The Office – Episode 8-21 Review – “Anger Management, The Redux”

I haven’t been a big fan of The Office lately and likely won’t watch (at least not regularly) next season, but I do have a few things to say about last night’s episode.


I actually thought “Angry Andy” was very funny. The cold open, in which Jim promised to buy everyone in the office hot chocolate if Phyllis uttered all twelve of her rainy day cliches by noon, was hilarious. I loved it.

Andy’s return to being blinded by rage after realizing Nellie has stolen his job provided a lot of laughs. He’s still the same angry dude he was once, he’s just calmed by Erin now. It was a nice little example of how people don’t really change, and how some people are meant to be together. As a longtime fan of Andy and Erin, this pleased me.

But is Andy gone from Dunder Mifflin now? Does Nellie seriously have his job? Does the HR department even exist anymore? Back in the days of Michael Scott, Michael was constantly being prevented from doing idiotic things like this. It’s why he hated Toby so much. That sense of realism is long out the window.

If this were the last season of The Office, I could maybe get behind this. Let Andy leave in a fit of rage, and let Erin go with him. Have Kelly run off with her hot new Indian boyfriend, leaving Ryan in the dust. Hell, give Jim Halpert a new job at the end of the season! Finish the series of The Office with absolutely no one continuing to work there. But that’s not the plan. So where can the show go from here? I don’t like Nellie, I don’t want to watch her be the boss. So the show will continue, but I won’t keep watching.

What did you guys think of “Angry Andy”?


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