Chapter 27: Everything Is Bonzer! Part 1 is the premiere of Season 3 of The Good Place.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Michael intervenes in the near-death accidents of Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason on Earth, in hopes that a second chance at life allows them to become better versions of themselves.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Michael meets the Doorman and explains his and Judge Gen's experiment. The Doorman hands Michael a button to push when he wants to return and lets him through to the portal to Earth.

There Michael prevents all of the fours deaths by intervening in some way. He and Janet watch as the foursome live their lives but learn that they aren't exactly model citizens.

So Michael, despite Janet's protests, comes up with a plan to bring them back together. Michael returns to Earth where he poses as a bartender and convinces Eleanor to find Chidi.

Eleanor explains to Chidi how she's trying to be a better person, and asks him to be her moral guide. He says yes, because of his own near-death experience. He tells her about working with Simone, a neuroscience professor at the university.

Simone has him undergo an MRI, and shows him that his brain is perfectly fine. This leads to him making a flurry of decisions, like deciding to spend less time on his thesis, and more time with Simone.

But a string of unfortunate events, like his coworker breaking both of his legs at the gym, leads him back to his old ways. The only reason he said yes to helping Eleanor is because Michael nudged him in the direction of helping other people besides himself.

Meanwhile, Shawn is trying to figure out how the group is doing on Earth but he can't seem to hack into Judge Gen's system. Eleanor notices that Chidi and Simone like each other but haven't done anything about it. So Eleanor intervenes and helps Chidi ask Simone out. This upsets Michael because Eleanor and Chidi are supposed to be soulmates. He decides to go back to Earth and get Jason and Tahani to Australia.

This actually gives Shawn a backdoor into the Judge's system and Shawn is now able to see how all four humans are doing.

Cast[edit | edit source]

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
and Ted Danson as Michael

Recurring Cast

Mike O'Malley as The Doorman
Marc Evan Jackson as Shawn
Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Simone Garnett
Eugene Cordero as Pillboi

Guest Starring

Dominic Burgess as Henry
Harvey Guillen as Steve
Keston John as Uzo
Jama Williamson as Val


Andrew Bering as François Lloyd-Tort
Matthew Foster as Len Bee
Joe Mande as Toddrick Hemple (voice)
Josh Siegal as Glenn
Lisandra Tena as Officer K. Ramirez
Prudence Vindin as Nurse Pat

Uncredited Cast

Meryl Hathaway as Brittany
John Hartman as Joe

Music[edit | edit source]

"Right Here Waiting" by Richard Marx is played to motivate the demons.

The Good Jokes[edit | edit source]

I’m gonna sit in a front facing seat! Or no, maybe a sideways facing seat! I’m gonna get so motion sick!
It’s not about who you know. Enlightenment comes from within. The Dalai Lama texted me that
I’m a trash bag from Arizona, which is saying something. Our biggest exports are racist sheriffs and HPV

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