After the party, Robert patronizingly asks Angela and Oscar if they've calmed down. Oscar apologizes, and so does Angela. But when Kevin comes to thank Robert for the food, he adds, "Also, you suck. You are, like, a terrible person. These guys care about you and you're just using them. Again, the food was very good." Oscar and Angela follow Kevin off the porch, looking pretty vindicated.
Pam's talking to Brian in what looks like the film equipment room, offering to talk to the producers, because he's apparently already been fired. For you know, preventing an assault. I gave up on this question years ago, but now I have to ask again: who the fuck is making this documentary? Brian says it's cool and he's glad they're firing Frank, too. And he adds, "I don't want to put myself where I don't belong. If you ever need me, you just call me. And I'll be there for you." Whoa, that's putting himself out there. She thanks him and he leaves the building. Pam follows him only as far as just outside the room, looking shell-shocked, and closes the door behind herself. Which reveals that this was that door behind Oscar's desk all along. Or, to put it another way, if Jim's not staring at the door of the film equipment room, he's not livin'.
Jim THs, "Wow, this whole Philly thing has been so much fun that I may have lost sight of what really matters." He cleans up the apartment, continuing, "Having fun is not nearly as important as being good to the people who you really care about. I mean, that's just Roommates 101." And the episode ends with him and Darryl playing video games, and Darryl good-naturedly tossing his empty can on the floor to demonstrate his own new lad-back attitude. What a relief that Jim's got his most important relationship back in order.
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