What Fans Need to Know About the Final Season of ‘The Good Place’

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‘The Good Place’ cast | (Joe Scarnici/FilmMagic,)

The fourth and final season of The Good Place premieres on Sept. 26, 2019. With just a few weeks to go, fans of the show might have questions about the upcoming season. These are the things that fans of The Good Place need to know before the final season premieres.

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The third season of ‘The Good Place’ is on Netflix

While the third season of The Good Place aired, Hulu released episodes the next day. As the season went on, Hulu slowly removed episodes. This means some fans might have missed episodes from the third season of The Good Place

For fans worried about not being caught up, Netflix just added the third season of the show. The third season features 13 episodes, making it easy for viewers to binge watch before the final season premieres later in September. When fans of The Good Place realized the third season was on Netflix, they were ecstatic. 

“I just saw that new episodes of the good place are on Netflix and I’m so happy,” wrote a fan on Twitter

“I started watching The Good Place s3 on Netflix. It’s so good,” wrote another

Where did season 3 of ‘The Good Place’ leave viewers?

Beware, spoilers for the third season of The Good Place follow. The last few episodes of the third season found the four humans, Janet, and Michael re-creating Michael’s experiment from the first season. Judge Gen will monitor the project to see if other humans can in fact improve after they die. If they are successful, it means there is something wrong with the points system and humans have been wrongfully sent to The Bad Place for years.

While Michael and Janet successfully created a new neighborhood, things went off track from the original plan. Before the first resident arrived, Michael had a panic attack and Eleanor posed as the Architect in his place. Then, after two of the new residents arrived, the group realized Shawn picked people the four original humans have a personal connection with. 

Because Shawn selected Chidi’s ex-girlfriend Simone for the experiment, Chidi elected to have his memory wiped to keep himself from ruining the study. This meant all of Chidi and Eleanor’s romantic history was wiped from his mind. In a heart-wrenching twist, the season finale ended with Eleanor greeting Chidi as he doesn’t remember anything about her or his history with the other humans. 

NBC released images from the premiere of the final season of ‘The Good Place’

NBC recently released some photos from the first episode of the upcoming season. While five of the six main characters are seen, Chidi is noticeably absent. The photos also show Eleanor sitting behind Michael’s desk, meaning in the premiere she is probably still acting as the Architect. The episode title is “A Girl from Arizona.”

The last season of the show has 14 episodes

While the first three seasons of the show had 13 episodes, the final season of The Good Place has 14 episodes. The series finale will also be an hour long. 

“We’re conceiving of it as an hour-long episode. It is a full, series-ending, wrap-up kind of a thing,” said Michael Schur. “So it will have one gigantic story that will serve as the end of the series for everybody.”

While it’s sad to see such a good show come to an end, The Good Place is ending on its own terms. The team gets to end the show the way the creators envisioned instead of the show being unexpectedly canceled. Based on how well-received the past three seasons were, the fourth and final season of The Good Place is set to wow viewers.