However, despite witnessing Michael's treatment of Holly throughout the day, Jan notices the two of them have a lot in common after Holly makes jokes in front of her.
Jan then orders Michael not to date Holly before driving away.
During an attempt to put a raccoon in Holly's car, a Toyota Camry Solara convertible, Dwight is berated by Michael, who takes Holly's side and loudly proclaims that she is the "best thing that has happened to him and the company since World War II." Holly invites Michael to go out for dessert after Toby's going away party, but Michael turns her down, opting instead to go with Jan Levinson, who is pregnant and had asked Michael to be there as if he were the child's father.
Holly agrees to a date with him, much to Michael's dismay.Michael initially dislikes her because she is part of Human Resources, but quickly falls in love with her.She is subjected to hazing by Dwight Schrute, who convinces her that Kevin Malone is mentally challenged, a belief she continued to harbor until Season Five when it was embarrassingly pointed out to her that he wasn't.He goes to her desk and smells her sweater, cutting a sleeve off to take with him. Michael and Holly reminisce about the presentation and talk about one in the future. J., with Michael noting that it wasn't the right time to talk to her and that they will eventually find each other.Michael finds a file on her computer titled "Dear Michael" and copies it to his flash drive. Holly does not appear in Season 6, but is mentioned many times by Michael, who still has feelings for her.He tells Pam about it, and Pam volunteers to read it herself and deletes it afterward, telling Michael it said she still has feelings for him and that it isn't over. Holly and Michael reunite at the Dunder Mifflin company picnic for the first time since she was transferred. Her return is hinted at in the season finale, "Whistleblower," after Michael takes the fall for Sabre's defective printers.In return for his loyalty, Michael requests that Holly be returned to Scranton. Holly first appears over speakerphone in "Sex Ed", when Michael calls her in fear that he may have contracted herpes and infected Holly with it.Initially, she served as a replacement HR Representative for the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin when Toby Flenderson left for Costa Rica.Later, her character was developed into a friend and romantic interest for Steve Carell's character Michael Scott.At the office, Michael proposes to her with the help of their co-workers.She and Michael eventually get back together, move to Colorado, marry and start a family together.