"The Office" fans who tuned in into the series finale on Thursday, May 16 got an extra treat with the return of Michael Scott. Although Steve Carell and the show's executive producer Greg Daniels had insited that the actor would have not made an appearance in the farewell episode, the former boss on Dunder Mifflin's Scranton branch did show up much to the surprise of viewers as well as Dwight.
In the sweet and emotional episode, [SPOILER ALERT!] Jim pulled a prank on groom-to-be Dwight by saying that he couldn't be his best man at Dwight's wedding just a moment before he's set to walk down the aisle. Jim reasoned it's tradition that the best man should be older than the groom.
After looking disappointed at Jim's decision, Dwight turned around and saw Michael stood right there in his suit. "Michael, I can't believe you came," Dwight said, to which Michael replied, "That's what she said."
Carell wasn't the only former cast member who returned for the swan song since Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak also made appearance. Their characters, Kelly Kapoor and Ryan Howard, ended up together.
Jim himself had a happy ending. He managed to save his marriage with Pam and the couple moved to Austin. Pam, in return, decided to sell their house so Jim could fulfill his dreams. "Everything I have I owe to this job," Jim said in his final interview. "This stupid, wonderful, boring, amazing job."
Also in the one-hour episode, Erin met her birth parents, portrayed by Joan Cusack and Ed Begley Jr., Andy had vanished after being humiliated at a reality-TV audition, Darryl worked for the company Jim helped found, and Stanley retired to Florida. The Dunder Mifflin workers additionally gathered for panel discussion about the fake documentary film shot for nine-long years.