Backstrom and the S.C.U. investigate when a participant in a performance-art festival is found dead, and the suspects are all creative artists involved with the event.
The S.C.U. investigates the death of a young female sex surrogate in Portland's Rose Garden. Meanwhile, Backstrom hears unsettling news about his mother.
Evidence in the investigation into a hit-and-run that left a wealthy woman dead points to vehicular homicide and uncovers a controversy involving her charitable work. Meanwhile, Backstrom's unhealthy habits disturb his doctor and his ex-fiancée.moreless
An oil-pipeline explosion in Backstrom's childhood hometown looks to be the work of ecoterrorists, and brings back his estranged father, Sheriff Blue Backstrom, to assist in the investigation. The father-son reunion reopens old wounds, and a late-night visit from Everett's former fiancée further complicates his personal life.moreless
The investigation into the murder of a Chinese fortune teller in Portland's Chinatown leads the unit to a laundry service that appears to be a front for illegal gambling activities.
The unit is under the gun and has only three days to rescue a teenage girl abducted by an online predator, and the case hits close to home for Backstrom, who is jarred by the girl's resemblance to a victim of an unsolved case that dogged him seven years ago. Meanwhile, Det. Sgt. John Almond's church stares down eviction after he missed the last three rent payments.moreless
Backstrom considers the murder of a drag queen and blogger, who's a prominent member of Portland's LGBT community, a hate crime, and the case takes a surprise turn when Backstrom's gay tenant becomes a suspect. Meanwhile, Backstrom is pulled before the Civilian Oversight Committee as the result of his shooting a suspect in a previous case. To complicate matters, his former fiancée is in charge of the group.moreless
The unit investigate when a youth pastor is murdered in the church, and there is suspicion the killing could be the work of a cult. Meanwhile, the Chief of Police recruits Backstrom's former fiancée to run a newly formed Civilian Oversight Committee tasked with investigating questionable conduct within the bureau.moreless
An arson investigator enlists the S.C.U.'s help after a firebug's latest crime gets escalated to attempted murder when it involves a family. Although evidence points to a local, Backstrom believes it may be someone who's the least likely suspect. Meanwhile, Valentine tries to help helps Niedermayer recover stolen evidence.moreless
Crime series about the troubled but brilliant Det. Lt. Everett Backstrom, who returns from exile to run a special-crimes unit in Portland, begins with the investigation into a college student's suicide, which may actually have been a homicide. Later, Backstrom bangs head with his doctor, who promises to fail him on his physical if he doesn't start making better dietary choices.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
Larry speaks with actor Rainn Wilson.
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 makes a huge mistake when he shows up at a fundraising auction for Robert Lipton. Nellie needs Darryl to show her how a taco is eaten.
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.