“Too much change is not a good thing. Ask the climate.”
This week’s “Sabre” (directed by John Krasinski) sees Michael squirming under the instituted policies of Dunder Mifflin’s new owner.
Sabre (mistakenly pronounced during Andy’s welcome song as “Sa-bray”) representative Gabe arrives to instill new policies. Meanwhile, Jim and Pam decide to look into a local daycare. Also, Erin eagerly awaits for Andy to ask her out while Andy does the same.
After a confusing “So you’ve been bought out by Sabre” video starring Christian Slater, Gabe introduces several new policies including internet site blockers and aluminum water bottles to eliminate waste of plastic bottles. Michael openly disapproves of Sabre’s policies and Gabe decides to introduce him to CEO Jo Bennett (Kathy Bates) over webcam. When he voices his concerns about the change being brought to Dunder Mifflin, Bennett tells Michael to take the rest of the day to decide how he feels. Michael leaves angrily, tossing his Sabre aluminum bottle into someone’s windshield on the way out.
At the daycare, Jim accidentally walks in on the facility director in the bathroom which sours the rest of the visit. The issue isn’t brought up during the tour, but Pam outwardly asks the director if that’s the reason for the awkward vibes. Everyone gets defensive and Pam & Jim are back in the market for a daycare.
Michael leaves the office to stop by David Wallace’s house unannounced for advice. He finds David spending most of his time hanging out, living unemployed. While they soak in a hot tub, Michael finds that David is idealess except for “Suck It”, a vaccuum that teaches children to pick up their toys. The change in David deeply disturbs and disappoints Michael.
Michael returns to the office to rescind his earlier remarks via a toast with aluminum bottled orange juice.
“Orange juice is in here. And like Sabre, it is from Florida and it is good.”