‘The Good Place’: This 1 Clue Hints How the Series Finale Will End

Disclaimer, this article contains spoilers for the most recent episode of The Good Place. It’s hard to believe that in less than a week the show will be over. There is one clue about the series finale of The Good Place that has fans even less ready to say goodbye.

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How the most recent episode ended

When Team Cockroach arrived in the real Good Place in “Patty,” they discovered it was not only the points system that was broken. It was the whole afterlife. Everyone in the Good Place was miserable because they only felt happiness for eternity. The residents were bored and burned out, and the committee quit and left Michael in charge.

Eleanor reminded Michael what she told him while he struggled with his own mortality.

“Every human is a little bit sad all the time because you know you’re going to die. But that knowledge is what gives life meaning,” she said.

Based on this realization, the group comes up with a plan. Somewhere in the Good Place there will be a door. If a Good Place resident feels they have gotten all they can out of the afterlife, they can walk through the door and end their existence in a peaceful way. Residents are not required to ever walk through the door, and instead it acts as a reminder that existence can end.

The title of ‘The Good Place’ finale

In a way, “Patty” acted as the perfect series finale for The Good Place. Except there is still another episode to go, and it’s an extended episode that will go past the show’s typical 30-minute run time.

The series finale of The Good Place is called “Whenever You’re Ready,” echoing what Team Cockroach told the Good Place residents about walking through the door.

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If there are no other conflicts or twists like the shown is known for, then guessing what will happen in the finale is quite simple. Based on the ending of “Patty,” the episode title, and the fact it’s the series finale of The Good Place, it seems that the main characters could choose to walk through the door.

Fans have theories about ‘The Good Place’ finale

Fans of The Good Place are always theorizing about what will happen next, and the series finale is no exception. Because of the episode title, fans are nervous for the upcoming finale. While it could be a fitting ending, it will no doubt be a sad and bittersweet ending for the beloved show.

“Next episode is called ‘Whenever You’re Ready’ so I really think it’s just gonna be them enjoying their time in The Good Place up until they finally take that door,” a Reddit user wrote.

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“My overall theory is that next weeks episode is going to deal with the members of team cockroach being ready to leave the afterlife. They’re going to have to say goodbye and that’s what the conflict of next episode is going to be,” wrote a Reddit user.

“I think the final episode will be a flash forward of their time in the good place. They’ll see loved ones join them there, become a sort of greeting committee for new good placers, and spend time together. Then when they are happy and content with the time they were given, the final scene with be all of them stepping through the door together,” another Reddit user speculated.