‘The Office’: Jenna Fischer Had a Final Powerful Moment as Pam Beesly

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly Halpert and John Krasinski as Jim Halpert on

When The Office ended its 9 season run, many followers discovered themselves weeping over the too-perfect ending. One second from the finale that was a stand-out was considered one of Jenna Fischer’s ultimate speaking head interviews as Pam Beesly, the place she made a strong assertion that confirmed the character’s development through the years.

Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly Halpert and John Krasinski as Jim Halpert on 'The Office'
Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski on ‘The Office’ | Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal through Getty Images

‘The Office’ lastly ended the documentary

The premise behind The Office concerned a documentary crew who adopted the workplace staff at a paper firm. Finally, in spite of everything these years, the doc workforce lastly wrapped it up.

For The Office finale, the characters have been introduced collectively for a particular Q&A that accompanied the documentary in addition to Dwight and Angela’s wedding ceremony.

During the Sept. eight episode of An Oral History of The Office podcast, host Brian Baumgartner talked about wrapping up the sequence, which included a shock look by Michael Scott, performed by Steve Carell.

“Greg [Daniels, the showrunner] needed the finale to be a large household reunion and any Office reunion wouldn’t be full with out Steve Carell,” Baumgartner defined.

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Jenna Fischer thinks ‘The Office’ was all about Pam

During the Sept. 1 episode of An Oral History of The Office podcast, Fischer shared her idea about Pam’s function all through the present. The sequence continued after Carell’s exit, however ended when Pam moved on from Dunder Mifflin. According to Fischer, it was extra about Pam’s journey than it was about Michael.

“It’s not lost on me that when Pam was ready to break free of Dunder Mifflin, the show ended,” Fischer defined. “So I always kind of thought it was the journey of a girl becoming a woman, finding herself, going out into the world.”

“When we meet her, she’s trapped behind this desk… and she sort of slowly moves to sales, and then finds the man she loves and starts this family,” the actor continued.

Fischer added, “She really fights against leaving and then when she’s ready to go… it’s all over. Because the documentary doesn’t stop when Michael leaves, so it’s not really a documentary about Michael Scott. They decided to stop making the documentary when Pam leaves.”

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Pam has a strong speaking head within the finale

Before the ultimate moments of The Office finale, every of the characters has a speaking head interview, reflecting on their function within the documentary.

Pam explains, “I didn’t watch the whole documentary. After a few episodes, it was too painful. I kept wanting to scream at Pam. It took me so long to do so many important things. It’s just hard to accept that I spent so many years being less happy than I could have been. Jim was 5 feet from my desk and it took me four years to get to him. It’d be great if people saw this documentary and learned from my mistakes.”

“Not that I’m a tragic person,” she continued. “I’m really happy now. But… it would just… just make my heart soar if someone out there saw this and she said to herself ‘be strong, trust yourself, love yourself.’ Conquer your fears. Just go after what you want and act fast, because life just isn’t that long.”

That Pam second was touching and The Office editor Claire Scanlon defined in the course of the podcast what it meant to her and sure meant to many followers.

“There’s this one Pam talking head that I can’t wait to show my daughter when she’s older,” she shared. “It was so powerful. Just even thinking about it makes me misty because it’s just like, as a woman, you’re just not seeing that on TV. It was such a powerful message.”

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