Janet and Michael

Series 2 - Episode 7 Janet and Michael



n one of the sweeter episodes to date this week’s story explores the relationship between demon architect Michael (Ted Danson) and his synthetic “not-a-robot” sidekick Janet (D’Arcy Carden), beginning with a flashback to their first meeting before jumping into a present-day calamity – Janet is malfunctioning, and Michael might need to put her down to save his human friends.

Since the beginning the upbeat Carden has been The Good Place’s secret weapon, and hearing Janet perkily beg Michael to “go on, kill me!” is a real tonic.

But as the pair delve deeper into Janet’s manual and do some troubleshooting, it looks like Janet’s in-built “marble-ising” function, where she’s crushed into a tiny ball, might be her only future…


The neighbourhood experiences a small glitch that could cause a total collapse, leaving Michael to resolve the issue with Janet before it gets out of control.

Cast & Crew

Eleanor Shellstrop Kristen Bell
Michael Ted Danson
Janet D'Arcy Carden