I have to say the outcome of this episode makes me so happy because it does what I wanted it to do. It has both Dwight and Andy walking away from Angela and letting her get what she deserves: singledom.
Of course the lead-up to the end was fun as usual. There was the awesomeness that it took 17 days for this to come out and that it took Michael being the one to manage to do the “right thing” but in the “wrong way”. (I’m sorry, Angela should be the one to tell Andy, but since she was obviously not going to do it, someone else should step up and say something). Dwight manages to admit he has done wrong, though on in the DR, so not sure if that counts. When he is in Andy’s face, he acts entitled to be with Angela.
Perhaps Jim should have been more forceful in trying to stop the fight outside, but I loved him gathering up all of Dwight’s weapons around the office, with Meridith’s helping making this a company wide endeavor. Pam is her usual dry disapproving self, seeing that Angela is doing the sheer opposite of what she SHOULD be doing. The rest of the office seems delighted there will be a show and all gather in the conference room to watch.
I must say Andy certainly did an excellent job in tricking Dwight. And this is exactly the kind of promotion NBC should attempt to do with their GREEN effort by showcasing how quiet a hybrid really is. Of course, with news that Angela had slept with Andy (when did that happen?) the duel was over and both men went back to their corners, in agreed silence that neither wanted Angela anymore. I have to admit I felt nostalgic watching Dwight through his bobblehead away, but I’m proud of him too.
Meanwhile, Michael’s talking to his boss about his management practices was filler and it felt like it. The bit went on a bit too long but I must laugh that the economy is so bad that even if idiots succeed, it’s in management’s best interests to find out how.