The Office Episode 4-8 Review: Garden Party

Watching the previews for “Garden Party,” I assumed the episode would be light fun at Schrute Farms. Well, I was wrong. The episode is bogged down by Andy, who is revealed to have major daddy issues. Every step of the plot is riddled with groan-worthy content and the general sentiment of “Please, Andy, stop being dumb.” I guess it makes sense now why Andy desperately wants Robert California to accept him, but there is very little that’s human to this story. Rather, it the writers cobbling together inhuman behavior to get an explanation.

When the A-plot of The Office isn’t good, we can usually rely on the subplots. Not so much this week. It’s a compilation of character traits–Kevin eating all the food, Mose being weird, Jim tricking Dwight, Angela being weird and calling her baby Phillip as well, Ryan being a dick–and could hardly qualify as plots.

Score: 7.7/10


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