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Chapter 31: Jeremy Bearimy is the 5th episode of Season 3 of The Good Place.

Synopsis Edit

Eleanor and the gang explore the three main branches of ethical thought after learning the truth about their history with Michael and Janet.

Plot Edit

Eleanor Shellstrop, Tahani Al-Jamil, Jason Mendoza, and Chidi Anagonye have questions about the magic door that they saw behind Michael and Janet. Jason recognizes him and everyone else starts to recognize Michael as the guy that encouraged them to join Chidi's study. Michael asks Janet if there is a way out but Janet doesn't think so since they overheard them explaining the whole system of the afterlife. Eleanor tells the two of them that they have thirty seconds before Chidi beats them up. Chidi denies this but says that he would like to know about the space door. Michael decides to tell them the "truth" and tells them that they're with the FBI. Also that the four of them are in grave danger.

Michael and Janet say that they are paranormal investigators who are there to protect them from ghouls. Eleanor isn't convinced that they are FBI. Michael suggests that they kill them and grab them before they go to the bad place and go from there. Janet says that it's over because they've seen the door to the afterlife. Michael concedes and decides to tell them the truth--for real this time. After, Michael tells them that because they now know about the afterlife they can no longer gain points to go to heaven since their motivation to be good has been corrupted. Tahani points out that they must've been in The Good Place for over a hundred years. Michael corrects her and says three hundred. Chidi asks how that's possible if no time has passed here on Earth. Michael claims that this is all because of Jeremy Bearimy.

Michael explains that time in the afterlife moves in a shape that looks like the name Jeremy Bearimy spelled out in cursive. Eleanor says that she's going to go back to living the way she used to since being good is pointless. Eleanor leaves and the rest of the group decides to leave as well. Michael tries to convince them to stay but they don't listen. Eleanor goes to the nearest bar. Tahani asks Jason to be her bodyguard while she goes to donate 2 million dollars to the opera. They tell her that they'll name a rehearsal hall after her but Tahani tells them not to because the gift will be anonymous. Jason asks Tahani why she doesn't want the hall named after her. Tahani says that since she learned she's going to hell she wants to be virtuous.

Chidi walks around dazed. Michael decides to write a manifesto with a recommendation for how the afterlife can be improved. Michael says that they failed but maybe one day someone else will succeed. Eleanor finds a wallet at the bar and decides to return it but when she gets to the house she learns that the guy has moved. She gets the new address and has the taxi cab drive her there. Chidi goes to the grocery store and buys a bunch of junk food. He spends over 800 dollars and gives the cashier his credit card to keep along with his car keys. Jason and Tahani hand out money to random strangers. Tahani gets the idea to transfer all her money over to Jason but the bank won't help her. Eleanor finally is able to return the wallet. The man is so relieved because inside the wallet was a drawing that his daughter had done for him. He tells Eleanor that she's a good person and that he hopes his daughter turns out like her when she grows up. Eleanor starts to cry.

Chidi cooks chilli in front of his students. One of his students asks him to teach them something. He decides to teach his students the meaning of life. He tells them the true meaning of life is nihilism and that the world is empty. He dismisses his class and Eleanor approaches him and tells him that she has a plan. Michael and Janet finish writing their manifesto. They decide to enjoy their time on Earth before they retire. Eleanor and Chidi arrive and tell them that they have decided to accept their fates. Tahani and Jason arrive and tell them that they got married so that Jason could get half of Tahani's money. Eleanor says that the sixth of them are doomed but she thinks that they have one move left. They can try to do good. The six of them aren't getting into The Good Place but they can help other people get in. She tells them that trying is better than not trying. Everyone agrees to Eleanor's plan. Suddenly, Tahani's fiance arrives and asks if they're going to head to the airport. Eleanor tells her to answer him as she begins to film the scene with her phone camera.

Cast Edit

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 Jason Mendoza
Ted Danson as Michael
Additional cast
Ben Lawson as Larry Hemsworth
Ben Geurens as Fred Booth
Seychelle Brown as Mylie Kinogue
Nathan Lovejoy as Gel Mibson
Olivia Mackenzie-Smith as Cat Pash
Judah Simard as Eeth Kurban
Benjamin Watts as Lod Raver
Paul Tassone as Mark Supial
Kathy Luu as Waomi Natts
Liz Dubberley as Gvonne Oolagong
Liza Fernandez as Nicole Mankid
Ryan de Quintal as Damon

Music Edit

  • Chidi's sung recipe for chili with Peeps and whatever-else is a parody of "Coconut" by Harry Nilsson.
  • The street violinist (a cameo by episode writer Megan Amram) plays part of "Primavera" (Spring) from Vivaldi's "Four Seasons". It was planned to dub the music on later, but in the end the original sound was kept, so it really is Amram playing.

The Good Jokes Edit

  • "My name is Special Agent Rick Justice, and this is Lisa ‘Frenchy’ Fuqua" - Michael
  • "In Jacksonville, I got a flu virus named after me because I kissed a bat on a dare." - Jason
  • "If you need surgery, you just beg for money on the Internet! It’s a perfect system!" - Eleanor
  • "I know it’s touristy, but I’d really like to visit a Lenscrafters." - Michael