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Recap / The Office USS 9 E 8 The Target

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Angela and Dwight hire a hit man to attack Oscar for sleeping with Angela's husband, but Dwight finds himself unable to go along with it.

When making a tower out of customer complaint cards, the office workers need one more to reach the ceiling, and Pam volunteers to have a complaint filed against her for the first time.

Jim wants to go part-time at Dunder Mifflin to do more for his new venture, but has to convince Stanley and Phyllis to take on his clients if he is away.

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  • Conflicting Loyalty: Dwight doesn't want to see the hit man he hired harm Oscar, but since he knows the hit man as well, he also ends up protecting him from Oscar's retaliation.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Dwight loves violence like no other, but he would never intentionally harm a coworker and so refuses to have the hit man he hired kill or even injure Oscar.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: To successfully finish the card tower, the workers need a customer to file a complaint against them.
  • Heel Realization: The workers building the complaint card tower seemed to be stunned when finding out that Pam's insult of a customer to get a complaint filed also resulted in the company losing that client.
  • The Unfair Sex: It's lampshaded by Dwight that Angela had affairs with him during her marriage just as her husband did with Oscar, but she is still extremely hurt at what Oscar did.
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