Michael reboots and reboots and reboots the experiment, each time tweaking it to learn about what went wrong the previous times, and Eleanor always seems to find out that they are in the bad place. Michael knows he hits an all time low when something a little different ends one of those reboots. But the problem for Eleanor, and by association Chidi, Tahani and Jason, is that they always lose their memory of what happened on every reboot, meaning that they can't learn from any of the previous trials. Eleanor may finally learn a way to keep some of those memories, with the help of someone she occasionally encounters. Meanwhile, Michael has kept from Shawn that they are no longer on experiment #2, Shawn finding out the truth which would be the end of Michael. In addition, Michael faces strikes and threats of blackmail by those in the know. Frustrated, Michael turns to someone just for an ear, but walks away with an idea to get out of his mess.
Did You Know?
The previous plans for defeating Michael (Ted Danson
) are: "physically attack Michael", "stab with small knife", "find Michael's boys, blackmail, drug him", "seduce Michael", "throw Tahani under the bus", "stab with large knife", "make Michael think he's the one in TBP", "indecent proposal him", "Shawshank our way out", "try to stuff Michael back in his magic lamp", "find Ray Donovan but an angel", "catch that magic panda, use her powers", "Eleanor turn self in", and "find Doug Forcett". See more
At the beginning of the episode, Michael presses the record button on the tape recorder and there is a close-up on the reels as they begin to turn. In a following shot the reels are turning more slowly, indicating that the speed on the recorder has been changed between takes. See more
Vicky, let's look at the big picture here. Now, if you all can just stick with my plan and we pull it off, we'll be heroes. You could write your own ticket. You might even land the Jared from Subway account.
Yeah. But I don't think you can pull it off. You can't even pull off those bowties.
[covering his bowtie protectively
That was very mean.
References La La Land