"Chapter 3: Tahani Al-Jamil"
Chapter 3 screenshot 1
Season One
Season 1, Episode 3
Episode Information
Premiere date: September 22, 2016
Viewers: 5.25 [1]
Written by: Aisha Muharrar
Directed by: Beth McCarthy-Miller
Episode Chronology
Previous Episode: "Chapter 2: Flying"
Next Episode: "Chapter 4: Jason Mendoza"

“Chapter 3: Tahani Al-Jamil" is the third episode of Season One of NBC’s The 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.


After a threatening note towards Eleanor, she suspects Tahani and accompanies her around on the day. Meanwhile, Michael helps Chidi finding a hobby.

Plot SummaryEdit

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.

Additional castEdit

  • George Basil as Andy
  • Drew Brooks as Samuel
  • Sandy Cevallos as Cualli
  • Josh Siegal as Glenn

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