The eighth season of "The Office" wrapped up on Thursday, May 10. The episode was titled "Family Portrait Studio" and focused on a couple major storylines. First, the show revisited Dwight's quest to prove that Angela's baby is really his. Second, it followed up Andy's quest to get his job back. In the end, one storyline was solved. However, another will have to wait until next season. Here is a recap of the season finale of "The Office."
Dwight's master plan
Dwight isn't known for doing nice things, so it was a little surprising to see him offer free family portraits to his co-workers. Most of them take him up on the offer, including a suspicious Jim. He thinks Dwight wants to get payback for a prank he had pulled. However, Dwight's motives have nothing to do with Jim. Instead, he has sights set on Angela and her new baby. Dwight staged the whole photo shoot so that he could collect a DNA sample. After Angela blocks several attempts, he finally gets what he wants via a dirty diaper. She chases Dwight to the testing center, where she finds him waiting for the results. He tells her it will take 72 hours, and she places her hand on his. That leads to the two making out. The answer about the baby's real father isn't revealed, but it sure seems like Dwight is the guy.
Andy makes it happen.
Andy shows up at the office and acts like a janitor with a severe drinking problem. He knows that David Wallace is about to buy the company, and is hoping to have a moment of payback against Robert and Nellie. He sells his mental problems so much that his former co-workers stage an intervention. Andy finally gets the call from Wallace, but it is only to inform him that he can't make it in that day. Everyone thinks that Andy has gone crazy, and no one believes that he has been talking to Wallace. Lucky for him, the old boss finally returns to announce that he has bought Dunder Mifflin, and has restored Andy as the branch manager. Andy never gets the "delicious moment" that he wanted, but he wins out in the end. He decides to retain Nellie in a special projects role.
The fate of Robert California
After Wallace buys Dunder Mifflin, he informs everyone that Jo is going to dissolve Sabre. This leaves Robert essentially out of a job. He doesn't really seem to care that much, and he uses his smooth talking ability to get Wallace to sponsor a charity mission for him. It turns out that his charity mission is nothing more than a quest to date European women, but Wallace never gets it.
Loose ends with love
The only other characters that figured into storylines in this episode were Ryan and Darryl. Ryan still apparently pines for Kelly, and he uses the photo shoot as a chance to hold up a sign that professes his love. Meanwhile, Darryl is still very much in love with Val. After bringing back some of the former warehouse employees, Darryl ends up admitting to Val that he is hitting on her. Her boyfriend happens to be standing right there, and he doesn't take that information too kindly. Near the end of the episode, Val poses for a picture with Darryl and his daughter.