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** Tahani's flashback addresses the fans who felt that raising ''billions'' for charity should've gotten Tahani automatically sent to the Good Place, by showing that her jealousy of Kamilah literally got her killed.

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** Tahani's flashback addresses the fans who felt that raising ''billions'' for charity should've gotten Tahani automatically sent to the Good Place, Place (even if her motivations weren't entirely pure) by showing that her jealousy of Kamilah literally got her killed.

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** Tahani's flashback addresses the fans who felt that raising ''billions'' for charity should've gotten Tahani automatically sent to the Good Place, by showing that her jealousy of Kamilah literally got her killed.


Chidi agrees quickly, accepting that his work on ethics in life was unsuccessful. Jason is oblivious, but Michael's bow tie earns his trust. Tahani insists she belongs in the Good Place, but concedes after Michael helps her remember her cause of death: she was crushed by a statue of her sister Kamilah that she pulled down ina fit of jealousy at having been upstaged by her again, demonstrating Tahani's self-obsession.

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Chidi agrees quickly, accepting that his work on ethics in life was unsuccessful. Jason is oblivious, but Michael's bow tie earns his trust. Tahani insists she belongs in the Good Place, but concedes after Michael helps her remember her cause of death: how she died: she was crushed by a statue of her sister Kamilah that she pulled down ina in a fit of jealousy at having been upstaged by her again, demonstrating Tahani's self-obsession.



** Tahani's flashback addresses the fans who were surprised that raising billions for charity didn't get Tahani sent to the Good Place.


Michael seeks to form an alliance with the four humans, revealing to them his plan--he will reboot the neighborhood but secretly leave their memories intact, and they will feign ignorance to throw the other demons off. If they refuse, Michael asserts they will again detect the ruse, Vicky will expose him, and the humans will be remanded to traditional, hellish torture, while Michael himself will be forced into retirement. Furthermore, Michael promises that he can get the four into the real Good Place. Chidi agrees quickly, accepting that his work on ethics in life was unsuccessful. Jason is oblivious, but Michael's bow tie earns his trust. Tahani insists she belongs in the Good Place, but concedes after Michael helps her remember her cause of death: she was crushed by a statue of her sister Kamilah that she pulled down, demonstrating Tahani's self-obsession. Eleanor initially plans to flee to Mindy's house but accedes to Michael's plan after Michael informs her that Chidi never refused to help her. She adds a condition: Michael must participate in Chidi's ethics classes. Even though Michael sees humans as "cockroaches," he agrees. The neighborhood is rebooted, with Vicky taking on the role of the top point earner and honorary mayor. The humans and Michael meet in secret and are joined by Janet, whose programming compels her to make humans happy; thus, she will support the only real humans present.

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Michael seeks to form an alliance with the four humans, revealing to them his plan--he will reboot the neighborhood but secretly leave their memories intact, and they will feign ignorance to throw the other demons off. If they refuse, Michael asserts they will again detect the ruse, Vicky will expose him, and the humans will be remanded to traditional, hellish torture, while Michael himself will be forced into retirement. Furthermore, Michael promises that he can get the four into the real Good Place. Place.

Chidi agrees quickly, accepting that his work on ethics in life was unsuccessful. Jason is oblivious, but Michael's bow tie earns his trust. Tahani insists she belongs in the Good Place, but concedes after Michael helps her remember her cause of death: she was crushed by a statue of her sister Kamilah that she pulled down, down ina fit of jealousy at having been upstaged by her again, demonstrating Tahani's self-obsession. Eleanor initially self-obsession.

Eleanor, however,
plans to flee to Mindy's house house, but accedes to Michael's plan after Michael informs her that Chidi never refused to help her.her when she asked for it. She adds a condition: Michael must participate in Chidi's ethics classes. Even though Michael sees humans as "cockroaches," he agrees. The neighborhood is rebooted, with Vicky taking on the role of the top point earner and honorary mayor. The humans and Michael newly christened "Team Cockroach" meet in secret and are joined by Janet, whose programming compels her to make humans happy; thus, she will support the only real humans present.


* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: The questions the protagonists ask of Michael in this episode seem to be aimed at addressing the fandom speculation following the Season 1 finale. In particular, while Michael is certainly a liar, he tries to tell the truth as much as possible so as to make his lies more convincing - thus, we don't need to second-guess ''everything'' we've been told about how the afterlife works. Also, Mindy St. Claire is a real person who was genuinely sentenced to a Medium Place when she died, not a demon playing a part.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: The questions the protagonists ask of Michael in this episode seem to be aimed at addressing the fandom speculation following the Season 1 finale. In particular, while finale:
** While
Michael is certainly a liar, he tries to tell the truth as much as possible so as to make his lies more convincing - thus, we don't need to second-guess ''everything'' we've been told about how the afterlife works. Also, works.
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Mindy St. Claire is a real person who was genuinely sentenced to a Medium Place when she died, not a demon playing a part.part.
** Tahani's flashback addresses the fans who were surprised that raising billions for charity didn't get Tahani sent to the Good Place.


* DealWithTheDevil: Mentioned by Eleanor as what they are about to do if they agreed to go with Michael's plan.

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* DealWithTheDevil: Mentioned by Eleanor as what they are about to do if they agreed agree to go with Michael's plan.



* SleepingDummy: According to Chidi, Eleanor prepared one for herself before trying to sneak out and leave to the Mediocre Place.

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* SleepingDummy: According to Chidi, Eleanor prepared one for herself before trying to sneak out and leave to the Mediocre Medium Place.


* TheReveal: Tahani's cause of death - having been upstaged by her sister yet again, she gatecrashes her sister's induction into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame and tries to tear down the statue of her sister - which does come down, but straight onto Tahani.


* ComicallyMissingThePoint: After remembering her death, Tahani is more embarrassed by the fact that she died in Cleveland than anything.

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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: After remembering her death, Tahani is more embarrassed by the fact that she died in Cleveland than anything. Lampshaded by [[TheComicallySerious Michael]]:
-->"I don't think that should be your biggest takeaway from that story."


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* DealWithTheDevil: Mentioned by Eleanor as what they are about to do if they agreed to go with Michael's plan.



* MyGodYouAreSerious: Michael laughs when Jason asks him if the Jacksonville Jaguars won the Super Bowl the year before. Until he realizes that it was a serious question.
* ObliviousToHisOwnDescription: Eleanor mentions that she is in the room with the dumbest person she ever met. Jason looks around and asks who that would be.



* SleepingDummy: According to Chidi, Eleanor prepared one for herself before trying to sneak out and leave to the Mediocre Place.



* WhatWouldXDo: Eleanor agrees to join Michael because it's what Chidi would do. Chidi himself is discomfited by them talking about him like he's not in the room.

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* TeamHandStack: The group does one to seal the DealWithTheDevil.
* WhatWouldXDo: Eleanor agrees to join Michael because it's what Chidi would do. Chidi himself is discomfited by them talking about him like he's not in the room.room.
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Michael tries to recruit all four humans to his plan, in which he will reboot the neighborhood but secretly leave their memories intact, and they will feign ignorance; if they refuse, Michael asserts they will again detect the ruse, Vicky will expose him, and the humans will be remanded to traditional, hellish torture, while Michael is burned eternally. Furthermore, Michael also claims he can get the four and himself into the real Good Place. Chidi agrees quickly, accepting that his work on ethics in life was unsuccessful. Jason is oblivious, but Michael's bow tie earns his trust. Tahani insists she belongs in the Good Place, but concedes after Michael reveals her cause of death: she was crushed by a statue of her sister Kamilah that she pulled down, demonstrating Tahani's self-obsession. Eleanor initially plans to flee to Mindy's house but accedes to Michael's plan after Michael informs her that Chidi never refused to help her. She adds a condition: Michael must participate in Chidi's ethics classes. Even though Michael sees humans as "cockroaches," he agrees. The neighborhood is rebooted, with Vicky taking on the role of the top point earner and honorary mayor. The humans and Michael meet in secret and are joined by Janet, whose programming compels her to make humans happy; thus, she will support the only real humans present.

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Michael tries seeks to recruit all form an alliance with the four humans humans, revealing to them his plan, in which he plan--he will reboot the neighborhood but secretly leave their memories intact, and they will feign ignorance; if ignorance to throw the other demons off. If they refuse, Michael asserts they will again detect the ruse, Vicky will expose him, and the humans will be remanded to traditional, hellish torture, while Michael is burned eternally. himself will be forced into retirement. Furthermore, Michael also claims promises that he can get the four and himself into the real Good Place. Chidi agrees quickly, accepting that his work on ethics in life was unsuccessful. Jason is oblivious, but Michael's bow tie earns his trust. Tahani insists she belongs in the Good Place, but concedes after Michael reveals helps her remember her cause of death: she was crushed by a statue of her sister Kamilah that she pulled down, demonstrating Tahani's self-obsession. Eleanor initially plans to flee to Mindy's house but accedes to Michael's plan after Michael informs her that Chidi never refused to help her. She adds a condition: Michael must participate in Chidi's ethics classes. Even though Michael sees humans as "cockroaches," he agrees. The neighborhood is rebooted, with Vicky taking on the role of the top point earner and honorary mayor. The humans and Michael meet in secret and are joined by Janet, whose programming compels her to make humans happy; thus, she will support the only real humans present.



