“Chapter 3: Tahani Al-Jamil" is the third episode of Season One of NBC’sThe Good Place. It was written by Aisha Muharrar and directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller. It is the third episode of the series overall, and premiered on September 22, 2016. "Chapter 3: Tahani Al-Jamil" attracted 5.25 Million Viewers.
Eleanor suspects Tahani of writing the note but ultimately accepts that Tahani is genuinely good and begins to form a real friendship with her, comforting her over her dissatisfaction with Jianyu's vow of silence. Michael tries to get Chidi to take up a hobby, but Chidi only wants to work on his ethics manuscript; after Michael admits that it is terribly written, he agrees to become Chidi's advisor. Janet cycles through a series of bizarre personalities. Michael recruits Eleanor to help investigate the problems in the neighborhood. Jianyu reveals that he wrote the note; he confronts Eleanor, speaking to reveal that he also doesn't belong in The Good Place. In Eleanor's flashback, her boyfriend Andy makes a conscious effort to be good, but Eleanor concludes that being good is pointless and too much work in a world full of bad things.