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Chapter 33: A Fractured Inheritance is the 7th episode of Season 3 of The Good Place.

Synopsis Edit

Eleanor makes a startling discovery that tests her resolve, Tahani looks to make amends and Janet does some bonding.

Plot Edit

In Tarantula Springs, Nevada, Eleanor sits outside her mother's house with Michael. Michael explains to her that her mother faked her own death because she bid 30,000 on a 'Win a Date with Gene Simmons' auction and didn't want to pay. So she moved to Nevada and reinvented herself as Diana Tremaine. Eleanor is upset because Donna is using her fake identity name. Michael tells Eleanor that they are here to help her mother get into The Good Place. The two of them knock on the door and when Diana answers Eleanor abruptly yells at her.

Eleanor asks who's house she's in. Diana tells her that it belongs to her nerdy boyfriend, Dave. Eleanor believes that Diana is running a scam. Dave and his daughter, Patricia, arrive. Diana lies and introduces Eleanor as her sorority sister. In Budapest, Tahani, Chidi Anagonye, Jason Mendoza, and Janet are standing in line at a museum to meet Kamilah. Janet reminds Tahani that it's important for her to make amends with Kamilah because that's largely why she didn't get into The Good Place. Tahani cuts through the line and goes to talk to Kamilah. Kamilah is making omelettes and asks Tahani if she'd like one. Tahani says no and this causes Kamilah to close the exhibit, disappointing the crowd of people.

Eleanor asks how Diana and Dave met. Dave tells them that he met her on a job. He was closing a bar when he walked in and saw Diana sitting at the counter. She held a knife to his throat but they ended up making out in the back alley. Diana says that she has to go get ready for PTA elections. She's running for PTA secretary. They leave and Michael says that Diana is doing pretty great on her own. Eleanor is still suspicious about the whole situation. Meanwhile, Jason and Janet wander around the museum. Jason asks Janet to name the prices for all the paintings since she knows everything. Tahani apologizes to Kamilah but Kamilah doesn't accept her apology. Eleanor goes through Patricia's room looking for any sign of Diana's escape plan. Michael stops her from cutting up Patricia's stuffed animals and tells her that they're going to go to the PTA meeting.

Chidi asks Tahani if he can try talking to Kamilah. Tahani agrees but Chidi becomes mesmerized by Kamilah. Tahani is so distraught over the whole situation that she grabs an axe off the wall and hits the table. At the MGM Grand Elementary School, Diana gives a speech of why she should be PTA secretary. Afterwards, Eleanor tells Dave the truth about Diana. Dave tells her that he already knew all that and that they're waiting until Patricia is older to tell her. Michael asks Eleanor why she can't accept that Diana has changed. Eleanor responds that she wanted that type of Mom and is jealous that Patricia gets to have that when she doesn't. Diana ends up winning the election.

Eleanor finds Diana in the laundry room and apologizes for not believing that any of this was real. Eleanor offers to help with the laundry but Diana stops her from grabbing one of the soap boxes. Eleanor takes it from her and opens it up to find wads of cash stuffed inside. Tahani and Chidi are handcuffed while sitting on a bench. Tahani confides in Chidi and tells him about how her parents used to pit Kamilah and her against each other. Suddenly, Tahani realizes that all of these painting are about them. Tahani gets up and goes to hug Kamilah. She apologizes for what their parents did and Kamilah, finally, embraces her.

Diana reveals to Eleanor that she sneaks a little bit of cash away just in case she needs an exit strategy. Eleanor tells her that Diana likes her new life and that she needs to commit to it. This means getting rid of the cash. Eleanor suggests that she spend it on Patricia. Eleanor points out that this is her doover so she shouldn't waste it. The two of them embrace. On the drive to the airport, Chidi shows Tahani an article that has both Tahani and Kamilah's names in the exhibit title. Michael and Eleanor say goodbye to Diana and her little family. While driving, Michael tells Eleanor that they're going to pick the others up from the airport. Eleanor tells Michael that she's glad that he mom's changed but it doesn't fix all the damage she did to her. She points out that she's never even told a boyfriend that she's loved them before. Michael tells her that she has when she was in a relationship with Chidi in the afterlife.

Cast Edit

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

Guest Starring

Rebecca Hazlewood as Kamilah Al-Jamil
Andrew Daly as Dave Katterttrune
Ajay Mehta as Waqas Al-Jamil
Leslie Grossman as Donna Shellstrop
Anna Khaja as Manisha Al-Jamil

Co-Starring

Stella Edwards as Patricia Katterttrune
Janet Song as Peaches McPlum
Yanellie Ireland as Young Kamilah
Peter Katona as Jozsef Müvészember
GraceAnne Pullappally as Young Tahani
Johnny Kostrey as Istvan Müvészi Ember-Baråtja

The Good JokesEdit

  • "They’re a pair of boobs, and then two extra side boobs. It symbolizes that boobs come in all shapes and sizes… and distances apart!" - Jason
  • "Like my good friend Ben Affleck, and his crippling addiction to back tattoos, or my other good friend Matt Damon, and his crippling addiction to my friend Ben Affleck." - Tahani
  • "Your mother is a very competent and selfish lover. It’s perfect for me because I don’t know what I want." - Dave

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