but Ryan takes it a step too far suggesting doing what they did in Saw, minus the killing. The pair meets with Nick, the IT guy, and accuses Jim of molesting people via the internet in attempts to get his computer password.

Michael's first day on the job doesn't go too well. The other salesmen don't respect him and he's lost Erin as his frivolous daily task worker. Plus, a side effect of Phyllis new allergy medication comes in the form of a strong smell of sulfur. Michael is starting to miss his office bad. He proceeds to beg Jim for his job back, but they have to go to Jo first. "I don't care which one of you does which job, just stop meeting with me to talk about it," she says before making them walk her dogs, not ride them, mind you.

Kelly subtly (OK, not subtly at all) tries to flirt with Andy and even gives him a kiss on the cheek, much to Erin's chagrin. "Believe me, if I got that card, we'd be doing it in the bathroom right now," says Meredith to a perturbed Andy. He then sends out an email explaining that he doesn't like anyone in the office the way they think he does, but doesn't reveal his true crush.

The episode closes with Michael getting his office and all the ridiculous perks back. "Oh, boss for, what was it? Oh, four and a half hours. New record low," touts Dwight to Jim, who proceeds to dip Dwight's tie in his own coffee. Touché Jim, touché.

Can Andy and Erin just go out already?! Sound off on Thursday's episode in the comments.

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In this week's episode of The Office, Sabre's CEO Jo Bennett comes to Dunder Mifflin Scranton and institutes some major changes, including naming only one manager. As Jim and Michael figure that one out, Andy accidentally makes Kelly believe he has a crush on her.

The episode opens on Michael Scott checking his Vancouver reservation for the Winter Olympics. Unfortunately, the hotel doesn't seem to have him on the books. Dwight tries to help him find it in his email ("You did get the evite to my bar-b-que!"), but it seems as though Michael is just trying to get a last minute hook-up despite the hotel being fully booked for months. Just when you think all is lost, Dwight finds the confirmation code only to have Michael cancel his reservation moments later.

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