The Good Place (S04E12) “Chapter 51: Patty”

Welcome to The Good Place…or is it? Here’s a recap!



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As Eleanor and the gang travel in the air balloon to The Good Place, they see what looks like paradise. Everything looks amazingly peaceful and warming; Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, and Jason go to a party of their own taste that had combined due to entering the portal together. As Jason races go-karts with monkeys, Tahani and Janet are meeting with other people. Chidi meets with Hypatia and Eleanor and freaks out from talking to one of the great minds. But things aren’t what they seem as the gang realizes that the good place is the boring place.

Meanwhile,  Michael thought that he was being sworn in to be a member of The Good Place. However, the board members tricked him into signing to be the management of The Good Place. While trying to ascertain the situation, Michael, Eleanor, and the gang figure out what to do, and that the best thing to do is have the option of knowing that there’s a door to the end.

After announcing the plan to the rest of the people that have been around for over five hundred years everyone celebrates with a party. Later on Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, Jason, and Janet get to live in their Good Place places, with Michael making his office close to them. Eleanor and Chidi talk while looking at the sunset by the mountain and take in the moment.

“Patty” was such a great episode that it really felt like it should have been the finale. The performance from the cast was good and the writing was as good as ever. The episode showed that The Good Place wasn’t all that what it seemed; our gang needed to help fix the issues and to provide a solution that was good and would fix the problem.

But it leaves our characters with the notion of when will they go through that door,  what will become of them? Is it death? Is it a rebirth of life? This episode would have been an excellent ending. That we would have our gang be where they are and have us play out in our minds of what they do after.

I’m pretty anxious, nervous and emotional for this series forking finale. From what I’ve read in the interviews and such, this could be like the Parks and Recreation finale as it was also a jammed-packed full of emotions and laughs. Move over This Is Us, The Good Place fans will be needing the tissues this week.

Overall, I give this episode a 9/10.

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You can catch the one-hour series forking finale of The Good Place Thursday, Jan. 30 at 8:30/7:30c and the post-show interview with Seth Meyers at 9:30/8:30c on NBC