The previous season of The Office ended with Jim finally asking Pam to go out on a date, and apparently, the fans are not the only ones who are awaiting to see what the future holds for these two Dunder-Mifflin employees.

Series star John Krasinski, the actor behind the paper salesman/office prankster, said he is interested to see how the new relationship will work out.  “They’re so compatible for each other, I think it would be interesting to see, after all that pressure, what a relationship would be like,” Krasinski told San Antonio Express-News.  “I feel like there would be some sort of awkwardness.  There’s a lot of pressure … and I think both of those characters would feel that after a while.”

Of course, there will be a need to tie up loose ends, starting with Jim’s girlfriend from last season, Karen, played by Rashida Jones.  John Krasinski said Jones, who is set to star in the upcoming sitcom, Unhitched, will appear in a few more episodes to wrap up her storyline.

“I think she’ll come in and slap everybody in the face,” John Krasinski said, laughing, “and then walk out.  It’ll be glorious.”

Viewers who are not familiar with The Office may not comprehend the importance of Jim and Pam (Jenna Fischer) getting together, but for those who have religiously followed the series, the new relationship is a big deal, considering the two characters spent three seasons treading that awkward space between friendship and romance.

Although fans are most eager to know what will happen between Jim and Pam, they can also expect to receive hints about how the shows’ other characters have fared in the love department.  Although there isn’t much information on Michael (Steve Carell) and Jan’s (Melora Hardin) relationship after the latter was fired and said she wants to move in with Michael, an episode summary given to the press reveals the relationship between Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and Angela (Angela Kinsey) will also be explored.

Season 4 of The Office will begin with a special one-hour episode on Thursday, September 27.

-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: San Antonio Express-News
(Image Courtesy of NBC)


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