The Good Place (2016– )
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Leap to Faith 

Michael gets a surprise visitor; Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason try to solve a riddle.


Linda Mendoza


Michael Schur (created by), Christopher Encell | 4 more credits »





Episode complete credited cast:
Kristen Bell ... Eleanor Shellstrop
William Jackson Harper ... Chidi Anagonye
Jameela Jamil ... Tahani Al-Jamil
D'Arcy Carden ... Janet
Manny Jacinto ... Jason Mendoza
Ted Danson ... Michael
Marc Evan Jackson ... Shawn
Tiya Sircar ... Vicky
Jason Mantzoukas ... Derek
Maribeth Monroe ... Mindy
Steve Berg ... Gunnar
Amy Okuda ... Gayle
Joe Mande ... Toddrick Hemple


Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason learn straight from the horse's mouth that Michael has been lying to them all the time he has pretended to be working in an alliance with them. Based on the work, Shawn has promoted Michael to his dream job, Shawn still believing that they are on iteration number two. The one potential problem for Michael is Vicky, who is still working on her own self interest and would willingly tell Shawn that there have been several hundred iterations if it would serve her purpose. With these turn of events, Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason have to decide what to do to prevent Shawn from sending them into traditional physical torture now that the experiment i.e. the neighborhood will be shut down. Whatever they decide, they will be without Janet's help, she who Shawn has temporarily neutralized. One option is to throw Michael under the bus in the hope that Shawn will be lenient with them in return. However, Eleanor believes, based largely on a previous conversation ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

4 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Marc Evan Jackson (Shawn) and Jason Mantzoukas (Derek) have both worked on Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013) as Kevin Cozner and Adrian Pimento respectively. Michael Schur created both Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Good Place. See more »


Michael: This neighborhood was a labor of hate for many people here, so I thought that we should celebrate with an art form that we literally invented here in the Bad Place: the comedy roast!
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References Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) See more »


She Hates Me
Written by Wes Scantlin and Jimmy Allen
Performed by Puddle of Mudd
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Funny and confusing episode but that's way its great
5 November 2019 | by jowsazevedoSee all my reviews

I personally think this might be one of the best episodes os the series. And that's one of the whys season 2 is great.

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