Down in the warehouse, Dwight is fomenting unrest against Ryan and Pam being favored. "And frankly, I'm not convinced that Michael and Pam didn't have a thing going while they were gone." Jim offers to address that, but Dwight declines. "You're too close." Jim: "Okay." Pam gets put down some more, and suddenly Meredith appears at Dwight's elbow, startling the crap out of him. "I thought there might be a dogfight or something," she shrugs. Dwight chases her off and gets back to his point, which is that he thinks they should do something about the situation. Several dumb and/or illegal ideas are bounced around, until Jim tries to be the peacemaker, offering to talk to Michael directly. Dwight acts like that's a great idea. "See everybody upstairs." Then he pulls the other three back when Jim starts up. "Now is the time for action," Dwight hisses to Andy, Stanley, and Phyllis. And no, Jim is not fooled.
Up in the conference room, the former members of the Michael Scott Paper Company are too busy laughing over a little memory collage to notice that five-sevenths of the sales force is missing. Jim comes in, and Michael tries to kick him out, telling him, "Michael Scott Paper Company only." "I think you're going to want to cool it with that, because it's starting to upset the other salesmen," Jim says mildly. Michael says he'll talk to them when they get back from the bathroom. Jim says, "This is awkward to talk about, but there may or may not be, but definitely is, a mutiny forming in the warehouse right now."
Michael THs that he's not going to take this. "I am not to be truffled with." Then in the office, he sits and lets Ryan egg him on, telling him to "crack some skulls, Chiklis-style. Unfortunately, Ryan has to clarify that he means Shield-style, not Commish-style.I think it's going to be more like Curly Howard-style.
In the break room, Jim gets a soda and turns to see Creed commenting on the crazy goings-on. "Sometimes its best just to stay out of it," Creed adds, sounding frighteningly lucid. Jim agrees. "Want to play a game?" he asks. Jim looks blindsided.Who would have thought this day could get more frightening? he wonders.