You know, I’ve been saying how boring Jim and Pam are getting lately.
Last week’s episode of The Office ended on a very interesting note, which you may not have noticed unless you stuck around to watch until the very last three seconds. In the final scene, Kathy is overheard talking on her cellphone about Jim, and pretty much flat out said she plans to try to sleep with him.
Jim and Kathy are part of a small task force of Dunder Mifflin employees (which conveniently doesn’t include Pam) who were chosen by Dwight to go on a business trip to Tallahassee, Florida, to help open up a chain of new Sabre stores. Hmm, let’s see—the beach, hotel rooms, and Robert California. Obviously this is the perfect setup for infidelity!
Kathy Simms (pictured right), otherwise known as “the new girl”, was introduced earlier this season in the episode cleverly named with the double entendre “Pam’s Replacement.” Pam has been on maternity leave since the birth of her second child with Jim, and has been noticeably absent for most of this season.
I was pretty suspicious right off the bat when Kathy’s character was introduced. She wasted no time cozying up to Jim, and in general just comes across as a backstabber. The show has dropped a few small hints before that Kathy was kind of into Jim, but nothing quite so blatant as what we saw last week.
I can’t wait to tune in tonight to find out what happens. The next few episodes should get real interesting
Update 2/17/12: Well, it didn’t happen last night, but Kathy sure couldn’t take her eyes off Jim. They’re going to be in Florida for a few more episodes, and I’m sure it’s just a matter of time before she puts the moves on him. And when she does, I have faith Jim will stay true to Pam; that’s a rock solid relationship. However, I’m predicting some kind of Three’s Company-like mix-up where Kathy goes for it, gets shot down by Jim, but someone else catches wind of what’s happening and completely misinterprets the situation, word gets back to Pam, and shitstorm ensues. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
Update 2/24/12: OMG Kathy is such a whore! Last night she was all over Jim like Stanley on pretzels. After inventing some totally lame excuse about her room being too cold (yet she’s prancing around in boxers and a tank top), she invited herself into Jim’s room and tried her damnedest to get him to sleep with her. Of course Jim didn’t go for it, and Kathy tried to pretend he was misreading the situation. But that sure didn’t stop her from trying. Somewhere in the middle of all that, Stanley staggers drunkenly into Jim’s room to raid his mini-fridge and totally gives Jim a little wink/nudge, much to Jim’s dismay. What happens after that might be one of the funniest “Dwight to the rescue” moments ever. The only question now is whether word about Jim’s close encounter will get back to Pam…
Well there you have it, folks. Did I totally call this or what??