The Good Place (2016–2020)
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Chidi's Choice 

Michael tasks Chidi with making an important decision, while Eleanor makes a personal discovery and Jianyu makes a big announcement.


Linda Mendoza


Michael Schur (created by), Demi Adejuyigbe




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Keston John ... Uzo
Jonno Roberts ... Gawlff
Tiya Sircar ... The Real Eleanor
Bambadjan Bamba ... Bambadjan
Jonathan Bray ... Zach
Dallas Young ... Young Uzo (as Dallas Dupree Young)
Jayne Entwistle ... Dierdre
A.J. Hudson ... Young Chidi (as AJ Hudson)
Abigail Marlowe ... Margaret


Now that Michael has decided to do whatever he needs to keep Fake Eleanor in the good place, he has to be prepared for whenever Shawn will make an unexpected visit so that the collective they can defend the decision. Good Eleanor and Bambadjan are to act as her legal counsel. In preparing that defense, they question Fake Eleanor about her life, both on Earth and in the good place. In the process of that questioning, Fake Eleanor comes to believe someone in the good place is indeed her soul mate. In discovering that Jianyu is also a fake, Tahani believes she has also discovered who is really her soul mate in the good place. Simpleminded Jason, who has felt lost in the unfamiliar surroundings ever since arriving mistakenly in the good place, also believes he has fallen in his brand of love with someone in the good place, the one person who has shown him unconditional acceptance. And Chidi, who has always had problems with indecision in his mortal life until the end which has carried on ... Written by Huggo

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Fake Eleanor (Kristen Bell) comments that being Rapunzel would be the dream. Kristen Bell auditioned for Rapunzel for Disney's Tangled (2010). See more »


(Around 2 minutes in) Eleanor starts to pull her top together but when the shot changes her hands have changed position. See more »


Young Uzo: Come on, Chidi, pick someone.
Young Chidi: Don't pressure me, Uzo. I have to consider all the factors. Athletic strategies, the fragile egos of my classmates, and gender politics. Should I pick a girl as a gesture towards women's equality, or... or is that pandering? Or do I think it's pandering because of my limited male point of view? I'm vexed, Uzo, vexed.
Young Uzo: You're always vexed. Just pick.
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References Furious 7 (2015) See more »


Digital Get Down
Written by J.C. Chasez and David Nicoll
Performed by *NSYNC
played while Janet and Jianyu dance
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Release Date:

5 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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