Yup, it's love. There's love in the air. A point Michael and Holly were trying to drive home throughout "PDA." It wasn't my favorite episode of the year, but seeing my favorite couple together and happy made up for the less than plentiful amount of laughs.
All the smooching and crazy touching between Michael and Holly had its moments of hilarity, but none of it as good as the joking these two used to do during their courtship.
That is not to say that Steve Carrell didn't continue to crack me up on his final run on the series. Between "whispering and tickling have their place in business" and his idea for making the closets in the offices into "hook up zones", he almost had me rolling on the floor.
The minor character that came to play was definitely Kevin.
After a slow start to the season, he's absolutely back to earlier season form as of late. Two weeks after his fantastic motivational speech/upchuck, Kevin was on fire with all of his stupid faces, feces hurling, shutting Oscar down for not wanting Michael and Holly to be together, and mentioning of every type of "honking."And here is where the episode began to fall a bit flat. Drunk Jim and Pam was working well. Causing a scene during the pda meeting was nice, as they made fun of themselves for seeming like they were married, but after that it fell apart. The two of them walking around the office looking for a place to have sex was not funny, and added nothing to the story.
The other story going on that generated roughly zero laughs was the adventure of Andy and Erin. Don't get me wrong, I love these two as a couple. It was extremely sweet to see them together having a good time, but I didn't laugh once while they looked for Gabe's Valentine's gift to Erin. If this is what it takes for Erin to drop Gabe and make him cry, then I'm fine with the lack of laughter for the time being.
As the series moves closer to Steve Carrell's departure, we may have a better idea about where we're heading. With Holly's decision to move in with Michael, it's looking more and more like they will end up leaving Scranton together. Personally, I would like it if they went to Nashua together. That way if Carrell wanted, he could come back for one or two episodes a year for guest appearances.
Unlikely I know, but like Kevin Malone says, "dream big!"
Some of The Office quotes that were most memorable last night ...
Oscar: Go on. Kiss each other already.
Kevin: Suck it Oscar. This must kill you. | permalink
Michael: Holly and I are moving in together. Oscar this must be tough for you, watching this go down. You could not stand in the way of true love my friend.
Oscar: Are you kidding? I wasn't trying to break you guys up.
Kevin: Better luck next time pal! | permalink
Dwight: Do more stupid faces!
Kevin: Which one? I have a lot of stupid faces. | permalink
Michael: Boner Bomb starring Jason Statham. Or go against type with an Eisenberg or Michael Cera.
Dwight: Movie idea?
Michael: Noooo...Saving the world has never been this hard. | permalink
Holly: I'm not saying it won't be hard, but we can make it work. That's what she said. | permalink
Michael: Yeah, whatever. No big deal. The hottest girl in the world loves me. | permalink
Michael: Holly and I are like Romeo and Juliet and this office is like the dragon that kept them apart. | permalink
Michael: I don't sit on your lap because it's comfortable. I sit on your lap because I like the way your thighs feel on my butt. | permalink
Dwight: And what is the hookup zone policy on masturbation?
Michael: Pro. | permalink
Michael: No more pda. You win. But here's what we are gonna do. We are going to designate one of our closets as a hook up zone. Anything goes. | permalink
Gabe: Look at Jim and Pam. They don't touch. They don't kiss. You would hardly even know that they were husband and wife.
Jim: Did it. Love it. Keep it goin'. | permalink
Kevin: Can I finish? Is that okay? I was saying... I enjoy watching them because it makes me horny. | permalink
Michael: It goes to show that everything you want in life you get. And you can't work for it. It just comes to you. | permalink
Phyllis: Blue Wasabi is so good but get the Cheeseburger. They say they won't do it, but they will if you make a scene. | permalink
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