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According to The Office US creator, Greg Daniels, this marks the beginning of the end of The Office.
Next week, TWO new episodes of The Office will air back to back, "Junior Salesman" and "Vandalism" on 01/31/2013. Scroll down for episode summaries.
"Junior Salesman" S9E13 Episode summary:
"Vandalism" S9E14 Episode Summary:
Episode summaries taken from Wikipedia
In S9E15 "Andy's Return" (right now set to air 02/07/2013), Greg Daniels revealed that one person will be fired. Daniels did not indicate whether this would be a long running cast member or someone new.
S9E17 "The Farm" (set to air 02/21/2013) was originally set to be a backdoor pilot for the potential Dwight centered Office spin-off, The Farm. Although NBC chose to pass on the spin-off back in October, the episode will still air. But instead of introducing a lot of new characters and creating a set-up for the spin-off, the episode was rewritten to conform to The Office story lines. Which means rather than leaving Dwight's story open in the final epsiodes, it's possible that Dwangela's rocky romance may finally be resolved.