I love The Office. On any given night, you can catch me watching either it, Buffy The Vampire Slayeror Friends to fall asleep. What can I say? I live in the past. I jumped on the train way late and actually caught the show on Netflix after weirdly and for honestly no good reason refusing to watch it during its original run. So I watch. Everyone and their mother is obsessed with Jim and Pam.
They are goals and hope that your long-suffering crush on a friend might turn into a fruitful marriage one day. Jim pines for Pam. Pam clearly has some sort of affection for Jim. Season 2 is peak Jim and Pam. They are at their best when innocently flirting. We come back in season 3 to see Pam reject Jim. Which is the realistic move. Pam is not going to be spontaneous.
Real life Pam probably marries Roy. She sticks with what she knows. Jim leaves. Jim comes back. The shoe is on the other foot as Pam then pines for Jim. Also, can we take a second to acknowledge Karen was so, so hot?
Did we appreciate Rashida Jones enough? It works. Either way. Because they are the couple everyone thinks they could one day be. Because you want to believe you fall in love with the receptionist and things work out.Recommend this entry Has been recommended Send news.
Log in No account? Create an account. Remember me. Facebook VKontakte Google. Kat takethewords wrote in scribbledstoria- 04 - 09 Kat takethewords scribbledstoria - 04 - 09 Previous Share Flag Next. I think it's a bit jumbled at the end, but oh, well. It's just smut. Pam is babbling on as they stand inside the stairwell of Dunder Mifflin. Karen is watching her lips move but she's not really listening to what's coming out of them.
She thinks it has something to do with Jim and hoping things aren't awkward between them now, but she stopped listening after the first few minutes. Her head nods every couple sentences as she watches Pam fidget with her shirt buttons and shuffle her feet. She thinks that no matter what Pam does she looks nervous about it. Even when she's choosing a soda from the machine in the break room. Like every decision is a life changing one that will affect her for the rest of her life.
It's sort of annoying, really. Her gaze travels up Pam's body, admiring the curves that are kept well hidden underneath a gray shapeless skirt and bland button down shirt. Karen eventually stops at Pam's lips again, and notices how thin they look. She really doesn't get what Jim saw in this woman. Then there's only silence in the stairwell because Karen has Pam pressed up against the wall and her lips are covering hers.
Pam is stiff and motionless as Karen tries to kiss her deeper, and as she feels a soft, cool hand running down her thigh. She opens her mouth to say something when Karen pulls back for a second, only to be silenced once more, this time by Karen's tongue sliding into her mouth.
It's rough and forceful as it slides against her own. She feels compelled to kiss Karen back, feeling like the woman might beat up her if she doesn't. Karen's hands are on her back and she feels her shirt riding up, out of her skirt. She gasps when she Karen's hands slide around to her stomach. Her heart beats faster and she feels herself grow wet when Karen goes up into her shirt and roughly strokes her through her bra.
Pam can't help herself as she moans and arches into Karen's touch. She runs a hand through her silky hair and pulls her face closer to hers to deepen their kiss. At that moment the stairwell door opens and they snap away from each other quickly.She is played by Rashida Jones. Karen is introduced in the third season as a sales representative at the Stamford branch of Dunder Mifflin after Jim Halpert is transferred there.
Along with Jim and other Stamford employees, she moves to Scranton following the merger of the two branches. Like Jan LevinsonKaren is portrayed as an ambitious career woman — having gunned for a corporate vice president position, but is considerably more personable than Jan. Like Pam BeeslyKaren is objectified by several male employees at the Scranton branch.
Karen's ethnicity is deliberately made ambiguous and turned into a sort of running joke. The Italian ancestry implied by her last name is confirmed in "The Merger. Karen is first introduced as a co-worker of Jim's when he arrives at the Stamford branch. She initially thinks that he doesn't fit there and dislikes the way he looks at the camera, but eventually grows to develop a crush on him. Throughout the rest of the season, Karen and Jim continue a steady relationship.
Following job interviews in New York, Jim leaves Karen there and returns to Scranton, where he asks Pam out on a date. In a promo clip for season four, Karen states that "Jim dumped my ass and left me crying by a fountain in New York!
After returning from New York, Karen explains to Jim that she has worked too hard for her career and does not intend on leaving. However, the next day, her desk at the office is empty and she is nowhere to be seen. He claims he turned her down out of respect for his relationship with Kelly. She later becomes the regional manager of the Utica branch, and develops a rivalry with both Michael Scott and Dwight Schruteas she wants to out-do them.
In season five, it is revealed that Karen in pregnant, which shocks both Jim and Pam. Michael asks if Jim is the father, but she tells them she is married to a man named Dan. She also learns Jim and Pam are engaged, and seems to be genuinely happy for them.
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Start a Wiki. Contents [ show ]. Categories :. Jim Halpert Pam Beesly. Joins and becomes regional manager of the Utica branch of Dunder Mifflin.Over nine seasons, The Office gave us quirky character after quirky character.
