The Office -- Who Will Replace Michael Scott

I have to admit I've never been that big of a fan of Michael Scott. I liked Michael ended up with Holly, so he had a good ending, but I haven't really missed his absence from The Office. The final episode of The Office for this season centered around finding a replacement for Michael.

DeAngelo is gone with the wind and Dwight quickly got dethroned from temporarily holding the job when he shot off a gun. So Jim was put in charge of interviewing replacements along with Toby and Gabe.

Amongst the guest interviewing for the job were Ray Romano, who got psyched out by fellow interviewee James Spader. James Spader, who also managed to psych out Dwight. And Ricky Gervais, who conducted his interview via skype. Of the aforementioned interviewees, James Spader came off as the best replacement. Since Ricky Gervais declared The Office jumped the shark with this episode, I think you can rule him out.

Intra-office interviewees included, Dwight [dressed up like the Invisible Man], Andy and Darryl. Dwight bribed Kelly to put in a good word for him, when she replace Gabe on the hiring committee for his inappropriate behavior when Andy was interviewed. Jo said Gabe would be reassigned. Darryl didn't come with a resume and tried to use his daughter to gain sympathy votes. 

Meanwhile, Creed replaced Dwight as temporary boss, and he was a bigger nightmare than Michael. Pam had to try and divert all the trouble Creed was causing, which was a call-back to earlier seasons when she tried to do the same with Michael. Creed/Pam were actually the funniest part of the episode.

As the episode came to an end, Jim's worst nightmare was about to happen as most of the staff were leaning towards giving Dwight the job. Jim, in a very Michael-esque move, asked everyone to come in for a meeting to discuss the matter further. 

If this were a real office job, Jim should be given the job, as he's most qualified for the position. Not to mention in earlier years Jim was written as being a younger Michael. But since this is a comedy show, I think they should keep Creed in as boss. The workers could run the office while trying to derail whatever next crazy idea Creed comes up with.

The funniest laugh I've ever had on this show was when Michael was playing the murder game, and he said something to Creed in character, and Creed ran for the hills thinking the cops were after him. Count me on Team Creed.

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