Episode 21 – Derek
Michael fears Derek’s existence will expose him. Michael sends Jason and Tahani on a private retreat and seeks Chidi and Eleanor’s advice.
Janet and Derek’s relationship deteriorates. After Jason and Tahani ask Janet to marry them, Chidi acknowledges that the most ethical action is to inform the couple of Janet’s issue, despite the double effect that Janet might eliminate
Michael: Hey, guys, what’cha doing. Nothing? Great. So, Chidi. Just wanna double-check: How do ethical philosophers feel about murder?
Chidi: It’s frowned upon.
Michael: Okay. What if the reason you want to murder someone is to make your life easier? That’s okay, right?
Chidi: I know, but we’ll also be sent to the real Bad Place if we do bad things! I know it’s tempting to take a shortcut, but moral strength is defined by how we behave in times of stress.
Michael: Has anyone ever told you what a drag you are?
Chidi: Everyone. Constantly.
Michael: Being ethical. It’s hard, and I kinda hate it. When’s it get easier?
Eleanor: Why don’t you ask Chidi? He’s the ethics master. I’m just a newbie, and I still kinda suck at it.