Sorry for the delay, but here's the review for "Secretary's Day."
Credit to Cindy White, IGN The Office: "Secretary's Day" Review We find out more about Erin than we ever wanted to know. by Cindy White April 23, 2010 - Two relatively new and minor characters got the spotlight in this week's episode, the first new one after three weeks of reruns. The holiday episodes of The Office are often some of the best, and they've already tackled Valentine's Day, Halloween, Christmas and St. Patrick's Day. So what's left? Secretary's Day, of course. And that means we get to find out a little more about Erin. In a nutshell (pun intended), she's even freakier than we thought.
The show kicked off with another great cold open, as the gang gathered to watch Oscar's mashup of Kevin and Cookie Monster. But rather than letting the funny stand on its own, the bit was carried into the episode as the B story, and felt a little more tired every time they came back to it. It did give a chance to spotlight another minor character, however, as Sabre's man in the office, Gabe (Zach Woods), attempted to exert some authority over the staff by forbidding the continuation of the joke. But Gabe's struggle for respect seemed a little too reminiscent of Jim's recent stint as co-manager earlier this season. It's not unheard of for the writers to repeat themselves, but within the same season seems a bit lazy.
Speaking of Jim, he's comfortably returned to the role of office clown, alongside his partner in crime, freshly back from maternity leave. Pam's return made for one of the most awkward, and therefore hilarious, moments in the episode, when she finds Meredith in the bathroom with her breast pump (she just likes "the way it feels"). The couple didn't really have a full storyline this week, but the few interactions they did have proved that as much as the writers would love for Erin and Andy to fill the role of lead romantic couple, they just don't have that same magic spark.