‘The Office’: Which Season Did Jim and Pam Get Married?

The Office had its fair share of memorable, hilarious, and oddball characters, but when it comes to the most-beloved, few could beat the admiration that fans felt and still feel for Pam and Jim.

Their love story felt like it took an eternity to get off the ground, and had so many roadblocks along the way. Eventually, however, their relationship was able to fully grow in a way that made it seem inevitable from the start. When their wedding day finally arrived, fans were in tears at what was one of the most beautiful and genuine love stories on TV.

Why did it take so long for Jim and Pam to date?

Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly Halpert, John Krasinski as Jim Halpert
Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly Halpert, John Krasinski as Jim Halpert | Danny Feld/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

The will they or won’t they trope has never played out in such a heartbreaking way as with Jim and Pam in the early seasons of The Office. The first two seasons had fans watch as Pam struggled in her drawn-out engagement to Roy, a man who clearly didn’t appreciate her, while Jim sat just a few feet away, ready and willing to step up and be the man of her dreams.

Season two opens with a bit of a tease in terms of the Jim-Pam relationship. At The Dundies award party, Pam drunkenly kisses Jim in front of the entire office. The incident isn’t spoken about again and audiences had to endure Pam continuing to stick by Roy as he became increasingly unpredictable in his affections.

Though Jim tries to deny it at first, little hints of his feelings begin to slip out to the camera crew. On the night of the booze cruise, he confesses if the boat went down he would “save the receptionist” in a rare moment of spontaneous honesty after Pam and Roy finally set a wedding date.

Jim maintained a loving and respectful distance but the pressure built up beyond his abilities to keep it all in.

In the last episode of Season 2, he finally confessed his love and kisses Pam on Casino Night.

When did Jim and Pam officially become a couple?

After the kiss, Jim and Pam still couldn’t seem to get it right. At the start of Season 3, Pam and Roy have called it quits (though Pam denies that Jim had anything to do with it), but Jim soon finds himself in a new relationship with Karen after his move to the Stamford branch.

When Stamford merges with Scranton, Jim is faced with working with Pam again, who becomes lonely and rekindles her relationship with Roy.

Roy and Pam finally call it quits a final time after Roy trashes a bar and subsequently tries to attack Jim at the office. At the end of Season 3, we finally see both Jim and Pam single at the same time and Jim takes the leap and asks her out. At the start of Season 4, they are a firmly established couple, though still attempting to be a bit secretive around the office.

Jim’s long-awaited proposal

Toward the end of Season 4, we see Jim dropping hints to Pam that he’s going to propose, even revealing the ring to the film crew. On the evening he’s set to propose, however, Andy swoops in during Jim’s planned fireworks display and proposes to Angela. Jim aborts the mission leaving fans hanging, but not too long. 

At the start of Season 5, Pam is in New York City studying graphic design, and we’re lead to believe that Jim won’t propose until she returns, but unable to wait any longer, Jim and Pam meet halfway between New York and Scranton and Jim proposes to her right there at the gas station.

Jim and Pam’s two weddings

At the start of Season 6, the big day is drawing near but there’s just one little hiccup, Pam is pregnant. Word gets out around the office and by episode 4, Jim and Pam are desperate to keep their secret under wraps until after the wedding.

Jim, the last person Pam expected, was the one to let the secret slip at the rehearsal dinner. With the stress of the gossiping and family drama, Jim and Pam run off to get married aboard The Maid of the Mist, before returning to their regularly scheduled wedding. This gave fans a chance to see their favorite couple get married not once, but twice.

When musing about why Jim and Pam worked so well on screen, Jenna Fischer said, “There’s like a real part of me that is Pam and a real part of him that’s Jim and those parts of us were genuinely in love with one another.”