The Good Place (2016– )
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The Brainy Bunch 

Michael is forced to take drastic measures when his grand scheme hits a snag.


Jude Weng


Michael Schur (created by), Daniel Schofield (as Dan Schofield) | 5 more credits »





Episode complete credited cast:
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
Maya Rudolph ... Judge
Adam Scott ... Trevor
Mike O'Malley ... The Doorman
Kirby Howell-Baptiste ... Simone Garnett
Ben Lawson ... Larry Hemsworth
Antoniette Iesue ... Hortense


Despite Michael's ability to get Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason all together on Earth, it is not all smooth sailing toward the wanted outcome for Michael and thus the Earthlings as Sean has discovered what Michael has been up to, and has sent his own operative to kibosh Michael's project, that operative being the diabolical Trevor. Sean has gone this route instead of giving Michael up to the Judge solely because "it's more fun". Trevor's sole mission is to break up the foursome. Michael, in turn, is hamstrung as the four Earthlings all know him in different personae, so if he can and does make himself known to them again, he can only do so individually and perhaps only with Chidi as having "met" where they are all now based, namely Sydney, Australia. Throwing a wrench into the entire proceedings is Eleanor, who was only given the opportunity to get together with Chidi, but who, even without anyone's intervention, may have her own ideas of what she wants in life this time around. The... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

4 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Janet serves Heisler beer to the group. Heisler is a fictional product that has been used in many films and TV shows. See more »


"Plato" is misspelled "Palto" on the whiteboard behind Chidi under "History of Philosophy." See more »


[first lines]
Janet: Michael, a demon has infiltrated the group.
Michael: Not just any demon. Trevor is a diabolical, sadistic agent of evil. Might just be the single most dangerous creature in the universe.
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References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

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Good episode, but seemed forced.
5 October 2018 | by raturnSee all my reviews

The first 5 minuets or so felt like an hour because all of the jokes seemed way to forced and over the top, but once they got to the redneck USA restaurant it started to pick up in pace and storytelling. Love this show, but this episode was almost on the verge of being dissapointing.

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