"Tahani might be a little British and condescending at times, but she devoted her entire life to helping other people. She's a good person. Accept that"
—Chidi, to Eleanor
Chapter 3: Tahani Al-Jamil is the 3rd episode of Season 1 of The Good Place.


ELEANOR GETS SCHOOLED — Chidi (William Jackson Harper) begins formally teaching Eleanor (Kristen Bell) about ethics, and lesson No. 1 is: be kind to your neighbor. Michael (Ted Danson) and Janet (D'Arcy Carden) help Chidi find a new, exciting hobby.


Eleanor suspects Tahani of writing the note but ultimately accepts that Tahani is genuinely good and begins to form a real friendship with her, comforting her over her dissatisfaction with Jianyu's vow of silence.

Michael tries to get Chidi Anagonye to take up a hobby, but Chidi only wants to work on his ethics manuscript; after Michael admits that it is terribly written, he agrees to become Chidi's advisor.

Janet cycles through a series of bizarre personalities.

Michael recruits Eleanor to help investigate the problems in the neighborhood. Jianyu reveals that he wrote the note; he confronts Eleanor, speaking to reveal that he also doesn't belong in The Good Place.

In Eleanor's flashback, her boyfriend Andy makes a conscious effort to be good, but Eleanor concludes that being good is pointless and too much work in a world full of bad things.


Main Cast

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 Jianyu
Ted Danson as Michael

Recurring Cast

Josh Siegal as Glenn

Guest Cast

George Basil as Andy (flashback)

Co-Starring Cast

Drew Brooks as Samuel (flashback)
Sandy Cevallos as Cualli

Quotes Edit

Chidi: Exploring makes me nervous. I have what doctors call "directional insanity". I once got lost on an escalator. So not exactly Christopher Columbus.
Janet: Fun fact! Columbus is in the Bad Place because of all the raping, slave trade, and genocide

Chidi: I prefer to take my time with things.
Michael: Yes, I know. You never even named your dog, did you? When it ran away, you posted signs saying "responds to long pauses".

Gallery Edit

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