Is she where she belongs?
The season premiere of The Good Place was funnier than I could have imagined. Even re-watching the hour-long episode was even better and picked up other jokes along the way that I didn't get the first time.
In the season premiere, after the events that took place in the season finale, Michael believes that this second plan of doing a do-over and changing a few things will work this time. Boy, was he wrong?
Throughout the episode, we see Michael reintroduce Eleanor, Chidi, Jason and Tahani, both having different soulmates and different situations that different for the characters and hilarious. Even with Tahani and Jason were especially fun watching them with their soulmates and dealing with their new life.
We see more of Michael in a way like seeing an evil Wizard of Oz without the curtain. We see him carry out his plan with the other people in The Good Place and try to get Eleanor to drink, steal shrimp and give an insulating speech but the idea didn't carry out the way he had hoped it would. Even though the plan was ruined, Eleanor did Michael how she figured it out with the note that she left in Janet's mouth. After that just like Michael said to the Good Place gang, "the third time is the charm."
But even though it's the third time, there's one person in The Good Place that doesn't know about it, Sean. After another redo, Michael gets a call from Sean about how the plan was going, and of course, he lies to him about it trying to avoid getting forced retired and sent to the sun.
The season kicked off great. There were so many amazing and hilarious moments from Michael having a town hall meeting with his coworkers to Eleanor and Chidi figuring out how they first met to even Tahani trying to deal with her new living situation. I thought that Ted Danson stole the episode. I even got chills after he yells about finding Eleanor and the others. The writing was solid. Overall, I give this episode a 9/10.
You can catch The Good Place on its regular night, Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c on NBC.