The ninth season of The Office premiered from September 20, 2012 and ended on May 16, 2013. It is the final season of the American series and consisted of 22 episodes. It was the show's first season without head writer Paul Lieberstein, who was replaced by Dan Sterling. Writer Mindy Kaling also departed from the show. Ed Helms and Catherine Tate reprise their roles as Regional Manager Andy Bernard, and Special Projects Manager Nellie Bertram. Several new characters are introduced. Namely: Pete (New Jim, Plop) and Clark (New Guy, Dwight Jr.). On August 3, 2012, it was announced that David Denman who played Roy Anderson would guest star in Episode 2 of the season.
|Episode Title||Season Episode Number||Production Code||Original Airdate|
September 20, 2012
Andy returns after a "manager retreat" intended to increase his confidence as a manger. An old friend of Jim's starts a business and asks Jim to join him as partner. Two new young employees, nicknamed Plop and Dwight Junior, are hired by the Scranton branch and cause trouble for Jim and Dwight. Angela asks everyone to adopt her cat, Oscar considers seeing as he is with Angela’s husband. Kelly leaves for Ohio with Ravi and Ryan follows after her. Andy attempts revenge on Nellie.
|Roy's Wedding||2||09006||September 27, 2012|
Pam creates a chore wheel, but everyone wants it to be more fun. Jim and Pam attend Roy's (Pam's ex-fiancé) wedding. Nellie launches her charity. Dwight decides to donate his money to the Taliban. Nellie makes him live under their rules. Clark and Pete try to woo Erin by making her do a fake interview. Pam and Jim realize they know everything about each other (...or do they?).
|Andy's Ancestry||3||09002||October 4, 2012|
|Darryl has a hard time in his new role as assistant regional manager when Andy flaunts his bloodlines. Dwight teaches Erin the Dothraki language to impress her boyfriend's educated family. Nellie tries to convince Pam that Jim is having an affair, and Jim reveals his secret in the warehouse.|
|Work Bus||4||09003||October 18, 2012|
|Jim convinces Dwight that the building is unsafe; Dwight
rents a bus and sets up the office inside. Nellie asks for Andy's help in adopting a baby. Meanwhile, Jim tries to make Pam happy with some pie.
|Here Comes Treble||5||09005||October 25, 2012|
|It's Halloween in the office and Andy invites his college acappella group to perform, which leads to a confrontation with his frenemy Broccoli Rob. Meanwhile, Dwight finds evidence that a madman is loose in the office and tries to track him down, and the first meeting of Jim's new job causes a fight with Pam.|
|The Boat||6||09004||November 8, 2012|
|Andy must man up when his Dad blows all the family money. When Dwight is interviewed on local radio, Jim and The Office torture him with bizarre call-ins. Meanwhile, Kevin discovers a secret about Oscar. He struggles to keep it and Oscar's fate hangs in the balance.|
|The Whale||7||09007||November 15, 2012|
|Dwight must sell to a woman at the lucrative Scranton
White Pages, causing Pam and the ladies to teach him how to interact with female clients. Angela suspects the Senator is cheating on her; she and Oscar spy on him at his yoga class. Meanwhile, Andy skypes in from his boat, and Toby convinces several guys in the office to grow mustaches in honor of "Movember"
|The Target||8||09008||November 29, 2012|
|Angela discovers her husband's affair with Oscar and
goes to Dwight for help. Jim needs a favor from Stanley and Phyllis who milk it for all it's worth. Pam begins painting her mural in the warehouse but gets distracted by Pete who is building a tower of complaint cards.
|Dwight Christmas||9||09010||December 6, 2012|
|When the party planning committee drops the ball on the annual Christmas
party, Dwight gets everyone to celebrate with a traditional Schrute German Christmas. Darryl fears Jim has forgotten his promise to take him along to the new job in Philadelphia. Meanwhile, Pete teaches Erin about his favorite movie Die Hard.
|Lice||10||09009||January 10, 2013|
|Pam accidentally brings lice into the office and lets
Meredith take the fall, while Dwight vows to destroy the parasites. Jim has a fantastic day in Philly wooing a potential business associate. Meanwhile, Phyllis, Nellie and Kevin meddle in Darryl's love life.
