Eleanor Shellstrop is an ordinary woman who, through an extraordinary string of events, enters the afterlife where she comes to realize that she hasn't been a very good person. With the help of her wise afterlife mentor, she's determined to shed her old way of living and discover the awesome (or at least the pretty good) person within.
Michael returns to Earth to give Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason a little nudge in the right direction when their initial attempts to become better people falter.
Intent on wrecking Michael's plans, Trevor shows up on Earth to join Chidi's study and annoy the gang into breaking up.
Sequestered on Earth, Michael and Janet meddle in Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason's lives to remove any obstacles that might derail the gang's efforts to become better people.
The group explores the three main branches of ethical thought.
Michael and Tahani join Jason for a mission to Florida to help some people from Jason's past, while Janet creates a virtual reality simulation to help Chidi resolve a problem.
Eleanor makes a startling discovery when she travels with Michael to Nevada to confront the mother she believed was dead, and Tahani struggles to make amends with her sister.
Michael helps Eleanor recall forgotten events from her past with Chidi, causing Eleanor to fixate on the philosophy of determinism.
Michael and Janet visit the person they believe to be the blueprint for how to live a good life on Earth, and Eleanor turns to Tahani for advice.
While Eleanor and the gang contend with an intense out-of-body experience, Michael hatches a plan with Janet's help.
Michael presents his case to the Good Place Committee; Chidi tries to calm Eleanor down; and Tahani struggles to help Jason and Janet.
Michael arranges an important meeting and Janet makes a reconnection.