So I just finished watching the Superstore finale on Hulu, and even though this show wasn’t one I watched “for work” so I haven’t written a thang about it, I knew I had to write my thoughts down about the final episode. It currently still has me in my feelings, for so many different reasons and I guess I just need to work through those thoughts?
Anywho, as the title states, I quit my last job at the end of 2019, a few months before the pandemic actually took over our lives and everyone went into lockdown. And even though, unlike Jonah, I’ve spent about the same amount of time at each job I’ve had (roughly two years each, with the exception of me working at Toys R Us) my last job was the one that felt the most like family. So the final episode of Superstore hit home hard!
Here Are 8 Reasons The Superstore Finale Made Me Tear Up
1. Jonah and Amy finally got married!
I’m a sap for romance, as I’m learning the more I watch tv shows and movies, and embrace my soft side. However, it’s the fact that SHE (not he) messed up and felt like she had threw away someone amazing.
Not only do we rarely see this narrative, I went through life for years feeling the same way. (I was crazy, and stupid for thinking that, but the fact is I did, I felt that way!)
For a long time, I would tell folks there was only one thing in life that I regretted, and it was not saying yes when someone (I crazily still refer to as my “ex” just because it’s so much easier to explain it that way) asked me out.
I’m not gonna harp on this longer, but it was comforting to see Amy say she made a mistake.
2. Sandra growing from a quiet girl who folks made fun of to an assertive assistant manager.
I don’t know who Sandra shocked more, me or herself, when she helped Dina pick her top 5 to carry over to their new job at the fulfillment center. Not only did she help Dina make the decision quickly, she had the balls to put herself as Assistant Manager!
When we first got introduced to Sandra she would have NEVER! To see her grow in this store, was so amazing, and it reminds me so much of my staff from my last job.
Folks who I was told to fire once upon a time, who ended up becoming some of my best employees! That shit hit me hard!
3. Garrett’s speech at the end despite him not being sentimental also got me.
I was pretty much okay until Garrett came back and gave that speech! Everyone that knows me knows I joke entirely too much sometimes, so I kind of related to Garrett when he tried to play off the store closing and saying “buh bye”.
But I have been known to give a sentimental speech or two in my lifetime, and every now and then I’m compelled to text my friends to remind them that I love them.
Plus, Garrett isn’t sentimental at all, and it’s not that he doesn’t feel, as we saw throughout the series, especially during the last season, it’s just that he tries to hide it. So him coming back and giving that speech about how they’re family definitely made me wanna cry!
4. Then there’s Dina asking Garrett to be her boyfriend finally!
Dina also hated showing her emotions, so the fact that she finally mustered up the courage to ask Garrett to be her boyfriend was the cutest thing ever! And honestly, I’m glad they finally became a thing, I was hoping they would!
5. Glenn not retiring but opening his father’s store again and giving Mateo and Cheyenne a job.
Glenn was so torn up about retiring, like anyone asked him too. Lawd! But the fact that he opened his dad’s store again to give Mateo a place to work was genius!
I kid you not Mateo’s green card status situation makes me wanna cry all the damn time. I mean my parents are immigrants too! So his story hits home! I’m just glad they gave his storyline some thought, and made sure he also had a happy ending.
6. Cheyenne growing from a crazy cooky kid to a floor manager and a damn good one at that!
I mentioned above that I had staff members who grew throughout their time working with me, so seeing Cheyenne becoming a manager was HUGE! Everyone saw her as the crazy teen, but she learned responsibility, became a mom, and ultimately became a great manager.
She never lost sight of who she was, and it was great. I’m a firm believer that folks should be given room to grow. Glenn and Amy always made sure their staff had that!
7. Amy coming back and quitting because the people were more important than her corporate job!
How many people do you know would give up a full time, stable job, for their old co-workers?
Yes, clearly she wasn’t as happy as she led us to believe being in Cali, but she had a whole family to think of! Yet she did an amazing thing, and stood by her work family.
8. Everyone still being friends once they parted because they had been together for SO long that they did become family.
I’m with Garrett, when he said that so many co workers pretend they’re gonna talk to you after leaving the job, and then never do. To see that they stayed together even after all leaving the Superstore, made my heart smile.
I know all of this probably makes me sound like a big sap and softie, but I don’t care! The Superstore finale was great, and tied up the show wonderfully. I’m gonna miss watching it.
For the last few years, Superstore was the show I could count on to make me laugh, or just make me feel better if I needed a show to watch that wouldn’t trigger me.
I watched it while eating, after hard days at work, so I’m grateful for the whole team for the last few years! If you haven’t watched it yet, all 6 seasons are currently streaming on Hulu.
But if you have watched it …