Episode Six (The Office series 2)
|"Series 2, Episode 6"|
|The Office episode|
|Episode no.||Season 2
|Directed by||Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant|
|Written by||Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant|
|Original air date||4 November 2002|
Episode Six (alternatively titled "Interview") is the sixth and final episode of the second series of the British television comedy The Office. It was originally aired on BBC 2 on November 4, 2002. It is the last episode that leads up to the series finale, The Office Christmas specials.
David Brent, who is fresh off the news of his redundancy, is to be the subject of an interview for industry publication Inside Paper. Tim is acting distant towards his girlfriend Rachel, especially after she invites him to her parents’ cabin. The journalist from Inside Paper stops by to interview David for her article. As the interview goes on, Dawn gives David her notice. He assumes she is leaving in support of him, but she explains that she intends to move to America with Lee, Dawn's fiancé.
In the meantime, Neil Godwin offers Tim the interim position of general manager after David leaves. Tim refuses and instead suggests that Gareth Keenan, Tim's nemesis, should be offered the job. During lunch, Lee reveals that Dawn had always said the most important quality she looks for in a man is a good sense of humour, though Dawn (in Tim's presence) suddenly stated that it was "rugged good looks." This inspires Tim to break up with Rachel. Neil offers David’s job to Gareth and he accepts it.
Ray and Jude, who are from Cooper and Webb looking for motivational speakers, drop by David's office to inform him that they won’t be using him again since he didn’t give them what they were looking for. David is angered by this news and kicks them out of his office, all in front of the reporter from Inside Paper.
Tim hears that Dawn and her fiancé are leaving and is shocked when she tells him that they will be gone for six months. While Tim is being interviewed, he takes a final drastic step to put his heart on the line with Dawn, so he rushes off to her as he is turning off his microphone. Tim is seen through a window in a room talking with Dawn, and Dawn seems to reject Tim, and they both hug. When he comes back to his desk and turns the mic back on, he says, “Err, she said no, by the way.”
When Neil and Jennifer come to give David the details of his redundancy package, David swallows his pride and makes a solemn and emotional plea to be allowed to keep his job. Brent is then interviewed in his office, talking about a quote about life philosophised by Dolly Parton and shots of Dawn and Tim are showing both of them looking a bit traumatised.