The Good Place crashes back to Earth

The second season finale is the weirdest turn the show has taken yet

There were so many theories: Was Janet God? Was Michael in the Bad Place? Was Jason's dimness fake? I even proposed that Chidi might be a demon. But what happened in The Good Place's second season finale is arguably the weirdest turn the show has taken yet: After destroying its Neighborhood and wandering the touristy side of The Bad Place, the show about heavens and judges and bureaucratic hells has finally come crashing back to Earth.

Probably. The idea is that Eleanor (and the others) have somehow been granted a second lease on life on Earth to see if they're truly capable of improvement. But there are questions concerning Chidi's American accent in this version of Earth, since it was stipulated in the fake Good Place that Chidi — who is Senegalese — was speaking to Eleanor in French which was being insta-translated by some kind of paradisal Babelfish. Chidi's accent might be evidence that this "Earth" is a simulation Janet and Michael are observing with their ticker-tape counters.

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