The Good Place (2016–2020)
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Category 55 Emergency Doomsday Crisis 

Teaching Eleanor about ethics becomes a full-time job for Chidi; Michael and Janet must deal with an emergency.


Morgan Sackett


Michael Schur (created by), Matt Murray





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Bell ... Eleanor Shellstrop
William Jackson Harper ... Chidi Anagonye
Jameela Jamil ... Tahani Al-Jamil
D'Arcy Carden ... Janet
Manny Jacinto ... Jason Mendoza
Ted Danson ... Michael
Steve Berg ... Gunnar
John Hartmann ... Bart
Rebecca Hazlewood ... Kamilah Al-Jamil
Anna Khaja ... Manisha Al-Jamil
Ajay Mehta ... Waqas Al-Jamil
Lynnette Gaza ... Eunice
Yanellie Ireland ... Young Kamilah
Jill Johnson ... Henriette
Monnae Michaell ... Nina


Eleanor believes she's reached a true breakthrough in that she did a good deed without even thinking about it before she did it. As such, she is buoyed by Chidi's lessons, thinking that they are paying off for her, which leads her to want even more and more of his time, which is almost all devoted to her already. Conversely, Chidi is feeling that Eleanor is monopolizing his time, instead of he being able to enjoy paradise as he thought he was supposed to in the good place. This incompatibility in priorities leads to bad feelings between the two, who want to split up in private, but maintain their soul mate personae in public. That becomes difficult when Michael issues a directive where no one is allowed outside, leaving Eleanor and Chidi confined to her house together until the directive is lifted. What makes matters worse is that Michael asks if Eleanor's neighbors, Bart and Nina, can stay with her and Chidi temporarily, which may place their already strained relationship under the ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

6 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Frozen Yogurt Flavors in "The Good Place" include:

Full Cell Phone Battery (mentioned by Eleanor) Folded Laundry (mentioned by Glenn) Empty Inbox Grape The Sound of the Ocean Candy Cane Kimchi Cherry 7 Layer Dip Bubblegum Your Favorite Theme Song Finding Out Your True Bra Size Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog The Perfect Mixtape New York Pizza Slice Perfectly Fitting Jeans Learning to Tie Your Shoes Fresh Churro Glazed Ham Yellow Curry Caramel Corn Perfect Avocado Guava Touchdown Strawberry Slight Raise Sleeping in on a Sunday Neapolitan Cancelled Plans Handwritten Note in the Mail Candlelight The Cool Side of your Pillow Fall Foliage Cookie Dough Finding a Kidney Donor The Perfect High Five When the Lights go Down at a Concert Haircut Compliment Recognized Actor's Voice From Commercial Voiceover Peaches and Cream Potato Chip Hot Air Balloon Ride Caramel Macchiato Bubble Wrap Stardust The Softness of a Puppy's Tiny Ears Maine Lobster Banana Your Fifth Birthday Cake [Indescribable But Delicious] A Mother's Love A Clean House Rocky Road When a New Lines Opens at Airport Security Sweet Potato Fries Inside Jokes Soft, Fresh Sheets Raspberry Sorbet One-Handed Baseball Catch Beyonce Concert Pumpkin Pie You Look and Feel Great at Your Reunion Peanut Butter Cup Cookies 'n' Cream Male Coworker Getting Called Out for Stealing Your Ideas (this one is brought up in the season 3 finale) See more »


A crew member and their boom mic are reflected in one of the windows in Eleanor's house as she and Chidi pretend to go to bed. See more »


Janet: Hi, there! We have a category 55 emergency doomsday crisis.
Michael: [worried] A category 55 emergency doomsday crisis?
Janet: Mm-hmm.
Tahani Al-Jamil: Sorry, what is a category 55 emergency doomsday crisis?
Michael: It's nothing. It's a tiny little inconvenience. Tahani, dear, could you show us to a private room where no one can see or hear us, even if I yell very loudly out of fear?
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