After a Chidi-centric episode, The Good Place looks to get back on track with the main plot about Fake Eleanor’s future in the Good Place now that everyone knows she was supposed to be in the Bad Place. The next episode of the series, “What’s My Motivation,” airs on NBC at 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 11. Read on for a preview of the new episode.
In “Chidi’s Choice,” the Fake Eleanor realized that she has actually fallen in love with Real Eleanor’s soul mate Chidi. Unfortunately, Tahini realized that she loves him too after she learned that Janyu is really an idiot named Jason whose biggest challenge is ranking the Fast & Furious movies. At least she won’t have to worry about him any longer now that he’s married to Janet, a robot.
Most of the episode was actually about Chidi though, as viewers were taken to his past. We learned that his indecisiveness is what killed him (well, the air conditioner falling on his head didn’t help). Even after death, he still can’t decide, which greatly annoys Michael. When both Tahani and Fake Eleanor reveal that they both love him, it drives him crazy.
Sadly, the episode description from NBC is very vague:
“SURPRISES ARE IN ORDER IN THE GOOD PLACE – Eleanor (Kristen Bell) and Tahani (Jamela Jamil) hatch a plan while Michael (Ted Danson) makes a startling discovery. Meanwhile, Chidi (William Jackson Harper) confides in Eleanor after learning some interesting news.”
The Good Place only has two more episodes after tonight, with the hour-long season finale airing on January 19, 2017. The 12th episode is titled “Mindy St. Clair” and the season finale is titled “Michael’s Gambit.” Even though the show has been a critical darling, its first season only runs 13 episodes.
DATE: Thursday, January 12, 2017
TIME: 8:30 p.m. ET
CHANNEL: NBC (To find your local NBC channel, click here to visit TV Guide’s listings and click “Change” next to “Provider.”)
EPISODE DESCRIPTION: “What’s My Motivation” – “Eleanor (Kristen Bell) and Tahani (Jamela Jamil) hatch a plan while Michael (Ted Danson) makes a startling discovery. Meanwhile, Chidi (William Jackson Harper) confides in Eleanor after learning some interesting news.”
Kristen Bell as Eleanor Shellstrop
William Jackson Harper as Chidi Anagonye
Jameela Jamil as Tahani Al-Jamil
D’Arcy Carden as Janet
Manny Jacinto as Jianyu Li
Ted Danson as Michael
Tiya Sicar as The Real Eleanor