SupermarketThe 100th episode of the episode doubles when the American Ferrera’s swan duet is delayed. Part five also marks the conscious separation of Amy and Jonah.
The inevitable parting was heralded in last week’s opening season, which ended with a panicked look in Amy’s eyes. However, the decision is fundamentally both sides. After a touching discussion in the storage room, Jonah and Amy realized they wanted different things: Jonah was ready to get married (and secretly took one of Amy’s rings to determine the right size. engagement ring), while Amy is not ready. fully committed, still haunted by what she gave up when agreeing to marry Adam years ago.
In the end, Cloud 9 associates gathered to celebrate Amy̵7;s big move in a shot of the series’ pilot’s return, as people gathered to lift Cheyenne’s contract with Beau. Meanwhile, Glenn was appointed manager of the Ozark Highlands store.
Below, co-judges Gabe Miller and Jonathan Green discuss the decision to let Amy and Jonah break up in the final episode of Ferrera, and what’s next for Jonah following Amy’s departure.
TVLINE | How is this version of “California Part 2” different from the original script you wrote in the world before COVID, when it was originally intended to be the final installment of Season 5?
MILLER | Amy and Jonah’s story is pretty close to what it was originally, the main difference is that months have passed between the decision to move to California together and this episode, when Amy is finally about to move. And so, during that time, [we have] The pressures added to the pandemic life and Amy had to work two jobs at the same time, not seeing Jonah as often as they lived together. All these pressures add up and reveal some cracks in their relationship. Without the pandemic and without those months, we would still be in the same place [of Amy and Jonah breaking up]But it won’t for all the same reasons.
TVLINE | Do you feel like the episode benefits from the changes you’ve made?
MILLER | Yes. It allows us to have some time in the show to create pressure and [for] That emotional distance [to build between Amy and Jonah]where they realize they are not necessarily on the same page. So yes, in a way, stretching things out probably helps make it feel a bit more credible, we think.
GREEN | It’s correct. Also, I think this pandemic experience has caused a lot of people to reconsider and reassess their priorities, thinking about the future and what they really want. And I think it affects Amy as well.
TVLINE | Was there fear that Amy’s suspicions would seem unusual? Or do you think you successfully planted those seeds before # Simmosa’s demise?
MILLER | We feel so organic towards her character when it comes to how things played out to Adam – how circumstances forced them into that marriage, and she would be very shy about it happening again. She loved Jonah so much, and as great as she thought of him, she would [against] let that happen to her again… What was important for us was to see that maybe she thinks she is. [made] a hasty decision. She didn’t want to lose Jonah, and she was torn.
GREEN | We really like the idea that she doesn’t know if she’s doing the right thing or not. It is just what feels right to her [in the moment]. If you are feeling a bit surprised with people, you know, it caught her off guard as well.
TVLINE | Is there any reason you choose to have Jonah plan propose to Amy? That’s how the knife rotates, isn’t it?
GREEN | The idea of the ring is not part of [plan at the end of last season]. But this season, it’s a way to deal with, “Hey, why did Amy struggle so much on her last day?” We devised the ring as a way to actually turn that pressure into something tangible, and something she could react to. And then when we had that, we said, “Oh, that would be very painful …”
We like what it shows and the differences between their characters. And yes, we definitely thought there would be fans who might not want to see this happen. We’re not trying to play it like a hoax or “Haha, we tricked you into thinking they were going to get married or he would propose.” We liked it for the way it played a significant role in the episode.
TVLINE | Do you see this as the definitive end to Jonah and Amy’s love story?
MILLER | We feel like the door is still open the way we have left everything behind. In the end, what they do [both] realizing that they are making a mature decision. They aren’t on the same page about their future right now, but who knows? They can still find their way back together.
TVLINE | In the near future, how will Joni hold out in the next episodes?
MILLER | He tried to throw himself into something else to distract himself … He realized he was still working at the store when he thought he was moving to California and a new life, because So he pursued a number of other job prospects and he considered trying to move up in the store. We’re certainly dealing with that in the first part of the season: What is Jonah’s plan now as he finds himself in this position?
TVLINE | And as for COVID, will Season 6 continue to reflect the reality of the pandemic or will transition to a post-COVID world at some point?
MILLER | We’re keeping it going. The world has changed a lot, [and] It doesn’t seem like it will change anytime soon, sorry.
GREEN | Sometimes that would be [reflected in the customer interstitials] that we have in between scenes. And sometimes it will be like a story we’re about to tell, about Mateo and Cheyenne having an event [during the pandemic]. It seems Sandra isn’t comfortable with their COVID safety and the social side of that. We’re trying to find different ways to hit it and explore it, [and] We’re seeing how much we can get rid of it.
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