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Branch Closing 

When Jan tells Michael that the Scranton Branch will be shutting down, Michael strives to keep his staff's spirits up. Meanwhile, everyone privately begins to envision how their lives will change in the aftermath.

Director:

Tucker Gates

Writers:

Greg Daniels (developed for american television by), Michael Schur | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Michael Scott
Rainn Wilson ... Dwight Schrute
John Krasinski ... Jim Halpert
Jenna Fischer ... Pam Beesly
B.J. Novak ... Ryan Howard
David Denman ... Roy Anderson
Melora Hardin ... Jan Levinson
Leslie David Baker ... Stanley Hudson
Brian Baumgartner ... Kevin Malone
Kate Flannery ... Meredith Palmer
Mindy Kaling ... Kelly Kapoor
Angela Kinsey ... Angela Martin
Paul Lieberstein ... Toby Flenderson
Phyllis Smith ... Phyllis Lapin
Creed Bratton ... Creed Bratton
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When Jan tells Michael that the Scranton Branch will be shutting down, Michael strives to keep his staff's spirits up. Meanwhile, everyone privately begins to envision how their lives will change in the aftermath.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When they think the branch is closing, Meredith tells Michael that she knows he's seeing someone, but she's still willing to sleep with him. When Michael's affair with Donna is revealed, she is adamant that she's never "cheated on or been used to cheat with." See more »

Goofs

When Jim and Jan are in Josh's office, Jan leaves angrily and says, as she passes Jim Halpert, "Excuse me, John." John Krazinksi plays Jim Halpert in the show, so she accidentally called him by his real name. See more »

Quotes

Ryan Howard: It makes perfect sense that it would happen today. Because I just received this in the mail.
[pulls out a box of business cards]
Ryan Howard: A thousand business cards with this address and phone number.
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Connections

Featured in The Office: The Banker (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Angel of the Morning
Written by Chip Taylor
Performed by Steve Carell
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Pretty Funny, but Not Great
10 November 2006 | by pjklostermannSee all my reviews

This episode had a lot of humorous moments. The opening sequence between Jim, the fax machine, Dwight, and "Future Dwight" was among the best opening sequences yet. Michael's comments about "Bowling for Columbine"---"I thought it was gonna be more like Kingpin"---were hilarious. The Stanley and Ryan/Kelly stuff was also great. My one problem is the plot itself. I feel that the show is selling out with Jim moving back. They had a great thing going in Stamford, now they give that up to bring this stupid love triangle crap to Scranton. I was very disappointed in the writers. I do hope the Ed Helms character follows Jim and the girl to Scranton. The dichotomy between he and Dwight could be gold. I felt that the episode could have been split into 2 parts. I felt that it was rushed. One moment Jan was at one branch, the next moment the other branch. Everything seemed to get resolved much too quickly. The episode as a whole was good, but there were more funny moments than a completely humorous episode.


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