Kristen Bell has been known to have fun with a Good Place finale. Having known since the beginning how season 1 ends, she filmed the reaction of her costars as creator Mike Schur finally revealed the mind-melting secret that the foursome were actually in the Bad Place before the finale was to be filmed. On Wednesday’s episode of Conan, the cast of The Good Place appeared to promote Thursday’s season 3 finale of the devilish afterlife comedy, and host Conan O’Brien asked Bell if Schur had told her how the entire series ends.
As castmates William Jackson Harper, D’Arcy Carden, Jameela Jamil, and Manny Jacinto leaned in attentively (Ted Danson was not in attendance), Bell replied, “I was told, and… the funny thing is, uh, I got a lot going on, and I don’t remember things very well, and I forgot. I legit forgot.” (Or this is just another one of Bell’s long cons.)
As O’Brien incredulously pressed her on this, she responded, “I got two kids, guys! That’s, like, a lot of work! There’s so much work! They don’t even tell you how much work they are! He told me. Last year, he’s like, ‘That’s how I’m going to wrap it up. Yeah, that’s the right idea.’ And it has exited my brain.”
“That’s good, that’s good,” quipped Carden. “You were the right person to tell, then. It’s certainly not Danson, who, according to Jamil, “tells our secrets to everyone, so he’ll never be told. He literally told everyone this season 1 twist months in advance.”
The Good Place is wrapping up a third season that saw Team Cockroach spring back to life, lose it again, and discover that the infallible points system was actually…fallible. In the penultimate episode, Judge Jen (Maya Rudolph) granted Michael (Danson) onnnnne more experiment to prove his theory of evolution, but when we left off, the very rattled architect got frigid feet about kicking off the proceedings. Schur drops one hint to EW about what to expect in the final 30 minutes of the season. “Michael had everything planned perfectly,” he says, “and then, from literally the first second, the entire thing goes off the rails.”
Sounds like they have a problem bigger than the trolley.
The season 3 finale of The Good Place airs Thursday at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC.