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Recap / The Office USS 1 E 4 The Alliance

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Dwight believes everyone is worried about the downsizing. He enlists Jim to form an alliance, to gather information. Michael tries to boost morale by throwing a party, for Meredith. Her birthday isn't until next month.

Air Date: April 12, 2005


  • Brick Joke: Michael shows the camera a "Happy Bird-Day" card for Meredith. It reappears much later.
  • Chronic Back Stabbing Disorder: Dwight. A mild example, but the first of several.
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  • Double Reverse Quadruple Agent: Jim pretends to be this. In reality, he's just making stuff up to make Dwight paranoid.
  • Title Drop: Several times, although it's usually "An Alliance."

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