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Recap / The Office USS 5 E 13 Prince Family Paper

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Dunder Mifflin wants to acquire new clients in an area currently dominated by a small company called Prince Family Paper. They can’t get a report on them as they aren’t publicly traded, so David Wallace asks Michael to go out and gather information. Michael is thrilled to be entrusted with such a task but he begins to have an ethical dilemma when he sees how nice the Prince family is. Meanwhile a heated debate erupts among the staff over whether or not Hillary Swank is hot.

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  • Bittersweet Ending: Michael goes through with his task and is happy that David Wallace is proud of him but he fears that he may have ruined the kind Prince family.
  • Continuity Nod: Michael’s fake name when meeting the Prince family is “Michael Scarn,” the main character in his screenplay.
  • Exact Words: Jim almost convinces Kevin to join the “hot” side by having him imagine himself with Hillary Swank. It almost works until Kevin rememberers the question is if she’s hot, not whether or not he’d sleep with her.
  • Serious Business: To most of the staff, whether or not Hillary Swank is hot.
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