All right. This weekend's final encore showing of The Office Special is in progress, so anyone who would care about the spoilers ought to have watched it already or is watching it now. I saw the special last night, after much worry about whether the show would succumb to the thing that I fear and loathe, The Dishonest Happy Ending. My husband only stayed up long enough to catch the hilarious music video of David Brent's cover of Simply Red's cover of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes' "If You Don't Know Me By Now". When I tried to describe the denouement of the Tim-and-Dawn storyline to him this morning, I couldn't do it without it coming out totally hokey. But it wasn't hokey; it was brilliant. I won't try to describe it here either, except to say that I loved that there were no swelling anthems of Love Lifting Them Up Where They Belonged or They Had The Time of Their Lives and They Never Felt This Way Before. Instead, the scene is set in the office after hours, temporarily converted to a dismal venue for the office Christmas party, and as Dawn comes back to Tim, after he's thought he'd seen the last of her, the song that's playing at the party is the all-alone, 2 a.m., cry-in-your-beer song, "Only You", sung by Alison Moyet from her days with Yaz. I did not expect that I would be happy at this happy ending, and I am so happy that I was so wrong.