Branch Closing (Season 3, Episode 7)
From what we have seen of Jim, he has a systematic way of doing things. One of the things he does in his early mornings is send Dwight faxes. From himself. From the future. You see, before Jim left Scranton, he gave himself a parting gift of Dwight’s stationary. It’s ironic that the only person Jim stays in contact with in Scranton is Dwight. This particular morning, Jim writes to Present Dwight about someone poisoning the coffee at 8 am and sends away. Cordially, Future Dwight.
Dwight reads the fax and does a quick scan of the room. He sees Stanley coming out of the break room with a cup of coffee in his hand. In a mad dash, Dwight sprints across and slaps the cup out of Stanley’s hand, spilling it everywhere. Dumbfounded Stanley shoots Dwight a puzzled look, and Dwight shoots back, “You’ll thank me later.”
10 – Sending Dwight faxes from himself from the future has to be the most original idea Jim has come up with. I don’t know how he thinks this up, but this must be why Jim was such an underachiever at Scranton. If I would have stolen Dwight’s stationary, I would have thought ways to get him in trouble, but instead, he plays on Dwight’s supernatural fears.
10 – No doubt that this isn’t the first time this has happened. In what part of Jim’s past has he let something go after one time? If this was just the latest warning from Future Dwight, what hath past editions wrought?
Creativity Award – Jim is king.
Knowing Your Enemy Award – Once again, Jim appeals to the side of Dwight that loves D&D, Harry Potter and The Crow. What else would completely convince Dwight of the coffee being poisoned than a message from himself from the future?