The Good Place (S04E08) “Chapter 47: The Funeral to End All Funerals”

The results are in! Did they win or fail? Here’s the recap!


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With the experiment done, Eleanor, Jason, Tahani, and Janet awaited the final verdict from the judge at the good place while Michael meets with Shawn to hear the final ruling. After trying to make a comeback remark to Shawn, the judge sees the results with three of the members making improvement scores except for Brent. But Michael makes an argument about how the other people that Eleanor and the gang have changed in their lives and also see that Brent was showing improvement until the final second.

During their time of waiting, Eleanor and gang passed the time by giving each one a proper funeral; while a frozen-in-state Chidi pulls a Weekend at Bernie’s vibe at the pool. Tahani gets a plane funeral, Jason gets a pool funeral and Eleanor gets a funeral while holding a bottle of tequila. And even give Chidi a funeral but got interrupted by the judge making her ruling.

While Eleanor and gang meet with Michael, the judge rules in favor of Michael. But instead of just improving on the point system, she’s gonna reboot Earth. Trying to figure out a way to stop the judge, Janet takes away the judge’s remote; but it was Bad Janet that took it after reading Michael’s book. And not only did Bad Janet come but a ton of Janets too, even disco Janet. While the Judge tries to find the remote in one of the Janets voids. Eleanor comes up with an idea to use Chidi to help them fix the point system.

The Funeral to End All Funerals” was such a good episode. There were so many good moments from Michael and Shawn insults to the Judge talking about rebooting Ally McBeal (which I’m not objecting to that idea). Even the funerals for each of the members were so good and heartwarming from the characters. Once again D’Arcy Carden does it again as Janet and other Janets. And given that this was Kristen Bell’s first directorial debut, I thought she did a great job.

Moving forward, the idea of Chidi trying to fix the point system would be a brilliant idea to the stint of how it would go. With all of the knowledge of being a good person in the moral philosophy, could Chidi help rewrite the universal?

Overall, I give this episode a 9/10.

What did you think of the episode? How do you see this playing out the rest of the final season? Leave a comment and tell us your thoughts.

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