Jim & Pam Were Really Supposed to Break Up on ‘The Office’ & I’m Not Ready to Imagine That

Jenzia Burgos

Good thing John Krasinski was able to reel this in. Without his intervention, we could’ve seen The Office’s Jim and Pam breakup in Season 9. What kind of cruel, cruel world would it be if this really happened? And who on Earth thought a breakup between television’s most wholesome couple was a good idea?

Well, we can blame Greg Daniels, the series creator, who apparently wanted Jim and Pam’s love story to end with a cheating scandal. According to author Andy Green’s book, The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s, a writer revealed Daniels’ plan to have Pam “hooking up a little bit,” with boom mic operator, Brian.

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