No, we're all gonna fire whoever we all say. Together. As a family.
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.
Who are you?
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.
The staff are going a little crazy...
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? ♫)
We'll fire six staff as a family.
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.
Time to go in Brett.
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 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.
The store is destroyed.
If looks could kill.
Fourth time's a charm?
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.
The date and time of Amy and Jonah's kiss was May 4, 2017 at 5:17pm. ("Safety Training")
Goof: At the beginning of the episode, one of the Warehouse staff beside Marcus is seen with the name tag "Jimmy". After the tornado, the same staff member is seen outside the store with the name tag "Sal".
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