'The Good Place' Season 4 Episode 10: With insufferable angels on one side and annoying demons on the other, is Earth the real Good Place?
'The Good Place' has taken us on a rollercoaster ride of ethics and philosophies over the last four years, and it seems like we will finally get "The Answer" when the show returns one last time in January.
The second half of the fourth and final season of the NBC show is expected to return with Chidi's (William Jackson Harper) alternative to the Judge's (Maya Rudolph) plan to eradicate human beings.
The show, which had begun with four humans being tortured by a Demon pretending to be a Good celestial being, quickly evolved into four human beings joining hands with the being to try and prove to the highest-ranking being in the universe that human beings are not all as bad as they seem.
For hundreds of years, no human had been getting into the Good Place because of an outdated ranking system that evaluated their good deeds without taking into account the complicated variables on Earth.
Season 4 saw them proving this to the Judge with the help of an experiment featuring four recently-dead humans, and yet, they were unable to get the desired results.
What they wanted was for the Judge to find a new way to evaluate humans, instead what they got was the proposal for a blank new slate. However, they have got a few hours to prove to the Judge that there is an alternative solution and that lies in Chidi's brain.
However, the question arises — Is the Good Place even worth all this trouble? Based on all the insufferably cheerful bunch we have seen so far on the show we would assume, no.
While it would be impossible for us to guess the ending of this brilliantly written show, thanks to Michael Shur's mastery of storytelling, we assume that the answer to the universe is that the true Good Place is Earth when you are alive.
The Bad Place is filled with demons looking to torture humans, while the Good Place is filled with beings who say things like "it is a great pleasure of my existence to meet you. Now, who are you".
Neither of these two extremes seems all that appealing and our next best guess is Earth is the real Good Place. It may be a long shot, but when Season 4 Episode 11 premieres on Thursday, January 9, 2020, we will see if we are in the right ballpark.