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Tahani Al-Jamil 

Chidi starts giving Eleanor formal lessons in ethics -- the first lesson is to be kind to your neighbor; Michael and Janet assist Chidi in finding a new hobby.

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... Eleanor Shellstrop
... Chidi Anagonye
... Tahani Al-Jamil
... Janet
... Jianyu Li
... Michael
... Andy
Drew Brooks ... Samuel
... Cualli (as Sandy Cevallos)
Josh Siegal ... Glenn
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Eleanor is determined to find out who wrote and anonymously slipped her a threatening note. After being the recipient of Tahani's latest good deed, Eleanor is certain that Tahani is the culprit, her goody goody act just that, an act. Despite Chidi's efforts to impress on Eleanor that Tahani is truly a good person in spite of her flaws, Eleanor proceeds to try and discover that Tahini is indeed the note writer, which to her dismay means actually spending "quality" time with Tahini. Meanwhile, Michael wants to expand Chidi's horizons by finding him a hobby, especially one that may go beyond his comfort zone, as Chidi's human life was focused solely on his academic work on ethics and putting his theories into practice. While Michael has an ulterior motive in this task which may affect Chidi's work with Eleanor, Chidi has an answer which addresses Michael's concerns but which may be a little closer to his heart than the direction Michael was proceeding. In the process, Michael also wants ... Written by Huggo

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On the front of Tahani's (Jameela Jamil) diary it says the foreword is by Malala Yousafzai and Kylie Minogue. See more »

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Chidi Anagonye: So Aristotle was Plato's student. And Aristotle believes that your character is voluntary, because it's just the result of your actions, which are under your control. For example, right now, you have made the insane choice to ignore the person who is literally trying to save you from eternal damnation.
Eleanor Shellstrop: No, yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm listening. Uh, I just are we sure we should be paying attention to these guys? It's like, who died and left Aristotle in charge of ethics?
Chidi Anagonye: Plato.
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References When Harry Met Sally... (1989) See more »

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