Eleanor has just died and her spirit has arrived at its final resting place. In her first conversation with Michael, the spirit who designed the "neighborhood" which will be her home in the afterlife, he tells her some key pieces of information about the afterlife in general and where she has ended up, including that the concepts of heaven and hell are not exactly accurate, but rather that there is a bad place where most end up, while only a handful of who were the most selfless on earth end up in the good place, where she is. The good place is designed to provide total happiness for its residents, including a residence specifically designed for his or her likes, and being paired with another spirit who is truly a soul mate, that spirit for Eleanor being who was a Senegalese man named Chidi Anagonye. Another important spirit in the good place is Janet, a non-judgmental but ever knowing spirit who can appear at a moment's notice and will provide almost any information requested. After ...
Did You Know?
The first thing Eleanor (Kristen Bell
) sees in The Good Place is a large sign reading "Everything is Fine." This appears to be a reference to the tagine of the film Eraserhead
(1977): "In heaven everything is fine." See more
When the giant animals invade, Tahani being British would say Ladybird, not Ladybug. See more
[opening the door to his office
Eleanor? Come on in.
[sitting down behind his desk
Hi, Eleanor. I'm Michael. How are you today?
I'm great. Thanks for asking. Oh, one question. Where am I? Who are you? And what's going on?
Right, so, you, Eleanor Shellstrop, are dead. Your life on Earth has ended, and you are now in the next phase of your existence in the universe.
Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja
from "The Magic Flute" (uncredited)
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart See more