Fork yeah! That is how you end a season. "The Good Place" Season 1 had a short run, as far as network comedies go, ending Jan. 19 after just 13 episodes. But holy shirtballs did it end with a shocking bang. Fans will be truly vexed if NBC doesn't renew the show for Season 2.
Few viewers saw the big twist coming -- that Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Jason (Manny Jacinto), Chidi (William Harper), and Tahani (Jameela Jamil) were all really in The Bad Place, not The Good Place, in a scheme devised by architect Michael (Ted Danson), who wasn't such a nice guy after all. Apparently everyone in The Bad Place was in on the act, except for the four tortured souls in question. Before Michael reset their memories, Eleanor wrote herself a note to "find Chidi," and Janet (D'Arcy Carden) helpfully provided the note at the end of the finale. Eleanor -- who just got herself a hunky new "soul mate" -- doesn't remember who the fork Chidi is anymore, but it was an exciting place to leave Season 1. Any questions about how they could keep this story going were solved with the twist.
Here are some of the responses to the finale:
— LeeLee (@SSapphirePPanda) January 20, 2017
Whoa, #TheGoodPlace finale was crazy! Can't wait to see what they do with season 2!
— Jerome Wetzel (@JeromeWetzelTV) January 20, 2017
Well played #TheGoodPlace. Well played.
— The Other Nic (@CloneNic) January 20, 2017
— Myles McNutt (@Memles) January 20, 2017
— shelby (@imalicewhite) January 20, 2017
Well #TheGoodPlace had a forking brilliant finale. I must have a second season.
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) January 20, 2017
Renew this show now, NBC. Give me season 2 now. #TheGoodPlace
— Ian Pérez (@DoKnowButchie) January 20, 2017
But will there be a Season 2?
NBC has yet to officially renew the series, but hopefully the strength of that finale compels them to give the show another season. Showrunner Michael Schur told TVLine that, if the show is renewed, "it would be of a similar length" to the 13 episodes of Season 1. So it's not like it would be a gigantic investment on the network's part. PLEASE?
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