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Chapter 42: Chillaxing is the 3rd episode of Season 4 of The Good Place.

Plot[]

SPOILERS AHEAD!

Michael and Eleanor's plan to get Chidi to teach ethics to the rest of the group, but they discovered it went more than great when they see them happy and relaxed. To stop Chidi from chillaxing, they ask him to add Jianyu to his class; but Chidi will learn that Jianyu is Jason and will successfully get him to panic about the new situation.

Michael and Eleanor see that Chidi has gotten complacently happy in the Afterlife, so they have Jason reveal his true dirtbag self in order to give Chidi stressful ethical decisions. Eleanor discovers she's gone too far and is actually angry at Chidi for leaving her. Meanwhile, Tahani attempts to help John improve by giving him the upper class lifestyle he envied on Earth, as well as harsh truths about his gossip column. She later realises John just needs a real friend and true human connection.

Summary[]

Eleanor and Michael believe their ace in the hole, especially in dealing with Brent, is Chidi, whose academic ethical center should be able to get through to anyone. However, they find that Chidi is so relaxed, unlike they've ever seen him, so much so not to care what anyone else thinks or does, including Brent. They think they know what is causing Chidi's relaxed mentality, and take a play out of the Bad Place playbook to get back the Chidi they need, that play requiring the assistance of one of their own who is generally not of much help: Jason. Meanwhile, Tahani wants to befriend John by bringing him into her world of the life of the rich and famous, a life and her he had outwardly criticized on Earth on social media but which she believes he secretly wanted to be a part of, the reason for his criticisms. That may be the case, but whether the tactic will get him to the point of listening to everything she has to tell him about becoming a "better" person is the question.

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 Jason Mendoza
and Ted Danson as Michael

Recurring Cast

Brandon Scott Jones as John Wheaton

Guest Starring

Sheila Carrasco as Matilda

Trivia[]

  • At the Luau, one of the women in the neighborhood throws her magic rock into the fire and she gets what she most desires which is her childhood turtle named "Shell Turtlestein". In Modern Family (2008), Rico Rodriguez's character owned a turtle of the same name.
  • Eleanor mentions "a car you can key or a house you can Left Eye Lopes". In 1994 Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes got into an argument with her rich football star lover, Andre Rison, and burned down his house. Lopes later claimed she simply meant to burn a few of Rison's shoes, not the entire house.

Gallery[]

Eleanor Talking With Chidi
John and Tahani
Jason, Michael and Eleanor
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