Note: This was written by a Yahoo! contributor. Join the Yahoo! Contributor Network to start publishing your own articles.As fans know, Michael Scott has left his office position as the manager for good. He met Holly, the perfect woman for him, and moved with her to her family home in Colorado. Deangelo Vickers, played by Will Ferrell, seemed to be Michael's replacement, however, he is also gone because on last weeks show he got hurt trying to look cool shooting a basketball and as far as we know, is not returning. I, as a fan, and not upset about this one bit. I did not think Vickers (or Ferrell) was the right man for the job, however, it did leave quite a dilemma. Who's the boss now?
Dunder-Miflin is in need of an interim manager for the branch since Scott and Vickers are gone, but Jim turned it down because the office was running itself, so why mess with a smooth machine? But since Jim said no, Dwight got the call next and of course, immediately, said yes. It has always been his dream as we know, and he had his stuffed moved immediately into the manager's office and started with his Nazi-like regime, for instance employees ate lunches at different times of day instead of together, and all the vending machines had packages of something, we don't know what, with Dwight's name on them.
Jim realized, of course, he should have said yes to becoming acting manager, but it was too late.
Dwight, however, went overboard, big shock there, not, but that's what we like about him and were waiting for. We know that Dwight is too immature, power-hungry and demented to actually run an office, but we were so pleased that he was offered a chance to try. When he receives an old holster that's been in his family for generations, he of course, puts a gun in it and walks around the office like the wacky sheriff in a cartoon. When the gun goes off, the employees of course freak out, and Andy has to go to the hospital because he blew out an eardrum from the sound.
Dwight's rain of terror is over. They all blackmail him, (he has to put the regular stuff back into the vending machine and give out some extra vacation days etc...,) instead of telling corporate about the gun. But, alas, Jo from the corporate office, played by Kathy Bates, comes for a visit, and Dwight tells her what happened (tired of being blackmailed), and makes it sound as if all he did was jam a piece of paper into the copy machine. Jo is furious and says his reign is over. She decides that the person who has the most years and seniority should be the boss until they hire someone, and I could have never imagined that it would be Creed! Ha! There will be a lot of Spider Solitaire going on in that managers office!
So once again, this week, we are left without a boss, only to wonder who it will be. As I mentioned in a previous article, we have been shown the choices: Ray Romano, James Spader, Will Arnett, Ricky Gervais or Jim Carrey. This, I must say, is a great group of zany characters.
On another note, there was the side story this week with Gabe and Erin. Erin broke up Gabe, (in true "Office" style,) in front of everyone a couple weeks ago, and Gabe, who still loves her, or so he thinks, is jealous of her friendship with Andy. Andy and Erin also dated briefly, but it did not work out. However, they stayed friends and seem to be getting close again. Gabe cried and pleaded with Andy to stay away, but Andy didn't. When Andy's ear was almost shot off by Dwight, Erin immediately ran to him. We know where she stands. Gabe's character is great though - the sappy, sad lonely guy who finally got a girlfriend, probably because he never had one, and now that she is gone, he does not know how to be alone again. This is one of the really juicy side stories to "The Office," and I hope they keep it going.
"The Office" airs on NBC on Thursday nights.