This is a defense mechanism Eleanor. You saw yourself fall in love with Chidi, and it freaked you out to see yourself be so vulnerable. So you're using determinism to convince yourself that those feelings were not real.

Michael

Jason: Dude, we can get mythical animals? Maybe I'll get a penguin!
Eleanor: Penguins are real.
Jason: That's the spirit, Eleanor. They're real to me too.

My screwed up relationship with my parents made me believe I could never really love anyone. I need to see it for myself.

Eleanor

No matter what he does, we will find each other. And we will help each other. Because we're soulmates.

Eleanor

I'm going to hug you because I love you. And because you feel just as alone as I do.

Tahani

Young lady, you will stop this nonsense, go to the PTA meeting, and support your mother. I won't hear another word about it!

Michael

If you don't accept my apology I will smash your stupid art exhibit into bits!

Tahani

I wanted that mom! I wanted the mom who made me afternoon snacks instead of telling me to look for loose fries in the McDonald's ball pit. Why does Patricia get that mom? If Donna Shellstrop has truly changed, that means she was always capable of change but I just wasn't worth changing for.

Eleanor

In one of the reboots you and Chidi fell in love. Deeply. And you told him that you loved him and he told you that he loved you back.

Michael

Chidi: Here's the truth: You're amazing. And my feelings have changed. I wish I could tell you why, I really, really do. But, I can't.

I know I haven't been the best father in the world. I might not have even been in the top five. I wanna make up for that. I'll distract them, you run out the back.

Donkey Doug

The Donkey Doug who was banned from Disney World for biting Buzz Lightyear?

Tahani

The Good Place Quotes

Michael: All I really ever wanted was to know what it feels like to be human, and now we’re going to do the most human thing of all: attempt something futile with a ton of unearned confidence and fail spectacularly!

When I'm really upset, concentrating on a table of contents helps me calm down. It's like a menu, but the food is words.

Chidi