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No, we're all gonna fire whoever we all say. Together. As a family.
— Glenn

"Tornado" is the twenty-second episode of Season Two of Superstore, and the thirty-third episode of the show overall.


Glenn must decide who is laid off during an approaching storm.


Who are you?

It's a rainy day as manager Glenn holds a staff meeting in the store front to discuss a raccoon problem but everyone wants to know who is going to be laid off. Marcus finds out he wasn't invited to Cheyenne's wedding and is upset that new employee Alisha was. Glenn tells them he has until the end of the day to decide but the staff don't want to wait that long. At Coffee & Bakery, Amy and Dina consult with Glenn. Dina is uncharacteristically sympathetic to Glenn until she finds out management isn't affected by the layoffs and leaves.

The staff are going a little crazy...

Jonah confesses to Garrett that he told Amy she is sexy at Cheyenne's wedding and is trying to find a way to deal with it. Mateo starts to form various alliances as protection against lay-offs beginning with an Asian alliance that includes Brett, Sandra and Hiro. Glenn receives a call from district manager Jeff Sutin asking who will be laid off but Glenn still can't decide. Freddy pours apples into both the organic and regular bins. (♫ Boston - More than a Feeling ♫) Jonah starts trying to devalue the word "sexy" by using it to describe various people and items and offends Alisha. Seeing staff getting squirrely, Amy goes to Glenn's Office and finds he's spread all the employee files on his office floor.

We'll fire six staff as a family.

Dina tells Garrett that her job is safe and he is put off that she doesn't care about whether he will be let go or not. Amy tries to help Glenn rate the employees but his rating system keeps escalating making it meaningless. In frustration, Amy says everyone would have a different opinion of who should be fired prompting Glenn to gather all employees into the Break Room and have them decide. Marcus and Sandra are singled out. Eugene reminds Glenn he has three minutes to decide and Glenn sneaks out of the room. In the parking lot, Brett is taking down a sign as shopping carts race by blown by the wind. (♫ CCR - Have You Ever Seen the Rain? ♫)

Time to go in Brett.

Glenn tries to sneak out of the store but is blocked by the staff. He prays for help and finally when the deadline is reached, blurts out Chris, Alex, Cody, Justine, Henry and Marcus are laid off. Dina approves and Mateo starts backing out of his alliances. A tornado warning siren sounds and Dina locks down the store. Staff and customers discuss where best to shelter and what to do. Brett is again seen pushing carts in worsening wind and rain. (♫ CCR - Who'll Stop the Rain ♫) Staff start calling their loved ones. In front of Sandra, Carol leaves a voicemail for Jerry and lies that Sandra has herpes.

Oh sh*t.

Glenn, some customers and staff shelter in the Stock Room including several staff whom he just fired. Sheltering under a table, Cody confronts Mateo as to why he backed out of the Catholic alliance. Dina has found an extra baseball helmet and flips a coin to decide whether Garrett or Alisha (who Dina has never met) should get it, much to Garrett's annoyance. Amy and Jonah shelter in the Pharmacy. Jonah tries to comfort Amy but doesn't do a good job. Then, the lights go out. (♫ Europe - The Final Countdown ♫) In the Stock Room, Glenn tries to calm everyone by singing. Larry interrupts Jonah and Amy with a question about razors, oblivious to the impending danger. In the parking lot, Brett looks up to see the tornado funnel bearing down on him and the store. He speaks for the first time and curses.

The kiss.

The tornado hits the store and starts tearing it apart. Glenn starts praying to various gods while Cheyenne laughs hysterically. Garrett and Dina are holding onto displays and yelling at each other. Myrtle is clinging to an overturned basketball net and is blown horizontally. Sandra saves several customers by ushering them into the Photo Lab but she shuts Carol out. Mateo calls Jeff to say he loves him despite the breakup. Hiding under a shaking counter, Amy kisses Jonah. Having prayed to several gods, Glenn prays to Allah and the storm stops.

The staff come out from their sheltering places to find that the store has been destroyed and there is a large hole in the roof. (♫ Mazzy Star - Into Dust ♫) Emergency crews attend to the staff in the parking lot. Carol glares at Sandra. Dina does a roll call and tells Garrett she's glad he survived. Brett is missing but there are no injuries among the staff. Glenn believes a higher power was looking after them and appears angry. Amy thanks Jonah for comforting her, seems uncomfortable and is interrupted by the arrival of her husband Adam and daughter Emma. Jonah invites Mateo and Marcus for a drink and Marcus is thrilled. Glenn and Garrett find that Glenn's car has been destroyed


Main cast

Featured cast

See also

Also see Season Two minor employees.

