‘The Office’: Why Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey Weren’t Team Jim Halpert

by Jeremy Spirogis
Rashida Jones as Karen Filippelli, John Krasinski as Jim Halpert on

The Office followers understand it’ll all the time be Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) and Pam Beesley (Jenna Fischer), however some viewers couldn’t assist however really feel sorry for Karen Filippelli (Rashida Jones).

For essentially the most half, Karen was Jim’s rebound when Pam turned him all the way down to marry Roy Anderson (David Denman). Meanwhile, Karen didn’t perceive the depth of the couple’s relationship earlier than she began issues with Jim. Then in a latest episode of the Office Ladies podcast, Fischer and Angela Kinsey recapped “Branch Closing” and sided with Karen. Here’s why and what they actually considered Jim on the time.

What occurred to Jim Halpert, Karen Filippelli, and Pam Beesley in ‘The Office’ episode ‘Branch Closing’?

Rashida Jones as Karen Filippelli, John Krasinski as Jim Halpert on 'The Office'
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In The Office Season 3 Episode 7, the Stamford department of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company closes and is absorbed by the Scranton department. At first, Jan Levinson (Melora Hardin) gives Jim the quantity two place underneath Michael Scott (Steve Carrell). Jim hesitates however takes the job. He additionally tells Karen she ought to think about transferring to Scranton.

Then in a confessional, Karen reveals she’s comfortable Jim desires her to go. “I don’t think he’s into me or anything,” she says. “But I’m kind of into him. So… there you go.”

Meanwhile, Pam nonetheless isn’t sincere along with her emotions for Jim. “I was expecting some severance, some time off. But maybe this is good,” Pam says concerning the merger. “Finding another job is a pain. There’s another annoying boss, another desk, I’d have to learn everything all over again. So there are reasons to stay.”

Of course, The Office followers can see Pam is worked up Jim is coming again to Scranton. Though with Karen’s emotions out on the desk, everybody is aware of issues are about to get awkward. 

What Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey consider Jim and Karen after ‘The Office’ Season 3 Episode 7

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In the July eight episode of the Office Ladies podcast, Kinsey and Fischer known as out Jim and rooted for Karen. Kinsey liked that Karen was “unapologetically into this guy.” Meanwhile, Fischer reminded The Office followers Jim didn’t give Karen a heads up about Pam in any respect. 

“Jim doesn’t even tell her, apparently, about what went on with Pam,” Fischer mentioned. “So she’s walking into Scranton and she has no idea that he kissed the receptionist. She has no idea that there was this four-year flirtation. She’s just like, ‘I like this guy, I’m gonna go to Scranton and see what happens.’”

Kinsey additionally added Jim didn’t have the decency to inform Karen he was in love with Pam earlier than heading again to Scranton. Then Fischer mentioned, “We’re being very Team Karen Filippelli right now.”

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Though Kinsey identified that there was a purpose. “We are because Jim is spiraling, let’s be honest,” she mentioned

Nevertheless, Fischer defended her on-screen husband, suggesting we’ve all been there in some unspecified time in the future in our lives. 

“Listen, I can justify Jim’s choices and his behavior,” Fischer mentioned. “He has a broken heart, he’s confused, he’s crushed. We’ve all been wishy-washy. We’ve all kind of done versions of this in our life and have had versions of it done to us.”

Whether or not you needed to see Jim and Pam collectively on The Office, it’s clear Karen deserved higher. But hey, at the very least the entire scenario led her to a brand new journey in Pawnee, Indiana — we imply Dunder Mifflin’s Utica department.

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