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

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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This episode attracted 4.97 million viewers when it first aired. 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 »


Chidi Anagonye: They're gonna catch us! This is an extremely precarious situation! I am vexed, Eleanor!
Eleanor Shellstrop: A marriage counselor and a human lie detector isn't my first choice for company, either. But they have no reason to suspect us! Plus, I think they may have actually just come here to, you know, swing. I say we do it. It'll get 'em to stop asking questions.
Chidi Anagonye: No, I am not going to have sex with someone to get them to stop talking to me!
Eleanor Shellstrop: Really? You and I are very different.
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