Season 3: Episode 37: The Convict
THE OFFICE LEARNS THAT ONE OF THE FORMER STAMFORD BRANCH EMPLOYEES IS AN EX-CONVICT -- WRITTEN BY BRITISH SERIES CREATORS RICKY GERVAIS & STEPHEN MERCHANT -- Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) tries to be supportive after learning that one of the new employees is an ex-convict, but gets upset when the staff starts to compare the office to prison. Meanwhile, Jim (John Krasinski) "coaches" Andy (guest star Ed Helms) when he decides to make a play for Pam (Jenna Fischer). Rainn Wilson, B.J. Novak, Melora Hardin, David Denman, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nuņez, Phyllis Smith, Paul Lieberstein and Mindy Kaling also star. Rashida Jones, Wayne Wilderson, and Ursula Burton guest star.