"Christmas Special" (2003)
This was the two-part series finale, too, and it was pitch perfect. The American "Office" has taken the Jim-Pam relationship across years; this limited series played the Tim-Dawn connection more concisely, and it is resolved once and for all in this special. David Brent, too, finds some romantic closure. The pathos is as thick as ever, as the special picks up at a reunion three years after the documentary aired and Brent was laid off; but in its own cringe-y way, a modicum of joy ensues.
Pictured: Ricky Gervais.