Last night I was watching watching Wuthering Heights on Masterpiece Theater, and it occurred to me that the Heathcliff/Cathy/Edgar Linton love triangle is eerily similar to the Dwight/Angela/Andy triangle (on The Office).
Cathy and Heathcliff: can't deny what they feel. "You know I could as soon forget you, as my own existence." But she gets scared off when he gets gleeful over her sister-in-law's death.
Angela and Dwight: another passionate, secret love. She leaves when he kills her beloved cat, Sparkles.
Edgar Linton, with soon-to-be-wife Cathy. He's the whole package: Rich, educated, appropriate, good-lookin', and doting. Why does she agree to marry him, while she still has the hots for someone else? Is a bad idea, Cathy.
Andrew Bernard and his espoused, Angela. His unconditional love is unrequited!
Think about it.
Pretend Heathcliff is a brooding beet farmer.
Now, imagine that Edgar is a Cornell graduate with the voice of an angel.
So now, you can stop chewing your nails over what will happen next Thursday night. It seems fairly obvious:
Angela will marry Andy, regret it mightily, then croak.
Dwight will end up digging up Angela's grave and fondling her decomposing remains.
I can't wait.
It is going to be SOOOO funny.
P.S. Remember that one time, when Ralph Fiennes was Heathcliff?