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Posted: 11:34 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013

On 'The Office' finale, Jim and Pam choose between Scranton and ... Austin 

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‘The Office’ shuts its doors this week
Jenna Fischer, left, and John Krasinski portray Pam and Jim one last time in the series finale of “The Office,” Thursday on NBC.

By Gary Dinges

Austin … or Scranton?

It's a no-brainer, right?

Certainly seems that way. On Thursday night's series finale of "The Office," Jim and Pam have a choice to make and, yeah, it's a pretty easy one.

With little hesitation, they opt to relocate to picture-perfect Austin, where Jim will work with Athlead, a sports marketing agency.

Darryl, their former co-worker, is already working for Athlead and living in our fair city -- and he has plenty of great things to say.

"The city is amazing," he says during the start of the 75-minute episode. "It's hot, the music is awesome … and the tacos are for real."

After wading through an insane amount of commercials we learn that Jim and Pam have decided they, too, are bound for Texas.

They try -- unsuccessfully -- to convince Dwight to come visit them in oh-so-fabulous Austin.

"For what?" nerdy Dwight asks. "The art? The music? The incredible nightlife? No, thank you."

Someone who doesn't love Austin? Guess there really is a first for everything …

Gary Dinges

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