I thought the start of the episode was good. No let me reprhase that. No let me rephrase that again. This was one of the best starts to this series since the super bowl episode. It was maybe reference to the pretzel episode from season but either way it was very funny. What made it so good was that even Dwight was in for everyone leaving early. I loved his line about the horse doctor.
As with the Super Bowl episode, the laughs did not end at the start. Dunder Mifflin was having their annual company picnic with all the brances invited. My only complaint about this episode was that you didn't see Karen who was manager of the Utica Branch but since the women who played her (Rashida Jones) was doing Parks and Rec. (a show that should be watched) I enjoyed seeing the other members of the the other branches. I like that some of them are like the members of the Scranton Branch. Rolf was my favorite. Some other people came back. It was nice to see Charles still rag on Jim. The best return was Holly. The producers and writers made a good decision to bring her back for this episode. If she in the episode where Michael and Pam were on tour the story arc of Michael and Holly would be a lot different and not as good. I really liked Michael's treatment of AJ, Holly's boyfriend. It was border line mean but not over the line but at the same time Michael didn't act like a jealous act. The scenes with Michael and Holly were great. They are a great pair. Their play for any other pair would come off as weird but in this case it was entertaining. Other small but fun moments include that Pam was good at Vollyball, Andy getting mad but at Erin, Jim and Dwight hugging, and Dwight standing up for Angela.
As with the season 4 ending, this ending was also a surprise. It was one of the best endings ever. The fact that there was no dialouge made it even better. It was great reveal without telling you what actually happened. Jim's reaction was priceless. Another reason why this episode was great was that it grew better in time because it was one of the last great episodes for a time.