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While fans waited with much anticipation for the season finale of "The Office" to see who might be the new leader of the Dunder Mifflin Scranton gang, the show ended with more questions and very little answers. While there was a promotion of sorts, it wasn't for the managerial position.
Kelly Kapoor, played by Mindy Kaling was the sole person in the show to get promoted after a complaint to the big boss Jo Bennett, played by Kathy Bates, about the way in which Gabe Lewis, played by Zach Woods, treated her in her interview to become the manager. While she didn't get the manager's gig, she did get put on the committee to recommend a new manager.
Speaking of the committee, it seems that only Jim Halpert, played by John Krasinski, had his wits about him as characters Kelly Kapoor and Toby Flenderson, played by Paul Lieberstein, are up for recommending Dwight Schrute, played by Rainn Wilson for the manager's job, though Kelly Kapoor seemed to be '‹Å"bribed' into doing so.
If all this sounds like it is a lot to follow, it is. But, keep in mind, this was only part of the season finale and the best part of the show is yet to be mentioned. The number of guest stars that '‹Å"tried out' for the managerial job was astounding. T he candidates included Ricky Gervais, Will Arnett, James Spader, Ray Romano, and Catherine Tate. Of course, what everyone was waiting for didn't come until the end of the show.
With much projection that the great Jim Carrey would actually join the show, his character made only a short appearance and all but guaranteed himself not getting the job. So, unfortunately for fans of "The Office," it seems that the famous funny man will not be a part of Season 8.
Not only did the answer of who's the boss go untold, more questions arose. For one, Gabe Lewis was told that he had to go back to Florida after his run in with Kelly Kapoor. Jo Bennett told him of his demise and this leaves many to now wonder if his character is done for good, or if he will indeed be back. This also likely makes fans think about the possible reunion of Andy Bernard, played by Ed Helms and Erin Hannon, played by Ellie Kemper.
One thing is certain; the fans of "The Office" will have a lot to look forward to for next season. Until then, they will simply have to sit back and ponder the future of the show and the future of Dunder Mifflin. With the wide open way in which it all could go, there should be much to anticipate.
Sources: NBC, The Office, NBC.com