The Lover (The Office) - Wikipedia
When Pam made this face after Jim asked her out and we couldn't help but smile right along with her: Instagram. Instagram 5. When Pam's mom came to the office and immediately asked about Jim: . starts sobbing **. In the season 4 premiere, "Fun Run", Jim and Pam confess that they have started dating after the camera crew catches them kissing. The office ultimately learns. "The Lover" is the 7th episode of the sixth season of the U.S. comedy series The Office and the In this episode, Jim and Pam return from their honeymoon and discover that Michael is dating Pam's mother, which infuriates her. She calls her mother and angrily asks her why she started dating him after she continuously.
Season 8[ edit ] At the beginning of Season 8, Pam is revealed to be pregnant with her and Jim's second child, Philip Halpert. The child coincided with Jenna Fischer 's actual pregnancy. She begins her maternity leave after " Gettysburg ".
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In both " Tallahassee " and " Test the Store " Pam is shown helping, and developing her friendship with Andy. Season 9[ edit ] Early in season 9, Jim is restless about his life in Scranton and helps a friend start a Sports Marketing business, Athlead, in Philadelphia but he keeps it a secret from Pam until the third episode " Andy's Ancestry ".
Although Pam is happy for his decision, she is concerned about the fact that he had kept it a secret from her and she is later disturbed to hear about just how much of their money he had invested. Jim begins spending part of each work week in Philadelphia, but in " Customer Loyalty ", the strain of this on Pam is evident when she breaks down in tears, and is comforted by Brian, the boom mic operator of the film crew.
In " Moving On ", Pam interviews for a job in Philadelphia to be closer to Jim, but she is turned off by the idea when her prospective new boss bears a striking resemblance in behavior to Michael Scott. Over dinner, Pam reveals to Jim that she doesn't really want to move to Philadelphia after all. However, in " Livin' the Dream ", when Athlead is bought out and Jim is offered a large sum of money for 3 months to pitch the company across the country, Pam overhears Jim refuse the opportunity because of her and appears to have mixed feelings about this decision.
Jim asks the camera crew to compile documentary footage of the two of them to show her. When she finishes the montage, which shows Jim taking back a letter he intended to give her with his teapot gift during Christmas ; Jim finally gives her that letter, and she reads it, visibly moved.
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In the series finalewhich takes place a year later, she reveals to Jim that she secretly put the house on the market, so that they can move to Austin, Texas, and take his job back at Athlead now Athleap. Coworker relations[ edit ] From her years working the front desk, Pam has become well-acquainted with the Dunder-Mifflin staff and is consistently shown to have a thorough understanding of her coworkers' personalities, including the more eccentric individuals Dwight Schrute and Michael Scott.
She uses this familiarity to manipulate them, often for their and the company's best interests such as her giving the staff elaborate instructions on how to handle a heartbroken Michael in " The Chump " but also occasionally for her own. This familiarity plays a large part in her efficiency as office administrator and was crucial to her being promoted to the previously non-existent position.
Jim Halpert The "will they or won't they" tension between Jim and Pam is a strong storyline in the early episodes of The Office, encompassing much of Seasons 1 to 3. In the opener of Season 4, the two characters are revealed to be dating, and as such, other character romances, such as the romance between fellow co-workers Dwight Schrute and Angela Martinbegin to move more toward the forefront of episodes.
In Season 6, Jim and Pam are married in the season's 4th and 5th episodes hour longa feat considered noteworthy by many television critics, as bringing together the two lead love interests in a television series is often thought to be a risky venture. Pam and Jim's second child is born during season 8. In season 9, their marriage becomes strained when Jim takes up a second job in Philadelphia.
They ultimately decide to leave Dunder Mifflin together so Jim can pursue his dream job. Roy Anderson The Office When the series begins, Pam is engaged to her high school sweetheart Roy Anderson; this engagement is revealed to be three years old and running. They finally set a date, but Pam calls off the wedding at the last minute. They get back together once, briefly, but Pam is much more assertive, and finally breaks up with him after he has a violent outburst.
