After nine seasons of The Office, fans grew to know the workers of Dunder Mifflin Scranton like they were their own family members. Many thought The Office’s fate was doomed after Steve Carell’s departure in Season 7 but it carried on for two more seasons. However, many fans are stuck on whether or not The Office should be picked up again or if it ended on a good note. After all, was the show as good as it was at its core without the iconic Michael Scott? On the flip side, knowing Michael was happily living in Colorado with Holly and their kids was enough to make fans happy with how the series ended. With that being said, let’s take a look at five reasons why Office fans need one more season and five reasons why the show ended perfectly.
10 WE NEED A SEASON 10: WE NEED AN UPDATE ON MICHAEL’S NEW LIFE
As mentioned in the introduction, Michael left in Season 7 for a new life in Colorado. All he wanted was a life surrounded by giggling kids and a wife who loved him, and that’s exactly what he got. And while many fans are satisfied with what they got from his character in Season 9 (when he showed up at Dwight and Angela’s wedding), some want to know more.
At Dwight and Angela’s wedding, Michael told Pam he had two cell phones because he needed more space for all the photos he had of his children. He seemed so blissfully at peace. Having a 10th season would be fantastic to find out more information on his new life in Colorado.
9 PERFECT ENDING: THE STORY OF ANGELA & DWIGHT ENDED PERFECTLY
As soon as Dwight professed his love to Angela, fans knew they were endgame. We learned that Dwight really was the father of Philip, and that Angela felt as strongly about Dwight as he did for her. It was a very tender moment for both the characters and the viewers.
Instead of writers leaving their love story there, we saw their wedding in the finale and felt good about their undocumented future. After years of playing cat and mouse, these two were finally on the right path to happily ever after.
8 WE NEED A SEASON 10: HOW ARE PAM AND JIM ADJUSTING TO THEIR NEW LIFE IN AUSTIN?
One of the more shocking things that occurred in the later seasons was the shift in the dynamic between Jim and Pam. Jim wanted to start a new career in Philadelphia that he was passionate about but Pam was happy with how things were for them in Scranton. This brought a lot of tension in their seemingly perfect relationship.
Thankfully in Season 9’s finale, we saw Pam come to her senses and put their house on the market so they could move to Austin for Jim’s dream job. But what happened when they moved to Austin? Did this move bring the „perfect“ couple back together or did it drive them apart? We need a Season 10 to stay in touch with our favorite little family.
7 PERFECT ENDING: WE FELT GOOD WITH KEVIN’S NEW CAREER PATH
Also in the finale, we saw Dwight as the new regional manager and he made some immediate changes. He quickly fired Kevin and Toby due to their poor work performance. Kevin was a sweet guy but a horrible accountant. It’s shocking he even held that job as long as he did.
With the money from the documentary, Kevin went on to buy a local bar. To be honest, it seemed like a good fit for him as long as he had someone else handling the money. Kevin was obviously upset about being fired from Dunder Mifflin (he cried while eating his cake) but seeing him behind the bar counter serving people drinks looked good on him.
6 WE NEED A SEASON 10: DID TOBY EVER FIND A LIFE OF SUCCESS?
Is Toby the most depressing character on The Office? He was constantly bullied by Michael Scott, and he never seemed to hit it off with any of the women in the office. He was a nice guy who was „okay“ at his job but he had the personality of a wet towel.
In the finale, we learn that, along with Kevin, Toby was also fired. Instead of hanging around in Scranton, he moved to New York to write the next great American novel. He told the camera he had six roommates and seemed in good spirits, but at Dwight and Angela’s wedding, we see him bawling his eyes out on Pam’s shoulder. Will Toby ever find a life worth living?
5 PERFECT ENDING: ERIN FINALLY FOUND HER FAMILY
One of the saddest things about Erin is that she was a product of the foster care system and no one adopted her. She had a few issues as an adult due to feeling abandoned and never fitting in. However, in the finale, we finally see Erin reunite with her biological parents. Viewers felt good about The Office focusing on this huge hole in Erin’s life. The only question mark fans had about Erin and her parents is did Erin ever take a blood test to confirm they were, in fact, her real parents?
4 WE NEED A SEASON 10: DID ERIN AND PETE CONTINUE DATING?
We meet Pete (aka Plop) in the ninth season and it’s obvious he’s completely enamored with Erin. They were Season 9’s Jim and Pam. As we know, Erin dated her best friend Andy but the relationship went down in flames due to Andy being a horrible human being to her. When she realized she could be living a life of happiness with Pete, she ditched Andy for him. Now that Erin found a good guy and had the support of her biological parents, what else was in store for her? We need a Season 10 to follow up.
3 PERFECT ENDING: KELLY AND RYAN RUNNING OFF INTO THE SUNSET IS CLASSIC KELLY AND RYAN
Kelly and Ryan were constantly aboard the Hot Mess Express. They loved each other and hated each other every other day. They were dating, they were friends, they were lovers, they were enemies — they were everything in between. Fans were happy when Kelly matured and fell for Ravi but that obviously didn’t last long. In the finale, we saw Kelly and Ryan ditching their responsibilities and running off into the sunset together. A perfect ending to an erratic couple.
2 WE NEED A SEASON 10: DID OSCAR BEAT ROBERT LIPTON FOR SENATOR?
Angela may have been organized and on top of her job but Oscar was by far the smartest in the office. He was a hard worker and a great accountant but we couldn’t help but wonder if there was anything more for this broad character.
We eventually learned in the finale that Oscar was running for senator against his ex-lover, Robert Lipton. We need a Season 10 to find out if Oscar won.
1 PERFECT ENDING: ANDY FOUND HIS PERFECT ENDING
While Andy may have been uber-depressed under that fake smile in the finale, we learn that he got a job in the admissions office of Cornell after his dreams of stardom fell apart. He may have been good at singing and acting but he didn’t have the strength to follow his dream. Working at his former university — which he bragged about often—was the perfect fit for this character.
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