Jim ends up running into his former friend in the kitchen, and pretends to be someone else. The dude's not fooled, though, and they make a little small talk until Tom remarks that the place must be a front for a famous laboratory, "Cause you're so smart." Jim's all, "You remember that, huh?" Tom allows, "Barely, I'm so dumb. Stuff goes in, stuff goes out." Tom makes some more zingers about Jim growing up to be a big genius paper salesman, and as Jim extracts himself he barely dodges a "Where's your jetpack, Zuckerberg?" Tom was probably working on that one since he saw the flier.
Dwight says to Andy, "Didn't know you had it in you." Andy says, "I guess when you looked in me, you forgot about my balls. They're on the outside. Don't know how you missed 'em." Probably won't be any more guitar/banjo jam sessions in their immediate future.
Michael and Holly do an in-character TH about the seminar, and Michael calls her "Necropolis" and asks for a kiss, still in character. Yeah, that's too soon. Holly gets back to work, and Michael is left sitting there. "That was a fun date," he shrugs.
A the end of the day, Gabe presents Erin with a compromise: "Hardware, about a killer combat robot "just like WALL-E." As he flounders away, Andy, who's suddenly Mr. Smooth, hands Erin a copy of Shrek 2 on his way out. You can tell by her thrilled reaction that this is the beginning of the end for Erabe.
And no, I will never use that word again.
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