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The Worst Thing Michael Ever Did To Jim On The Office

"The Office" is known as a heartwarmingly hilarious sitcom, but Dunder Mifflin has seen its share of drama beneath all the tender moments. Some die-hard fans may forget the few times characters were betrayed on the show. A couple of notable backstabbings include Angela (Angela Kinsey) cheating on Andy (Ed Helms) with Dwight (Rainn Wilson), or the time Jim (John Krasinski) let Michael fall into the koi pond. Once you start to think about the double-crossings throughout all nine seasons, you may wonder if any of them are related.

Well, maybe the koi pond incident was revenge for what Michael did to Jim just six episodes prior. Even if Michael never intended to betray Jim in the first place, his actions altered the course of "The Office" forever. The biggest Jim haters still cringe when they remember this awful thing Michael accidentally did. For a show full of memorable scenes, this one sticks out for all the wrong reasons.

Michael doesn't think Jim can handle Scranton

In Season 6, Episode 2, "The Meeting," Jim sits down with David Wallace (Andy Buckley) to talk about becoming the manager of Scranton, allowing Michael to move up to director of sales. Unfortunately, Jim doesn't inform Michael of this plan. As a result, Michael becomes overly suspicious and does everything he can to figure out what they're discussing. At one point, Andy hides Michael under a cheese cart with a table cloth and rolls him into the room where the meeting is taking place, but this doesn't help the situation.

When David asks Michael what he thinks about Jim, Michael tells David he thinks Jim is a great guy but cannot run Dunder Mifflin Scranton. Michael even goes as far as showing David a negative review from Jim's file. At this point, David reveals Jim's plan, and Michael realizes his mistake, but it's too late. David asks Jim to walk him out, and Jim returns visibility upset. Michael tries to fix the situation but only worsens it.

It's another classic example of Michael accidentally screwing up the progress of one of the employees in "The Office." Although David finds a resolution, and both Michael and Jim become co-managers of Dunder Mifflin, fans couldn't help but wonder if this issue stayed fresh in Jim's mind when the two of them were walking near the koi pond a few episodes later.