'The Good Place' Season 4 Episode 9: Chidi takes a trip down the memory lane to find 'The Answer'
Erasing all of humanity and Earth is certainly not what Michael (Ted Danson), Janet (D'Arcy Carden) and the others had in mind when they set out to prove that things on Earth are complicated.
Since the experiment began in the new neighborhood in Season 4 of 'The Good Place' we have missed seeing Chidi (Willian Jackson Harper) be a member of the group. As we know, he made a huge sacrifice for the sake of humanity, by asking for his memory to be erased, and has been part of the experiment as a regular old human who is trying to live his afterlife in relative bliss, while his points were being counted. This sacrifice also affected everyone around him, especially his girlfriend Eleanor (Kristen Bell), who has to watch him fall in love with his ex-girlfriend Simone (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), who he was told is his soulmate.
Now that a year is over, and the experiment is over, Chidi's memory has been restored, or it will be when Season 4 Episode 9 of the NBC series airs on Thursday, November 21. As we saw in the previous episode, the Judge (Maya Rudolph) has now been convinced that human beings deserve a better chance of getting into the Good Place, and to make that happen she decides to start things over. Erasing all of humanity and Earth is certainly not what Michael (Ted Danson), Janet (D'Arcy Carden) and the others had in mind when they set out to prove that things on Earth are complicated.
If not erasing everything that ever existed, then what, is the question that Judge poses before decidedly doing exactly that. Team humans have very limited time to come up with an alternative, and thankfully, they have one of humanity's greatest minds on their side. Chidi has lived in entire life searching for an answer — an answer to the universe, and the answer to living a good, ethical life.
Now, they need him back as quickly as possible, and the upcoming Season 4 Episode 9 will see him being brought back to life and his memories getting restored. He is humanity's only hope at the moment and he will surely offer 'The Answer' to the Judge's question. However, it will require him to go back to his own past and remember everything he has learned over the years. "In an attempt to plan a better future, Chidi considers his past," reads the official synopsis for the episode.
Season 4 Episode 9 of 'The Good Place', titled 'The Answer' will air on Thursday, November 21.