After nearly ten years at Dunder Mifflin, there are only three episodes left in the ninth and final season of The Office. The series finale is slated for May 16th, so you better cash in your Schrute Bucks for some tissues before it’s too late.
Details have just emerged for the anticipated one-hour conclusion to the long-running NBC comedy series, and that includes a list of guest stars that might raise some eyebrows and other assorted interesting facts.
This final season has been very meta by showing the documentary crew who has been behind the camera all these seasons, and the finale will get one more layer as it takes place months after the airing of the documentary. The official episode description says, “Months after the airing of the documentary, the workers of Dunder Mifflin, past and present, gather for a wedding and a final round of interviews. Mysteries are solved, hatchets are buried, pranks are prunked.”
Wait, a wedding? So someone who knows most of the employees at Dunder-Mifflin is getting married. But who? Well, the guest stars revealed for the episode might give us a hint. THR has former cast members and writers Mindy Kaling (Kelly) and B.J. Novak (Ryan) returning along with guest stars Rachael Harris, Dakota Johnson, Joan Cusack, Ed Begley Jr., Malcolm Barrett, Matt Jones, Andy Buckley, Mike Schur and Bobby Ray Shafer.
The last time we saw Kelly, she was getting engaged to Ravi, and that came after getting divorced from Ryan after a drunken decision turned all too real after a weekend in the Poconos. Could they have rekindled their romance? Or maybe this is just Kelly’s wedding to Ravi and they were kind enough to invite Ryan. If that’s the case, fans should maybe anticipate him finally claiming Kelly as his true love.
However, Angela (Angela Kinsey) and Dwight (Rainn Wilson) have had a roller coaster of love for awhile, and now that the Senator is out of the closet, maybe their love can finally blossom. This one probably makes the most sense, but it doesn’t really feel worthy of a series finale.
Maybe after all the marriage turmoil and stress Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) have endured this year, they’ll get their vows renewed? That seems a little too easy and cheesy though, and kind of a cheat since they already had a charming wedding in front of the documentary crew. But there is one other possibility, and it would make for one hell of a series end.
When we last saw Michael Scott (Steve Carell), he was engaged to Holly Flax (Amy Ryan), but not yet married. Of course, Carell isn’t listed in the guest stars, but that’s the kind of thing NBC would keep secret. And maybe the listing of Novak and Kaling is a red herring to throw fans off the scent. After all, we know Carell was on set for production of the final episode, though his representatives say he didn’t shoot any scenes. But wouldn’t it be great if everyone was attending Michael Scott’s wedding, where he’s finally the center of attention?
Fans will have to tune in on May 16th for the hour-long finale to see who else shows up and how the employees of Dunder-Mifflin end up after nine seasons at the people person’s paper company.
The Office returns for three more episodes starting April 25th at 9/8c on NBC.