Superstore went to a dark place last week, starting the episode out with a robbery.
Jonah comes in to work and sees a guy full on robbing the store. He freaks out and after politely asking the robber to stop – and getting denied – he simply lets him walk away. Luckily (?) Dina is walking in at the same time, sees the robbery go down and literally tackles the dude.
She’s very proud of herself for taking down this “scumbag” but when Jeff comes by to help everyone get through this traumatic event, he actually applauds Jonah for not getting violent or physical with the intruder. That is the company policy and he’s thrilled that someone is level-headed enough to respect it. There’s a hilarious scene in the break-room when Jeff tells everyone that they are never to do what Dina did (don’t be a Dina, be a Jonah) and they try to see if there’s any instance where you’d just HAVE to do something. Like if someone’s stealing a baby, but what if it’s baby Oprah, what if it’s Beyoncé taking baby Oprah – DO YOU INTERVENE?!
Dina is frustrated that she’s not out on top, so Jonah asks Jeff to stop praising him because it leads to Dina acting like a bully. Hearing this, Jeff is concerned that Dina is bullying her subordinates and writes her up. She is FUUURIOUS. This is her first write up ever (shocking) and she literally starts bullying Jonah to prove that she’s not a bully. This results in them agreeing to fight each other, off company property, to prove whose the strongest. They start the fight, with everyone gathered around, cameras out. Midway through it, Jonah gets a boner and the whole thing turns into awkwardness and humiliation.
Dina is now convinced that Jonah still has feelings for her, that they’re two ships in the night but that eventually they will get it on.
While this is all happening, Amy is trying to get herself invited to the group trivia night. She thinks Matteo and Cheyenne didn’t invite her because she’s uncool, but really they left her out because she never used to want to hang out after work. Amy lets it out that now that she’s divorced and Emma doesn’t need her as much, she wants to have a social life again.
Meanwhile, Glenn is having a very hard time trying to fire the security guard, who wasn’t on shift during the Robbery because he takes some time to get going in the morning and he needs his space.
Superstore airs Thursdays on NBC