Michael talks to the bossman about the plan for take two. Bossman thinks it will be a failure. Micahel holds a meeting with everyone from the neighborhood. They are getting ready for take two as well.
Janet gives Eleanor a note from herself saying “Find Chidi” but she doesn’t know what that means. Janet leaves and Eleanor doesn’t know her name. She walks around the neighborhood meeting people, trying to find Janet. She runs into Michael who asks her to make a speech at the welcoming party.
She doesn’t have a choice so she agrees to do it. The other neighbors, under the direction of Michael, try to ply her with alcohol so that she mucks things up mut she is resistant. She does accomplish a goal though. She finds Chidi and they meet for the first time. She wants to know what all this means.
Chidi gets to meet with Michael as he arrives in the Good Place. He finds out all of his heroes are in the bad place. He also learns about soulmates. Turns out the numbers are inconclusive and he has to pick one.
He dates both women and as he is about to choose the clear right option Michael interrupts. They ran the numbers again. Angelique (Paulina Bugembe) is not his soulmate. The other woman is. He’s flustered and upset. They go to the party and he tries to corner Angelique. She tells him to buzz off. That’s when Eleanor approaches. She tells him about the note and wants to know what it all means. He tells her he doesn’t know.
Next up is Tahani. Her soulmate is very short. They get a house and it is very small. Her soulmate also wears jeans and such so she dresses to match. At the party she talks to Michael and he plays some mindgames about her “frivilulous” requests.
She’s at the bar when Eleanor sees Chidi and takes Eleanor’s shots. She then interrupts the welcome speech and starts a fire.
The last person to meet Michael is Jason. He’s pretending to be a silent monk again and his soulmate is basically his shadow. He spends most of the day trying to ditch him, to no avail.
As Tahani’s speech crashes and burns, literally, Michael realizes that something is wrong. Denise, formerly Good Eleanor, has some issues with her new role. Michael tells her she can have a limp. He talks to some other people in the neighborhood and realizes that something is up.
As Tahani causes trouble, Chidi pulls Eleanor to the side to tell her that he thinks that they know each other. Michael holds a meeting with the neighbors to figure out where they stand. They complain because aren’t the typical jobs they are used to. He gets mad. Then they realize they lost the humans and he gets really made.
Eleanor confessed to Chidi that she doesn’t belong in the Good Place. Now he doesn’t know what to do. Jason breaks down to Janet that he doesn’t know what’s going. He just wants a safe haven. Chidi and Eleanor are talking when Michael barges in. He tries to take Chidi home. Then Tahani comes in and Michael gets really cagey. Their soulmates turn up and Eleanor sees that there is something afoot.
Janet brings Jason and then his soulmate turns up. Michael tries to send them home but Jason snaps. Eleanor’s soulmate comes home and that’s when Eleanor puts the pieces together. She agknowledges the note so now Michael knows what the issue was.
He snaps his fingers. They are starting over again. Michael holds a neighborhood meeting. They ask what the bossman said. Michael lies and tells them he was supportive. Then he calls his boss and says attempt two is still on track. His boss reminds him there will be no attempt three.
I was so confused. They were going so fast, everyone joining up and putting the pieces together. I didn’t understand how it would sustain a season. Now it makes more sense though because now they are blank slates and Michael has a secret from his boss.
The Good Place airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m.