...which is back at the beach. Jim approaches Pam, who's standing alone, in the water. Jim asks how her feet are, and she cracks that they're medium rare. There's a long silence, and then Jim says, "The real reason I went back to Stamford was because I wanted to be...not here." Pam knows. Jim: "And even though I came back, I just feel like I've never really come back." She nods: "Well, I wish you would." They stare at each other significantly. Unseen, Pam's feet blister.
Scranton. Pam toils at her desk.
Then Pam interviews that she hasn't heard anything, but she bets Jim got the job, since he's "totally qualified and smart. Everyone loves him." We see Jim, doing his trademark half a smirk back in David's office, as Pam drones on. "And if he never comes back again..." Jim walks out of the office in New York. "We're friends. And I'm sure we'll stay friends." Jim drives back. "We just...we never got the timing right." In New York, Karen waits for Jim to call, because he's totally her ride home to ANOTHER CITY -- but I guess that scene was cut for time. Back to Pam: "You know, I shot him down, and then he did the same to me, and...but you know what -- it's okay. Everything is going to be totally--" The door opens, and Big Haircut sticks his big haircut back into the room. He apologizes to the unseen producer, and asks Pam if she's free for dinner tonight. The camera reels back to her as she breathes, "Yes." Jim: "All right. Then it's a date." He taps the doorframe a few times, and then the camera cuts back to Pam, tearing up and smiling all goofy. "I'm sorry, what was the question?" Uh, check the thread for this episode. Everything about it has been hashed over for about three months.
After commercials, David tells someone on the phone that they "left the other day on a note of uncertainty," but that he's pleased to offer this person the job. The person accepts, and David says, "We're all very excited you're going to be joining us. It'll be nice to have another MBA around here." But who is it? WHO?!
You guys! It's Ryan! In his cube in Scranton, he tells David he's excited too, and hangs up. Behind him, Kelly asks who was on the phone. Ryan: "Nobody. You and I are done." "WHAT?!" shrieks Kelly. There goes his invitation to Diwali '07. Ryan grins at the camera for one-fifteenth of a second before the screen blacks out on Season 3.