Season 2 Edit
Carole is the real estate agent who sells Michael his condo in Office Olympics. When Dwight accompanies Michael to the closing, she at first suspects that the two might be a homosexual couple.
In Michael's Birthday, Carole happens to be at the ice rink at which Michael holds his birthday party. Michael entertains her two children from a previous marriage, and she seems impressed with how well Michael interacts with them.
When Carole has some final papers related to the condo for Michael to sign, he invites her to Casino Night as their first date. Michael inadvertently also invites Jan Levinson to the event, and the two women have an awkward conversation.
Season 3 Edit
In a talking head interview in the episode Diwali, Michael relates that he tried to take Carole on a spooky hay ride for $70 per person, but she is allergic to hay and prefers not to take unnecessary medicine. Michael's offer to loan her the $70 does not convince her to change her mind.
Michael invites Carole to a Diwali festival, where she dresses as a cheerleader after being incorrectly informed by Michael that the holiday is an Indian version of Halloween. During the event, Michael takes the microphone and publicly proposes marriage. She declines, explaining privately that the Diwali party is only their ninth date, and leaves Michael to find his way home on his own.
In A Benihana Christmas, Carole stops by the office to confront Michael for sending out Christmas cards containing a picture of Carole, her ex-husband, and her two children on a skiing vacation, but with Michael's head pasted over the head of her ex-husband, and she breaks up with him. Michael's offer to take her on a vacation to Jamaica does not sway her.
During lunch at Benihana, Michael calls Carole to ask her what he did wrong. We don't hear her reply, but it is quite extensive.
The heartache of the breakup sends Michael into the arms of Jan Levenson.
In Sex Ed, Michael goes to a house that she is showing to a client to say that he had herpes and that he might have caught it from her back when they were together. Carole says that Michael makes a bigger deal out of things like a relationship than needed and that it was right to break up.
In Finale, Carole has been hired by Pam to sell the Halpert home without Jim's knowledge. She is discovered wrapping up a showing as the Halperts return home, exposing Pam's secret. The visitors choose to buy the house, allowing the Halperts to move to Austin.
- Actress Nancy Walls is married to Steve Carell, who plays Michael Scott.
- Name is spelled as Carole on subtitles for The Office DVDs.
- In the episode Threat Level Midnight, Scarn Manor is depicted as an image from Carole's Realtor website. Her name is spelled "Carole Stills" in the on-screen graphic.
- In Diwali, after Michael proposes, Carol says that it's only our "ninth date". But in Sex Ed, she says that Michael proposed to her on their "fourth date".