first of all, does everyone think that it's going to end with season seven? or do we realistically see future seasons without michael scott? i personally don't think they will continue without steve carell, or i sincerely hope they won't. i've seen too many decent tv shows go down the drain due to extending it past it's natural end. are there any scrubs fans out there? the show became awful after the focus of the show shifted from zach braff to the new girl intern (sorry i don't know her name. i couldn't make myself watch more than an episode or so). Moving on.
Assuming that season seven will be the end of the office, I was trying to figure out how they would end a show as good as this one, and do it justice. it's a documentary, right? and the characters are aware of the documentary. so, in theory, they would be aware of the end of their "show." I think it might end with the characters gathering to watch the documentary together, beginning of course with the pilot. pehaps they will show only the beginning of the pilot, perhaps the whole pilot, just going back and forth between showing the screen, and showing the characters' reactions to watching themselves, or perhaps it will show them watching the most momentous parts of the series and their reactions (ie the end of casino night, cocktails, beach games, the job, fun run, company picnic, niagara falls, etc). the latter would give the audience the nostalgia of a flashback episode, without wasting an entire episode on flashbacks, and provide a way to bring all of the characters together in the viewing of all of their time together. Of course, this is all speculation. What do you guys think?