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The Plot Thickens: "The Office" Whodunit Continues

Now that we've solved the mystery of the booted designer on Bravo's Project Runway (it was Keith, natch), we can turn our attentions back to that other summertime riddle: namely who stole $3000 from Dunder-Mifflin's Scranton branch.

For those of you not up to speed (for shame!), Office accountants Angela, Oscar, and Kevin are hot on the trail on a dastardly thief who misappropriated several thousand dollars; it's up to our not-so-crack team of amateur investigators to unmask the culprit and they've been interrogating Dunder-Mifflin-ites each week in the hopes that someone will come out and admit their wrongdoing. (Well, honestly, if it was Angela doing the interrogation, I think I'd crack, even if I didn't steal the money.)

The list of suspects is narrowing significantly. In the last few weeks, not-so-secret alcoholic Meredith was questioned (if she had the money, she'd be in Jamaica, drinking Red Stripe on the beach), along with timid Phyllis (she now has a Vance Refrigeration credit card, courtesy of her fiance, Bob Vance), and gruff Stanley (no way did he steal the money, though he's awfully amused about the whole thing).

This week: Angela and the gang believe that maybe the thief is someone in the warehouse and they turn their investigation on Roy. Given his upcoming marriage to Dunder-Mifflin receptionist Pam (um, did you really think they'd reveal what happened after that kiss in the webisodes?), Roy seemed a very likely suspect, though he didn't actually do it. But thanks to Kevin, Roy now knows how to steal from petty cash. So, good job there, Kevin. Meanwhile, Angela reveals a heretofore unknown secret crush on Roy, whom she believes has "too much character" to steal the missing money. (Wait until Dwight finds out.)

What boggles my mind is that no one has questioned the downright creepy Creed, a known kleptomaniac. But the objects of his thieving are usually focused more on poker chips or raffle prizes. Still, anyone who grows mung beans on a paper towel in their desk drawer ("They smell like death.") can't be all that right in the head.

As for the crime-solving trio? I think they'd be better off going to see The Prince of Tides as Oscar intended ("It's really bad.") and admitting that the missing money is down to an accounting error after all. Either that or pin the crime on some new employee named Red Herring.

Now that would be a case for the Scooby Gang...

"The Office: The Accountants" webisodes appear each Thursday during the summer on

"Office" Alert

Speaking of The Office, don't forget to catch Angela Kinsey (Angela) and Brian Baumgartner (Kevin) on VH1's Best Week Ever video podcast as they present "Best Week Ever's Guide to What's Safe for Work," currently available for free download on iTunes.

Check it out and support Kevin and Angela. After all, you don't want to make Dwight angry. You wouldn't like him when he's angry.

What's On Tonight

8 pm: NCIS (CBS); Dateline (NBC); What I Like About You/Twins (WB); America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC); Bringing Down the House (FOX; 8-10 pm); Major League Baseball (UPN)

9 pm: The Unit (CBS); Las Vegas (NBC); Reba/Living with Fran (WB); Kyle XY (ABC)

10 pm: NUMB3RS (CBS); Law & Order (NBC); 20/20 (ABC)

What I'll Be Watching

8-10 pm: Entourage on HBO.

I'm already missing my Britcom lineup on BBC America (
Spaced, Peep Show, and Black Books) as their respective seasons have ended and tonight the Beeb is instead airing two Eddie Izzard concert specials that they've already shown a zillion times. So switch over to your favorite pay cabler and catch the last four episodes of Entourage on HBO, including this week's significantly better episode, in which Ari launches his own talent agency and Vince drops a bombshell at a press conference with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Crash and burn, baby. Crash and burn.


Anonymous said…
damn - i keep forgetting to watch! I have to catch up

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