Superstore star America Ferrera makes her exit during show's 100th episode

Rianne Houghton
·2-min read
Photo credit: Casey Durkin - NBC Universal
Photo credit: Casey Durkin - NBC Universal

From Digital Spy

Superstore spoilers follow.

Over six months after it was originally scheduled, Superstore's season five finale plot has played out in the US – and with it, America Ferrera's departure as Amelia 'Amy' Sosa.

Ferrera was expected to make her exit back in April of this year, but the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic disrupted filming. Instead, the series delayed Amy's farewell until its 100th episode, which saw Amy and Jonah call it quits.

In the bittersweet episode, the couple realised they had drifted apart and wanted different things from their relationship. While Jonah was ready to get married – and was even planning a proposal – Amy felt reluctant to commit.

In the end, the Cloud 9 team gathered together to toast Amy's big move to California alone.

Photo credit: Casey Durkin - NBC Universal
Photo credit: Casey Durkin - NBC Universal

Speaking to TVLine about Amy and Jonah's future, Superstore's co-showrunner Gabe Miller hinted that the door would be left ajar for America to potentially return down the line.

"We feel like the door is still open the way that we left things," he explained.

"By the end, what they [both] realise is that they are making an adult decision. They're not on the same page about their future right now, but who knows? They still could find their way back to each other."

As for how season five's abrupt end affected their original storyline, Miller admitted that not much had changed. "The Amy and Jonah story is pretty close to what it was originally," he explained.

Photo credit: Tyler Golden - NBC Universal
Photo credit: Tyler Golden - NBC Universal

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"The main difference [is] that months have now passed in between the decision to move to California together and this episode, when Amy is finally getting to move. And so, over that time, [we have] the additional pressures of pandemic life and Amy having to work two jobs at once, not seeing Jonah as often anymore even though they're living together.

"All of those pressures sort of add up and expose some cracks in their relationship," he added.

Superstore airs on NBC in the US and on ITV2 in the UK.

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