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SUPERSTORE -- "Cloud 9.0" Episode 501 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mark McKinney as Glenn, Jon Barinholtz as Marcus, Lauren Ash as Dina, Colton Dunn as Garrett -- (Photo by: Eddy Chen/NBC)
SUPERSTORE -- "Cloud 9.0" Episode 501 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mark McKinney as Glenn, Jon Barinholtz as Marcus, Lauren Ash as Dina, Colton Dunn as Garrett -- (Photo by: Eddy Chen/NBC) /
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In the Season 5 premiere of Superstore, Cloud 9 reels after Mateo’s ICE detention and fears their fate after corporate introduces robots to the store.

Superstore’s back, and Cloud 9 has Mateo’s back. When we last left the world’s greatest retail employees, the NBC comedy took a turn for the serious as ICE showed up and detained Mateo. Naturally, his Cloud 9 family will do anything it takes to ensure his safe return, but for now, Amy takes on the impossible task of helping the gang keep their spirits up despite such sobering events. And as if Mateo’s detention wasn’t enough, Cloud 9 gets invaded by robots.

Well, it’s not nearly the technology apocalypse some have anticipated quite yet, but when corporate “transforms” Cloud 9 into “Cloud 9.0,” the employees see no difference. This robotic co-worker seems to make their jobs less important, and if it’s that easy to replace a paid employee with a robot, what’s to stop corporate from hiring a whole staff of battery-operated workers? Without a doubt, Superstore’s premiere lights a fire under Amy and Jonah to get their union off the ground.

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Will Mateo get released and return to Cloud 9? What further statements will Superstore make about immigration? How does Amy try to accept that she couldn’t help Mateo and, in turn, comfort her staff about his detention by ICE? Does this moment bring the staff together?

Speaking of bringing the staff together, do they all feel the same way about the introduction of the robot? Who hates it the most, and who actually makes friends with it? How likely are Amy and Jonah to pull off their unionization efforts? And what’s next for their relationship?

Don’t miss the latest episode this Thursday to find out. Until then, watch a sneak peek of the season premiere of Superstore in the video below!

Curious as to what we can expect from the newest episode of Superstore? Check out the official synopsis of “Cloud 9.0” via NBC:

"Amy tries to help her employees cope with Mateo’s ICE detention – and with the introduction of a new robot co-worker that makes them fear they could be replaced."

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When, where, and how can you catch up with all of the crazy Cloud 9 shenanigans on Superstore? If you’re looking to catch up, you can currently binge-watch the first four seasons on Hulu. But if you want to keep up with the retail twists and turns in real-time on NBC, here’s everything you need to know to ensure don’t miss a single minute of Season 5 of Superstore.

When? Thursday, Sept. 26
What time? 8 p.m. ET
Which episode? Season 5, Episode 1, “Cloud 9.0”
Where? NBC
How can you watch? Stream 1 | Stream 2