Life is hard when you live in the shadow of a Dark Lord. This comedy series follows Chad Vader, the younger, less charismatic brother of the infamous Darth, who works as the day shift manager of a grocery store.
Chad returns to the basement, confronting and defeating his "dark soul half." He then makes up a set of new oppressive rules. Meanwhile, Jeremy and Weird Jimmy talk about Jeremy's constant conflicts with Chad and problems with the generator; Jimmy asks Jeremy to tell him when the next lightsaber battle occurs so he can take the night off. The two then notice a reactor failure somewhere that once happened to Jimmy previously. Maggie manipulates Chad to making her his new apprentice and Day Shift Manager. Jeremy becomes night shift manager.
Chad is persuaded by Maggie to fire Andy. Andy sings a song called "Chad Vader Makes me Wanna Cry" and afterwards Chad fires Andy but Andy excepts a record deal and leaves. Chad takes Michelle to meet someone.
Champion J Pepper comes for a suprise inspection and sees Chad act rude to a customer. Jeremy tells Chad about the generator problems as they get worse. It is revealed that Chad introduced Michelle to Libby who is now married, Michelle breaks up with Chad. The generator gets worse and Pepper leaves.
Chad commands martial law in the store, placing stormtroopers around the store and ordering the employees to work indefinite overtime to the point where Weird Jimmy recommends suicide. Maggie is promoted to his second-in-command. Chad himself lazily spends time in his "lounge", watching Weird Jimmy dance. Fed up with what is happening, Michelle shoots a stormtrooper and quits. Electric bolts shoot around the failing generator.
The generator is still acting up and Chad still doesn't want to deal with it, and ends up making the generator off limits. Jeremy and Jimmy decide to team up and work on the generator. Unfortunately, they get caught by Chad. Jeremy can't fix the generator, and Chad finally thinking that he is incompetent. Unfortunately, Chad is electrocuted and is dying. Chad hallucinates and sees his younger self playing in a field. He is brought back. Once he recovers, he has a staff meeting with the entire Empire Market staff. Where some major changes happen.