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Branch Closing

‘Branch Closing’

Season 3, Episode 7 -  Aired November 9, 2006

After Jan announces that the Scranton branch is closing, Michael and Dwight go on a mission to save the office. Meanwhile, the Scranton employees ponder whether their jobs are safe.

Quote from Jan

Jan: What's going on here?
Phyllis: We know the branch is closing. Michael told us.
Jan: Oh, God. Okay. You know what, everybody? I'm sure there's a better way to do this, but I've driven something like 400 miles today, and I'm completely exhausted, so I'm just gonna tell you. Your branch is not closing. Stamford is closing. Uh, for the time being, it seems that all of your jobs are safe.


Quote from Pam

Pam: Jan, do you know, is anyone coming back to Scranton?
Jan: Back?
Pam: Coming to Scranton. Is anyone coming to Scranton?
Jan: You know, we don't know. Probably... a few.

Quote from Dwight K. Schrute

Michael Scott: What if this doesn't work? What if the office actually goes under?
Dwight K. Schrute: Then it was an honor to have worked with you.

Quote from Michael Scott

Dwight K. Schrute: What were your favorite moments?
Michael Scott: All of them. I loved them all. Every single one of them.
Dwight K. Schrute: What about when Jan said the branch was closing?
Michael Scott: God, Dwight.

Quote from Pam

Pam: Maybe this is good. Finding another job is a pain. There's another annoying boss, another desk. I'd have to learn everything all over again. So, there are reasons to stay.

Quote from Karen

Jim: Hey, I think I am gonna take that job. And Scranton, it's not that bad. So, if they offer you a job there, I think you should take it.
Karen: Okay, yeah, maybe I will.
Jim: Okay.
[aside to camera:]
Karen: Yeah, I'm happy he said that. I mean, I don't think he's into me or anything, but I'm kind of into him, so there you go.

Quote from Michael Scott

Michael Scott: What are we still doing here? It's over. Let's go home. Get the car. Oh, this was such a stupid idea.
This was so stupid. I am such a stupid idiot. I let everybody down. Everybody hates me. I lost everybody's jobs! Nobody likes me anymore!

Quote from Michael Scott

Michael Scott: How did we do it?
Dwight K. Schrute: I don't know. I have no idea.
Michael Scott: I don't understand.

Quote from Toby

Toby: Well, for a minute there, I saw myself selling my house, moving to Costa Rica, learning how to surf. But Costa Rica will still be there when I'm 65.

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