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.


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 Li
and Ted Danson as Michael

Guest Starring

George Basil as Andy (flashback)

Co-Starring Cast

Drew Brooks as Samuel (flashback)
Sandy Cevallos as Cualli
Josh Siegal as Glenn

Quotes Edit

ChidiExploring makes me nervous. I have what doctors call "directional insanity". I once got lost on an escalator. So not exactly Christopher Columbus
JanetFun fact! Columbus is in the Bad Place because of all the raping, slave trade, and genocide
ChidiI prefer to take my time with things
MichaelYes, I know. You never even named your dog, did you? When it ran away, you posted signs saying "responds to long pauses"
―Oh boy

Gallery Edit

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