As the final season of "The Office" hits its groove, a lot of the major storylines are playing out. The most intriguing angle involves the tense situation with Jim and Pam. Another major step was taken in this episode with them, but not necessarily in the right direction. Things are only getting more complicated. Meanwhile, Andy is slowly letting Erin slip away, and he doesn't realize it. Those two romances have some interesting twists ahead, and this episode did a nice job of building them. Here is a recap of the latest episode of "The Office."
Jim tells Pam his secretJim is working behind the scenes on a new sports marketing firm, and he still hasn't told Pam about it. She continues to believe that there's something he's not telling her, but she can't think of what it is. After agreeing to provide driving lessons to Nellie, Pam begins to open up a little. The two form a nice bond, but Nellie makes her think when she suggests that Jim might be having an affair. Pam laughs it off, but she's still confused about what Jim is hiding.
Meanwhile, Jim decides to share his business venture with Darryl when he notices how frustrated Darryl's become at his job. Darryl seems excited but loses that when he finds out that Jim hasn't told Pam. He tells Jim that it's not real until he tells his wife. Finally, Jim decides to tell Pam the news. She reacts happily, and Jim mentions that he can't believe he worried about it. All seems fine with them at first, but Pam tells the camera that she couldn't believe he didn't tell her. It looks like their issues are far from over.
Andy's bad habits are only getting worseAndy is still acting like a jerk, and that's impacting his office life and his personal life. After he has Nellie do a research project about his lineage, she makes up a story about him being related to Michelle Obama. Andy flaunts this in front of the office but is humbled when Oscar suggests that his ancestors might have been slave owners. It turns out that his family was involved in the slave trade, and Andy becomes consumed with making sure the staff believes he is nice.
Then he is rude to Darryl when he ignores a request to talk about work. In addition, he's rude to Erin when he doesn't appreciate her efforts to learn a new language so that she can impress his family. It turns out that Erin had learned the "Game of Thrones" language from Dwight, and Andy thinks it's ridiculous. At the end of the episode, Pete says bye to Erin in that language, and she has a big smile on her face. Andy says that he likes Pete; he clearly doesn't realize that Erin is starting to connect with him.