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The Office Episode: "Manager and Salesman"

Season 6, Episode 16
Episode Synopsis: In the wake of Sabre's buyout of Dunder Mifflin, new CEO Jo Bennett (Kathy Bates) arrives in Scranton, awing the staffers with her charismatic Southern style. But Bennett is against having two branch managers, a policy shift that impacts Michael and Jim, one of whom must step down from their managerial post and return to salesman duty. Meanwhile, a Valentine's Day plan blows up on Andy.
Original Air Date: Feb 11, 2010
Guest Cast Kathy Bates: Jo Bennett
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Season 6, Episode 16
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Aired: 2/11/2010
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The Office Episode Recap: "The Delivery" Season 6, Episode 16

In one of the most momentous episodes The Office has given us, Pam and Jim's baby finally arrives, though they do try to put off the moment as long as possible. Meanwhile, Michael tries to make a new Jam coupling in the office after thinking he's the mastermind behind the first. Let's get started, shall we?

The episode kicks off with Jim and Pam exploiting their baby by using the news of their impending child to get sympathy sales. Dwight decides that he now needs a baby so he can out sell them. "Also, I've been noticing a gaping hole in my life," he says. Aw.

During lunch with Kevin, Pam's contractions kick in. She says it's nothing to worry about, since she's not quite in labor yet. Plus, they're trying to wait out their HMO plan by checking in to the hospital after midnight. Michael pushes that he should get to drive them to the hospital, but they insist on waiting.

Dwight tells Angela that he wants her to bare his child for business reasons. "Let's meet at 4pm in our old meeting spot and bang it out," he says after she doesn't disagree. They later meet to work out a birthing contract, but Dwight's demands are quite outrageous.

In dealing with her contractions, Pam deduces that distractions are helping. Michael calls a meeting in the conference room to help. Problem is nobody can come up with any good ideas. Andy tries dancing, much to Erin's excitement. Ryan reads poetry, while Erin names prized race horses. Nice work guys.

Pam eventually kicks Jim out because he wants her to go to the hospital. He gets very "frazzled," and acts like a crazy father-to-be. While trying to comfort him, she accidentally spills that they're having a girl. Despite earlier making jokes that he wouldn't help with the baby unless it was a boy, he's game. His happiness if short lived when she admits her water has already broken.

Through contractions, Pam tries to enjoy "ultra feast" with Kevin. When he, Michael and Jim try once again to get her to go to the hospital, she breaks down. "I'm not going today because I can't do it," she says tearfully. "I'm real scared," Jim says, "but the best news is we're going to have a baby today." Ruh-roh. They waited too long. Pam's contractions are now only two minutes apart.

Dwight leads the escort to the hospital, with Michael driving Pam and Jim. The convoy sits in traffic until Dwight turns on a fake police siren. It doesn't help though, as a cop immediately pulls him over while he ditches knives. He's later tasked with picking up Pam's missing iPod from her house, which ends up as an overnighter so he can repair their mold problem. Unfortunately, he basically knocks out their kitchen.

At the hospital, Jim shares his excitement, even though it's been 19 hours. Michael accidentally walks in on Pam trying to push the baby out. "I'm going to go wash my eyes," he says. "That kid is going to have a lot of hair." Oh boy. He's also the first to light up a cigar in the hospital once he hears the baby has been born.

Please welcome to the world Cecelia Maria Halpert, all 7 pounds, 2 ounces, 18 inches of her. After six years of will-they-or-won't-they get together, baby Jam has finally been born and I can now stop calling her baby Jam. Did anyone else get scared when they let Michael hold baby Cecelia? I was!

Later, Michael decides that he caused Cecelia to come into this world by bringing Pam and Jim together. He offers his services to the office and asks who is single. "I'm going to fill the empty voids in your life with love. I'm going to fill that empty hole in your body with another person," he tells them. Say it with me now: That's what she said.

Michael tries to set Erin up with Kevin, so they decide to have lunch together. Before then, Erin confesses that she's actually into Andy. Michael worries that Kevin will be upset and asks that she go ahead with the lunch. Andy misconstrues their meal for an actual date, though Erin later admits she's not really into Kevin.

Meanwhile, Pam and Jim don't send the baby to the nursery on their final night in the hospital. This basically keeps them up all night, the very thing they wanted to avoid. They finally concede to let her go since she's not breastfeeding. A lactation consultant comes in to help, but this makes Jim very uncomfortable seeing as a guy is basically playing with his wife's breasts. What makes it weirder is that Pam prefers another man do it, rather than having Jim try himself.

In the middle of the night, Pam and Jim are woken by the baby crying. Pam falls asleep breastfeeding her, feeling proud that the baby finally latched on to her breast. Who else saw this mix up coming? They wake in the morning to find out they had the wrong baby. It belongs to the girl in the next bed, who was thankfully asleep during all of this.

The one-hour special closes with three sweet moments: 1. Isabella, a Jam sibling, goes over to Pam and Jim's house and runs into Dwight, who she had hooked up with at the wedding. They flirt and it seems like he has a flicker of regret for making the birth contract with Angela. 2. Back at the office, Andy finally asks Erin out and once again Michael thinks he's responsible. We're just happy they're finally going to date. 3. While Jim tries to find the car, Pam finally connects with Cecelia when she latches on to her breast.

 This is my final Office recap. I honestly was just hanging on for the birth because, come on, how exciting is this? Really, I want you to answer how exciting it is in the comments. Thanks all!

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In one of the most momentous episodes The Office has given us, Pam and Jim's baby finally arrives, though they do try to put off the moment as long as possible. Meanwhile, Michael tries to make a new Jam coupling in the office after thinking he's the mastermind behind the first. Let's get started, shall we?

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