Episode 24 – Rhonda, Diana, Jake, and Trent
Inside Bad Place headquarters, Michael works to obtain special badges that enable use of the Judge’s portal. When a reception is unexpectedly held in the others’ hiding place, the humans impersonate demons and Janet impersonates a Bad Janet. Chidi is unwilling to lie until Eleanor convinces him moral particularism permits it.
Michael intends to use the humans’ extradition paperwork as a cover, but Shawn (against regulations) sends commandos to Mindy’s house and learns the humans aren’t there. Michael flees, stealing badges, and rejoins the humans at the reception, where a presentation about the neighborhood reveals the humans’ identities.
The five escape without Janet after Jason blocks Shawn’s pursuit with a Molotov cocktail. Michael sends Tahani, Jason, and Chidi through the portal before discovering he is one badge short. He then gives his to Eleanor—determining self-sacrifice solves the trolley problem—-and pushes a protesting Eleanor through the portal as Shawn arrives.
Jason: Mm, I don’t know. This plan seems complicated.
Eleanor: To be fair, you also once said that about an orange.
Jason: They don’t make sense! Apples, you eat their clothes, but oranges you don’t? Forget this plan! I say we just huck a Molotov cocktail and [whooshing noise] run through the portal.
Eleanor: No! Dumbass! I’m lying to you to make you feel better! See? Sometimes lying is awesome! [gasps] Plus, I said “dumbass”! Oh, cursing, how I’ve missed you.
Jason: What even is this thing? I hate suits. They remind me of court. And going to court, and being my own lawyer against the advice of the judge in court, and getting immediately convicted in court…
Jason: Is there a gift shop?
Michael: Jason, this is Hell. Of course there’s a gift shop. [sighs] It’s the least horrifying room, it’s the Hall of Low-Grade Crappiness.