"The Chump" is the twenty-fifth episode of the sixth season and the 125th episode of The Office overall. It was written by Aaron Shure, who also wrote "The Meeting," "Two Weeks" and "Baby Shower" and directed by Randall Einhorn, who directed "St. Patrick's Day" and "Secret Santa" and will air on May 13th, 2010. It will be the second to last episode of the sixth season.
The entire office is bracing for the emotional outbreak of Michael after that his girlfriend Donna infidelity, but surprisingly, Michael still acts normally. The office soon realizes that Michael is secretly still seeing Donna. Michael defends himself by accusing Stanley and Phyllis for their own affairs although Phyllis never actually cheated. Andy, having been in the situation of the mystery husband, decides to step up and make Michael confront his girlfriend's husband. They both go visit him while he's coaching a high school baseball team, and Andy managed to get the two of them to talk. However, this does little to sway Michael from breaking things off.
Meanwhile, Dwight and Angela are working out the fallout of the baby contract they signed a few months. Instead of going to court, they have asked a mediator to sort out their issues. After pushing through the contract line for line, the mediator states that one cannot force two people to have sexual relations and produce a baby. Instead, Angela could sue Dwight for damages up to thirty thousand dollars for breach of contract. Knowing that Dwight would never want to pay her damages, she offers him a 'settlement'; five separate sessions of intercourse instead. He accepts, gloating that "thirty thousand for sex isn't bad at all". Later, Dwight is seen carrying out various methods to try to sterilize himself before the first 'session'.
Pam and Jim are both exhausted from the long nights with their new baby, and their work is being adversely affected. Gabe catches them both sleeping at their desks and talks to them privately about it. He also tries to ask them what they would do about the rumors of printers catching fire, but they both nearly fall asleep listening to him. Darryl catches them debating on how to get enough energy to make it through the day, and informs them of a secret sleeping place in the warehouse that they can use to catch up on their sleep. Unfortunately for them, this secret location is within earshot of Dwight and Angela's "warehouse meeting" place.
After returning from the baseball game, Michael shows no sincere change in attitude towards cheating with Donna, despite talking with her husband. The rest of the office turns cold towards him. No one, not even Meredith or Creed, agrees with what Michael is doing. When he tries to defend his position in front of everyone, they snap back. He leaves to secretly meet Donna at a motel for sex, but on the way there he has a change of heart and breaks up with her via text message instead. He consoles himself, alone, with his favorite ice cream after returning heartbroken.
At the end of the episode, Michael is ambushed by the media. He believes that they are confronting him on the fact that he was cheating with Donna. However, they are really questioning him about how Sabre printers can catch on fire.
- Dwight demands that Mr. Barr, the mediator, prove that he is not related to Angela. He explains that he was chosen out of the Yellow Pages at random. Dwight is unsatisfied because Angela chose which Yellow Pages. Mr. Barr asks about a clause which says that the child shall be taught the skills of "the raper." Dwight explains that it should read "the rapier" and attempts to have the contracted voided as a result of the typographical error. Angela counters that she agreed to the terms out of reluctance and that "guns are better." In a joint talking head interview, Dwight and Angela disagree over whether their agreement is a contract.
Connections to previous episodes
- Toby's desire to have the office tested for radon dates back to Goodbye Toby and was reiterated in The Surplus.
- Creed mentions my favorite James MacAvoy movie, referring to Wanted, an Academy-Award-nominated movie about an office worker who becomes an assassin.
- In the movie Obsessed, Ali Larter plays the woman who attempts to seduce the husband of the character played by Beyoncé Knowles. The husband is played by Idris Elba, who played Charles Miner on The Office.
- Steve Carell as Michael Scott
- Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute
- John Krasinski as Jim Halpert
- Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly
- B.J. Novak as Ryan Howard
- Ed Helms as Andy Bernard
- Angela Kinsey as Angela Martin
- Kate Flannery as Meredith Palmer
- Leslie David Baker as Stanley Hudson
- Brian Baumgartner as Kevin Malone
- Oscar Nunez as Oscar Martinez
- Mindy Kaling as Kelly Kapoor
- Phyllis Smith as Phyllis Lapin
- Creed Bratton (actor) as Creed Bratton
- Paul Lieberstein as Toby Flenderson
- Craig Robinson as Darryl Philbin
- Ellie Kemper as Erin Hannon
|Subtle Sexuality||The Office: Season 6||"The Mentor"|
|#01||Gossip||#07||The Lover||#13||Secret Santa||#19||St. Patrick's Day||#25||The Chump|
|#02||The Meeting||#08||Koi Pond||#14||The Banker||#20||New Leads||#26||Whistleblower|
|#03||The Promotion||#09||Double Date||#15||Sabre||#21||Happy Hour|
|#04||Niagara, Part 1||#10||Murder||#16||Manager and Salesman||#22||Secretary's Day|
|#05||Niagara, Part 2||#11||Shareholder Meeting||#17||The Delivery, Part 1||#23||Body Language|
|#06||Mafia||#12||Scott's Tots||#18||The Delivery, Part 2||#24||The Cover-Up|