Friday, April 29th, 2011

A Potentially Strange New Office Relationship

Here's an interesting theory: The Office is setting up Phyllis to be revealed as Erin's long-lost mom. I don't see the resemblance, but the evidence is there in last night's episode. Hey, maybe!

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  • Megh Wright


  • robm

    I may actually stop watching if this happens. Besides Greg Daniels talking about how they're setting up a new mystery in last night's episode, the only evidence is that Phyllis has a long-lost child and Erin is an orphan, and that seems tenuous. Plus it'd probably be the biggest, most implausible coincidence in the history of the show, which has even in the last few seasons avoided something as absurd as this.

    Also, the writer also proposes Gabe is the Scranton Strangler – jokingly, of course, but I don't know if the writer has much credibility if he completely missed how Toby just spent months on jury duty for the Scranton Strangler while Gabe remained in the office, and the Strangler has been put on death row.

    • JoshUng

      @robm Well, on the previous episode with the Dundies, Toby did say during his acceptance speech that he doesn't think they have the right man.

      That being said, I would agree that both of these would be bad ideas. Erin gets plenty of screen time already, there's no need to create some lame storyline to give her even more. And one thing The Office has been good at is adding characters without hurting the show. I think the Gabe character has been a pretty good addition personally, it would be a shame if they write off the character on what seems to be a pretty lame storyline.