Caution: This article contains spoilers for The Good Place. If you aren’t up to date, go binge watch and come back.
At the end of season three, Michael (Ted Danson) had a meltdown that forced Eleanor (Kristen Bell) into the lead role as the neighborhood’s architect. It was an on-the-spot promotion that she didn’t ask for. She was, however, the best choice for the job.
And in the beginning, things are going well. Eleanor is confident. She’s got a great staff. Michael is functioning again and can mentor her. Janet still knows everything.
Then the problems start, and they are different than the issues she faced in her previous role. And suddenly, her team members–who were so supportive when she was the unofficial team lead–are now angry and frustrated with her failed leadership.
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