Chapter 48: The Answer
Michael “resets” Chidi, causing Chidi to instantaneously re-experience his memories.
The whole of the episode takes place, in Chidi’s head in the micro-second it takes for Michael to snap his fingers.
During his childhood, his arguing parents reconcile after he lectures them against divorce, only to later find out they went to counselling.
As an adult, his girlfriend Allesandra breaks up with him over this obsession and his thesis adviser drops him over his lack of emotional perspective and inability to address a single meaningful question.
When he wakes and learns of the situation, he is at peace with the idea that many or zero answers may exist. He reads his note: “There is no ‘answer.’ But Eleanor is the answer.”