Much of this post-Steve Carell season of The Office has been about the team in Scranton, Pa., learning to navigate the waters of the paper industry — and day-to-day life, for that matter — without their beloved longtime boss, says writer-co-executive producer B.J. Novak, who also plays Ryan on the comedy. “I think it [has been] a special, odd year for The Office, and it is about Dunder-Mifflin finding its way after the departure of this hurricane,” he tells EW.
And as the creative team looks toward the end of this trying season, Novak warns that fans should prepare for another earth-shaker: The truth about Angela’s new baby, which she currently claims belongs to her senator husband. “Dwight will go on a quest to prove the paternity. He has a whole scheme concocted to get some DNA to test, and it is one of the best schemes I’ve ever seen him do,” says Novak. “[The answer] will either be in the last second of the finale or a cliff-hanger. We’ll take it right down to the wire.”
The odds currently stand in Dwight’s favor, of course. Not only is Angela’s baby enormous, “which is a Schrute tradition,” Novak points out, but there have “been some questions about the senator’s private inclinations.” READ FULL STORY »