* AppropriatedAppellation: Michael contempeously refers to the humans as the equivalent of cockroaches. At the end, Eleanor proudly refers to the group as [[TitleDrop Team Cockroach]].

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* AppropriatedAppellation: Michael contempeously contemptuously refers to the humans as the equivalent of cockroaches. At the end, Eleanor proudly refers to the group as [[TitleDrop Team Cockroach]].



'''Eleanor:''' Yeah, and we're an Arizona dirt bag, a human turtleneck, a narcissistic monster, and literally the dumbest person I've ever met.\\

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'''Eleanor:''' Yeah, and we're an Arizona dirt bag, dirtbag, a human turtleneck, a narcissistic monster, and literally the dumbest person I've ever met.\\

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* SuddenSoundtrackStop: The background music stops when Chidi catches Eleanor trying to sneak out the back door.

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* GetYourMindOutOfTheGutter: Parodied.
-->'''Michael:''' I gotta say, it took me a long time to get used to the hanging bits.\\
'''Eleanor:''' Gross.\\
'''Michael:''' Oh, get your mind out of the gutter, Eleanor. I was talking about my testicles.

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* BottleEpisode: Other than Tahani's flashback, the entire episode takes place in Eleanor's house. It also fits the trope by having no special effects and a plot that just consists of the six main characters having a conversation.


Michael tries to recruit all four humans to his plan, in which he will reboot the neighborhood but secretly leave their memories intact, and they will feign ignorance; if they refuse, Michael asserts they will again detect the ruse, Vicky will expose him, and the humans will be remanded to traditional, hellish torture, while Michael is burned eternally. Furthermore, Michael also claims he can get the four and himself into the real Good Place. Chidi agrees quickly, accepting that his work on ethics in life was unsuccessful. Jason is oblivious, but Michael's bow tie earns his trust. Tahani insists she belongs in the Good Place, but concedes after Michael reveals her cause of death: she was crushed by a statue of her sister Kamillah that she pulled down, demonstrating Tahani's self-obsession. Eleanor initially plans to flee to Mindy's house but accedes to Michael's plan after Michael informs her that Chidi never refused to help her. She adds a condition: Michael must participate in Chidi's ethics classes. Even though Michael sees humans as "cockroaches," he agrees. The neighborhood is rebooted, with Vicky taking on the role of the top point earner and honorary mayor. The humans and Michael meet in secret and are joined by Janet, whose programming compels her to make humans happy; thus, she will support the only real humans present.

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Michael tries to recruit all four humans to his plan, in which he will reboot the neighborhood but secretly leave their memories intact, and they will feign ignorance; if they refuse, Michael asserts they will again detect the ruse, Vicky will expose him, and the humans will be remanded to traditional, hellish torture, while Michael is burned eternally. Furthermore, Michael also claims he can get the four and himself into the real Good Place. Chidi agrees quickly, accepting that his work on ethics in life was unsuccessful. Jason is oblivious, but Michael's bow tie earns his trust. Tahani insists she belongs in the Good Place, but concedes after Michael reveals her cause of death: she was crushed by a statue of her sister Kamillah Kamilah that she pulled down, demonstrating Tahani's self-obsession. Eleanor initially plans to flee to Mindy's house but accedes to Michael's plan after Michael informs her that Chidi never refused to help her. She adds a condition: Michael must participate in Chidi's ethics classes. Even though Michael sees humans as "cockroaches," he agrees. The neighborhood is rebooted, with Vicky taking on the role of the top point earner and honorary mayor. The humans and Michael meet in secret and are joined by Janet, whose programming compels her to make humans happy; thus, she will support the only real humans present.

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* InsultMisfire:
-->'''Michael:''' I'm an immortal being with abilities you can only dream of.\\
'''Eleanor:''' Yeah, and we're an Arizona dirt bag, a human turtleneck, a narcissistic monster, and literally the dumbest person I've ever met.\\
'''Jason:''' And who am I? Describe me now!

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