Running Gags

  • Amy's name tag: Amy wears a different name tag in every episode. For this one it's "Dottie".
  • Crazy Customers and music: For all customer interludes and music see Tornado (music).
  • Glenn's Cars: A sign from a taco restaurant destroys Glenn's car.
  • Glenn's tie: Large cartoon clouds.
  • Raccoon: At the morning staff meeting, Glenn says they're not sure if the raccoon is the same one as in the past, a cousin or a new raccoon.




Nobody loves you. You're going to die alone.Cody to Mateo



Superstore Season Two Episodes
OlympicsStrikeBack to WorkGuns, Pills, and BirdsSpokesman ScandalDog Adoption DayHalloween TheftElection DaySeasonal HelpBlack FridayLost and FoundRebrandingLadies' LunchValentine's DaySuper Hot StoreWellness FairIntegrity AwardMateo's Last DayGlenn's KidsSpring CleaningCheyenne's WeddingTornado

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Olympics11.jpg    "Olympics" August 19, 2016
Directed by: Ruben Fleischer - Written by: Jonathan Green

Amy gets the opportunity to meet her childhood idol; Glenn struggles to balance his excessive patriotism; Jonah discovers a secret about Mateo's past; Dina works to create a memorable closing ceremony. (Viewers: 9.67 million)

Strike.JPG    "Strike" September 22, 2016
Directed by: Victor Nelli, Jr - Written by: Jackie Clarke

A full-fledged strike ensues when a group of Cloud 9 employees walk off the job to protest the firing of Glenn. Jonah tries to help Amy negotiate with corporate; Garrett meets a gorgeous woman on the picket line. (Viewers: 5.45 million)

S02E02-Marcus cuts off thumb.jpg    "Back to Work" September 29, 2016
Directed by: Michael McDonald - Written by: Eric Ledgin

A workplace accident threatens Amy's plan to impress the district manager; Glenn tries to come off as a strict boss; Jonah tries to help Dina win over the co-workers she betrayed in the strike. (Viewers: 4.39 million)

GPAB.JPG    "Guns, Pills, and Birds" October 6, 2016
Directed by: Matt Sohn - Written by: Matt Hubbard

Jonah is assigned to the gun section of the store and refuses to sell to anyone he deems suspicious. Glenn tries to buy the store's entire stock of morning-after pills. (Viewers: 5.18 million)

S02E04-Kyle standup.jpg    "Spokesman Scandal" October 13, 2016
Directed by: Ken Whittingham - Written by: Gabe Miller

When the company's spokesperson is accused of a crime, Glenn begins to worry he should know more about his employees; Amy and Jonah challenge each other to a series of dares; Cheyenne annoys Garrett and Sandra with her baby talk. (Viewers: 4.39 million)

Dog.JPG    "Dog Adoption Day" October 20, 2016
Directed by: Betsy Thomas - Written by: Josh Malmuth

Cheyenne and Bo fight, prompting Amy and Glenn to give them advice in very different forms; Mateo and Jonah oversee dog adoption at the store; Garrett taunts Dina when she refuses to adjust his time card. (Viewers: 4.18 million)

S02E06-Staff in costumes.jpg    "Halloween Theft" October 27, 2016
Directed by: Alisa Statman - Written by: Karey Dornetto

After an apparent theft, Dina launches a store-wide investigation interrupting everyone's Halloween plans; Jonah and Cheyenne attempt to bond; Garrett tries to defend himself in Dina's theft probe. (Viewers: 4.21 million)

Election.JPG    "Election Day" November 3, 2016
Directed by: Tristram Shapeero - Written by: Bridget Kyle and Vicky Luu

The store becomes an official polling place; Dina and Glenn are stuck in a cover-up; Mateo hides his undocumented status. (Viewers: 3.58 million)

Seasonal.jpg    "Seasonal Help" November 10, 2016
Directed by: Geeta V. Patel - Written by: Jackie Clarke

Glenn hires Amy's husband, Adam for extra help during the holidays; Jonah and Garrett grow frustrated with the seasonal temps; Glenn looks for the perfect store Santa. (Viewers: 5.19 million)

S02E09-BF crowd.jpg    "Black Friday" November 10, 2016
Directed by: Victor Nelli, Jr - Written by: Eric Ledgin

The staff comes down with food poisoning; Jonah documents the day with home video; Glenn's disposition changes; Mateo and Cheyenne discover a lucrative Black Friday side business. (Viewers: 3.79 million)

S02E10-Lost and Found bin.jpg    "Lost and Found" January 5, 2017
Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar - Written by: Sierra Teller Ornelas

Amy walks away with a huge wad of cash from the lost and found bin and is pressured to spend the money various ways; Dina and Garrett deal with their fling; Glenn tries to stave off staff depression. (Viewers: 4.43 million)

S02E11-Rex fingers up.jpg    "Rebranding" January 12, 2017
Directed by: Bill Purple - Written by: Matt Hubbard

