We loved the cute intro (one of the bloggers LOVES lipdub videos) and thought what everyone did really fit their characters, especially Meredith and Dwight. The plot involved Michael hiring his nephew who everyone in the office hated. He hired “Luke” because he wanted his family to love him. This is something that happens in real life, haha. We thought it was a good idea with little payoff. We would have liked to see Luke stay and annoy The Office workers longer. We think the idea of a young, sarcastic brat of an employee deserved at least two episodes. Pam and Jim’s pranks on Dwight were amusing, but not as inspired as they were in the past. We like that the episode ended with Michael being assigned to undergo counseling with Toby. We liked Creed's Twitter speech.
The Office was in a creative slump for season six and most of season five (the episode “Stress Relief” being the exception there). This episode was about season four quality. It wasn’t the quality of The Office’s glory days (seasons two and three), but it wasn’t as bad as last season either. We hope that Michael’s departure and the storylines there will give the writers inspiration to bring some new gags into The Office…and then milk them for all they are worth.
Episode Grade- B- (and that's generous)
Watch the episode here: http://www.hulu.com/watch/178526/the-office-nepotism#s-p1-so-i0
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