“The Workplace”‘s two-part finale was well-received, however it packed rather a lot into its hour-long runtime. Certain, that was inevitable given the present’s giant ensemble solid — the present wrapped up almost each main character’s storyline, set them on a brand new path going ahead, and slot in a last spherical of interviews. However whereas the densely populated plot and skillful modifying allowed the finale to really feel so long as doable — a deal with for devoted viewers because the present’s finish loomed forward — the episodes inevitably had a variety of floor to cowl. Like a well-prepared sirloin, the surplus needed to be reduce away.
Whereas the on-screen Dakota wasn’t precisely a waste of display time, she did match into a bigger problematic development for the present’s last two episodes: new characters who had been solely actually launched within the finale. A much bigger offender? Angela’s sister Rachael (Rachael Harris), who was talked about earlier within the present however had supposedly fallen out together with her sister. Certain, it is good that the pair made up in time for Angela’s wedding ceremony — however in such a tightly packed episode, any time spent on Rachael (or Dakota) may’ve been used to make extra reminiscences with the core solid — or give an absent Dunder Mifflin worker a satisfying ending.
Do not get us unsuitable — general, “The Workplace” finale was impressively executed. However contemplating the truth that its devotion to honoring characters got here throughout as a love letter to the present’s earlier seasons and the zany antics that Dunder Mifflin workers needed to endure, we won’t assist however marvel if newer characters had been actually vital (particularly in the event that they put the actors out).