Friday, April 08, 2022

Jim cheated on Pam with Cathy Simms - The Office US


In season 8 of The Office, Jim Halpert spent a month in Florida helping to launch the first brick and mortar Sabre store. Being away from Pam and under the influence of Stanley proved to bring more temptation than Jim was expecting. 

Jim's new desk mate, Cathy Simms had been harboring a huge crush on him for quite awhile. They hung out together the entire time. One night Cathy came to his room in her underwear claiming that her heater was broken asked if she could join the party. 

Jim let her in and then later kicked her out by making up an excuse about bed bugs. The question is why would a happily married man let her in to begin with? Why did she feel comfortable showing up to his room wearing barely anything. 

I propose that Jim and Cathy had been having an affair while in Florida, but were smart about avoiding the cameras. Jim overcompensated wildly, trying to hide even looking in Cathy's direction let alone sit next to her. This makes no sense as they had been sitting together throughout the team meetings. Cathy also admitted to the affair on camera, while Jim gaslighted her trying to convince us that she's just crazy. 

Was Cathy actually crazy or did something actually happen that Jim is trying to hide? The original script did actually call for Jim to cheat on Pam, but John Krasinski refused to film it. He felt it went too far and betrayed fans of The Office. Now we're left to wonder and read between the lines.

Would Tim have cheated on Dawn in the The Office UK? I have a hard time imagining that. 

Let's talk about what really happened with Jim and Cathy.


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