Michael tries to TH about how he has plenty of female friends without Pam, but since they include the Quizno's lady and an aunt who blocked him on IM, it's not all that convincing. On he way out he tells Pam goodnight and thanks for the rum, and gets the silent treatment. Which he seems smart enough to realize is an improvement. Jim calls her into his office so he can show her the nice thing Dwight's doing for them. Yes, he's claiming that Dwight's washing their car to help make up for the rough day Pam had. They stand and reminisce about Puerto Rico (including one more obligatory "Frank and Beans"), and Pam admits that maybe she's overreacting. Jim agrees. But Pam doesn't think she is. Jim is smart enough to agree with that too. Michael starts to come back into the office, but thinks better of it.
On the way out, Kevin asks Ryan where he got his hat. "I'd rather not say," Ryan says. After everyone's gone, Dwight goes into Jim's office, plugs a little electronic thingy onto the pen he brought in earlier, and listens to recordings of Jim selling paper over the phone. "I've got eight hours of this," Dwight boasts, saying that the mallard was a decoy in more ways than one. He knew Jim would find it, and that was all part of his plan. "I'm not insane," Dwight says. And then he settles in to listen to more paper talk.
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