This was a good episode of The good place? He responds nebulously, he asks again at the moment when nothing ever happens. "Jeremy Bearimy" resembles a pivotal episode, transforming the narrative mission of season 3 by launching Michael's Great Plan of garbage, conclusively bringing together the six central characters in a Soul Squad. Some of the chess moves feel a little uncomfortable. There is a very big discourse, very thematic, that could mark a worrying turning point for what The good place has been trying to achieve, a change from "concepts of moral philosophy interpreted by characters with a rich inner life" to "moral philosophy concepts explained through a voice-over and an explanatory clip". There are many, many laughter in "Jeremy Bearimy" and the second time I saw the episode I ended up crying twice, so this is a very good television series, also in which we live emotional moments. However, some central aspects of this episode left me cold and seemed to offer too easy a perspective on generally complicated characters.
We began to fill last week's conclusion, with the study group once and never again discovering Michael and Janet walking through a heavenly door. Worse, they heard all his celestial helpers were only talking about: Good Place, Afterlife Points, the whole moral economy of the world beyond this. The mere fact of hearing this information has probably condemned them. Your motivation to be good has been corrupted. Your score is frozen. And everyone recognizes Michael. Jason knows him as Zack Pizzazz, Chidi remembers a librarian with a convincing accent, Tahani knew him as Gordon Indigo. In search of an explanation, Michael resorts to a new alias: special agent Rick Justice, agent agent of the FBI of Lisa "Frenchy" Fouquoi, precise spelling of the surname¯_ (ツ) _ / ¯.
Eleanor does not buy it. I worked in a place raided by the FBI all the time. And she has always been able to detect a scam, especially one of the contras of Michael. So Michael and Janet tell them everything: their deaths, their 802 reboots, the grand plan to save their souls. It requires an all-night exposure. Humans get a little hung up on the chronology. If they were almost three hundred years dead, how could they be resurrected again on the present Earth?
"Because of Jeremy Bearimy," says Michael, writing that name that rhymes on a blackboard in cursive English. Those words are really a graph, a kind of exact geo-chronological description of how time flows in the afterlife. The point on the "i" represents Tuesdays and July and never. It's just like the Terminator films.
The logic of the undulation of the tenth dimension breaks Chidi's mind. He wanders off around the campus, citing Nietzsche's 1882 LP "God is Dead" to drug dealers, buying without a shirt in a supermarket, handing over the keys to his car to an employee at the safe deposit box. Eleanor's break is less mental but quite moral. She decides to live her life as she used to, going to the nearest bar and demanding a birthday daisy for a day that is not her birthday. She tells the bartender her rules of life, a philosophy we might call "rational individualism" if rational individualism were not so foolish as to consider it as philosophy. The bartender goes crazy at the idea that she just wants to do things her way. Hell, if everyone did that, society would collapse! "In America," declares Eleanor, "Everyone does what they want, society did break, is terrible, And it is COOL!"
Tahani and Jason have a different reaction to their eternal destiny prophesied. Tahani hires Jason as bodyguard, as does his friend Kevin Costner in that film where he played a postman. "I have always been captive for my desire for attention," says Tahani. That has changed now. "I just want to be virtuous for the sake of virtue." Learning about his strange destiny offers him a strange and deprived clarity. He gives a great donation to the Sydney Opera House, but demands that he remain anonymous. (Minor moral check here: How Stop your enthusiasm demonstrated in a plot involving Ted Danson himself, anonymous donors are possibly even Plus more selfish than regular donors, knowing full well that gossip about their anonymity will make their donation seem more heroic.)
Jason has a more direct idea for Tahani: why not give money to strangers? They run through the streets of Australia performing random acts of spirituality, like everyone else in Leftovers season 3. (Jason gives money to a street musician with a violin, noticing he can buy "a bigger guitar"). Assuming he is an intermediary that can be cut, Tahani goes to his bank and asks them to hand over his fortune. to Jason. Unfortunately, the bank manager simply can not allow that, explaining: "technically we're supposed to close the bank if someone from Florida arrives."
NEXT: Chidi rejects all meaning and value.