I wrote about the brilliance of The Office in a previous post, but I would like to go into a bit more detail about some of my favorite episodes. In total, there are 188 episodes of The Office; I plan on sharing about 10-15 of the best episodes out of these 188.
While the final three episodes of The Office are some of the most emotional and memorable of the series, Season 7 Episode 21 comes close to matching these in terms of importance and emotion. In this episode, called “Goodbye, Michael“, it is the last episode with Michael Scott as a full time character. As I mentioned before, Michael Scott is considered one of the most popular and important characters in TV history, so his leaving was not an insignificant moment.
Although the episodes leading up to “Goodbye, Michael” already make it clear that he will be leaving the show, it is still stunning to see him leave. The episode does a really good job of making him leaving the show seem organic and not forced. “Goodbye, Michael” also does a good job of giving Michael Scott an opportunity to say goodbye to all of his colleagues. These are people that have worked under him for the last 7 years, so obviously everyone is very emotional to see him go.
“Goodbye, Michael” is both funny and touching in the good bye talks that Michael has with each individual character. He brings up a lot of past inside jokes, while also wishing them good-bye (without them knowing though). When it is finally time for him to leave, no one knows that he is actually leaving, which makes the scene that much more sad to see.
Overall, just like the finale did for all of the characters, I thought “Goodbye, Michael” did the character of Michael Scott justice. It was his last shining moment, and he was on the screen for almost the entire episode. After this, he does not appear in the show again (except for a brief cameo in the finale), but his legacy is felt throughout.
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!