Superstore Season 6 Episode 13 Evaluation: Lowell Anderson

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The final episode earlier than Superstore’s large finale is a bit underwhelming.

Nevertheless it nonetheless has humorous moments and thrilling narrative twists, together with an enormous cliffhanger on the finish.

Superstore Season 6 Episode 13 may not be as riveting as another episodes, however “Lowell Anderson” solutions a number of the questions we have now been asking for the reason that starting of the season. 

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For one, there may be the somewhat-of-a-love-triangle between Garrett, Dina, and Brian. Solely, it isn’t a love triangle anymore since Dina went round asking for breakup recommendation, planning to finish issues with Brian.

We by no means actually discover out why, however it isn’t laborious to learn between the traces. Brian is good, caring, and considerate. It has been evident since Superstore Season 5 Episode 16 that Dina and Brian have loads in widespread, particularly their love of animals.

Regardless of Brian being the proper boyfriend, he has by no means stored Dina on her toes the way in which Garrett does.

We aren’t saying that love must be risky, although Garrett and Dina’s relationship has by no means been like that (besides when he lied about her birds). However love must be candy and passionate; it must be sort and stimulating.

Your associate must be your easiest good friend, and you need to by no means accept something much less.

Dina and Garrett have been buddies for a few years, regardless of some turbulent occasions. They survived a friends-with-benefits association and a betrayal. Now, they appear to be nearer than ever.

An Honor to Meet You - Superstore Season 6 Episode 13

Brian would possibly great, however love can’t survive on romance or bodily intimacy alone. There must be a powerful friendship.

It doesn’t matter if it develops as you fall in love with somebody or should you had been buddies for years already. It simply must be current.

And the place is Dina and Brian’s friendship? They actually take care of each other, and it’s evident via Brian’s little items for Dina and Dina’s concern of wounding Brian when she breaks up with him. However a relationship can’t survive on merely caring for somebody.

Take Superstore Season 6 Episode 11. Dina had fairly the journey when she by accident received excessive off chemical fumes. She didn’t need anybody to know, together with Brian. She was determined to maintain this incident a secret and enlisted Cheyenne’s assist with the duty.

However Dina had no downside telling Garrett about what occurred. They instantly dived right into a dialog, and he or she had no downside laughing about it with Garrett. 

This state of affairs is the equal of coming dwelling after an extended day at work and wanting simply to speak to your associate about what occurred, irrespective of how loopy your day was. Dina didn’t even hesitate to inform Garrett.

Dina and Garrett have all the time been there for one another, even when it was surprising.

Their banter is enjoyable and witty, they usually by no means appear to expire of issues to speak about. They love spending time collectively, whether or not having a comfy night time in or going out for dinner. They’ve thrilling bodily and emotional intimacy.

Not Your Typical Businessman - Superstore Season 6 Episode 13

So, how might Dina not break up with Brian? On the finish of the day, her emotions for Garrett had been all the time stronger, which is why after the breakup, she asks out Garrett in a manner that’s so typical of them — subtly via their playful banter making an attempt to show who likes who extra.

We think about these are formally endgame, and we couldn’t be happier for them.

You may have actually dangerous concepts, alright? You are not a genius; you are only a rick dick!

Cheyenne

However the principle storyline on “Lowell Anderson” revolves across the titular character. Lowell Anderson, the son of Cloud 9’s founder, pays an surprising go to to Retailer 1217 for the day.

Glenn is tremendous excited to have him, however Cheyenne? Not a lot.

An Unexpected Visit - Superstore Season 6 Episode 13

Lowell is your worst nightmare multiplied by infinity. Glenn doesn’t initially see that as a result of he has blindly supported Lowell since he put Glenn’s father out of enterprise.

In fact, Glenn believed Lowell was a gentleman about it, lacking the principle level fully — there may be nothing sort a couple of large company killing a small enterprise.

Glenn: Mr. Anderson shouldn’t be your typical heartless businessman. My father had a ironmongery shop, Sturgis & Sons, and Cloud 9 undersold us and put us out of enterprise, however my dad stated that you simply had been all the time a gentleman about it; even took him out to dinner on the night time that the shop closed for good!
Marcus: Wow, mensch alert!
Jonah: I am sorry, did we not hear the “put him out of enterprise” half?

However since Cheyenne shouldn’t be aware of Lowell, she will be able to take a step again and acknowledge how terrible he’s. 

He acts like each horrible buyer when utilizing merchandise and placing them again in a pandemic. This motion is terrible at any time of the yr, however it’s infinitely worse contemplating the quantity of hazard Lowell put folks in with how careless he’s.

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Moreover, he exhibits up out of the blue and tries to run the shop his manner. His concepts should not even insightful — he bullies folks into carrying what he needs them to put on, proposes loopy concepts, and makes life infinitely tougher for purchasers and workers.

Lowell is yet one more instance of how terrible and heartless company persons are. He doesn’t care about clients, even when he claims he does. He’s solely in it for himself, and it’s evident when he doesn’t even bat an eye fixed in any respect the harm he not directly precipitated.

