The Good Place (S04E04) “Chapter 43: Tinker, Tailor, Demon, Spy”

Could the Bad Place been playing Eleanor and gang this whole time? Here’s a recap!


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As Eleanor’s plan to get the group closer with a fun activity of magic Pictionary; it turned south with Chidi’s Frankenstein of a house monster; Eleanor calls it a night and tries to think of more ideas. But Michael believes that they should take a break and have a slumber party. That is until they get a notification that someone is coming, which turns to be Glen from the Bad Place.

Thinking that Shawn is about to ruin their experiment once again; turns out that Glen wants to inform Eleanor that Michael isn’t really Michael that it’s Vicky in a Michael suit. This becomes the whole dilemma and with twists.

Eleanor, Tahanui, and Jason try to figure out who’s telling the truth. Even trying to get Michael to take off his suit; which he can’t or else it would ruin the experiment, as a 6,000 fire squid with lots of tentacles, teeth and juice…lots and lots of juice.

Eleanor asks Janet to make a lie detector to prove who’s telling the truth and when using it; it blew up Glen. After picking up all of Glen; Michael decides to blow himself up since Eleanor and them don’t believe him. And just when he’s about ready, Jason handcuffs Janet and appears to be Bad Janet. Jason tells them how he figured it out; only the real Janet would correct Jason that she’s not a girl, Bad Janet didn’t do that. The next day Michael and Jason went to go get their Janet back while Eleanor and Tahauni take control of The Good Place for a while.

“Tinker, Tailor, Demon, Spy” was a very good episode; even though maybe most of the viewers and fans had already new about this; I surely didn’t think about it. But I think we’re all agreed that Manny Jacinto probably gave his best performance while Jason tries to play to Glen’s story; it’s near the end when he talks about Shawn that stole the whole episode. Good writing and story plot and not to mention the performances from the cast were very good too. Overall, I give this episode a 9/10.

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You can catch The Good Place Thursdays at 9/8c on NBC.