Chidi is finding that Michael still can't seem to grasp the concepts taught in the human ethics classes. The latest example is in the ethical dilemma of the trolley problem - if you have no other other choice, do you kill one person or five? does it change if you know the people? would you sacrifice one to save five? etc. - where Michael would try to kill all six people if he could, and do it as brutally as possible. In Chidi addressing the issue with Michael, Michael thinks he knows why he just isn't getting it and shows Chidi and Eleanor how he can learn. What Michael shows them has consequences both for Chidi and for Michael, the latter due to the intent. Meanwhile, Jason wants Tahani to talk to someone about why she feels so reluctant to tell the world that the two of them are together as a couple. Who Tahani turns to is the ever knowing Janet. Janet helping Tahani and Jason with this issue has unintended consequences.
Did You Know?
At one point, Michael (Ted Danson
) puts on an expression very similar to the figure in Edvard Munch's painting The Scream. This is probably deliberate on the part of Ted Danson and the creative team. See more
When Michael is forced by Chidi to write "People = Good" on the chalkboard, it is clear the previous times it was written were not done by him (or specifically Ted Danson, the actor who portrays him) because the handwriting is dramatically different. See more
I'm nice to you, and you're mean to me. There's something wrong about that, but I can't put my finger on what it is.
Oh, Jason. I genuinely like you, but it's hard to change all at once. Can you give me a little more time?
Okay. I agree to keep this on the DL for now, if you agree to grab my butt in public once a week. You can say I sat in gum and that you're trying to scrape it off.
You *do* sit in a lot of gum.
References Strangers on a Train