The Good Place (2016–2020)
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What's My Motivation 

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Eleanor and Tahani hatch a plan as Michael makes a surprising discovery. Chidi confides in Eleanor when he learns some interesting news.


Lynn Shelton


Michael Schur (created by), Andrew Law





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Bell ... Eleanor Shellstrop
William Jackson Harper ... Chidi Anagonye
Jameela Jamil ... Tahani Al-Jamil
D'Arcy Carden ... Janet
Manny Jacinto ... Jason Mendoza
Ted Danson ... Michael
Tiya Sircar ... The Real Eleanor
Eugene Cordero ... Pillboi
Rebecca Delgado Smith ... Pilar
Marc Evan Jackson ... Shawn
Amy Okuda ... Jessica
Susan Park ... Pevita
Ruman Kazi ... Sachveer
Will McLaughlin ... Officer Prawnmandler
Josh Siegal Josh Siegal ... Glenn


After Michael shows them the scores and rankings of everyone in the good place, the collective working on the defense to keep Fake Eleanor in the good place decide that what she has to do to stay in the good place is amass enough points in doing good deeds from now on before Shawn arrives. It is a steep climb as they figure she will need in the vicinity of 1.2 million points, while she currently is in the -4,000 point range. Tahani decides to help Fake Eleanor in this task. They believe the key to achieving the goal is the fact that everyone else in the good place hates Fake Eleanor for the bad things she's inadvertently caused which have negatively affected them, such as the sinkhole. As Fake Eleanor and Tahani work on this premise, Fake Eleanor comes to the realization of what she has to do to get the necessary points before Shawn arrives. Meanwhile, Jason aka Jianyu, who has married Janet, wants to tell Michael, who he mistakenly believes is Janet's father, of the marriage to get ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

12 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Marc Evan Jackson (Shawn) also worked on Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013) as Kevin Cozner. Michael Schur created both Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Good Place. See more »


Michael: You two are married?
Jason Mendoza: Hells yeah, homie. We love each other.
Jason Mendoza: She makes the bass drop... in my heart.
Janet: And Jason is a person who was near me, and then he asked me to marry him, and there is nothing in my protocol that specifically barred that from happening. So I agreed.
Jason Mendoza: Love you too, babe.
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