Michael is there to plead their cases with the Judge. He thinks that the entire system is fundamentally flawed. Judge is impressed. Tahani and Eleanor talk about the former’s chat with her parents. She is better because of their friendship.
Jason waxes poetic about recent events as well when Janet shows up and professes her love for him. The feelings are mutual. It makes Chidi jump into action as well. He walks over and kisses Eleanor. She’s thrilled. That’s when Judge and Michael come in.
They haven’t come up with a decision yet so everyone is going to their own medium places which sucks because they will all be alone. Judge points out that they failed the tests and were only good in the neighborhood because they expected a reward. Michael contends they would have done so if they had a push in the right direction.
Lightbulb moment. Michael has an idea which Judge thinks is a bad one. They argue without any details before agreeing to give whatever Michael thought of a shot. Eleanor asks what it is. Suddenly she’s in a grocery store parking lot.
She’s back on earth. This was how she died. Michael’s great idea is to give them a near death experience and see if they change for the better. It seems to work. She realizes that she has been a monster and she wants to change.
It works at first. She joins and environmental group and she makes better choice. Of course that means owning up to ruining her one friend’s reputation which leads to a fight and from there Eleanor starts to fall.
She quits the environmental group and goes back to her old habits. Another six months pass and suddenly it’s Eleanor’s birthday. She was good for six months and back to normal for the next and what does she have to show for it.
Her friend ditches her so she ends up alone in a bar talking morality with Michael the bartender. He hopes it’s a turning point. She gets up the next morning and ends up looking up something Michael said.
Eleanor stumbles upon a video of Chidi lecturing and watches the whole thing. Her friend gets home and invites her out but she passes. She’s going somewhere else. That somewhere else? She’s tracking down Chidi.
That ending though! That was so great. I love that no matter what he is her teacher and they work together and learn from each other to make it to the good place. I’m curious as to how the others will join up but it’s off until next season now.