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Recap / The Office USS 4 E 14 Goodbye Toby

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The big day has arrived, in Michael's mind at least. Toby is leaving and he demands the biggest party to celebrate. However, he develops unexpected feelings upon meeting Toby's replacement, Holly.


  • Brick Joke: Michael sets his watch alarm to go off the moment when Toby leaves. After being talked into giving the watch to Toby, and Toby setting it to Costa Rican time, it still goes off the moment he leaves.
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  • The Bus Came Back: Jan returns, having impregnated herself at a sperm bank.
  • Fourth Date Marriage: Michael realizes that he has feelings for Holly and immediately tries to jump in with a relationship. Jim, fortunately, encourages him not to do this but to let their friendship slowly cultivate into a relationship.
  • Kick the Dog: Subverted. Michael wants to be especially nasty to Toby during his exit interview, but Holly joining in the meeting causes him to stop.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Ryan gets arrested for fraud, by trying to pass office sales as website sales.
  • Moment Killer: Jim gets ready to propose to Pam, but he is interrupted by Andy proposing to Angela.
  • Never Give the Captain a Straight Answer: Kevin insists Michael needs to see something at the grocery store. It's Jan, pregnant.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Michael manages to resist saying "That's what she said" in front of Holly.
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  • Put on a Bus: Toby leaves the office and moves to Costa Rica.
  • Reality Ensues: As explained by Oscar, Ryan's attempt to pass office sales as website sales to convince upper management the website was working by recording them again also trickled down to the company's financial statements. Since Dunder-Mifflin is a publicly traded company and must share them with the populace, this mislead the company's shareholders and counts as fraud.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Angela quits the party planning committee when Michael starts his impossible demands.
  • Shout-Out: Michael says he wants "an anti-gravity machine." He explains he saw a movie where you drink a potion and start flying.
  • Tempting Fate: After Phyllis ends up throwing a fantastic party, Angela insists she's never throwing a party again. Then, Phyllis accidentally walks in on her with Dwight...
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  • You Are in Command Now: After Angela quits the Party Planning Committee, Phyllis takes her place.
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