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The Office Season 7 Recap: Dunder Mifflin’s War on China

Posted by on December 3, 2010 at 12:47 PM EST

the office chinaThe Office returned last night with its tenth episode entitled “China.”

Last night The Office Season 7 returned with its pre-Christmas China episode. In this episode, Michael Scott (Steve Carell) realizes that China is a huge superpower and that America is no longer #1. In a typical Michael Scott meltdown, he tells the Dunder Mifflin staff that they must think of “the next big thing” to keep America strong.

The whole China debate in The Office stemmed from a dentist apt. in which Michael Scott picked up a magazine and actually read it. The magazine article which says China is a growing economic superpower has Michael scared for his life. This is when he challenged the Dunder Mifflin staff to come up with the next big idea.

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Meanwhile Dwight (Rainn Wilson) is cutting back big around The Office. Being that he now owns the Dunder Mifflin offices, Dwight is doing everything in his power to save money. Everything he did to save money is perhaps the funniest part of last night’s episode. From making the double-ply toilet paper single-ply to having the lights on a timer that is motion controlled. Of course, everyone turns to Pam (Jenna Fischer) for help as Dwight is getting out of control.

In an effort to thwart Dwight’s insane cutbacks, Pam threatens to move offices when their lease is up in 3 months. Of course, Dwight investigates this so-called new office space that Pam has found and realizes that it doesn’t exist.

Before Dwight calls Pam out on the lie, he hears to talking to Jim (John Krasinski) in the stairwell about how much of a failure she is. For the first time ever on The Office Season 7, I saw Dwight show a sense of compassion when he secretly let Pam win.

On the Michael Scott China debate homefront, Oscar is one-upped by Michael and the whole office now thinks Michael Scott (Steve Carell) is the smartest man in The Office. Of course this leaves a bitter taste in Oscar’s mouth but he will have to live with it.

After watching last night’s episode of The Office I was pleasantly surprised with the way it was thought out. I really enjoyed it and laughed almost non-stop throughout the episode. While they could have elaborated a little more on the Darryl (Craig Robinson) and Andy (Ed Helms) texting debacle, I think it was rather good.

Make sure you tune in next week as The Office one-hour Christmas special entitled “Classy Christmas” airs at 9|8c on NBC.



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