Advented: day ten

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Day ten – The ending of The Office Christmas Special

It’s easy to forget after these years have passed just how much we cared about Tim and Dawn’s romance in seminal British comedy The Office. For two series we saw them longing quietly for each other, thwarted by circumstance and as the second series ended Dawn departed with her fiance Lee to live in America, leaving her dreams of becoming a childrens’ illustrator and Tim behind.

Meanwhile, gaffe-prone former boss David Brent’s life was hardly shaping up well. Alone and unsuccessful in showbusiness, and following a series of terrible blind dates, he resigned himself to bachelordom. Then during the Christmas party he meets a blind date that seems to go differently.

The closing moments of the Christmas special are where Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant  demonstrate their expert grasp of sentiment. Here are the last ten minutes for you to enjoy again — and if you’ve ever heard a “fuck off” which is more resounding, let me know.





1 Response to “Advented: day ten”

  1. 1 Jonathan
    December 19, 2010 at 2:50 am

    Thanks for this one Tom. 🙂

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