Michael now welcomes another gentleman to the meeting in his office. It turns out that this is Michael's lawyer. Perhaps they've seen his commercials on TV? Indeed, Michael's lawyer turns to the camera and earnestly says, basically, that if you've hit your head on a swingset or anything, he's your guy. (Not literally. Don't call me looking for the swingset lawyer.) Jan explains slowly to Michael that the lawyer she brought -- the company lawyer -- is Michael's lawyer. He's there to protect the company, and to work with "upper-level management, such as yourself." And right then, Michael falls in love with the corporate lawyer, because as you might have just heard, Michael is...upper-level management! Such as himself! This is enough to make wee bluebirds dance around Michael's brain. In his office, Michael leans back with his hands behind his head, finally at ease as he tells us that his "bad boy" days of "fighting corporate" tend to make him forget that he is, indeed, "upper-level management." In case you haven't heard. Back at the meeting, he gives the swingset lawyer the bum's rush, thrilled to be on the team with Jan. Part of the team! In with the group! Loved! Cared for! Included! UPPER-LEVEL MANAGEMENT!
Elsewhere: hey, Pam's mom! Pam is bubblingly excited at Mom's arrival, and she tells us in a TH that she really loves her mom. (Don't we all. Hi, Mom!) Just then, Michael appears, towing the blow-up doll, and tosses it into the hall. Doesn't fit the image of someone in upper-level management. Of course, Pam's mom does not know what to make of this. (Don't worry, Mom! When you visit, we'll have all the blow-up dolls stashed away before you get here!) And then we cut to Packer, telling another dumb joke to the captive audience of the office. We return to Pam and her mom, who are hanging around behind the reception desk. Jim shyly stands up and cruises over, figuring he'll say hi. Just as he nears the desk, though, Roy bursts through the door in his Good Boyfriend Sweater, all ready for a good session of intense sucking up. Jim glumly retreats to his desk. Of course, Pam's mom greets him warmly, and Roy plays Good Boyfriend for a few minutes before bailing out again. And when he's gone, we hear Pam's mom whisper to her, "So which one is Jim?" Jim hears it, too, and this makes him smile. He has been mentioned, in a way that has made Pam's mom think she should whisper. What does this mean? Nothing but a smile.