Tell-Tale TV’s Ashley Bissette Sumerel says the return of NBC’s The Good Place works in every way.
The season premiere picks up where we left off at the end of last season, with Chidi’s memories wiped and Eleanor acting as the architect of The Good Place. Chidi’s joy over the perfection of The Good Place is so perfectly contrasted with the pain on Eleanor’s face as she watches his glee — having no recollection of who she is whatsoever.
This is more torment for her, I think than she’s actually ever experienced. Kristen Bell’s ability to portray all of those complex emotions at once is definitely noteworthy.