VP Rex brings a rebranding and is part of Jonah's past, Dina hunts a snitch, Cheyenne hides discounted products. (Viewers: 4.33 million)

S02E12-The Charhouse.jpg    "Ladies' Lunch" February 2, 2017
Directed by: Todd Biermann - Written by: Vanessa Ramos

Glenn accidentally tells the employees the real reason Amy has been late to work lately. Meanwhile, Dina tries to cheer up Amy by kidnapping her for a "ladies' lunch". Jonah and Garrett invent a game to pass the time, tricking Glenn and Mateo in the process. Cheyenne helps Amy take a fearless step with a dramatic new look. (Viewers: 3.99 million)

S02E13-Miles dancing.jpg    "Valentine's Day" February 9, 2017
Directed by: Tristram Shapeero - Written by: John Kazlauskas

A well-intentioned Amy and Glenn get caught up in the Valentine's Day spirit, quickly learning what happens when you try and force love. Meanwhile, Jonah goes undercover to try and catch a serial shoplifter and ends up getting closer to her than Dina would like; Mateo begins to unravel as Sandra's relationship with Jeff takes a new turn. (Viewers: 3.54 million)

S02E14-Brett and Sam enjoy the cold.jpg    "Super Hot Store" February 16, 2017
Directed by: Michael Spiller - Written by: Joe Barrasas

A store-wide heater malfunction magnifies angry tensions between Amy, Jonah and the Warehouse employees after both sides refuse to clean up a spill; Dina and Garrett get close. (Viewers: 3.67 million)

S02E15-Amy and Emma hooky.jpg    "Wellness Fair" February 23, 2017
Directed by: Alex Reid - Written by: Owen Ellickson

Amy sees Mateo out on a secret date with Jeff; Glenn resents Jonah for outshining him on the store's Wellness Fair; Dina tries to prove Amy faked being sick; many relationship secrets are revealed. (Viewers: 3.51 million)

Integrity.jpg    "Integrity Award" March 16, 2017
Directed by: Linda Mendoza - Written by: Gabe Miller

Jonah accompanies Amy on a trip to help her mom and dad move out of her childhood home. Glenn desperately wants to win the new Cloud 9 Integrity Award but starts to worry that Garrett has a better chance of winning. Dina tries to take advantage of Mateo's relationship with Jeff to fix problems in the store and Cheyenne gets caught up in Glenn's self-serving campaign. (Viewers: 4.17 million)

S02E17-Mateo and Cloud 9 sign.jpg    "Mateo's Last Day" March 23, 2017
Directed by: America Ferrera - Written by: Jonathan Green

When Mateo faces complications with his transfer to a Cloud 9 Signature store, he becomes desperate to resolve his undocumented status. Amy helps Glenn battle an Internet troll, Jonah and Cheyenne try to give Mateo legal counsel, and Dina and Garrett take issue with corporate over their relationship. (Viewers: 4.15 million)

S02E18-Sturgis family.jpg    "Glenn's Kids" April 6, 2017
Directed by: Ruben Fleischer - Written by: Sierra Teller Ornelas

Glenn invites all of his kids to the store causing disorder among the employees. Jonah develops a romantic interest in Glenn's 25-year-old daughter, and Amy gets caught in the middle. Garrett, Dina and Cheyenne struggle to keep track of one of the toddlers and Mateo tricks the kids into working for him as he grapples with life after Jeff. (Viewers: 3.08 million)

SpringCleaning19.jpg    "Spring Cleaning" April 20, 2017
Directed by: Geeta V. Patel - Written by: Josh Malmuth

Amy and Garrett embark on an investigation as they sift through abandoned photos during the store's spring cleaning. Jonah goes out of his way to befriend Glenn in hopes of gaining his approval in dating his daughter. Cheyenne's fiancé Bo starts working at the store for some fast cash, taking advantage of Dina and Mateo's store knowledge. (Viewers: 3.15 million)

CheyennesWedding11.jpg    "Cheyenne's Wedding" April 27, 2017
Directed by: Michael Weaver - Written by: Vanessa Ramos, Bridget Kyle, Vicky Luu

It's Cheyenne and Bo's dream wedding, but not everything goes according to plan. Relationships unravel as Amy and Jonah confront their feelings. Glenn tries to change Jeff's mind after learning of upcoming layoffs, Dina talks her way into the wedding party and Mateo dodges Jeff throughout the wedding. (Viewers: 2.77 million)

S02E21-Brett and tornado.jpg    "Tornado" May 4, 2017
Directed by: Matt Sohn - Written by: Justin Spitzer

Everyone in the store is on edge as Glenn tries to figure out which employees to lay off. Jonah struggles with the fallout of an admission he made to Amy, Garrett and Dina spar, and Mateo forms alliances to keep his job. A tornado warning goes into effect at the worst possible time, forcing the staff into uncomfortable groups. (Viewers: 2.91 million)