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How will The Office end? Don't bother asking Ellie Kemper, who plays the spunky secretary Erin. "I don't want to give away even ... anything," she chirps during this sneak peek of the emotional goodbye. "I am very happy with what happens with, I think, every single character."
But here's what we do know: On Thursday, the NBC series will offer its two-hour farewell in the form of a retrospective at 8 p.m. ET, and a 75-minute series finale at 9 p.m. ET. And, of course, we know a little bit about the final episode's storyline, based on the trailer. According to the voiceover: "It's six months down the road, and everybody's back to celebrate Dwight and Angela's wedding."
Oh, and we know one more thing, too -- we sure are going to miss Dunder Mifflin. The employees hated it, but in many ways, it was a great place to work. Here's why:
First off, there was all the "love triangle drama."
And we loved the policy on PDA. Watch here for a reminder:
Then there were the silly Internet trends the employees could never resist. Like planking. And, of course, that famous YouTube wedding dance. Nope, they just couldn't resist spicing up Jim and Pam's wedding.
And there were lots and lots of pranks on Dwight. Here's a fun example…
And there was the rumor mill.
But most of all, there was the office romance.
The last thing we know for sure about The Office finale? We're going to need some tissues. "Our very final scene was the whole cast," Angela Kinsey (Angela) told The Hollywood Reporter. "We were in the bullpen of the office. ... It was Saturday night at nine o’clock at night. We knew all day this scene was coming and now we were finally in it. … We were emotional going into it and we all had to focus to get through the scene. Then our crew began to gather around the stage. And you could just feel that energy in the air. They yelled, "cut, cut," and [producer] Greg Daniels said, 'That’s a series wrap on the cast of The Office.”
So long, TV friends.