The Office: Season 4 (2007 - 2008)

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Season 4
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Dunder Mifflin makes some awkward choices while adjusting to a world without Jim and Pam's will-they-won't-they sparks, but The Office remains a winning ode to workplace drudgery.

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Critic Ratings: 12

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Air date: Sep 27, 2007

Part 1 of 2. Michael comes to believe the office might be cursed in the wake of a freak accident. After scrutinizing each of his staffers' religious beliefs, he organizes a charity 5K "fun run."

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Air date: Sep 27, 2007

Conclusion. Michael organizes a charity 5K "fun run." Meanwhile, the status of two office romances comes to light.

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Air date: Oct 4, 2007

Part 1 of 2. New boss Ryan returns to Scranton to push Dunder-Mifflin into the digital age, much to Michael's chagrin. Elsewhere, catty Angela remains upset about her feline.

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Air date: Oct 4, 2007

Conclusion. Corporate young gun Ryan continues in his efforts to drive Dunder-Mifflin into the digital age.

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Air date: Oct 11, 2007

Part 1 of 2. Michael gleefully anticipates attending the company's Web-site launch party in New York. Meanwhile, Angela arranges a bash in Scranton, while Dwight gets wrapped up in a real paper chase: He tries to sell more paper than the Web site.

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Air date: Oct 11, 2007

Conclusion. The company continues efforts to launch its Web site, as Angela throws a bash in Scranton and Michael gleefully anticipates attending a launch party in New York. Meanwhile, tight Dwight continues his paper chase: He tries to sell more paper than the Web site.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2007

Part 1 of 2. Michael faces a ballooning personal debt. Meanwhile, it's a barn burner when Jim and Pam check in to the Schrute family farm, which has been converted into a bed-and-breakfast; and Jan revamps the condo.

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Air date: Oct 18, 2007

Conclusion. Michael continues to face his financial woes.

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Air date: Oct 25, 2007

When the Scranton office is tapped to appear in a commercial, entertainer wannabe Michael sees a prime chance to display his creative talent. Meanwhile, Dwight delves into an Internet-based virtual world.

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Air date: Nov 1, 2007

Karen causes a ruckus when she courts Stanley to relocate, prompting Michael to go on the offensive and recruit Jim in his battle. Elsewhere, a Finer Things Club riles the employees.

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Season 4 of the acclaimed mockumentary opens with the discovery that Ryan Howard (B.J. Novak) has ascended the corporate ladder from fresh-faced intern to stylishly bearded corporate chieftain. The young gun promptly exercises his authority by charging Dunder Mifflin into the digital age, an affront to technologically dull Scranton branch boss Michael Scott (Steve Carell). Here are the romantic "fax" of life at the office: Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) and Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) are hot, Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) and Angela Martin (Angela Kinsey) are not, and Andy Bernard (Ed Helms) and Angela are giving it a shot. A giddy Jam (Jim/Pam) proudly bring their hushed and long-delayed romance to public light, even spending an unsettling night at the Schrute family farm. Dwight confesses to killing Angela's treasured cat Sprinkles, prompting Angela to terminate their romance, which leaves tight Dwight heartbroken and miserable. Angela, in turn, falls into the arms of newest staffer Andy, but only reluctantly. As for Michael, he huffs and puffs through a 5K fun run; hopes to attend a Web-site launch party in the Big Apple; faces a ballooning personal debt; goes on a wilderness survival retreat; butts heads with desk jockey Stanley Hudson (Leslie David Baker); and travels a bumpy-road romance with high-maintenance ex-bigwig Jan Levinson (Melora Hardin), who's mired in a messy wrongful-termination lawsuit with corporate. All this doesn't stop Michael from obsessing over a model in an office-supply catalog or clubbing for "hot hotties" with Ryan in New York. As the year winds down, slumping human-resources drone Toby Flenderson (Paul Lieberstein) decides to quit his post and move to Costa Rica. This development prompts the arrival of a new HR worker named Holly (Amy Ryan), whose sunny presence clearly begins to brighten Michael's downcast world.

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Critic Reviews for The Office Season 4

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (8)

The first few episodes of the show's fourth season have been slack and unsteady enough to make fans wonder: Are we watching the fourth good season of The Office, or the first bad one?

Feb 24, 2020 | Full Review…
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Despite its ups and downs, I look forward to watching the NBC comedy each week. When it is on its game, it's terrific.

Feb 24, 2020 | Full Review…

It might seem petty to fault a show that skewers the ridiculousness of the modern office for being too over the top, but a lot of ridiculous things happened on The Office this season that are hard to forgive

Feb 24, 2020 | Full Review…
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The American "Office" is, in its vitality, something of a miracle itself, with an ensemble cast that has, this season, reached its peak.

Feb 20, 2020 | Full Review…

Something I started marveling at last year is this show's ability to work within the original premise, in which an unseen (by us) camera crew follows the staff's every move.

Aug 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Judging by the show's solid first episode back, that enthusiasm is richly deserved.

Mar 19, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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I think the post-strike episodes of The Office have been as good as any in the show's history-dark, funny, and full of surprising, unexpected drama.

Mar 19, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Last night, that fictional crew was responsible for one of the most shocking moments in the show's history.

Mar 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Steve Carell continues to prove why he's such a star. As the center of this show, he manages to expand and deepen Michael Scott in a way that most actors would find impossible.

Feb 24, 2020 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

Though other sitcoms have suffered as a result of succumbing to the will-they-won't-they romantic tension between their two leads, they never had as good of a supporting cast as The Office.

Feb 20, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Angela got a real chance to branch out as a character here.

Aug 29, 2018 | Full Review…

As has been the case in previous seasons, the writing is top notch with Novak, Kaling, Paul Lieberstein (who also plays Toby), Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky accounting for two episodes each.

Aug 29, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Office: Season 4

  • 5d ago
    9.2/10 As relationships form and the work place begins to change, season 4 stands out as a very high point of the show. With longer more investing episodes its a great change of pace for this Widley enjoyable sitcom.
  • Aug 22, 2020
    The season was a little short, but still The Office nearly at it's best.
  • Jun 30, 2020
    This is the season that everyone was waiting for ... full of moments that finally came. Pose one of the best chapters of The office. With incredibly good relationships and we finally see Jim and Pam together. After a few seasons. And the last episodes are more than great ...
  • Jun 22, 2020
    Cleverly combines fresh comedy, strong morals, superb storylines, and interesting characters, with each in its right dose.
  • Jun 18, 2020
    It's still very good season bt has few flaws that don't really work with me and season wasn't as long as 6 of the other seasons
  • Jun 12, 2020
    The season started off pretty disappointingly, with repetitive, rigid, and stale humor and a stagnant plot. As it progressed though, things got much better. The plot started to quicken, and the formulaic episode structures were tossed aside. The end of season four saw fresh scenarios and humor, and an actually pretty suspensful plot. Episodes like Dinner Party solidified the end of this season as the peak of the series.
  • Jun 02, 2020
    GENIUS!GENIUS!GENIUS!GENIUS!GENIUS!GENIUS!GENIUS!GENIUS!
  • May 12, 2020
    Jim and Pam finally declare the love for each other as romance is in the air this season.(for me they're the best couple on tv, so much better than Ross and Rachel). Steve Carell, as always, playing the key character for maintaining the success formula..
  • May 09, 2020
    Sadly there was a writers strike, because certain episodes were top tier.
  • May 08, 2020
    Though a short season, Season 4 of The Office might be my favorite one yet.

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