The mysterious “documentary” being filmed at the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company in Scranton, Pa., is finally about to be exposed as promised, as we wind down to the series finale of “The Office.”
Thursday’s episode of the NBC sitcom offers viewers the first glimpse of behind the scenes of the documentary and introduces us to some of the film crew.
“Office” star Jenna Fischer teased the long-awaited reveal during her appearance Thursday on “The Jeff Probst Show.”
“This week is the episode in which you will see behind the scenes of the documentary for the first time,” Fischer tells Probst. “We’re going to pull back the curtain, and you know the show’s premise is we are a paper company that’s being documented by a documentary film crew; you’re gonna start meeting members of that documentary crew starting this week.”
In other “Office” shenanigans, Nellie (Catherine Tate) exposes Pete (Jake Lacey) and Erin (Ellie Kemper), and Dwight (Rainn Wilson) tries to prevent Darryl’s (Craig Robinson) move to Athlead. Meanwhile, Jim (John Krasinksi) is forced to miss Cece’s first recital … much to Pam’s intense disappointment, according to NBC’s synopsis.
During her chat with Probst, Fischer reveals co-star John Krasinki was her first choice to play the object of her “Office” romance and she cried when she learned that he got the part.
“He was my favorite Jim…When they called me and said I got the role, I said ‘Who is Jim? Did you cast John Krasinski?’ and they said ‘Yes’ and I started crying because I knew it would be good…I can’t do Pam without him,” Fischer says. “In the way you need the right partner to have a great marriage, I needed the right co-star to have this relationship.”
“The Office” airs Thursdays at 9/8c on NBC.
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