'The Good Place' Episode 12 Preview: Team Cockroach finally visits the actual Good Place, so does the audience

'The Good Place' Episode 12 Preview: Team Cockroach finally visits the actual Good Place, so does the audience
Team Cockroach is about to enter the actual Good Place. (NBC)

It's been almost four seasons and 'The Good Place' has somehow managed to keep not just Team Cockroach from seeing the actual Good Place, but the show's audience as well. The long wait is finally over, though, as Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jason (Manny Jacinto) are all about to enter The Good Place for real. 

Team Cockroach has been very busy. The last few episodes saw them saving all of humanity from being wiped out and rebooted, in addition to designing and implementing an entirely new system of judgment for the afterlife. As far as good deeds go, rescuing all souls from eternal damnation is pretty high up on the list, and it earns Team Cockroach entry into paradise. After working for so long, and so hard to get there, will the Good Place live up to the hype? No human soul has got to The Good Place in over 500 years, so what things are like up there is anybody's guess.

Michael (Ted Danson) and Janet (D'Arcy Carden) are also along for the hot-air balloon ride to heaven, which raises some questions of its own. What will it be like for Janet to finally come home to the place she was created for? As for Michael, does a place with as strict a barrier to entry as The Good Place even allow a demon into its realm? While fake versions of The Good Place have appeared time again throughout the show, the actual Good Place is entirely new territory, and it might just split Team Cockroach apart. One would assume that paradise would be blissfully free of complication, but if the afterlife has proven anything, it's that there's always room for another complication. We're about to find out if that's true of heaven, as well. 


The synopsis for the episode, entitled 'Patty,' reads, "The group makes some new friends." It's reassuring to know that at the very least, The Good Place is friendly. 

'The Good Place' Season 4 Episode 13 'Patty' will air on NBC on January 23.

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