‘The Office’ Final Season: Rainn Wilson Discusses the Final Episodes
‘The Office‘ still has a good deal of episodes to go in its final season, but nothing will change the fact that the show’s upcoming 2013 run will represent the last of our time spent at Dunder-Mifflin. One point we’ve heard the final season will certainly set out to address is the role of the cameras themselves, which provide the documentary-style humor much of the series bases itself on. So, how will they play into the show’s endgame? Series star Rainn Wilson offers up new details inside!
We’d be hard-pressed to explain what a documentary crew could have possibly followed ‘The Office’s Dunder-Mifflin employees around for nine years to learn, but that doesn’t mean the characters themselves won’t find out. According to series star Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute) the camera crew will play an important role in the final batch of episodes, set to air this May. Says Wilson to the Huffington Post:
Part of the ending is going to be not only resolving the characters and what’s happening in their lives, but the showing of the airing of the documentary on The Office, and showing what effect that has on the characters. That’s going to happen over the course of the last six or eight episodes. The Office characters get to watch themselves in the documentary. I think they’re probably being documented as they’re watching themselves in the documentary.
One will have to wonder if Steve Carell‘s Michael Scott will return to watch the documentary with the rest of his former ‘Office’ compatriots, given some of his last on-screen words were to address the documentary crew about when the series might air. With fifteen episodes remaining in the season, quite a few stories have left to be told to reach that point.
What say you? Do you think the documentary itself will affect anything about ‘The Office’s characters, the way the original BBC series did? How do you want to see ‘The Office’ wrapped up?