The Good Place (S02E13) “Chapter 26: Somewhere Else” Season Finale

Hot diggity dog! With such a creative adventure in Season 2, where would our gang end up in the season finale?

As Michael makes a case to Jan. While they were in a private meeting, feelings were coming out in the open. From Tahani telling Eleanor about how she didn’t listen to her parents to Janet tells Jason how she really feels. And of course, Chidi goes for it and kiss Eleanor with the phrase “hot diggity dog!”

Michael gave the option to placed them all in their own Middle Place or go back to The Bad Place. With both options suck for them, Michael comes up a way that might work. After convincing Jan,  she agrees and with the snap of his finger….we’re back all the way to the beginning.

We jump back to Eleanor’s time on earth before dying.  But before all the events that would kill her, she gets saved by a mysteries man, Michael. And soon after Eleanor tries to be a good person. From being an advocate for the environment to coming out to being honest to her roommates. But Eleanor experience a set back when she accidentally bump a car and is sued by the person for whiplash.

Meanwhile, Michael and Janet are monitoring Eleanor in this episode, as they watch the transcripts of her doings. Michael sees that Eleanor has slipped back into her old attitude. He tries to help her give her a push in the right directions again.

Celebrating her birthday, Eleanor meets with the bartender, who happens to be Michael (Did anyone get a Cheers nostalgia? I sure did!). Michael advises Eleanor about how rewards aren’t necessary gonna been given to you as known as moral dessert. And asked her the simple question: what do we owe each other?

When Eleanor wakes up, she searches for Chidi. She watches his long videos of ethics and morals of being a good person. After watching all of them, Eleanor flies to Sydney, Australia to see Chidi and asked if they could talk. Michael looks at the transcript from Eleanor’s and with a smile he says, “okay…here we go.”

The season finale was hilarious and satisfying from start to finish. Not only ending on a good note but a path to what’s ahead for season three. The episode depicts second chances and asked that question about the morals and ethics of being a good person. Which what this season really strives to the theme. Loved the performance from Bell and Danson, mostly watching them at Sting’s Dessert Rose bar and Danson was the bartender. Who didn’t freak out watching that scene? Overall, I give this episode a 9/10 and Season 2 a 10/10.

You can catch The Good Place on Demand, on the NBC app, Netflix later this summer (I assume).

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