Jan arrives at the office and wins back Michael, due to her having breast implants. Pam gets ribbed for her comments during the Beach Games. Jim and Karen head off to New York for the interview. Michael puts Dwight in charge of the office, assuming he is getting the job.
Michael finds out that his interview is for Jan's job. Jim and Karen also are interviewing for the job. Dwight takes over the Scranton branch, and Andy becomes his number 2.
Michael celebrates Phyllis' wedding shower by bringing two performers into the office: a stripper and a Ben Franklin impersonator. Meanwhile, Karen confronts Pam about her past history with Jim.
A refreshed and rejuvenated Michael returns from his Jamaican vacation with an interesting photograph which circulates around the office. Meanwhile an awkward moment arises when Pam is caught in the middle of an argument between Jim and Karen.
Jim, Andy and Dwight take Michael out to Benihana to cheer him up. Michael and Andy bring back girls to the office party. Karen/Pam continue to compete with Angela with their Christmas parties.
Michael sends out an inappropriate Christmas card which lands him in hot water with his girlfriend, Carol. Tensions mount on the party planning committee between Angela, Pam, and Karen. The resulting tension leaves the office with two competing Christmas parties.
Michael tries to be supportive when he finds out one of his new employees has a prison record.
It's Diwali, The Hindu Festival of Lights, and Michael encourages the entire Scranton branch to support Kelly and attend a local celebration, where Ryan faces Kelly's family. The Stamford branch Sales Department to stays late and Andy starts a drinking game.
After learning that Ed Truck, the former regional manager, has died, Michael attempts to guide the Dunder Mifflin staff through their grief as he searches for the right way to honor a company man. Jim and Karen refuse to work until Karen can get her favourite kind of chips.
Michael is in trouble once again as Jan busts him for declaring it's "Movie Monday" where everyone watches a movie and neglects work. Angela pushes Dwight to make a move on Michael's job while Jim and his new team play Call of Duty.