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The Office Episode: "The Delivery, Part 2"

Season 6, Episode 18
Episode Synopsis: Conclusion. It's delivery time for Pam. As the staffers continue to try comforting her with food and entertainment, Michael nervously anticipates the birth.
Original Air Date: Mar 4, 2010
Guest Cast Linda Purl: Helene
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Season 6, Episode 18
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Length: 19:54
Aired: 3/4/2010
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The Office Episode Recap: "New Leads" Season 6, Episode 18

Oh, Michael, what are we ever going to do with you? Often, I find our favorite boss' antics more annoying than endearing, but after this week's episode, I can't help but to actually laugh out loud.

In a blatant tribute to the hit film Glengarry Glen Ross (oddly starring the following NBC show's star, Alec Baldwin), Michael creates a game in order to teach the sales team a lesson about spreading the wealth, and being thankful for their client references.

The episode opens with Michael showing Jim "completely real" pictures of Johnny Depp around his condominium complex, and eventually trying to avoid Sabre's results by distracting his employees. Of course, he fails at this, and the sales team is quite eager to receive the blue card containing names. Michael is upset by this, and tries to explain his philosophy by listing priorities as, "First friends, then sales, then make love." Of course, this is in no particular order.

After hours of the various sales representatives annoying Michael, the leads eventually arrive. Of course, this doesn't become an easy situation. Michael takes the opportunity to try and teach the team a lesson, and describes how a game has been set up. He will be giving the salesmen clues on cards, each containing a specific message, and by following them, the leads will be obtained.

After our favorite boss is forced by corporate to give out the leads, he hands them out to the various other employees that do not need them (HR, accounting, etc). This now becomes an opportunity for the lesser-appreciated employees to get revenge. For example, Angela makes Phyllis complete clerical work for her blue cards, and Erin making Andy play the "colder/warmer" game, which eventually leads to an awkward almost-breast-grab by Andy.

After Dwight realizes that Michael is withholding the leads, he has a complete outburst, and ends up jumping into the trash bin outside the building in order to obtain them. When our favorite HR rep tells them that the trash containing the leads was thrown out, Michael and the gang realize that they are most likely already at the city dump. Even though Michael wants the gang to accompany him, he eventually, with the help of Dwight, heads down to the land of the trash.

Back at the office, tensions have only increased. There is an obvious line draw with sales on one side, and the rest of the office on the other. Kelly exclaims that Jim shouldn't "use your cute baby pictures to make us love you," and the sales fire back by saying that most of the other jobs "can be done from India anyway." Eventually, the sales team realizes that a change must be made, and they decide to donate two percent of their profits. They set up a delicious dessert spread, and before they have the opportunity to present the idea to the office, it is obvious that the assortment of brownies is a sufficient peace offering. All is well.

Back at the dump, tensions also arise between Michael and Dwight. The two argue over their friendship, and eventually get into a violent encounter with a giant spool (used for thread). Dwight wanted a promotion long ago, and it is evident that he holds a significant amount of ill-will towards Michael. The two eventually make up, and instead of bringing back the leads (which they can't find), they strap a giant beanbag to the roof of the car and call it a day.

As if this wasn't enough, the final segment shows our newest couple, Andy and Erin, hanging out in the dump, and before having a passionate kiss, Andy exclaims, "You are the nicest person I've ever met." Awwwwwwww.

You know what America, I actually loved this episode. Michael came off extremely clever and equally air-headed, Andy and Erin's romance became more passionate and real, and Jim's devotion towards Pam and Cecilia only grew stronger during his self-proclaimed "day from hell." It is these hilarious antics that make the show worth watching, and any episode featuring a moment of nudity (or almost in this case) from Meredith is great in my book.

Until next week, take a trip to your local dump. Unlike the one featured tonight, yours may not have "gone to hell," and you may find a little gem in your area.

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Oh, Michael, what are we ever going to do with you? Often, I find our favorite boss' antics more annoying than endearing, but after this week's episode, I can't help but to actually laugh out loud.

In a blatant tribute to the hit film Glengarry Glen Ross (oddly starring the following NBC show's star, Alec Baldwin), Michael creates a game in order to teach the sales team a lesson about spreading the wealth, and being thankful for their client references.

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