After seven beautiful seasons of magic and wonderment, Steve Carell‘s very last episode is next Thursday. And I’m not ready. I could go on and on about all the special moments that The Office has brought to this world, but I already did that this week (in a conversation that started with me telling a friend that she was going to “cut off her nose to spiderface” and ended with the two dudes we were with getting too annoyed after we started punctuating every sentence we said with “BOOM! ROASTED!”) and it’s just too painful.
To ease our broken hearts, NBC is totally bringing it with the season finale on May 19. It’s going to be an hour-long extravaganza featuring the talents of Ricky Gervais, Will Arnett, Jim Carrey, Ray Romano, James Spader, Catherine Tate and, of course, Will Ferrell. It’s not going to make up for the hurt in my heart, but at least I’ll probably laugh through the tears. Especially with Will Arnett. Arrested Development, right?
So where do you guys stand on this? Do you still think that The Office is going to fail after Steve leaves, or are you willing to give it a chance for season eight?