Michael fears a review of the company's sexual-harassment policies will curb the conviviality that he believes exists in the office. Packer: David Koechner. Toby: Paul Lieberstein. Jan: Melora Hardin. Pam's Mom: Shannon Cochran. O'Malley: R.F. Daley.
During a fire evacuation, Michael tries to convey 10 rules of business to Ryan; and Jim promotes “psychologically revealing conversations.” Katy: Amy Adams. Ryan: B.J. Novak. Jim: John Krasinski. Dwight: Rainn Wilson.
Michael convenes with his employees for their performance reviews, but he's much more concerned about his own boss's review of him. Meanwhile, the gang plays along when Dwight thinks it's Friday instead of Thursday.
Big Brother invades the office when Michael gains access to his employees' e-mails and begins spying on their correspondence. Also, Michael's ego is bruised when he's not invited to an afterwork party; and Pam suspects that love is blooming between Dwight and Angela.
There aren't a lot of ha-ha-has with the ho-ho-hos at the office Christmas party after Michael suggests swapping secret Santa gifts. Michael then tries to lift spirits by introducing spirits---namely, vodka shots. Meanwhile, Jim gives Pam a sweet present.
Michael tries to motivate his office crew by taking them on a harbor cruise. But there isn't any love on this boat, as Michael makes waves and is ultimately thrown in the brig. Elsewhere, Jim's spirits sink when Pam finally sets her wedding date.
Worried that Michael knows that he secretly pines for Pam, Jim begrudgingly hangs out with his ego-inflated boss in an effort to keep him from spilling the beans. One of their manly outings: a trip to Hooters.
Michael questions the loyalty of his staffers when someone defiles his carpet, so he then tries to bond with them by relocating to Jim's desk in the main office area. This forces Jim to move next to the blabbering Kelly---and farther away from Pam.
Jan (Melora Hardin) assembles the female staffers and presents them with a “women in the workplace” seminar. Not to be outdone, Michael hustles the Dunder Mifflin boys to the warehouse for some male bonding.
Michael takes a bite out of the Big Apple when he heads to corporate headquarters in New York City for a meeting with Jan (Melora Hardin) on Valentine's Day. But he may be biting off more than he can chew, for he and Jan are in for a big surprise. Back at the office, Pam hopes for a holiday gift---something, anything---from her fiancé. Conan O'Brien has a blink-or-you'll-miss-it cameo.
Dwight wins an award for top salesman of the year, but has to conquer his fear of public speaking when he must give a speech at a big Northeast Sales Association convention. And he turns to the worst possible person for help---Michael. Meanwhile, Pam makes plans for her wedding at the office, prompting a downcast Jim to plan a vacation; and the staffers battle over the thermostat for control of the office temperature.
It's Take Your Daughter to Work Day at Dunder Mifflin, and Michael, who's uncomfortable around kids, is pleasantly surprised when he becomes a hit with them. He tries to impress his new pint-sized posse by showing them a video of him as a “child star” on a local kids' show---but, like all things Michael, it backfires. Meanwhile, Pam's goal is to find just one child who likes her; and Stanley's flirtatious daughter develops a crush on Ryan.
It's Michael's birthday (which he proudly shares with actress Eva Longoria), but nobody in the office seems to care---except for Dwight. Meanwhile, Kevin waits to hear from his doctor about whether or not he has cancer. This upsets the staffers, but none more so than Michael, who sees the medical crisis taking attention away from his special day.
When half a joint is found on company property, Dwight dons his Lackawanna County volunteer deputy sheriff's uniform (complete with badge) and launches an investigation. He brings in a professional drug tester---a turn of events that makes Michael nervous. Meanwhile, Jim and Pam play a game in which Jim is forbidden to speak.
Michael's highfalutin attempts to resolve conflicts in the office only serve to stir up petty differences and forgotten arguments among his employees, causing bedlam and tumult at Dunder Mifflin. Also, the workers get their ID photos taken; and (some) staffers receive Pam's save-the-date notices for her wedding.
The Dunder Mifflin warehouse is converted into a full-blown gambling hall for the Scranton Business Park's casino night. But things get dicey for Michael when he ends up with two dates for the event, or, in his words, “two queens.” Meanwhile, Pam searches for a band for her wedding, and even considers hiring Kevin's Police tribute band, Scrantonicity. Steve Carell wrote the script.