RECAP: The Office Gets A New Boss
With the poignant departure of boss Michael Scott (Steve Carrell) from Dunder Mifflin's Scranton branch, the premiere of The Office had one big question to answer: Who would take the reins? There were two answers. The first was Robert California, who fled the scene to get the CEO job, so the reins fell to the second choice: Andy Bernard (Ed Helms).
The show progressed with speculation as to why California made a secret list of his employees in two columns, thus dividing the personnel mysteriously into two groups. Divided into groups of "winners' and "losers," the remainder of the show was a hilarious struggle for power that Bernard seems to have fairly won by the end.
Other funny moments included Pam being helplessly huge and pregnant, James Spader's characteristically creepy performance and Erin's honest enthusiasm for planking ("I don't [get it] but I'm so excited to be a part of it!").
The Office airs Thursdays on NBC.