Category Archives: Season 1

The Good Place – Season 1 Finale (Michael’s Gambit)

The job of a season finale is to wrap up the season’s story arcs and subplots, and establish new story arcs and subplots for the next season. This finale did its job perfectly by completing turning the whole season on its head with a plot twist that will completely affect how the next season is written. The episode kicks off

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The Good Place – Season 1, Episode 12 (Mindy St. Claire)

This episode was honestly my favourite one of the season. The episode kicks off with a flashback to Eleanor’s final moments and death – shopping in the supermarket, being rude to a cashier, then being rude to an environmental charity worker outside of the store who calls her out on her behaviour, then picking up the bottle of margarita mix

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The Good Place – Season 1, Episode 11 (What’s My Motivation)

This episode provides more insight into the points system. The episode kicks off with Both Eleanors, Chidi and Tahani in Michael’s office. Tahani explains that her idea to help Eleanor stay, which she came up with in the previous episode, is to apply the points system formula to Eleanor’s actions in the Good Place to raise her points total, if

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The Good Place – Season 1, Episode 10 (Chidi’s Choice)

The episode picks up from where we were left off, with Jason and Tahani in Jason’s “meditation room”. Jason tells Tahani who he is and not tell Michael about his real identity. We then cut to Chidi, both Eleanors and Bambadjan (a human rights advocate) in Michael’s office preparing to argue Eleanor’s case for staying in the Good Place whilst

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The Good Place – Season 1, Episode 9 (…Someone Like Me as a Member)

This episode kicks off moments after Real Eleanor steps off the train, with everyone in Michael’s office. Michael reveals that both Eleanors died in the same 10,000th of a second in the same traffic accident, as the Real Eleanor tried to save “Fake Eleanor’s” life. When Chidi asks Michael how he didn’t realise he had the wrong Eleanor, Michael tells

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The Good Place – Season 1, Episode 8 (Most Improved Player)

Now that Eleanor has revealed her secret to Michael, where does the show go from here? This episode starts to explore the consequences of Eleanor’s secret. The episode kicks off with Eleanor waiting outside of Michael’s office, much like she did in the pilot. Michael calls her in and asks her who she is. Eleanor tells him that some of

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The Good Place – Season 1, Episode 7 (The Eternal Shriek)

This episode picks up from where we were left off. Michael explains to the residents that he believes he is the design flaw in the neighbourhood as the incidents that Eleanor caused also happened moments after he did something wrong. Michael asks Janet to call a train for him to leave the neighbourhood so he can retire, which she also

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The Good Place – Season 1, Episode 6 (What We Owe to Each Other)

The episode kicks off with Eleanor freaking out over her impending meeting with Michael to investigate the cause of the sinkhole. Before she leaves, Chidi introduces her to the concept of contractualism and that she if made a commitment to help Michael she should stick to it. When Eleanor goes to her meeting, Michael tells her he has theorised that

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The Good Place – Season 1, Episode 5 (Category 55 Emergency Doomsday Crisis)

This episode explores Utilitarianism and the sinkhole. The episode kicks off with Eleanor in line for frozen yoghurt, where Janet informs her that Michael has added a large amount of new flavours for the residents to try, to make up for the sinkhole not being fixed yet. When Eleanor lets someone in line go before her without a second thought,

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The Good Place – Season 1, Episode 4 (Jason Mendoza)

Now that we had an episode partially focusing on Tahani, we move on to an episode focused on Jianyu. Unlike the previous episode, in this one we find out a lot about him. The episode picks up from where we left off with Eleanor asking Jianyu whether he really was sent to the Good Place by mistake like her. He

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