The Alliance

Amid the rumors of downsizing, Michael tries to raise employee morale with a birthday party, despite the fact that the closest birthday is a month away. As the birthday card for Meredith makes the rounds in the office, Michael struggles to pen the funniest birthday message. Meanwhile, Dwight asks Jim to form a "Survivor"-type alliance so they can protect themselves during the upcoming downsizing. Elsewhere, Oscar collects pledges for his nephew's cerebral palsy charity walk. Michael tops everyone's donation by offering twenty-five dollars - not realizing the donation is per mile - and tries to back track on his generous offer.

Season 1 | Episode 4

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Cast

Rainn Wilson

as Dwight Schrute

John Krasinski

as Jim Halpert

Jenna Fischer

as Pam Beesly

Leslie David Baker

as Stanley Hudson

Brian Baumgartner

as Kevin Malone

Angela Kinsey

as Angela Martin

Phyllis Smith

as Phyllis Vance

Kate Flannery

as Meredith Palmer

Oscar Nuñez

as Oscar Martinez

B.J. Novak

as Ryan Howard

Mindy Kaling

as Kelly Kapoor

Ed Helms

as Andy Bernard

Paul Lieberstein

as Toby Flenderson

Steve Carell

as Michael Scott

Craig Robinson

as Darryl Philbin

Creed Bratton

as Creed Bratton