Will's jailed for contempt, but still won't give up the name of Neal's government source; Charlie goes along with Pruit's order to cater to younger viewers by sending Don to investigate a sexual-abuse case at an elite college; Sloan objects to a new digital site; Jim and Maggie are stranded in a Russian airport, but try to book seats on a plane bound for Cuba so they can interview a noteworthy passenger.moreless
Will refuses to reveal the source of stolen government documents even though he could go to jail for contempt. Meanwhile, Sloan and Mac search for a last-minute buyer for ACN when Charlie's had it with Lucas; and Hallie's new job puts a strain on her relationship with Jim.moreless
Will is in for a surprise at the White House Correspondents' Dinner; Leona and Reese scramble to raise money to halt Blair and Randy's takeover; Charlie shares ideas with an ACN suitor; Maggie's scoop on the EPA gets air time on "News Night"; Sloan and Don try to keep their romance a secret from a new HR executive.moreless
Rebecca defends ACN again as another lawsuit looms; Neal could be in trouble after a dangerous leak; Charlie and Leona confront a hostile takeover attempt by Reese's half-siblings; Sloan worries that Don has crossed an ethical line; Hallie regrets a late-night tweet; Maggie weighs the pros and cons of eavesdropping.moreless
In the 3rd-season opener, it is April 2013, and the aftermath of the Genoa disaster means the News Night team treats a breaking story cautiously – a strategy that could benefit the show in the long run, or ruin the trust of their remaining viewers. Meanwhile, an anonymous source contacts Neal about stolen government documents that may be related to overseas riots, Sloan looks into a possible takeover, and Maggie subs for Elliot following the Boston Marathon bombings.moreless
As the office staff gets ready for the premier of their documentary, Jim and Dwight fill the position for the Assistant to the Assistant Regional Manager. Andy auditions for the reality TV show “The Next Great A Cappella Sensation.” Jim expresses his love for Pam and Dwight expresses his love for Angela; Darryl dances with the office staff.moreless
Andy tells David Wallace that he is leaving Dunder Mifflin to pursue acting. Dwight has his black belt ceremony with his new sensei at the office during lunch.
Dwight and Angela compete in an office-wide paper airplane contest where the winner gets a prize. A talent agent named Carla Fern helps Andy with his first acting role. Jim and Pam's new couples counseling skills are unleashed.moreless
The elevators are under maintenance and the office workers have to walk up the stairs, a situation everyone deems the "Stairmageddon". Exhausted after climbing the stairs, Stanley refuses to go back down in order to close a sale with one of their bigger clients. Dwight is forced to shoot Stanley with a few bull tranquillizer darts to knock him out. Dwight and Clark then take a drugged Stanley on the sales call. Pam and Jim spend time talking with Nellie and Toby respectively about their marital troubles and couples counselling. Angela attends a press conference with the senator who outs himself as gay on television, and shocking both her and Oscar, reveals his relationship to his press secretary. Andy meets with talent agent Carla Fern.moreless
Oscar attends the funeral of Dwight's Aunt Shirley at Schrute Farms. Dwight's sister Fannie and brother Jeb also attend and Shirley stipulates in her will that they are set to inherit her farm only if they choose to live and work it themselves. Todd Packer returns to the office to make amends as part of an alcoholic and narcotics recovery process but instead hands out cupcakes laced with laxatives and drugs.moreless
Pam interviews for a job in Philadelphia, but her potential manager reminds her of her former boss, Michael Scott. Dwight acquires the help of Angela in order to give his elderly Aunt Shirley a bath. Meanwhile, Andy attempts to make Pete and Erin feel uncomfortable.moreless
The office pairs into couples so that they may all be able to take advantage of a Valentine's Day discount at a mini-mall. After Andy returns from his boat trip, Erin decides that she is going to break up with him so that she can be with Pete, but Pete begins to doubt her. Pam and Jim share lunch with Brian, the documentary's sound man.moreless
Angela goes to Dwight for help when she learns that her husband is having an affair with Oscar. Stanley and Phyllis take advantage of Jim when he needs a favor, and Pete distracts Pam as she begins painting her mural.moreless
In order to land the Scranton White Pages as a client, Dwight must confront his inability to speak to women; Jim's teleconference with his business partners is subject to distraction; Angela and Oscar follow Senator Lipton to the gym; the office stages a mustache contest.moreless
Andy must help his family when his dad loses all of their money. Meanwhile, Dwight is a guest on a radio show, and his co-workers call in to bother him. Kevin learns a secret about Oscar. This episode features the return of Andy's brother Walter Jr. who is now a drunk.moreless
After inviting his former college a cappella group, Here Comes Treble, to perform for the office during Halloween, Andy gets angry when he hears that his college friend Broccoli Rob is telling a different story about the group. Dwight tries to track down a madman in the office; Jim and Pam fight over his new job.moreless
Dwight rents a bus for the office staff to temporarily work in.
The office has two new faces, Clark and Pete. When Clark gets the nickname "the New Dwight" and Peter becomes "the New Jim," it causes existential crises on the part of both Dwight and Jim. The two older workers have to figure out their future plans at the Scranton branch.moreless
Dwight gives the Scranton branch workers free family portraits. Robert gets a great new opportunity. Andy poses as a janitor in his attempt to rejoin Dunder Mifflin.
A drunken Robert shutters a close by Dunder Mifflin branch, leading to Dwight and Jim teaming up to get their clients. Meanwhile, Andy plots his return to the Scranton branch.
Andy returns to Scranton to find his manager's position usurped by Nellie. Kelly is surprised to learn she finds another man to be more perfect than Ryan.
Andy takes a road trip to reclaim Erin, affording Nellie an oppurtunity to take a run at his manager's position in Scranton.
Jim tries to warn Dwight when he learns Robert plans to slam the Sabre Store concept. Andy discovers Erin won't be returning to Scranton. Toby and Darryl compete to sell cookies to Kevin.moreless
Dwight goes to great lengths to impress Nellie with an overblown demonstration of the new Sabre Store. Meanwhile, Andy's embarrassing injury leads to a Scranton branch self-defense class from Toby.
Dwight is chosen for a task in Tallahassee and needs to pick some Scranton staffers to come with him. Pam comes back from maternity leave. Darryl tries to decipher a Valentine's Day gift from Val.moreless
Dwight presses Jim for information from the trial he was a juror on. Meanwhile, Angela gives birth.
Prior to its sale, Robert hosts a pool party at his mansion where Erin hits on Dwight to make Andy jealous.
Andy tries to quash the endless pranking between Jim and Dwight. Robert tries to drink away his blues at the office Christmas party, while Erin lets her feelings out after a few too many drinks.moreless
Andy is put in an awkward position when Robert tells him not to hire his wife, who's hoping of getting a job in the office. Dwight tries to convince Darryl to join his fitness center.moreless
Pam wants Dwight to help get Jim to admit he thinks her maternity leave replacement is pretty. Meanwhile, Robert joins Kevin, Andy, and Darryl's band.