For 7 seasons, Michael Scott has been the leader of his department with Dunder Mifflin. We have seen him bumble through most of his life and work, with many laughs along the way. Now this season will be different, because the actor Steve Carell, who plays Michael Scott on “The Office”, has said it will be his last season on the show. So now what do the writers do? How do they have Michael Scott leave the show? Will Michael quit? Will he get fired? Will he become a life-coach? Will he marry and move to another country? Who knows! You can be sure though that it will be both funny and memorable. So here are some ideas…
1) At the end of the final episode of the season, Micheal wakes up in bed, turns the light on and then motions to wake up his now wife, Holly. Holly says “What’s wrong Michael?” Michael then says “I just had this terrible dream that I managed this team of people for a company that sold paper. Isn’t that crazy?” To which Holly says “It sure is. Your an inn keeper at an inn in Vermont.” (Laugh track) *** Screen fades to black. *** - Idea from “Newhart” final espisode
2) Michael leaves his office to go on a vacation to an exotic island. He’s settled into his room and stays for a few days, while growing a beard. He then appears napping on a beach and then wakes up quickly while shouting “I have to go back!” (Screen goes black and an ominous tone is played. Then “The Office” in white lettering is displayed with the black background.) – Idea from LOST
3) Michael gets called to the corporate offices of the company that has taken over Dunder Mifflin. He’s told go to a NY boardroom and find out about his future with the company. He then goes to the front lobby and gives his name. The hostess says that they are ready for him in the boardroom. He walks in and sees Jo Bennett (Kathy Bates) and Donald Trump as himself. Michael says “What’s going on?” and Jo says “Have a seat Michael. Mr. Trump and myself have been analyzing your performance, and we’re not too happy with the results you’ve had.” Michael: “So what are you saying?” Donald Trump: “We have no other choice Michael… Michael, your Fired!” (With his standard hand gesture) Michael acts in shock, and as he walks out, he says “Thanks for the opportunity.” He then walks to the elevator, and the door closes. (On screen is the view of the elevator doors with the show name “The Office” printed across the doors. The song “Money Money Money” by the O’Jays plays in the background. - Idea from “The Apprentice”
There are numerous ways the season could end with Michael Scott leaving? What do you think should happen?