"Its better to be hurt by someone you know on accident than by a stranger on purpose." -Dwight
Last night's episode took Michael to the Pennsylvania wilderness to prove his mettle and made a good case for Dwight's maxim. Bruised by his exclusion from a men's "Wilderness Retreat," Michael decides that real men go off to the woods alone with only a knife and a roll of duct tape--the bare essentials. (No water, no GPS, no first aid kit, and from the looks of it, no prior outdoors experience; apparently these things are not essential.) In the course of about four hours, Michael managed to cut his clothes to shreds, fashion a shelter out of his own pants and almost kill himself by eating poisonous mushrooms.
Back at the office, Tim was in charge of organizing the birthday parties. He was trying to make things better but he ended up catering to everyone's weird requests and the whole thing blew up in his face. He also has a rude awakening when Phyllis accidentally calls him "Michael."
Tim is starting to see that if he's still at Dunder-Mifflin now, he might be there forever. The episode ends with some bonding between Tim and Michael over some "that's what she said" jokes ("it's just something I do when things are hard." "that's what she said!!")
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