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SUPERSTORE Team Reveals Alternate Jonah-Amy Storylines

November 5, 2020 by  

Superstore Alternate Jonah Amy Storylines

SUPERSTORE — “California Pt 2” Episode 602 — Pictured: (l-r) Jon Barinholtz as Marcus, Kaliko Kauahi as Sandra, Nico Santos as Mateo, America Ferrera as Amy, Ben Feldman as Jonah — (Photo by: Greg Gayne/NBC)

[Warning: This post contains spoilers for SUPERSTORE’s “California Part 2.]

Though SUPERSTORE’s Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Amy (America Ferrera) were destined to split when Ferrera opted to the leave the show, things changed a lot as the show had to adjust to her final episode being delayed to season 6 (in the midst of a global pandemic).

If Amy’s exit had played out in season 5, “it was a less contentious, less dramatic version,” Feldman says. “It was more of a proposal. [The breakup] used to be about the proposal, not about moving. She senses he wants to get married, he senses from her that she’s not sure. She realizes—kind of the same way she was with moving—that that was ridiculous, and that she needs to just bite the bullet and do this. But at that point, the damage has already been done. And he kind of rejects her and then she goes off, it was somewhere in that world.”

However, even with the current version, there was also an additional exit scene planned for “California Part 2,” as well—one that was filmed, but didn’t make it to air. In the episode, Jonah and Amy’s final moment together is a distant acknowledgement of each other while with their friends in Cloud 9’s parking lot.

“We actually shot a version where they have an interaction there in the parking lot,” SUPERSTORE executive producer Jonathan Green shares. (The scene in question is featured in the photo above.) “When we watched both versions, we felt like this version was more powerful and sort of said everything that we wanted it to say.”

“It certainly made it feel more real to us,” adds executive producer Gabe Miller. “Not that the scripted scene was patching everything up and making everything okay, but we like the idea that we weren’t seeing that conversation between them. And you can just sort of get it across in a look between them in the parking lot.”

So what happened in that scene? “I don’t know if it was a reconciliation, but sort of just an acknowledgement that Jonah wished her well,” Miller reveals. “But we felt you could get that and they were both sort of realizing that this is sort of the circumstances that did this to them and that this was the best thing for both of them.”

(For more on SUPERSTORE’s 100th episode and the big break up, Feldman and the EPs broke down the episode here.)

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