Chapter 21: Derek is the 8th episode of Season 2 of The Good Place. This is also the mid-season finale.

Synopsis Edit

SURPRISES ARE IN STORE — Janet (D'Arcy Carden) creates a big problem for Michael (Ted Danson). Meanwhile, Eleanor (Kristen Bell) lets Chidi (William Jackson Harper) in on a secret, and Jason (Manny Jacinto) puts Tahani (Jameela Jamil) in a difficult position.


Eleanor keeps what's taped over on Cannon Ball Run 2 a secret from Chidi. Michael and Eleanor want to kill Derek to prevent him from blowing their cover while Janet grows increasingly depressed and Chidi warns that this is unethical and their goal has to be helping Jason and Tahani, which Michael and Eleanor agree to.

As Tahani and Jason decide to get married, Eleanor, Chidi and Michael stop the wedding and cause Derek and Jason to get become mad at each other. After they resolve their conflict, Janet absorbs Derek's essence and puts him in a casket to dispose of in her void.

Eleanor shows Chidi the tape, and each are astounded that they love the other. Michael asks Eleanor's advice on being ethical, to which Eleanor replies that he's becoming human. Michael returns to his office to find Shawn waiting for him.


Kristen Bell as Eleanor Shellstrop
William Jackson Harper as Chidi Anagonye
Jameela Jamil as Tahani Al-Jamil
D'Arcy Carden as Janet
Manny Jacinto as Jason Mendoza
Ted Danson as Michael

Recurring Cast

Jason Mantzoukas as Derek
Marc Evan Jackson as Shawn

Quotes Edit

Jason, I'd never guess we would be where we are today, me, a prominent British philanthropist with award-winning legs, set to marry you, a swamp dweller who once asked me if the Presidents on Mount Rushmore have butts on the other side. We don't make any sense together, and yet, when I'm with you, I can really let my hair down. Metaphorically speaking of course, because I'd never have it up in the first place. I'm not a factory worker
—Tahani's vows
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