The Office (UK)

Season 2 Episode 6

Episode 6

Aired Unknown Nov 04, 2002 on BBC Two
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Episode Summary

Although slightly peaved that the staff seem to be taking his redundancy in their stride, David's spirits remain high as he plans his future while also being interviewed for an article in 'Inside Paper'. Tim takes drastic action when he learns that Dawn has resigned in order to move to the USA with boyfriend Lee. However, when David is told that his services as a motivational speaker are also no longer required he sinks to his lowest ebb and begs Neil to reconsider the dismissal. But is it too late?moreless

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  • The last episode of The Office (except "The Christmas Specials") which is just great one.

    Although there are the real finales, I'd like to consider this as a series finale, too, although it was obvious that there would be something to wrap it all up.

    The episode is still funny despite the fact that Dawn and David are leaving. David is going to be interviewed by a journalist and he gives stupid remarks such as quoting himself . But the interview does not go well. First Dawn shows up and says that she is leaving (which is also very bad for Tim) and then the motivational speaking company comes and says that they don't want to work with David anymore. After that news, he even makes the journalist go away, he is devastated. Again, I felt sorry for David, but as we can see in the specials, his torment is not over...

    Tim is also going through a bad period. He dumped Rachel just because of the kiss with Dawn and now he learns that Dawn is going to leave the office. When he is talking to the camera and then makes a move to ask Dawn out is a good reference to the Hollywood clichés where the boy gets the girl by making a special and romantic move. But the conclusion is not as we have expected it, Dawn says no...

    Also taking off the microphones is a great idea to show the privateness, but (again) the conclusion is not good for Tim.

    Anyway, as The Office ends, it doesn't end with a special thing. It ends with Brent talking about Dolly Parton. And just like life moves on and nothing special happens. That is what The Office is all about: The moments in people's lives which are not special but funny as hell...moreless
  • Fun-filled Finale

    This is the final installment of the mocumentary which is very well plotted and has great character to screen conversations, especially David referring to himself as Jesus.

    This is the first episode to actually make it look like a real documentary with things such as Tim detaching his microphone so the cameras couldn't get what they were privately speaking.

    The episode really has a sense of a finale as it sums up what happens to each of the characters, Gareth getting David's job (since Tim didn't want to roll a low score on the metaphorical dice), Dawn leaving for America with her fiance, David begging for his job back and doesn't succeed and Tim asking Dawn out one last time and also doesn't succeed.

    The humour is as good as ever and makes the episode the same feel as the rest of the episodes and manages to finish the episode on both a funny and emotional point.moreless
Stephen Merchant

Stephen Merchant

The Oggmonster

Guest Star

Ron Merchant

Ron Merchant


Guest Star

Tom Goodman-Hill

Tom Goodman-Hill


Guest Star

Joel Beckett

Joel Beckett


Recurring Role

Howard Saddler

Howard Saddler


Recurring Role

Alexander Perkins

Alexander Perkins


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The cleaner/maintainer guy who pops up in a couple of episodes and stares at the camera is actually Stephen Merchant's dad in real life.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • David: Life is just a series of peaks and troughs. And you don't know whether you're in a trough until you're climbing out, or on a peak until you're coming down. And that's it you know, you never know what's round the corner. Er, but it's all good, you know. "If you want the rainbow, you've gotta put up with the rain." Do you know which 'philosopher' said that? Dolly Parton! And people say she's just a big pair of tits.

    • Dawn: A real relationship isn't like a fairy tale. I f you think that for the next forty years, every time you see each other you're going to glow, or, you know, every time you hold hands there's going to be electricity, then, you're kidding yourself really, you know? What about reliability, or er, someone paying the mortgage, or someone who's never been out of work. Those are the more important, practical things, you know? In reality.

    • Helena: Is there a better half?
      David: David quipped, "Why buy a book when you can join a library?"

    • David: I can wake up one morning and go "Ooh, I don't feel like working today, can I just stay in bed?" "Ooh, don't know, better ask the boss." "David can I stay in bed all day?" "Yes you can David." (laughs) Both me, I'm not-- That's not me in bed with another bloke called David.

    • David: I don't look upon this like it's the end, I look upon it like it's moving on, you know? It's almost like my work here's done, you know? I can't imagine Jesus going "Oh, I've told a few people here in Bethlehem I'm the son of God, can I just stay here with Mum and Dad now?" "No! You gotta move on. You gotta spread the word. You gotta go to Nazareth, please." And that's, very much like... me.

  • NOTES (1)


    • David: I don't think you'll win a Pulitzer for filth.
      The Pulitzer Prize is a literary award given out in journalism and in arts and letters each April in the United States.

    • Tim: Is it Hungry Hippo?
      Hungry Hungry Hippos is a board game for young children ages 3–6.

    • Tim: It's not Boggle, is it?
      Boggle is a word game played with a 4×4 tray of dice-like "letter cubes." It was designed by Allan Turoff and trademarked by Parker Brothers / Hasbro, Inc.

    • David: Do you know which 'philosopher' said that? Dolly Parton! And people say she's just a big pair of tits.
      Dolly Parton is an American country music singer, songwriter and actress. She is also well known for her large breasts.