Season: 4 / Episode: 4
Date: October 18, 2007
This Television Episode refers to Runaway Train
Michael is upset about Jan spending all their money on frivolous things, and he's out wandering around, trying to figure out what to do about it. Jan finds him, sitting on a train, singing the song "Runaway Train" by Soul Asylum.
In the episode, Jan, now living with Michael, forces costly changes in Michael's life. This causes Michael to worry about his financial situation. To remedy the problem, Michael leaves work early for a late night job as a telemarketer until 1 a.m. When Ryan finds out, he forces Michael to quit, who then fears that there is no way in which he can support Jan and himself. He hops a train to run away, but Jan meets him and tells him that they can work together to find a way to live. Meanwhile, Dwight pines over Angela, who is later asked out by Andy. After a pep-talk by Jim, Dwight returns as his normal annoying self, to Jim's pleasure. Pam and Jim visit Dwight's family farm, which he has fashioned into a bed and breakfast.