‘The Good Place’ Series Finale Originally Had a Different Ending

by Jeremy Spirogis
The Good Place Season 4 cast

Though it looks like a lifetime in the past that The Good Place formally wrapped with Season 4, it wasn’t that way back in any respect. The collection finale of the hit NBC comedy premiered earlier this 12 months, again in January of 2020. And whereas many followers had been devastated that their favourite present was ending after simply 4 brief seasons, the ending was one which left viewers really glad. Funnily sufficient, the ending that followers ended up experiencing wasn’t the unique one.

The Good Place Season 4 cast
William Jackson Harper, Ted Danson D’Arcy Carden, Jameela Jamil, and Manny Jacinto | Chris Haston/NBC/NBC Photo Bank

Though the writers forThe Good Place didn’t know precisely how the collection finale of the present would go, they began speaking concerning the ending for the present as early as season 2. In a latest interview with Vulture, Mike Schur, who created the present, obtained candid about what was recognized early on and what the writers found out within the second.

‘The Good Place’ writers knew how the needed the present to finish method forward of filming Season 4

“We knew they were going to fix the afterlife, they were going to get to live there for some amount of time, and then they were going to truly move on,” Schur admitted about what he and The Good Place writers discussed. “The actual real details of it we didn’t really get into until we were breaking it, which was at the beginning of season four. But it was really great because — knowing as early as the end of season two that there were going to be four seasons unless something really weird happened — we got the chance to slowly keep adding ingredients to the pot.”

One factor the writers and Schur had been certain about was the final line of dialogue spoken within the season Four finale. “Take it sleazy” was a terrific callback to a earlier episode of The Good Place. However, the scenario round how the road was executed was initially one thing completely different. Rather than having Michael work together with a stranger who’d gone out of his method to deliver him his mail, which was a callback to Eleanor, the unique change befell in a espresso store.

The unique collection finale ending was barely completely different

“In the original conception, it was slightly different,” Schur revealed. “I think he was buying a cup of coffee and the barista misspelled his name on the coffee cup, and that made him really happy. The barista misinterpreted that as making fun of him, there was a brief argument, and then the barista apologized and Michael said, ‘Don’t worry about it. Mistakes happen. It’s part of being human.’ And then on his way out, he said, ‘Hey, take it sleazy,’ and the barista laughed,” The Good Place creator added.

Schur went on to say that whereas the scenario surrounding the ultimate scene of The Good Place collection finale might need modified, the final line of dialogue was all the time set in stone.

Why “take it sleazy” was the proper method to finish ‘The Good Place’

“We changed the little details in the margins, but we knew for at least a year that the show was going to end with Michael finally getting to say ‘Take it sleazy,’ It just seemed like the perfect amount of meaningful because he had said in season one that he always wanted to do that, and also just ridiculous and silly and lighthearted because it’s a bizarre way to end the show,” Schur confessed about how that line of dialogue ended up being what formally ended season 4. We’re certain followers of The Good Place nonetheless want there was extra to see, however they will’t deny that the present really resulted in a (pun supposed) good place.

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