"No, he wasn't sad," Pam tells us next to the airport window. "He was full of hope. About Colorado. "And he was hoping to get an upgrade as an Awards member, and he said he was just real excited to get home and see Holly." Pam watches through the window as his plane takes off. Remember when you could still do that? And what's Jim going to say when he finds out she bought a plane ticket when she isn't going anywhere?
In the tag, Michael's goodbye party is a bit of a bust, with the guest of honor missing and all. Deangelo says they might as well eat the cake, and he hacks off a corner and shoves it directly into his mouth. He goes from disgusted with himself to self-indulgent all over again, but this time he just grabs a big hunk with his bare hand. Which he also throws in the trash. Then he starts to dive in face-first, but stops himself just in time. While this is going on and everyone's looking on in horror, Dwight quietly murmurs something to Jim that is uncharacteristically brilliant in its eloquence and succinctness: "Uh-oh."
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