Tonight is one of my favorite Office episodes of all time….Booze Cruise. Michael treats the staff to a “motivational cruise” around Lake Wallenpaupack in the dead of winter.
But the cruise is much more than motivational. It is a half hour of non stop laughter packed with JAM moments including the infamous 27 seconds of silence. I can’t possibly describe this JAM scene with any degree of accuracy….you just have to watch it to get the full affect. Essentially it is when we all thought that Jim was going to spill his feelings to Pam but he chickens out yet again and we are all left to see him deal with a broken heart when Roy surprises Pam by setting their wedding date on the cruise in front of everyone…including Jim. It’s a heartbreaker but it is also where we see Jim at his most vulnerable. It’s a must see.
In the next half hour we are treated to “The Secret” episode where Michael spills the beans to some office workers that Jim has a crush on Pam. Jim, being afraid of this news getting back to Pam, tells her (Pam) of the alleged rumor in hopes that he can squash it as a false rumor before she hears it. It seems to work…she believes it is just a rumor…or does she???
Stay tuned tonight on TBS at 10:00.
Michael: Well, no. But… okay, don’t spoil it for everybody, all right? But we are going on a booze cruise on Lake Wallenpaupack.
Stanley: In January?
Michael: It’s cheaper.