The Office

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Mr. Scott, What'cha Gonna Do?

Jim gets a call from Wallace, just as Dwight planned. "Jim, what the hell is happening there?" Wallace demands. Jim quickly gets up to close his door and tries to handle this, but Wallace already has the picture that Dwight wants him to have: "You start employee of the month, give it to yourself. When people complain, you give it to your wife. Am I missing something?" Of course he is, and so is Jim, because getting promoted turns you into an idiot. Jim says he doesn't know how it happened. "I know how it happened," Dwight THs, as though he's heard the conversation. Oh, but it turns out he has. We see him retrieve his recording pen from Jim's desk and play it back, and in the rest of the call, Wallace continues chewing Jim out. Jim apologizes, and Wallace apologizes in turn, saying he's taking out his stress on Jim. "You know I think you're doing a great job, right?" Wallace asks. Jim does, and confirms their dinner plans for this weekend. Dwight's frustration is nearly operatic.

In the car on the way back to the office, Erin is quietly singing the song from earlier. "Hey, Mr. Scott, what'cha gonna do? What'cha gonna do to make our dreams come true?" After asking her to stop, Michael says he destroyed fifteen lives. Erin says there's always financial aid and the military. "You're what, like twelve?" Michael snaps at her. Erin absorbs that, and says that the principal told her 90% of Scott's Tots will graduate -- 35% higher than the rest of the school. She thinks that's something to think about. Michael absorbs that, and finally says she's doing a great job. I'm glad to see that he's finally gotten over this antipathy towards her that dates all the way back to the beginning of the episode. He asks her what she wants out of this job, and she says she's always wondered about being an accountant but is terrible at math. Apropos of everything, Michael brings up Kevin, revealing that when he hired him, Kevin was actually applying in the warehouse. But Michael had a feeling about him, and now he has a similar feeling about Erin. Of course he does. So now they both sing the Mister Scott song.

Tag: Jim and Pam leave for the day, Jim saying, "See you tomorrow, Dwight. "Apparently," Dwight growls. Ryan comes up to Dwight, saying, "I know about your diabolical plan." Dwight plays innocent, but then Ryan holds up a copy of a multi-page document with the cover reading "My Diabolical Plan by Dwight K. Schrute" that he found in the copier. He wants in on it. They shake hands. This can't be good.

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