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Steve Carell on the end of Michael Scott: 'The Office' is not a fairy tale

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Image Credit: Chris Haston/NBCThe end is nigh for Michael Scott on The Office, but exactly what the end holds for the beloved TV boss is still up in the air. If Steve Carell has his way, we won’t be seeing the beloved TV boss drive his Sebring into the Scranton sunset.

At Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars benefit concert for Autism education this weekend, Carell told EW that the show recently wrapped shooting on the season’s 10th episode, but the writers have “nothing specific” written for his character’s final act.

“I’m sort of torn. Part of me wants him to end up happy, but another, more realistic side of me knows that the show is essentially a documentary. It’s not a fairy tale. So I think it would be interesting if it’s a qualified happiness, if he does find happiness [at all],” he said.

Should The Office get renewed for another season, Carell said he hasn’t given any thought to a possible guest return to the show. Hey, as long as Michael doesn’t die an ironic death by rabies or in a random fire ball, we’ll be happy. He can guarantee that, right?

“Yes, that’s exactly how he’s going to die. You just gave me the idea. He’s going to die in a fire ball, an unexplained fire ball,” Carell said.

What do you say, PopWatchers? What’s your dream ending for Michael Scott?

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