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In possibly the highlight of highlights viewers were treated with two minutes of pure mirth. Michael Scott meeting Rick Gervais's David Brent could not have happened better. The banter was juvenile and genius. The sweet and sour combination of Scotts' hyperactivity and David Brent's slow simmered satire provided a high watermark that the rest of the show struggled to maintain. If the episode ended here there would have been few complaints.
"Then I won't let you down."
Andy Benard wrangled up Stanley, Dwight, and Jim to help him with a business investment seminar. Of course the competent crew backed out, leaving a desperate Andy to rely on Creed, Kevin, and other pure disasters (Kevin was the charming warm-up guy). Jim takes off when he spots a familiar face. Meanwhile, Michael, or Miknos, is coming to terms with Holly's recent breakup with her long time relationship. Dwight, who has been a minor factor lately, nevertheless owns his small screen time.
"Two eyes. Two ears. A chin. Ten fingers."
The victims of Andy Bernard's seminar are treated to some of the most comical presentations ever by way of an easily winded Kevin and the clearly confused Creed. Oscar and Pam assist Erin in a game of phone Scrabble against Gabe. Erin has no chance, and Oscar begins to get wrapped up in winning. Michael and Holly become an Italian sounding Greek couple in order to help sell to the suckers. The easy choice for Scott's ultimate exit is with Holly, and the writers are indicating the same idea so far.
"Where's your jetpack, Zuckerberg?"
The episode comes to a climax and we find another reason to weep at Michael's forecasted exit. As Andy flounders at the end of his sales pitch Michael says a few lucid words that prove Mr. Scott will leave large shoes to fill. Jim slips back into work only to run into the guy he so desperately wanted to duck. The mysterious man is Jim's childhood friend. Jim insulted him when they were kids and the man never really got over it. With these last few episodes being torn apart for tea leaves which may point to just who will be Steve Carell's successor, it's good to know that it will be in good hands.