The three-hour episodes of The Office that have been aired so far have made the viewers, expectant for more such wonderful shows. Both the earlier Livin’ the Dream and the present A.A.R.M have been fantastically played out. With the skillfully woven two hour episode, viewers are expecting a rapturous ending next week.
Pam looking at the montage of the document, while Dwight received some romantic advice from Jim was certainly the most poignant moment the show has so far played out, except for the scene that showed Michael Scott’s farewell.
It is difficult to get in emotional scenes, when the show runs on absurd comedy. There are many shows that have tried to incorporate such ideas without reasonable success for the past few years. In fact, The Office has failed to do so in its earlier episode, which had Erin and Andy. But when you have a cast in the caliber of Dwight Shrute, Jim Halpert, Pam Beesly and Michael Scott playing out the comedy element, a more competitive team could not be found as of now.
The way Dwight says how he misses Jim, as he was a wonderful assistant was good. Though they were always at loggerheads, the bromance between the two was well played out. The moment the two had was indeed a good one.
Also the scene that had Pam and Jim watch the montage, in which they both appear was touching. The words that she was everything for him were emotional.
In the entire relationship tangle of Jim and Pam, the main issue of contention was the job Jim had in Philly. This was sufficient enough for creating the needed emotion, but adding Boom Mic Brian to the equation seemed to be an unnecessary effort.
Meanwhile, the comedy element was not left out with Jim and Dwight giving some delightful humorous moments to laugh about. Jim not contributing much to the job in Philly for most part of the season, Dwight seems to shoulder the burden as the new assistant to the Regional Manager in the episode, A.A.R.M.
Parroting everything that Dwight said during the conference and comparing the new job to that of a knight and the actual contest being totally ridiculous all made Jim shine fantastically in his comedy armor.
The humor element in the episode had inputs from other characters as well. Andy expounding his earlier experiences with the local theatre and his industrial flick, the dance performance towards the end and Kevin getting an iTunes card with seven dollars and his meeting with Phillip were quite humorous.
Angela saying yes to Dwight points to a huge wedding in the coming episodes. The present episode and the earlier one have gone quite well.