The Good Place (S03E11) “Chidi Sees The Time-Knife”

Can Michael convince the Judge that the Good Place system is broken? Here’s a recap!

As Michael gets the gang through the IHOP; they meet with the judge. After being in the IHOP with a weird creature on Tahani; the Judge changes the setting but still in the IHOP.

As Michael fails to get the Judge to understand that the point system is broken; Jason, the last person you would have thought, gave the best understanding statement that humans make common mistakes. That’s when Michael asked the Judge to see Earth for herself and after like five seconds, she realizes that Earth is very bad.

The Judge brings in Sean and gets him and Michael to compromise on a solution to fix the problem. But when Chidi comes up with a solution, he forgot he was still in the IHOP flying around as a tiny Chidi til Janet caught him and brought him back. Chidi’s solution was to redo the good place and keep data on how a new group would do.

They pick the Medium Place to do it or Mindy’s backyard, where Janet reunites with her “son-rebound-booty call boyfriend” Derek! Soon, the Judge laid down the rules and the only question was how to get the people for the good place? Janet would create the people, but better than Derek. But after making a couple, she gets help from Derek for help.

As Michael gets a video call from Sean; who tells him that he’s got a plan to torcher the four humans as a Vicki in a Michael suit will be doing that. And soon after with only minutes till the first person wakes up, Eleanor gives Michael a pep talk til Michael freaks out leaving with a cliffhanger for the season finale.

“Chidi Sees The Time-Knife” was another marvelous episode. From the story to the character development to even the cliffhanger was just so good. Who would have thought that Jason would be the one to convince the Judge about how humans make mistakes. It was total character development for someone like Jason, who’s been like the MVP of this season, to step up and be that bold but also correct. With a freakout Michael, I wonder if Eleanor is gonna to fill in for Michael to get the ball going. I can’t wait to see what the season finale and see where Season 4 will take us. I think we’ll be saying Holly Motherforkin Shirtballs again!

Overall, I give this episode a 9/10.

What did you think of the episode? What do you think will happen in the season finale? Leave a comment!

You can catch the season finale of The Good Place this Thursday at 9:30/8:30c on NBC.