Roy is deeply flawed - he is overbearing, neglectful, dismissive of her desire to be an artist, and offers her sex as a gift on Valentine's Day. Jim comments in Season 2 that Pam does not like to "bother" Roy with her "thoughts or feelings". He tells the camera crew that the only two problems in Pam's life seemed to be Roy and her job at Dunder Mifflin.
In the early seasons, there is a great deal of tension between Jim and Roy, with Roy often acting threateningly towards Jim. In " Basketball ", when Jim starts to impress Pam with his basketball skills, Roy elbows Jim in the nose. In season 2, when Jim encourages Pam to pursue a graphic arts internship offered by Dunder Mifflin, Roy objects to the opportunity and eventually convinces her that the idea is foolish.
Pam ultimately calls off her wedding to Roy, but they remain friendly and he is determined to win her back by being less of a jerk. She reconciles with Roy at Phyllis's wedding as a response to watching Jim date Karen. In an attempt at a fresh start with Roy, Pam comes clean about Jim kissing her during " Casino Night ". Roy flies into a violent rage and Pam ends the relationship on the spot. The next day, Roy attempts to attack Jim in the office but is stopped by Dwight's pepper spray and is summarily fired.
After losing his job, Roy meets Pam for coffee and says that even though Jim is dating Karen, she should at least make an effort to date him in as much as she called off the wedding because of him. The mood is somewhat awkward, but Roy is congratulatory, but then makes a somewhat passive-aggressive comment, seemingly meant to make Jim feel insecure about his current role in Pam's life, which tempts him to drive to Pratt, where she is attending art classes.
Jim gets on the freeway, but changes his mind and remembers that he trusts Pam. Jim didn't want to treat Pam the same way Roy treated her. Michael Scott The Office In the series pilot, Michael is overtly rude to Pam and at one point fakes her firing, leaving her in tears. He often makes suggestive if harmless remarks about her beauty and general appearance, and at one point lies to the camera that they used to date inspiring a horrified "WHAT??? However, his impulsive attempt to kiss her during Diwali is shot down and marked the end of any romantic dreams for Michael with Pam.
Over time, the combination of Michael being supportive of her goals, her transition from a bad relationship with Roy to a great one with Jim as well as her finding a job she not only enjoys but is effective at in the office administrator position and Michael finding his own soulmate in Holly Flax made Pam soften her stance towards Michael, and the experience at the Michael Scott Paper Company further bonded them as did Michael's decision to choose Pam instead of Ryan Howard as the only MSPC salesman to keep that job when Michael returned as Branch Manager.
Pam was furious at Michael for dating her mom Helene, and excoriated him at length during " The Lover " before eventually slapping him in " Double Date ", but they once again were able to be civil to each other afterward. Then, she manipulates the department heads for signatures. Gabe figures out what Pam is trying to pull, but she bluffs him when he should have told her no.
Pam had one stipulation: Pam did get the first account at the Michael Scott Paper Company.
They had a moment of incompatibility when Pam went to Pratt, but otherwise they communicated well. That changed when Jim started collaborating with his buddies about Athlead. He kept that from Pam, going behind her back to have phone meetings.
From that point until Jim steps away from his position at Athlead, their communication faltered, which was different from the previous seasons and probably contributed to the animosity. Pam was ecstatic, amazed he had done something as grand as that. Then, Pam goes ahead and sells the house without talking with Jim. You can tell he expected Pam to give up that life to be with him.
Time passed, and Jim went to work at another branch to try to get over Pam. One of the first signs was when Jim mentioned that one of the yogurts Pam was eating had expired. In the early seasons, Jim always seemed to be around Pam.
Jim showed jealousy when Pam was at Pratt. In a fit of distrust, Jim got in his car and almost made the trip to check up on her.
He then gives the mallard to Ryan B. Jim finally summons Dwight to his office and tells him he knew about the recording device all along.
Dwight admits to being jealous of Jim's promotion. Jim tells Dwight to wash his car as punishment. Jim then brings Pam into the conference room and cheers her up by saying Dwight is washing their car out of sympathy for what she has been through and recounting stories from their honeymoon. At the end of the episode, Dwight reveals that that recording device underneath the mallard was a decoy, and his primary recording device was installed on the tip of a pen that he claimed Jim left on his desk earlier, along with the mallard.
Reception[ edit ] This episode was watched by 8.