This was a great episode and a good way to start the season!
In this episode, it's time for the Dundies. The Dundies are Michael's own annual awards show for his Scranton employees that takes place at their local Chili's.
This episode is a great Michael-themed episode. Everyone is always so awkward around him. Whether he is rapping, telling lame jokes, or doing imitations, he knows how to turn people off.
Pam's fiance Roy, who is a jerk, decides that the awards are stupid and leaves early. All the employees agree but have to stay. Roy leaves Pam there and she hangs out with Jim and starts to get really drunk. Finally, she wins a lame award, "The Whitest Sneakers Award," after Jim tells Michael that they shouldn't have "The Longest Engagement Award" because it's old and obvious who is going to win. Jim and Pam kiss, although Pam is drunk and probably doesn't really know what she's doing. Jim is pleased of course.
This episode has lots of Michael and also plenty of Jim + Pam chemistry. It's a great way to start the season, and yet, the best is yet to come after this.