The Good Place – s03 ep08 – “The Worst Possible Use of Free Will” – REVIEW

In the last episode, Michael told Eleanor she and Chidi fell in love in the afterlife and, understandably, she is shook.

Catch up on my The Good Place series: season 1, season 2, episode 3, episode 4, episode 5, episode 6 and episode 7!

Now let’s get into it!

Michael and Eleanor needed a safe place to talk and what could be better than a library in Arizona? She wants to see her memories in the afterlife and well… it’s problematic.

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And this was just after 3 seconds. But how her brain is rewired and she can fully access all her memories.

She sees Pick a Pet Day, where all the residents can choose an animal to bond with them. And of course Chidi can’t choose between a white dog and a black one: so he ends up with an owl who hates them.

Tahani finds a sort of centurion that looks like her and it’s weird.

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Eleanor lost her lizard so Chidi helps her find it and after she shoves him into the lake, they kiss.

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This is the version of them that went to Mindy St Clair’s and that she saw on the tape! When she said “I love you” to Chidi while in bed together.

Michael doesn’t want Eleanor to know how cruel a demon he was.

There’s no such thing as soulmates, you dingus!”


But that’s not what Eleanor takes away from it. She thinks it was just Michael manipulating her into loving someone: there’s no such thing as free will.

And Michael tries to show her how wrong she is but she’s not having it. Until this happens:

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Michael tells her the truth: she is just scared of feeling vulnerable, of caring about people. It’s just a defense mechanism.

The Soul Squad is back together!

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Even though she is still in denial about Chidi and her feelings for him, She admits she was scared but she still wants to put some good into the world.

Michael comes up with the idea to find a person they can use as a model to help as many people as they can.

BUT THE BAD PLACE IS HERE! They have built a portal to the Earth and de-cocooned Vicky!


Honorable Mentions

NAMEDROPS: Barbara Streisand,

“Can you believe that my high school voted me most likely to die young and unaccomplished?”

“You DID die young and unaccomplished!”

Eleanor and Michael

Jason believes penguins are mystical animals and… sure. Checks out.

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It’s so funny that at every place they go to, they are forced to leave because after the establishment closes down, they start shooting porn.

This was such a fun and romantic episode. It was adorable seeing Eleanor and Chidi falling in love.

See you next Thursday!

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