A number of these characters became couples with co-workers, doubling up on the weirdness. However, Jim and Pam seem to be one of the more inconsistent relationships in The Office. This falls on the writers, and you can see changes in Jim and Pam after they finally got together. The examples given are all from events that take place with the show.
No footage from behind-the-scenes or webisodes are used. That way, if you want to check out the examples in question, you can go to the normal episodes on DVD or on a streaming service like Netflix.
Sometimes they lie as a couple, and sometimes together. Pam manipulates the office and lies to her co-workers to obtain the office administrator position.
Jim straight-up lies and makes up a story about his jury duty time: he was sent home early, but he took the rest of the week off to help at home. He and Pam find ways to lie to Dwight all in the name of pranks. Basically, they get away with a lot.
Roy comes, but only because he thought it would score him points as a boyfriend. One person absent was Jim. When Pam was about ready to go on maternity leave with her second child, she trained a new replacement, Cathy. Cathy was cute, fun, and had a good sense of humor.
Pam wanted to prove that Jim found Cathy attractive, even though Jim vehemently denied it. She went to extremes, getting Dwight involved with his strange methods to prove it.
Why didn't she take her husband's word for it? Jim had a dream in season 9 of starting a company based on an idea he and a roommate conceived in college. When his friend was actually going to do it, Jim got on board, excited to be a part of it.
Now Jim had a reason to work hard at a job. One of the main reasons he wanted to do it was to provide a better quality of life for his family.
Jim was confident he could be very successful at it. Yes, Jim was aloof about Athlead, but Pam was stubborn about his time away. Pam does change her tune, but probably because the guild was eating at her. And she probably remembered how Jim supported her art dream. For the most part, the writers have kept the characters consistent through the series.
Attitudes, reactions, and behaviors remained steady.James Duncan Halpert born October 1, is a fictional character in the U. The character is based on Tim Canterbury from the original version of The Office. The character is also named after a childhood friend of executive producer Greg Daniels. He is introduced as a sales representative at the Scranton branch of paper distribution company Dunder Mifflinbefore temporarily transferring to the Stamford branch in the third season.
Upon the merger of Scranton and Stamford branches, he becomes Assistant Regional Manager, and later co-manager alongside Michael Scott during the sixth-season episode arc from " The Promotion " to " The Manager and the Salesman ". His character serves as the intelligent, mild-mannered straight man role to Michael, although it is also defined by a rivalrous pranking on fellow salesman Dwight Schrute and a romantic interest in receptionist Pam Beeslywhom he begins dating in the fourth season, marries in the sixth, and has children with in the sixth and eighth.
Jim's coworker, Andy Bernardoften calls him by the nickname "Big Tuna". They both share Jim's general love of pranks but have come across as unpleasant and they somewhat bully their little brother. Jim's parents presumably live in Scranton, as well as his sister Larissa and best friend Alan Murphy, who are listed as his emergency contacts at Dunder Mifflin. While Pete and Tom have been seen on the show a few times, Larissa has not.
In several episodes, it is stated that Jim is a fan of the Philadelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia Eaglesand the Philadelphia 76ers. Jim appears to be a fan of hip-hopspecifically Eminemas Pam mentions him listening to the 8 Mile soundtrack on his iPod in " The Delivery. He and Pam share a Subaru Outback. Jim Halpert is first introduced in the " Pilot. If I advance any higher, this would be my career. And if this were my career, I'd have to throw myself in front of a train.
However, he succeeds professionally and is consistently one of the best salesmen. This is presumably because, as Pam mentioned later, "everybody likes Jim. A major part of Jim Halpert's character is his relationship with Pam Beeslywhich is often the subject of office speculation.
This is made worse by the fact that Pam was engaged to Roy Andersona Dunder Mifflin warehouse worker. Throughout the first two seasons, incidents such as Pam falling asleep on Jim's shoulder in " Diversity Day " and drunkenly kissing him in " The Dundies " show a possibility of the feelings being mutual; however, Pam never acts on them and she remains engaged to Roy. On one occasion, in " The Fight ," his flirting with her goes a little too far, when Meredith looks over to see him play-fighting with her, causing her to shut him down immediately, startling him with her abruptness, though she eventually forgives him.
He becomes so upset when he hears Pam discuss wedding details that he calls a travel agency and schedules a trip to Australiadeliberately making himself unable to attend the wedding.Jim meets Dunder Mifflin salesperson Karen when he transfers to the Stamford branch. Karen later develops a crush on Jim. The two begin a formal relationship after Stamford and Scranton merge, highlighted by their shared sense of ambition, playfulness, and penchant for pranks.
However, Jim's feelings for Pam, as well as Pam's now confident pursuit of Jim, make it difficult for the romance to progress. In "The Job"Jim and Karen have decided to interview for a corporate position in New York, with both of them agreeing there is "no future [in Scranton]" as there is "one person too many," presumably Pam.
When Jim, Karen, and Michael all interview for the corporate position, Jim finds a sweet note from Pam in his briefcase during his interview. After the interview, he drives straight back to Scranton to pursue Pam, leaving Karen alone without a ride.
