22 Episodes 2005 - 2006
Season 2 of the hit mockumentary opens with the hardly coveted Dundie Awards, the annual ceremony honoring Scranton employees in such esteemed categories as Hottest in the Office and Whitest Tennis Shoes. In a typical move, regional manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell) emcees the show and picks the winners---but doesn't pick up the tab. In other Michael developments, he spies on staffers' emails, mistakes an IT guy for a terrorist, burns his foot while cooking bacon bedside, and becomes a reluctant homeowner. He does manage to find some success in the dating department. He goes out with his likable real-estate agent Carol (played by Carell's wife Nancy Walls) and hooks up with his recently divorced no-nonsense boss Jan Levinson (Melora Hardin). The latter affair starts as a one-night stand but leads to a slightly warped (and somewhat imagined in Michael's eyes) love triangle between the three. In other office romances, Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) and Angela Martin (Angela Kinsey) start a top-secret love affair, Kelly Kapoor (Mindy Kaling) crushes on Ryan Howard (B.J. Novak), and Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) continues dating Katy (Amy Adams), the "hot girl" he met in the Season 1 finale. But it's Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) whom he not-so-secretly pines for, even though she's engaged (for three years and counting) to insensitive warehouse worker Roy (David Denman). Much to Jim's dismay, Roy finds a moment of drunken clarity on Michael's ill-fated booze cruise and finally sets a date for his and Pam's wedding. Pam's thrilled at first, but then she starts thinking beyond the reception desk when a Women in the Workplace seminar inspires her to attend art school. Jim wholeheartedly encourages the idea, which is quickly shot down by Roy, planting seeds of doubt in Pam's mind about whether Roy is really the right guy for her.
Tue, Sep 20, 2005 30 mins
On employee awards night, Michael writes and emcees the show and picks the winners---but doesn't pick up the tab.
Tue, Sep 27, 2005 30 mins
Michael fears a review of the company's sexual-harassment policies will curb the conviviality that he believes exists in the office.
Tue, Oct 4, 2005 30 mins
While Dwight helps Michael buy a condo, Jim runs the games of the office olympiad, time-killing contests played with office supplies.
Tue, Oct 11, 2005 30 mins
During a fire evacuation, Michael tries to convey 10 rules of business to Ryan; and Jim promotes "psychologically revealing conversations".
Tue, Oct 18, 2005 30 mins
Halloween becomes more frightful as Michael agonises over an order to fire someone before day's end.
Tue, Nov 1, 2005 30 mins
After Dwight karate punches Michael, Jim sets up a lunchtime rematch at Dwight's dojo, where Pam becomes annoyed by Jim's friendliness.
Tue, Nov 8, 2005 30 mins
Michael is a surprising asset in helping Jan woo a client. But while he's out, staffers find and act out his screenplay.
Tue, Nov 15, 2005 30 mins
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.
Tue, Nov 22, 2005 30 mins
Big Brother invades the office when Michael gains access to his employees' emails 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.
Tue, Dec 6, 2005 30 mins
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.
Thu, Jan 5, 2006 29 mins
Michael tries to motivate his office crew by taking them on a harbour 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.
Thu, Jan 12, 2006 30 mins
Michael tries to get extra sympathy from his staff after he burns his foot on a portable cooking grill. Dwight emerges as the primary caregiver---to Michael's chagrin.
Thu, Jan 19, 2006 29 mins
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.
Thu, Jan 26, 2006 30 mins
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.
Boys and Girls
Thu, Feb 2, 2006 30 mins
Jan 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.
Thu, Feb 9, 2006 29 mins
Michael takes a bite out of the Big Apple when he heads to corporate headquarters in New York City for a meeting with Jan 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.
Thu, Mar 2, 2006 30 mins
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 holiday; and the staffers battle over the thermostat for control of the office temperature.
Take Your Daughter to Work Day
Thu, Mar 16, 2006 29 mins
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.
Thu, Mar 30, 2006 29 mins
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.
Thu, Apr 27, 2006 30 mins
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.
Thu, May 4, 2006 29 mins
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.
Thu, May 11, 2006 30 mins
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.