Originally Posted by Lodef
Only because it is a side of her that we never saw before, making it seem out of character and therefore not sure how we should react to it.
I agree. In the past Pam would have quietly stewed behind the reception desk afraid to say anything because Michael would have just made things even worse so she'd know her place. Now she's a salesperson with a husband, a house, and a baby on the way and isn't afraid to say how she feels.
It's happened before. Remember back when Karen was the catalyst for Pam taking control of things during the Christmas party? For the first time Pam wasn't being pushed around and it was awesome. I think Jim is the catalyst for her tougher personality now.