Hey, y'all! Sorry some of these recaps have been so behind. I'm drowning in midterms and getting ready to go on a trip all while juggling all of these shows that I watch! So, please forgive me for the delay.
This week Michael and Jason are on a mission to rescue Good Janet, Derek is left in charge of his 300 Derek-Janet babies, and Tahani has an identity crisis. Let's talk about it, shall we?
THIS IS YOUR SPOILER ALERT WARNING EVEN THOUGH I CANNOT FIND ANY REASON WHY YOU WOULDN'T HAVE ALREADY WATCHED THE GOOD PLACE SEASON FOUR, EPISODE FIVE "EMPLOYEE OF THE BEARIMY". IT WAS A GOOD EPISODE SO IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCH IT, I RECOMMEND DOING SO.
Last week after Glenn got turned to literal goo, we watched as Michael and Jason headed to The Bad Place to get her back, goo in hand. On the way there, Michael restores 300 years worth of memories for Jason to decrease the chance of him doing something stupid (because he's probably already done it before).
Meanwhile in The 'Good' Place, Derek is holding a champagne glass full of scrabble tiles while getting directions from Eleanor on how to care for his Janet babies while there's no Janet on duty. In an effort to keep the test subjects away from possible Derek induced mayhem, Eleanor and Tahani plan for the four experiments to spend a day at a lake house getting to know each other.
This plan would work great if only Chidi weren't so terrified of everything. When Tahani reaches the lake house and learns that Chidi won't be coming, she runs back to tell Eleanor. Tahani is also having her own personal battle, feeling diminished and sad because the only thing she's in charge of is party planning and picking appropriate size sandwiches ("What am I, Welsh?" "I don't know, are you?").
Eleanor, knowing Chidi better at this point than he knows himself, arranges for a day full of puzzles to distract him from Derek (who is being a total classic Derek by the way). Guys, the way Chidi's face lights up when Eleanor describes the clues. I need them to be back in love. I have this theory that maybe Chidi's memory never really got erased and he's just pretending that it did. I hope I'm right.
Eventually, Eleanor manages to get Chidi to the lake house AND console Tahani about how she is perfect for planning parties because it's what she knows. Eleanor emphasizes that they had different lives on Earth; Tahani's was one of privilege and parties and Eleanor's was full of Arizona dirtbags, empty promises, and thinking on her feet. They each have their own strengths to bring to the experiment, they just need to properly utilize them.
In The Bad Place, DemonCon is happening (hosted by Shawn) and it looks like absolute torture. When Shawn sees Michael thinking that he is Vicky in the Michael suit, improvisation occurs. Jason and Michael pretend to be different, demonic versions of themselves in effort to save Good Janet, who is still being held captive.
Of course Vicky ruins all the fun by making her appearance as Vicky in the Michael suit, therefore making everyone question who the real Vicky in the Michael suit is. Jason does his best to let Good Janet know that it's really them, impersonating himself and declaring that he, "Loves you girl,". To which Janet responds...
"Not a girl!" with the biggest forking smile on her face! Guys! How is this show making me feel so many things while simultaneously being absolutely ridiculous???
Real Michael claims he has a demon exploder and Shawn is like "yeah right" so it's in that moment that he turns Vicky into goo. Honestly, God bless. Jason and Michael run away with Good Janet in tow. Jason tells her all about the lies Bad Janet told him, namely the one about Blake Bortles being cut from the Jacksonville Jaguars. Good Janet has to inform him that Blake Bortles was indeed cut, but Nick Foles replaced him. Jason is ecstatic, the boys are going to the Super Bowl! Only minutes later Janet is informed that Foles is out for the season due to an injury. Even in the afterlife, Jason can't catch a break.
What did y'all think of this week's episode? Are you happy to have Good Janet back? Are you mad that Michael didn't just zap Shawn with the demon exploder? What's next? Can you believe we're already almost halfway through the final season? Tell me in the comments!
Additionally, I wanted to toot my own horn (negative 60,000 points) by letting y'all know that my The Good Place themed article on Buzzfeed Community that I had to write for my PR class kind of went viral and made the homepage of Buzzfeed and was tweeted out by Buzzfeed themselves. I'd also like to set the record straight and let it be known that I do in fact know that Eleanor cried into a plunger at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, not a supermarket and that it was a momentary lapse that accounted for my small error.
Here's the link to the article: