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Chapter 46: Help Is Other People is the 7th episode of Season 4 of The Good Place.


Plot[]

As the final day of the experiment winds down, Eleanor plans to get the humans a few last minute points, but is derailed when Simone tries to convince the other humans that they're not in The Good Place. The others reveal their own secrets, including Brent's "Best Place" promise and Jiyanu's true identity. Chidi also tells Simone that Eleanor said that they were soulmates. The gang decide they need to do a points Hail Mary and blow up the experiment. They open up a sink hole during Michael's magic show and Brent falls in. Simone and John take his Escalade and run. Finally, Eleanor and Michael confirm for Brent and Chidi that they are in The Bad Place. Brent has an under the wire last minute revelation.

As the final day of the experiment winds down, Eleanor plans to get the humans a few last minute points, but is derailed when Simone tries to convince the other humans that they're not in The Good Place. The others reveal their own secrets, including Brent's "Best Place" promise and Jiyanu's true identity.

Summary[]

On the last day of the year-long experiment, Simone comes close to deducing the true nature of the neighborhood as an experimental environment in which she and her acquaintances are being studied. Everyone reveals their secrets: Jason's identity, Brent's "Best Place" objective, and Chidi having been told Simone is his soulmate. Simone and Chidi discover the scoreboard identifying them, Brent, and John as test subjects. In a last-ditch effort to earn the humans points, Michael allows Brent to fall into a sinkhole, hoping the other three will unite and rescue him despite his flaws. However, only Chidi attempts to save Brent; John and Simone decide Brent isn't worth saving, and flee the neighborhood. Chidi declares that he believes that they are in the Bad Place; in a final gamble to shock Brent into re-evaluating himself, Eleanor and Michael "admit" this is true, and inform them they will now be transferred to the "real" Bad Place. Brent still cannot accept that he is not a good person, but just as the experiment ends, he begins to apologize to Chidi.

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

Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Simone Garnett
Ben Koldyke as Brent Norwalk
Brandon Scott Jones as John Wheaton

Trivia[]

ALLUSIONS

  • "Help is Other People" title comes from a play on words from the Jean-Paul Satre's French screenplay No Exit where the main character concludes that Hell is Other People. Schur has acknowledged the work of this play as inspiration for The Good Place.

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