The Internet got pretty excited yesterday when reports surfaced Steve Carell would reprise his role as horrible boss Michael Scott on The Office’s series finale. Many fans are certainly thrilled – the show was obviously at its best in the early seasons when Jim and Pam were getting their flirt on and Carell’s Scott was making you grateful your boss wasn’t that bad. (Can we all just take a moment and remember when he forced Oscar to come out of the closet?) So it was no surprise that as The Office finally closes up shop after nine seasons, fans have been clamoring for a return of the World’s Best Boss. But is a Scott appearance a good way for the show to end?
Finale fans are divided into two camps: Those who think finales are about making people happy – a reward for those who’ve enjoyed the high and low points of a show who want something to smile about, no matter how improbable; others strictly want story and don’t want to see a bunch of shoehorned-in A-list return guest stars mugging to the cameras. Television’s history has shown fans example after example of times when former stars swing by for a return appearance…with mixed results. READ FULL STORY