Good Place followers, get able to be forking psyched! The present returned from break this week with an episode that introduced our crew to the precise Good Place! Not the Dangerous Place disguised by Michael. Not Earth. Not Janet’s void. The precise Good Place! Holy shirt!
In Season 3’s eleventh episode “The Guide of Dougs,” the Soul Squad discovered themselves within the unattended workplace of The Good Place after Michael didn’t persuade Neil, the afterlife’s head accountant, that the Dangerous Place hacked the factors system. The gang made their escape solely to search out out that they will’t actually pressure a hold sesh at The Good Place, which bubbly postal service employee Gwendolyn (Nicole Byer) confirmed upon their arrival.
Hoping they may give up working, Michael, Eleanor, and the gang nonetheless needed to cowl their tracks and maintain their existence on the DL. All that otherworldly insanity and dimension hopping led to those 5 finest bits from this week’s episode:
1. The Good Smells of The Good Place
The group discovered that The Good Place smells like no matter makes you happiest. For Eleanor, it was her favourite water park from when she was a toddler, chlorine and all. For Chidi, it was heat pretzels and the odor of absolute ethical reality (“These two issues have very related smells!” confirmed Janet.) Tahani’s reply was the proper par for her course:
“To me, it smells like a curtain closing between top notch and economic system…OH! This actually is The Good Place!” Basic Tahani, amiright!?
2. The Refugee Joke That Saved It Nearly a Little Too Actual
As soon as Michael realized the place they had been, he rapidly tried to provide you with a canopy story in case somebody discovered them. He determined that he’d be an Accountant, Janet could be a Impartial Janet, and the opposite 4 could be contest winners. The group thought that was fairly lame; Chidi prompt that since they’re within the land of the “good guys,” they need to come clear and request asylum, to which Jason responds:
“Yeah man, we’re refugees. What sort of tousled place would flip away refugees?” Shirt simply received actual!
3. Eleanor’s Escape Room Escape
As soon as the group discovered from Gwendolyn that they will’t depart the workplace, Eleanor panicked, grabbed a lamp and threw it on the door practically taking Chidi’s head off within the course of.
“What? That is how I at all times received out of escape rooms! Should you break sufficient stuff they open the door and kick you out!”
4. Eleanor is Fluent in Tolstoy, however Provided that it Got here from Tyra Banks First
When Chidi and Eleanor mentioned the character of their relationship, Chidi did essentially the most Chidi-like factor he may presumably do: he quoted Tolstoy.
“‘There’s just one time that’s necessary: now. It’s the solely time when we’ve got any energy,’” Chidi quoted, with Eleanor ending his sentence.
“I do know that quote. An unverified Tyra Banks account posted that meme on Instagram,” she stated.
Chidi’s response: “Nicely now I hate it.”
The dialog between the 2 is a main instance of how the present works on each stage, quoting excessive artwork in a single breath, and referencing low-brow popular culture within the very subsequent. That’s precisely why The Good Place is so rattling good.
5. Michael’s Description of How one can Make Jason Blissful is On Level
Tahani spent the episode making an attempt to alleviate the weirdness between her, Janet, and Jason. She knew the 2 had emotions for one another, even though she and Jason are kind-of-sort-of married because of previous reboots of Michael’s Dangerous Place scheme. She went to Micahel for recommendation on how one can make them completely satisfied and he knocked it out of the park. The immortal Michael replied:
“How do you make Jason completely satisfied? You give him a lollipop formed like a Transformer.”
On the finish of the episode, the Squad is off to rendezvous with The Choose on the IHOP, which a stalwart Michael, eager on saving humanity, says is essentially the most harmful place within the universe. (So not tight, you guys.) Away the group goes, strolling via one other portal towards an unsure future, leaving us viewers praying for extra Maya Rudolph subsequent week.