‘The Good Place’ Trolls Fans With Emotional Goodbye On Social Media
Let’s face it: The best-case scenario for any TV series is to get to finish it on the creators’ terms. And that doesn’t happen all that often. But, in a happy ending that the beloved NBC comedy The Good Place deserves, it will get that perfect finale.
Despite this being good news, fans are NOT ready to say goodbye. With just under a month remaining until the Season 4 premiere, The Good Place is already making us laugh and cry. Here’s what happened.
‘The Good Place’ is coming to an end
Yes, it’s true: The Good Place will end with the upcoming fourth season. And so much has happened over the past few years for the gang. So let’s take a look back.
A group of misfits find themselves in “heaven” together, but at the end of Season 1, they discover they’ve been in “The Bad Place” all along. They spend Season 2 trying to get to the real Good Place, and Season 3 sees them return to Earth briefly, before starting a brand new experiment in the finale.
The stars and creators say goodbye
Even when you know the end is coming, there’s still plenty of sadness to go around. The cast and crew definitely felt this, which they expressed at length at the show’s final San Diego Comic-Con in July 2019. They also talked about how they had just received the final episode’s script.
So it wasn’t surprising that not long after, some of the cast began to post “goodbyes” to the show on social media. Especially moving was that of Jameela Jamil (Tahani Al-Jamil), who “had never acted a day in [her] life} before shooting The Good Place pilot. She shared a special memory from that day.
Here’s what ‘The Good Place’ accounts posted
If you think posts like Jamil’s were triggering, get ready for this. On Aug. 27, 2019, the Instagram account for The Good Place deleted all of its past images and started over with nine new posts.
There’s one for each of the main cast members, as well as three that, together, spell out the words seen when someone enters “The Good Place,” “Welcome! Everything is fine.” However, the “e” in “fine” is removed, so it actually says the French word for “finished.”
Fans couldn’t process their feelings
The Good Place Twitter account also shared these images, in sets of two: Team Cockroach, which consists of Eleanor and Michael, The Brainy Bunch (Chidi and Janet), and finishes with Tahani and Jason as The Soul Squad.
Understandably, fans were emotional at the farewell promotional images, which read things like, “It’s been unforgettable” and “It’s been life-changing. In The Good Place style, many used language unique to series, like Jeremy Bearimy (an explanation of how time works).
‘The Good Place’ account replies
But The Good Place Twitter account isn’t here for your feelings. One Twitter user shared a photo of the Instagram display, writing, “do y’all think that hurting out fellings is COOL???” at the handle. The reply? “Yes.” Sounds like something Sean would say, doesn’t it?
However, there’s a silver lining: The release of these images also comes with the happy news that Season 3 of The Good Place is now available to watch on Netflix. So if you’re in your feelings after reading this, at least you have somewhere to channel that energy.