“Superstore” Season 2 characters will be joining in the celebration of the summer Olympics in episode 1.
According to Spoiler TV, the employees of Cloud 9 store will be participating in their company’s Olympics event. Amy (America Ferrera) will have the opportunity to meet her favorite gymnast Missy Jones (Cecily Strong). Amy and Missy will have a conversation in the upcoming episode that will make the lead character realize just how inspirational the latter is.
However, not all of the staff at Cloud 9 will have a wonderful time at the Olympics. “Storewide ‘Olympic fever’ causes Glenn (Mark McKinney) to have some difficulty balancing his extreme patriotism, Jonah (Ben Feldman) will learn a secret about Mateo’s (Nico Santos) past, and Dina (Lauren Ash) strives to create a closing ceremony that her colleagues will never forget,” the synopsis read. Other guest stars include Olympic gold medalists Apolo Anton Ohno, Tara Lipinski and McKayla Maroney.
Meanwhile, NBC has dropped a series of teasers for “Superstore” Season 2, episode 1. In one of the promos, Jonah reminded Glenn that a Cloud 9 Olympics was being held to promote unity among the employees. Glenn hilariously told Jonah that he wasn’t aware that the event symbolized something more than just fun and games. In the second promo, an elderly customer will burn some of the items found inside Cloud 9. While looking at a burning mannequin, Amy told Jonah that she’s feeling extremely patriotic.
In other news, photos from “Olympics” have also been released online. One of the photos showed Glenn wearing an American flag-inspired jacket as he heads to the event. Another snap showed the still-pregnant Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) riding a pink hoverboard. A third photo featured Olympian Ohno running inside Cloud 9 store.
“Superstore” Season 2, episode 1 will air on NBC on Aug. 19 at 8 p.m. ET.