Glenn lastly stands up for himself, although, which is a silver lining. Normally, it’s Jonah or Amy telling off company. Even Sandra has earlier than, and Cheyenne received her alternative earlier than Glenn lastly steps in.

After six seasons of seeing how passive Glenn might be, it’s rewarding to witness him stand as much as company lastly. He’ll now not let Lowell bully him and his workers, and he actually makes it clear when he shoves pet food in Lowell’s face.

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However whereas this storyline has been a bit overdone on Superstore, it’s refreshing to see it one final time with the founders of Cloud 9 earlier than the present ends. Moreover, Lowell says one thing that makes alarm bells ring. Based on Lowell, Zephra is shutting down Cloud 9 shops. 

Whereas Glenn and Mateo dismiss Lowell due to how wacky he’s, Cheyenne is anxious. She even calls somebody on the finish of the episode — a really particular somebody that pulls the episode collectively.

Sandra: What issues is that Amy’s single. Now this is the plan. You are gonna name Amy and say you need one final particular night time collectively. However this is what she does not know: I am gonna poke a gap within the condom —
Jonah: What?! No! This is not — no! No. I am over Amy, okay? And I am with Hannah now.
Sandra: Then what the fuck have we been doing all day?!

Lowell Anderson’s closing assertion ties into one other storyline on Superstore Season 6 Episode 13 between Sandra and Jonah.

Jonah not too long ago began seeing Hannah, Carol’s lawyer. However hassle would possibly already be brewing when Hannah tells Jonah she spoke to Amy about Carol’s case. Jonah is keen on what Hannah has to say, and much more so when he finds out she is up within the mountains someplace.

And when Sandra catches Jonah taking a look at Emma’s Instagram, she volunteers to assist Jonah. In fact, Sandra would volunteer herself — we have now established as early as Superstore Season three that she is their primary “shipper” and nonetheless roots for them to be collectively.

Helping Jonah - Superstore Season 6 Episode 13

That would not be clearer when she makes it a private mission to determine whether or not Amy is on trip alone, with household, or with a brand new love curiosity.

We now have all the time loved Sandra geek out over Amy and Jonah’s relationship, mirroring our emotions. “Lowell Anderson” actually reminds us that Sandra feels the identical manner all of us do, even when she is overbearing and inappropriate at occasions.

However although Jonah and Sandra finally uncover Amy is just on trip together with her youngsters, he insists he has moved on and is pleased with Hannah.

Whereas we’ll all the time root for Jonah and Amy, additionally it is essential for Jonah to acknowledge how difficult this previous yr has been, except for COVID. Amy rejected a possible marriage proposal and left him choosing up the items of their relationship in St. Louis whereas she went to California with their youngsters.

Sure, we all know that Emma and Parker are Adam’s youngsters, however we have now additionally seen how Jonah has impacted their lives. Jonah helped Amy elevate Parker — we might not be stunned if Parker seems to be at Jonah as his actual dad and never Adam.

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And whereas Adam raised Emma with Amy, they lived in the identical home lengthy sufficient to contemplate him as a stepfather, even when Amy and Jonah weren’t legally married.

Lowell: Glenn, I am gonna let you know one thing painful, however it is advisable know. I did not precisely purchase your dad dinner that night time. Reality is, that night time I provided your dad an opportunity to avoid wasting his retailer. I instructed him I might cease underselling him if he might show he might run with the massive canine by consuming a can of pet food. It was very humorous.
Glenn: What is the humorous half?
Lowell: Nicely, he ate the pet food, and I closed his retailer anyway. I imply, you get it?
Glenn: I can see why Dad modified some particulars about that night.
Lowell: Glenn, there are two varieties of individuals on this world. Weak individuals who eat pet food, and powerful individuals who make them eat it. Now, what sort are you?
Glenn: Are we certain there’s simply the 2?

The purpose is, Jonah was heartbroken one million occasions over when Amy left. Whereas we hope they get again collectively on the sequence finale, we’re additionally relieved to see Jonah acknowledge how painful this yr was for him, and we’re blissful to see him in a greater place.

Regardless of Jonah insisting he’s over Amy, the storyline suggests Amy’s return to Retailer 1217, particularly since NBC introduced America Ferrera’s return for the finale.

And in the previous couple of minutes on Superstore Season 6 Episode 13, we learn the way she is going to reappear — Cheyenne calls Amy and asks her to look into Lowell’s assertion about Zephra closing Cloud 9 shops.

Contemplating the subsequent episode is the sequence finale, it isn’t trying so scorching for Retailer 1217, although issues are trying up for Jonah and Amy. We are going to simply need to see how issues play out! 

We need to hear from you, Fanatics!

What did you concentrate on Superstore Season 6 Episode 13?

How do you’re feeling about Retailer 1217 probably closing?

Did the twist shock you on the finish of the episode?

Do you assume Amy and Jonah will get again collectively?

Are you cheerful about Dina and Garrett’s relationship?

What do you need to see on the sequence finale?

Tell us your ideas within the feedback beneath!

If it is advisable catch up earlier than the finale, you’ll be able to watch Superstore online proper right here, at TV Fanatic!

Sarah Novack is a workers author for TV Fanatic. Observe her on Twitter.

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