Jim asks Pam to dinner, and they begin a relationship that ultimately leads them to the altar. The last known time that Jim and Karen see each other is in the episode Branch Wars. As Stanley considered moving to the Utica branch to get paid more, Jim, Dwight, and Michael drive to the branch. Before they leave, Karen pulls Jim aside to talk to him. The conversation is awkward, and Jim admits that he didn't really want to see Karen. He also admits that he is dating Pam, which leaves Karen understandably upset, and Jim scurries off.
When Karen appears later in the Season 5 episode "Lecture Circuit," she tells Pam that she is 8 months pregnant and happily married to a dermatologist named Dan. Pam and Karen leave on good terms, assuming that Jim and Karen's relationship was a thing of the past, and they are both civil with one another.
Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Do you like this video? Jim and Karen are a couple in season three.
While there was genuine care and affection between them, it was often underscored by Jim still having feelings for Pam, even though Jim denies it.
Status: Broken up. Categories :. Cancel Save.On the surface, the U. The main plot orbited around the hilarious, ill-advised, and ridiculous actions of Michael Scott Steve Carell — the "world's best boss" who was actually a sensitive, awkward man-child. The rest of the office just had to deal with him, and that pulled them closer together, particularly paper salesman Jim Halpert John Krasinski and receptionist-turned-paper saleswoman Pam Beesly Jenna Fischer.
The Office is a mockumentary about the relatable awfulness of work, but it also became the love story of Jim and Pam, who evolve on the show from friends to lovers to a married couple with two kids. But upon a closer inspection of the series, their romance isn't a perfect little fairy tale. There was trouble in paradise, or rather in an office park in the Northeast. Let's examine the most messed up parts of Jim and Pam's relationship on The Office. Romantic relationships can start in a lot of different ways.
Sometimes two people meet and experience immediate, intense chemistry or "love at first sight. No matter the circumstances, every relationship has some kind of starting point, or foundation, and it probably bodes well if it's something healthy and sweet.Jim and Pam: The Love Saga Continues - The Office US
That's not really the case for Jim and Pam from The Office. It's true that they started off as friends before things developed into something more, but the basis of that friendship was arguably toxic.
These two got through endlessly boring, soul-killing, tedious days at Dunder Mifflin by executing numerous mean pranks against their coworker, Dwight Schrute Rainn Willson. While the stunts were usually Jim's idea, he could always count on Pam to help him execute them. Spending all that time avoiding work to be mean to Dwight is what bonded them together, and they continued to bust Dwight's chops even after they were married with children.
Pervasive nastiness just can't be good for a couple's dynamic. In movies and on TVa man's relentless pursuit of the initially disinterested woman he loves is considered bold and romantic. In reality, if a man did what Jim does to Pam in the early season of The Officehe could get fired or arrested.
At the beginning of the series, Jim is in love with Pam, but Pam who considers Jim one of her closest friends is engaged to a guy named Roy. Jim does not accept that Pam is taken and that he should just back off. His actions come to a head during the "Casino Night" episodewhen Jim tries to claw his way out of the friend zone by getting Pam alone to tell her he wants to be her boyfriend, not just a boy friend.
Shocked by his confession, Pam gently turns him down, telling him he "misinterpreted" her friendly gestures and explaining that she wishes to remain engaged to Roy. Pam immediately calls her mother to talk about what transpired, hinting that she may have similar romantic feelings, but it's what she said to Jim that matters — and what she said was "no.
After that call, Jim ignores Pam's refusal of his verbal advances, comes looking for her, and wordlessly plants a kiss on her. This "romantic" moment wouldn't be so romantic in the real world, where it would be considered sexual assault by a coworker. It all backfires when that office closes, and the Scranton branch absorbs the survivors. By that point, Jim is dating Karen Rashida Jones and tells Pam he's cool with the two of them being "just friends," but he's clearly not fine with that.
He's a little distant to Pam and tries to enlist Karen in the kind of pranks on Dwight that he used to pull with Pam. In the episode "Business School, " a bat gets trapped in the office and Jim convinces Dwight that he was bitten by the bat and is slowly transforming into a vampire.
This also happens to be the day of budding artist Pam's first art show. Jim, supposedly her close friend, is a noticeable no-show at Pam's exhibit because he's apparently too beat from pretending to be a vampire to show up to support her.
You know who does show up? Bottom line: It's shady that Jim appears to have zero interest in Pam's happiness unless she demonstrates romantic feelings for him. A wonderful aspect of a long-term relationship is having a partner to help you navigate life, share in the happy moments, and offer support during the difficult ones.
Jim has a tendency to focus on his own needs, ignoring Pam's in the process. At the dinner party in the famous "Dinner Party" episodeJim, unbearably uncomfortable after Jan Melora Hardin erotically dances to a song her former assistant wrote and recorded about losing his virginity to Jan, tries to make a run for it. He pretends to have received a message from his landlord with the news that his apartment flooded and claims he and Pam need to bolt.
Michael points out that both of them don't need to leave, to which Jim responds, "That's true. Dinner sounded delicious. Pam, see you at home.