Michael sits in his office listening to sad music on his computer when Dwight comes in with a take-charge attitude, resolving to throw away everything that reminds him of Carol and slamming the door in Andy's face. Dwight's little plan runs into a snag when he finds Michael's closing papers on his condo and is mightily impressed by the evidence of Carol's brilliance contained therein. And we get to be impressed by Michaels weepy-faces as he restarts the thirty-second sample of the song he's listening to online.
Pam sits at reception, staring guiltily at Karen. As she THs that she's been cold to Karen, we see her getting up to approach her. They bond over what a nut Angela can be, and start talking more about Karen's party ideas. In the background, Jim looks nervous.
Toby says hi to Kevin in the break room, with a lingering pat on Kevin's robe-draped shoulder. He leaves, and Kevin gives us a nervous look. If Pam put on her robe, you think maybe Toby would actually make a move?
Angela and Phyllis put up the party planning committee's Nutcracker Christmas sign on the section of wall between the doors to Michael's office and the conference room, below the Chamber of Commerce plaque. And then Pam and Karen put their own sign, from "the Committee to Plan Parties," inviting everyone to a "Margarita-Karaoke Christmas." Above the plaque, naturally. Angela objects to the very existence of the committee, pointing out that they need funding. After finding out that Angela's budget is $200, Karen says theirs is $201. Kelly comes up, excited about the idea of the other party, and Angela says there's only one party and it's hers. "Then why are there two flyers?" asks Kevin. Karen explains: "There's a party that starts at 3:00, and there's a way more fun party that starts at 2:45." Pam tells him to check their more brightly colored flyer, which Angela rips down before storming off. Pam giggles as Karen rips down Angela's sign. "I didn't see where it was," mourns Kevin.