The season 4 finale of Superstore took a turn for the serious and ripped from the headlines. Snarky, sarcastic and upbeat Mateo, whom happens to be undocumented, was picked up by the U.S.’s very own Gestapo, I.C.E. For a show that is borderline absurd in its weekly offerings, this plot point was a stark reminder that the world’s (and this country in particular) human right’s atrocities bleed into art as social commentary.
Season 5 deals with Cloud 9 re-branding as Cloud 9.0, including automation (the robots are coming!). While Amy, Jonah, Dina, Glenn and Cheyenne deal with the minutiae of work-life, Mateo is trying to stay in the country and save the only life he’s ever really known. See below for Superstore’s upcoming season trailer:
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Superstore returns Thursday, September 26th at 8/7c.