Before Gen can send them to the Bad Place, Michael and Janet arrive. Michael becomes despondent and then replaces his with a stereotypical , which Chidi determines is less psychologically productive. The Good Place is a town where those who have been good throughout their lives go once they have passed away. Michael incapacitates the Bad Janet sent to transport him, and Janet conducts everyone to the Bad Place on a train as the neighborhood disintegrates. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. When Janet's manual suggests the glitches are caused by falsehoods, Michael blames himself for lying about the neighborhood's real purpose. Eleanor, having secretly repeatedly viewed Mindy's tape of herself and Chidi, shows it to him; he does not feel he loves her and she claims to feel the same way.
It's bright, has fun set pieces, and the characters are all great. Claire, the only resident of the Medium Place, a neutral plane of existence between the Good Place and the Bad Place. They struggle to do so, and Michael admits he is stalling because he was actually unable to determine a means to enter the Good Place despite exploring over a billion options. The season is produced by , , and. The season concluded on February 1, 2018 and contained 13 episodes. Tahani and Jason continue their relationship, but Tahani insists on secrecy while Jason wants to go public. When the demons leave, Michael, Janet, and the humans are left alone and safe in the neighborhood.
Supposedly as a learning aid, Michael subjects Chidi to realistic simulations of the trolley problem and related ethical questions, then admits he is deliberately torturing Chidi. Jason fails a test of impulse control, while Tahani fails when, instructed to ignore what others think of her, she maturely confronts her parents over their lifelong cruelty towards her. Jason and Tahani remain intimate, but are unsure where they stand. Acting on Eleanor's recommendation of a relationship, Janet creates a boyfriend named Derek whose mental state is infantile, excitable, and easily distracted. Eleanor finds Chidi, but he is distracted by his own situation and is unwilling to help Eleanor. . Mindy is delighted when a sexually willing Derek arrives at her house with cocaine.
The Bad Janet assisting Shawn reveals herself to be Michael's Janet; she incapacitates Shawn. Out of options, the group holds a party. Michael again erases the humans' memories and reboots the Good Place, but conceals the false start from Shawn, who has disallowed a third attempt. After Jason and Tahani ask Janet to marry them, Chidi acknowledges that the most ethical action is to inform the couple of Janet's issue, despite the that Janet might eliminate Derek. Michael also claims he can get the four and himself into the real Good Place.
Chidi expels Michael, who tries to placate the humans with extravagant personalized gifts that Chidi calls bribes. Eleanor recalls formative experiences concerning death: Eleanor's alcoholic mother flippantly explaining the family dog's death to a young Eleanor, an adult Eleanor attending her father's funeral and claiming to be fine, and Eleanor crying at upon seeing a toothbrush holder designed for a family's use. Eleanor does so and, as Janet's friend, offers to help her work through her deep emotions over time. Tahani and Jason openly express their dissatisfaction and Eleanor figures out that they are not in the Good Place; she reveals the note. On , the second season has a rating of 100%, based on 55 reviews, with an average rating of 8.
When a reception is unexpectedly held in the others' hiding place, the humans impersonate demons and Janet impersonates a Bad Janet. But, when a glitch occurs while Janet is speaking to Tahani and Jason about their relationship, he realizes the problem is Janet's own subconscious lies — she is not really happy for the couple because she has retained her second incarnation's love for Jason. The four humans arrive at the Judge's chambers. Tahani insists she belongs in the Good Place, but concedes after Michael reveals her cause of death; she was crushed by a statue of her sister Kamillah that she pulled down, demonstrating Tahani's self-obsession. After six months, Eleanor loses enthusiasm for environmentalism as her kindness has opened her to mistreatment by others; she reverts to her previous lifestyle for another six months.
Over the course of a month, their relationship improves but Janet, performing beyond her specifications, is suffering from short term errors; Janet tells Michael the neighborhood could collapse from the errors' increasing severity. Janet tells Jason she loves him, inspiring Chidi to kiss Eleanor. The five escape without Janet after Jason blocks Shawn's pursuit with a. Chidi realizes the paper of Eleanor's note is from a book in his library; he suspects they have met before. However, she quickly realizes that she was sent there by mistake, and must hide her morally imperfect behavior past and present.
She isn't meant to be there at all. Janet gives Eleanor the note she wrote to find Chidi. Michael sends Tahani, Jason, and Chidi through the portal before discovering he is one badge short. Gen believes the humans only improved in pursuit of , but Michael believes they would have striven to improve, regardless, if encouraged. Michael sends Jason and Tahani on a private retreat and seeks Chidi and Eleanor's advice.