The Office: Season 3, Episode 13

The Return (18 Jan. 2007)

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Andy does the impossible--he makes everyone in the office miss Dwight, who is forced to take a job at Staples. Meanwhile, Oscar comes back to the office and Michael predictably throws a stereotypical Mexican party to celebrate.



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Oscar Martinez returns to the office after a prolonged vacation with his boyfriend Gill, with mixed feelings about whether or not he still wants to work at Dunder Mifflin. Meanwhile, Jim turns to Karen and Pam to plan a prank on a new victim. Written by Anonymous

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When Michael goes to pick up Dwight at Staples, the song "Up where we belong" is playing in the background. A reference from a scene in the movie "An officer, and a gentleman". See more »


Kevin: Oh, hello, Oscar. How was your gaycation?
Oscar: That's very funny.
Kevin: [Proudly smiles] Yeah? I thought of that like two seconds after you left.
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Not bad. Pretty much my feeling on the whole of season 3.
23 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews


This episode in part follows the exploits of Dwayne in his endevours outside of Dunder Mifflin along with the return of Oscar, hence the episode title.

Not a bad episode but not particularly good either when you look back at a very strong season 2. They embarked on territory that the English version hadn't when they decided on a longer season 2 and now season 3 and to be fair they have done pretty well. They are always standing slightly in the shadow (as every UK poster will tell you along with burning an efigy of Micheal Scott) and have gone further in the development of the series.

I enjoy this series but I do hope that they wrap it up after this one.

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