Season 2 of The Office began airing on September 20, 2005 on NBC. It is based on the BBC series created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, and developed for American television by Greg Daniels. It ended on May 11, 2006, and consisted of 22 episodes.

The Season 2 DVD was released in North America on September 12, 2006.

Season Overview

Season 2 marks the beginning of a substantial break in style from the original BBC series, developing new storylines and a more American sense of humor. Relationships become a focus in Season 2; the most significant is between Jim and Pam, but relationships between Michael and Jan, Ryan and Kelly, and also Dwight and Angela begin to develop. Rumors of downsizing continue to haunt the Scranton branch, resulting in the firing of one employee. As the season progresses, the tension in Jim and Pam's relationship continues to build, leading to a shocking finale.


Picture Episode Title Season Episode Number Production Code Original Airdate
Thedundies.jpg The Dundies 1 02004 September 20, 2005
The embarrassing, annual Dundie Awards take place at a Chili's restaurant.
Sexualharassment.jpg Sexual Harassment 2 02002 September 27, 2005
The arrival of Michael's best friend, Todd Packer, results in even more inappropriate jokes than usual.
Officeolympics.jpg Office Olympics 3 02003 October 4, 2005
When Michael is out purchasing real estate, Jim sets up the office Olympics.
Thefire.jpg The Fire 4 02001 October 11, 2005
When a fire forces everyone to remain outside for much of the day, Jim tries to entertain his co-workers with some fun games. Meanwhile, Michael spends most of his time trying to impress Ryan, which upsets Dwight.
Halloween.jpg Halloween 5 02006 October 18, 2005
Everybody is dressed up for Halloween, but unfortunately Michael has to fire somebody.
TheFight.jpg The Fight 6 02007 November 1, 2005
Dwight's constant bragging about his martial arts abilities leads to a lunch-time match between Michael and Dwight at Dwight's dojo.
Theclient.jpg The Client 7 02005 November 8, 2005
While Michael and Jan are closing a deal with a client, Jim and Pam lead the office in a reading of Michael's screenplay.
Performancereview.jpg Performance Review 8 02009 November 15, 2005
Michael meets with each of the employees to discuss their work performance, but tends to spend more time thinking about and talking about his kiss with Jan. Jim and Pam work on convincing Dwight that it is Friday rather than Thursday.
Emailsurveillance.jpg Email Surveillance 9 02008 November 22, 2005
Pam suspects Dwight and Angela are dating. Michael crashes Jim's karaoke party.
Christmasparty.jpg Christmas Party 10 02010 December 6, 2005
Michael overspends on his gift for "Secret Santa" and is disappointed by the gift he receives. As a result, he forces everyone into an impromptu game of "Yankee Swap."
Boozecruise.jpg Booze Cruise 11 02011 January 5, 2006
The Dunder-Mifflin crew goes on a "motivational" cruise to Lake Wallenpaupack. A drunken Roy is inspired to announce a date for his wedding with Pam. Jim is crushed and confesses to Michael his feelings for Pam.
Theinjury.jpg The Injury 12 02013 January 12, 2006
When Dwight hears about Michael's George Foreman Grill-related foot injury, he rushes to the rescue, but crashes his car and suffers a concussion. Michael is upset by his staff's lack of compassion toward his own "disability."
Thesecret.jpg The Secret 13 02014 January 19, 2006
Michael has trouble keeping Jim's secret about his feelings for Pam. When the cat gets out of the bag, Jim has to make excuses. Meanwhile, Dwight investigates Oscar's absence from work.
Thecarpet.jpg The Carpet 14 02012 January 26, 2006
When feces is discovered on the floor of Michael's office, he takes over Jim's desk, moving Jim to the other side of the office, and therefore, distant from Pam.
Boysandgirls.jpg Boys and Girls 15 02015 February 2, 2006
To counter the corporate-appointed "women in the workplace" seminar being conducted by Jan, Michael assembles all the men in the warehouse for a "men in the workplace" seminar.
Valentinesday.jpg Valentine's Day 16 02017 February 9, 2006
Michael is in a corporate meeting in New York with Jan. Pam is irritated that Roy didn't buy her anything special for Valentine's Day. Dwight and Angela exchange V-Day gifts.
Dwightsspeech.jpg Dwight's Speech 17 02016 March 2, 2006
Dwight is being awarded Dunder Mifflin Salesman of the Year and is coaxed by Jim into basing it on a speech by Mussolini. Jim contemplates going on a vacation.
Takeyourdaughter.jpg Take Your Daughter to Work Day 18 02018 March 16, 2006
When the employees bring their children to work, Michael shows he can be good-natured, but also reveals failed childhood dreams.
Michaelsbirthday.jpg Michael's Birthday 19 02019 March 30, 2006
Michael is aggravated that his birthday isn't getting more attention than Kevin's skin cancer test.
Drugtesting.jpg Drug Testing 20 02022 April 27, 2006
Dwight starts an investigation when he discovers half of a joint in the parking lot. Following a jinx, Jim is unable to speak until he buys Pam a Coke, but the machine is sold out.
Conflictresolution.jpg Conflict Resolution 21 02020 May 4, 2006
Michael takes over the conflict resolution responsibilities from Toby and ends up announcing all of the complaints aloud to the office, which only stirs things up more. Jim contemplates transferring to another branch.
Casinonight.jpg Casino Night 22 02021 May 11, 2006
Michael converts the warehouse into a casino for a charity casino night, but ends up with two dates - Jan and his realtor, Carol. Jim has something to tell Pam.
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