‘The Office’: There Was an Alternate Ending Where This Character Got the Promotion Instead of Ryan

by Jeremy Spirogis
B.J. Novak as Ryan Howard on

Many characters misplaced out on a promotion due to Ryan Howard (B.J. Novak). The dynamic then modified as a result of an intern was now the boss. The Office stars revealed an alternate ending that confirmed another person was chosen for the job.

Ryan turned Michael’s boss on ‘The Office’

B.J. Novak as Ryan Howard on 'The Office'
B.J. Novak as Ryan Howard on ‘The Office’ | NBC Photo: Justin Lubin

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The finish of season three put characters in new job positions. That’s as a result of there’s a job opening at company. Karen (Rashida Jones), Michael (Steve Carell), and Jim (John Krasinski) interview for the job.

But the episode surprisingly ends with Ryan getting the decision that he obtained it. He’s simply an intern, however he additionally completed his Master’s diploma.

Paul Lieberstein was one of many writers for the episode. He defined on the Office Ladies podcast why they made this choice.

“I think we felt we would get a lot of fun comedy out of putting Ryan as Michael’s boss for a while,” Lieberstein mentioned. “He was the temp that came in. He’s clearly a really good bullsh*tter but incompetent. And I think that’s how he got it.”

He additionally mentioned they thought it will be enjoyable to look at Ryan and Michael work together on this new means. “And we thought it would be just a fun dynamic switch,” the author mentioned.

This episode additionally exhibits Jim realizing he nonetheless has sturdy emotions for Pam and desires to be together with her. He leaves New York and asks Pam to go on a date. Of course, she fortunately accepts. The viewers by no means will get to see Karen once more so her breakup with Jim is left to our creativeness.

Karen virtually obtained the job as a substitute

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Jenna Fischer, who performed Pam Beesly, and Angela Kinsey, who performed Angela Martin, talked in regards to the episode on the identical podcast. They talked about one of many alternate endings to the season.

“You know lady, [editor David] Rogers told me they did shoot an alternate scene where Karen gets the job,” Fischer mentioned. “Where she’s crying in New York and then the phone rings and then they offer her the job. So I just think it’s very, very interesting how they left options on the table for this big finale. I think maybe in some cases they were still debating who gets the job? How do Jim and Pam get together?”

Kinsey then added, “We additionally know what was occurring right now, which is Rashida booked her position on Parks & [Recreation]. And she was going to be beginning that job. So A: they wanted lastly Jim and Pam to be collectively with none form of distraction, and likewise Rashida simply obtained an amazing new job.”

If Jones wasn’t leaving the present issues might have performed out otherwise. But that will have additionally made issues awkward for Karen, Jim and Pam. It’s most likely a very good factor in the long run Ryan obtained the job, a minimum of for a brief time frame.

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