|Suit Warehouse||11||09011||January 17, 2013|
|Clark returns from his sex jaunt with Jan and gifts the office with a
new espresso maker, which everyone abuses. Dwight takes him to sell a father - son suit warehouse. Meanwhile, Darryl interviews at Jim's company and Pam comes for a surprise visit.
|Customer Loyalty||12||09012||January 24, 2013|
|Dwight tries to prevent Darryl's move to Athlead. Jim is
forced to miss Cece's first recital when a big investor exits his new company, to Pam's intense disappointment. Nellie exposes Pete and Erin. And we start to see behind the scenes of the documentary.
|Junior Salesman||13||09013||January 31, 2013|
|David Wallace tasks Dwight with finding a new part-time
salesman to fill in for Jim. Dwight assembles a super-team of his cronies, starting with Mose. Pam tries to figure out who will be her new desk mate. Erin tries to find her birth parents with Pete's help.
|Vandalism||14||09014||January 31, 2013|
|When Pam asks the office to help her track down the vandal who defaced
her mural, Dwight and Nellie spring to action. Darryl has difficulty dealing with the cleanliness habits of Jim in their shared Philly apartment. Meanwhile, Angela grudgingly allows Oscar and Kevin to attend her son's first birthday party.
|Couples Discount||15||09015||February 7, 2013|
|The Office pairs off into pretend couples to take
advantage of a Valentine's Day discount at a local mini-mall. Erin assures Pete she will break up with Andy when he returns, but he has good reason to doubt her. Jim and Pam share a meal with Brian, the documentary's sound man.
|Moving On||16||09016||February 14, 2013|
|Pam interviews for a job in Philadelphia with a manager
who gives her deja-vu. Dwight brings Angela with him on a mission to clean his elderly Aunt Shirley. Andy learns that Pete and Erin are dating.
|The Farm||17||09017||March 14, 2013|
|Dwight travels home for a customary Schrute funeral. He and his siblings
receive a surprise inheritance that's not entirely welcome. Back at Dunder Mifflin, Todd Packer tries to make amends for a lifetime of bad behavior.
|Promos||18||09018||April 4, 2013|
|Everyone in the office is excited when promos start running on TV for
the documentary, but some private things are shown to the internet, including Angela cheating on the senator with Dwight. Dwight makes Angela jealous when he starts dating a brussels sprout farmer. Meanwhile Jim has a big meeting with Major League baseball player, Ryan Howard.
|Stairmageddon||19||09019||April 11, 2013|
|"Stairmaggedon" strikes the office when the elevator goes out and
everyone is forced to take the stairs. Dwight forces Stanley to do an important sales call. Pam and Jim find comfort in talking with Nellie and Toby about marital troubles. Meanwhile, Angela stands by her man.
|Paper Airplane||20||09020||April 25, 2013|
|Dwight and Angela compete in an office-wide paper airplane contest with a
cash prize. Local talent agent Carla Fern helps Andy with his first acting role in an industrial film. Jim and Pam try to use new skills they have learned in couples counseling.
|Livin' the Dream||21||09021||May 2, 2013|
|Andy attempts to get enough strength to quit his job and pursue his
dream as an actor. Dwight receives his black belt in karate from his new sensei. Jim returns to Scranton and spends time with Pam.
|A.A.R.M.||22/23||09022||May 9, 2013|
|As the office readies for the premiere of the documentary that night, Jim convinces Dwight,
who is planning to propose to Esther, that he needs an Assistant to the Assistant Regional Manager, and holds tryouts to find the best candidate. Angela brings her baby to work after her daycare turns her away. Meanwhile, Andy attends auditions for "The Next Great A Cappella Sensation."
|Finale||24/25||09023||May 16, 2013|
|One year after the airing of the documentary, the workers of Dunder
Mifflin, past and present, gather for a wedding and a final round of interviews. Mysteries are solved, hatchets are buried and pranks are prunked.
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