The Good Place Season 2 Finale

rad infinitum

I’m going to assume that if you’re reading this, you’ve already seen The Good Place’s season two finale.  I’m not going to recap the entire episode, but if you haven’t seen it, there are spoilers ahead.

I think we’re supposed to believe that Eleanor and Chidi are back on Earth, but Lost, which now seems like a terrible show after its own second season by comparison, has taught us that we need to expect the unexpected.  What’s really going on?  The Good Place‘s own conceits give us something of a clue.

The Good Place somehow manages to keep itself fresh from episode to episode all the while improving.  Like its characters, it’s constantly evolving.  In philosophic terms, the themes explored have stuck mostly to the show’s self-consciously staked-out claims on moral philosophy.  Michael telling Eleanor that the real question is about what we owe each other…

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