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Chapter 41: A Girl From Arizona Part 2 is the second part of the premiere episode of Season 4 of The Good Place.


Eleanor, Michael, Janet and Tahani have their hands full when the new residents begin to show their true colors. Jason receives some unsettling news.


With Chris sent back to the Bad Place, the Soul Squad get down to business to figure out how to get John, Brent and Simone on the path to redemption. Brent is arrogant and generally sees no flaws in himself while Simone is still convinced the afterlife isn't real. Tahani meanwhile decides she'll take care of John by reaching out to him.

Eleanor and Michael decide the best way to get through to Brent would be to kick off a chaos sequence based on things in his life, such as runaway SUVs driving all over the neighborhood, giant golf balls rolling through the streets, a gigantic Princeton mascot knocking over buildings like Godzilla, and having everyone dressed in tacky suits with the Princeton colors, much like how Michael tried to torture Eleanor during his experiment. However, Brent doesn't get the point and believes that this means he belongs in a better place than the Good Place.

The Soul Squad regroup, feeling like they're stuck at a dead end. No one is sure if Eleanor has what it takes to lead this high-stakes experiment and wonder if they should change leaders. Eleanor overhears them talking behind her back and is hurt and angry, storming off after telling them she quits. Michael goes after her to give her a pep talk. Eleanor is terrified that she'll fail, as she fears she'll doom all of humanity and has never dealt with having this kind of weight resting on her shoulders. Michael reassures Eleanor that she's tougher and smarter than she gives herself credit for and the job of posing as the Architect of the experiment is best suited for a human, because she knows humans better than he himself does. Her spirits lifted up and her resolve renewed, Eleanor declares they're going to succeed.

The next day, Michael and Eleanor, figuring that Brent is too conceited to see any flaws in himself, decide to play along and tell him that there is indeed a "Best Place" and he can get there by doing more good deeds than anyone else in the neighborhood. While they are aware that he won't earn any points at present because his motive is just to benefit himself, they hope that like with Eleanor when she first arrived in the neighborhood, the good deeds he does will become a habit and he will start doing them out of genuine kindness.

Meanwhile, Jason and Janet have a talk. Janet says that with her being busy running things and being worried that Jason is still too impulsive, she believes it's best that they break up with each other, saddening Jason. She also breaks the news that the Jacksonville Jaguars cut Blake Bortles and have signed Nick Foles which pleases Jason because Nick Foles has won a Super Bowl.

Eleanor tells Chidi that he is Simone's soulmate, hoping that it'll get her to stop acting like an idiot and accept that she's indeed in the afterlife. Although she's hurt at the fact that she has to lead him into the arms of another woman, Eleanor is determined to make sure the experiment succeeds.


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

Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Simone Garnett
Ben Koldyke as Brent Norwalk

Guest starring

Deb Hiett as Wanda