I am watching the series in 2021, starting from S1E1 onward. When back in season 7 Michael (the main character, actor Steve Carell) had left the show, I thought, ok it was dead, but then we realized that some of the remaining cast like Jim and Dwight, and Andy (Ed Helms) all great actors, were capable to continue holding the fort. In addition they brought in heavy weights in acting like James Spader (albeit pre-blacklist), etc, so ok we thought maybe it could stand on its own as such. But starting from this episode, for me, I realized, that's it, they're broke and they've had their moments, it's about time this goes to bed. So it doesn't surprise me that this is one of just a few episodes before season 9 which was the last season. That being said, I am writing this negative review and I know the review process is inherently biased, because if I am giving this episode and maybe the next few ones < 5/10, but the previous 7 seasons, 100s of episodes would have gotten 10/10 for me, they were great (I just couldn't be ar*ed to write a glowing review every time).