What is the saying? A rose grows among the weeds? I think so and that is the way to describe the episode. After a series of mediocre bad episodes this one was a lot better. At the pilot Dunder-Mifflin was thinking about closing one of the branches and Scranton was one of them. Six years later and a couple closed branches (at least) this time not only the branch but the whole company go down. I liked that this was brought up because it happened at the pilot and there were signs that this could happen throughout the series.
When Michael finds out about this, he deals with it the only he can. He makes a game out of it. Unlike other times this season, this time it was funny. The reason why Jim (who remember is co-manager) doesn't stop was amusing. (hamster city) One of the reason why the murder storyline was that everyone got into it. The strengthening and or the complication between Andy and Erin happened as well. When Andy was asking out Erin while still in character but trying to break away from it was the perfect blend of awkward and funny. Something this season has been missing at this point. It was great acting by Jim when he found out what may happen to the company. It was even better that he didn't tell anyone and got into character. I really liked Michael's reaction. The only bad part was that more episodes were like this. This season is not bad just too many weeds.