Spoilers ahead! A look at the two-part season finale of NBC’s “Superstore” can be found below. However this has been a while now, I’ve just started watching it and am in loooove!
As of right now, “Cloud 9 has been closed.”
It was the end of an era for Dina in her police officer Halloween costume after six seasons of “Superstore” on NBC, which included a tornado, a sex tape, a pandemic, and many other events. Cloud 9’s time at the store came to an end in typical “Superstore” fashion, with slushy vomit, tears from Glenn (Mark McKinney), and a happy ending.
Tonally similar sitcoms like Parks and Recreation and Community were more popular than “Superstore” during its six-season run, but it never achieved the same level of success or acclaim. “Superstore” was less flashy than its contemporaries, but it thrived because it featured a group of working-class, mostly minority people of color in the middle of the country as its protagonists. America Ferrera, the show’s most prominent star, announced her departure at the start of this final season. But the show persevered despite her absence.
While many network TV shows have attempted to use the COVID-19 pandemic in their plots, “Superstore” was one of the few to do so successfully by finding humor in our global tragedy when it returned last October.
It was a sweet, satisfying finale, but “Superstore” always felt like a show that could have lasted another decade. The six of us, on the other hand, were a delight.
She correctly predicted that Zephra, the parent company of Cloud 9, had plans to close most of its big-box stores after last week’s visit from Cloud 9 founder’s son, Cheyenne. For the first time in months, Amy (Ferrera) was reunited with her ex-boyfriend, Jonah (Ben Feldman), when she flew back to St. Louis to help save the store from bankruptcy.
America Ferrera reprised her role as Amy in the series finale of “Superstore,” returning to her old store to say her goodbyes while wearing her Cloud 9 vest.
In the series finale of “Superstore,” America Ferrera’s Amy returned to her old store to say her goodbyes in her Cloud 9 vest.
By making Cloud 9 a “perfect store” when an evaluator visits, employees initially believe they can get one of Zephra’s remaining 5% of stores to be spared. If it doesn’t work, Cheyenne will have some of her more attractive friends serve as the greeters and clean up the usual messes.
However, when Justine (Kelly Schumann) discovers a bag of severed feet in the bedding section, the flawless store operation is put into jeopardy (a not unusual occurrence). Jonah, Amy, Dina (Lauren Ash), Glenn, and Cheyenne surround them with a large display of La Croix seltzer boxes in an attempt to conceal them from the evaluator. Marcus (Jon Barinholtz) quickly sees the feet and (understandably) starts screaming, so it doesn’t work for long.
Amy confronts the Zephra evaluator and begs her to keep the store open after the police show up and Jonah makes an impassioned defense of the store on the local news – when the reporter would rather he say something salacious about all the severed feet that have surfaced there over the years. The evaluator concludes that, yes, the store will continue to operate, but only as a fulfillment hub. Only a few of the company’s employees will remain in their positions as the company shifts its operations entirely online. Amy quits because she is disgusted.
Liquidation signs and almost-empty shelves are all that’s left of the store. Glenn quickly enlists Amy’s assistance on the floor after she stops by to say her goodbyes, and she dons the blue Cloud 9 vest one last time. A gloomy atmosphere pervades the store. A job managing the fulfillment center was offered to Dina, but she can only bring five employees with her. Mateo (Nico Santos) is terrified of being an undocumented immigrant and having to find another job. Despite having worked at the store for two decades, Garrett (Colton Dunn) tries to act as if it were all for naught. Glenn is about to embark on an aimless, unanticipated phase of his life after work (and annoying Mateo as he sulks).
Amy tries to tell Jonah that she regrets breaking up with him before she moved to California. Jonah, on the other hand, is wary of letting her back into his heart. However, he’s pleased that she’s finally figured out what she wants, but he hasn’t yet.
For the first time, we see a young Amy, Garrett, Dina, and Jonah in their pompous and arrogant but still warm-hearted state, thanks to Glenn’s old tapes of the interviews he secretly recorded with the employees. After a long time at Cloud 9, Amy inquires about Jonah’s reasons for staying. She was the obvious recipient, he explains. Jonah kisses her right as she says she’ll wait for him the way he waited for her. And now everything is back to normal in the world of Cloud 9.
As Garrett bids farewell to the remaining customers, he attempts to be lighthearted. Nevertheless, he can’t help but give a heartfelt speech about how much the store and the people who work there mean to him in the final moments. A flashback to major events in the series, followed by a look at everyone’s lives after Cloud 9: Dina brought Sandra (Kaliko Kauahi), Marcus, and Justine to the fulfillment center with her, and Amy and Jonah finally tied the knot.
Finally, we’re brought back to the present day and the store has closed.
We won’t miss the store, but we’ll miss the people who work there a lot.