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'The Office' Recap: A Tribute To Michael Scott, The World's Best Boss!

Thu, April 28, 2011 10:53pm EDT by 1 Comment

Michael Scott proposes to Holly and says good-bye to his office crew! Tears are shed all around, but we can’t help but smile as we watch the world’s best boss fly off to his new family.

Isn’t Holly (Amy Ryan) the best girl for Michael Scott (Steve Carell)? Everyone is waiting to see how he’s going to propose to the woman of his dreams. He actually tried to write it in fire!

They’re so in love that Holly actually tries to propose to him! Isn’t that the cutest? Unfortunately, Michael won’t let it happen and runs out of the room before she can say anything more.

Michael calls Holly over and gives her the biggest test of all: the entire staff each holds a flaming candle asking to marry her. Then the smoke alarm goes off and they get drenched. Michael pulls out the ring and the two kiss like a scene in The Notebook. It couldn’t be cuter! But there’s one twist — Michael’s leaving with Holly to Colorado so she can be with his father.

Now that the news is out, Michael tells everyone he’s leaving tomorrow when he’s actually leaving at the end of the day. He crosses off a list of names on a piece of paper, saying individual good-byes before leaving for good. After playing one last game of paint-ball with Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and giving his top clients to Andy (Ed Helms), he calls one last meeting in the conference room.

Michael leaves with everyone thinking he’ll be in tomorrow. Except for Jim Halpert, he tells Michael “good-byes are a bitch.” The office set up a good-bye party and were really disappointed when Michael didn’t show up. Deangelo (Will Ferrel) is so upset he grabs a corner of the cake and too upset to eat it, he throws it in the trash. Twice.

This episode was hugely emotional for any true Office fan — one-on-one character moments that brought tears to our eyes. Michael tells us, “Holly’s my family now… The people you work with are your very best friends.” Can you believe it? He’s actually leaving! Will you still be watching The Office with him gone?

–Amanda Chen


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