- Nov 15, 2017
this is the day.
I kind of think Michael might be "god" given amnesia by the Bad Place. Janet probably "knows" and that's why she's guiding him/told him that he has to be the one to fix it.I would put solid money on middle place lady being revealed as a creator god helping them out. From what we know of accounting, the middle place wouldn't make sense otherwise. Also, a reformed asshole with a pervy side is honestly a pretty interesting take on god.
I think her line about him being the one to fix it was speaking to the audience moreso than him directly. I feel like there is a greater theme in this show that is very much about rejecting the idea of waiting for authority figures to solve problems and realizing that everyone can contribute something and make things better.
Last year was more even with five episodes after the break. The first season was only four after the break and they aired two episodes as a 1-hour season finale. So this is the worst the frontloading has been but they’ve frontloaded every season.
This episode was spitting fire and getting real. The judge with apparently I’m a black woman and they’re not very liked down there.
I would put solid money on middle place lady being revealed as a creator god helping them out. From what we know of accounting, the middle place wouldn't make sense otherwise. Also, a reformed asshole with a pervy side is honestly a pretty interesting take on god.
i'd say Janet is turning into the god due to some JB timey wimey thing.
I loved that. I listen to each podcast, sometimes a few times each, and when they called it a Niednagel, I died.On the podcast, they said that Maribeth Monroe (the actress playing Mindy) was expected to be pregnant for the episode, so there are versions of the script where Derek actually got her pregnant. Which would have been suuuper weird.
Also, for those who don’t know, the visual effects lead for the show is David Niednagel, which is why the writers named the slug after him. The slug noises are also a mix of his voice and a squirrel, apparently. Which is great.
Wait, how does that work? Was she actually pregnant but not showing enough that they just didn't call attention to it?
I mean we just had an episode arc covering the main characters families and back stories that I thought was really well doneI miss when the show was about the characters and not some sci-fi nonsense plotting. I don't mean to be negative, but the show's been steadily downhill since season 1. At least they've stopped rebooting continually. I respect the creativity and the uniqueness of it though.
Seeing it being rebuilt gave me a real lump in my throat. I didn't object to the Earthbound stuff as much as some others did, but holy moly, it's good to be back, and I'm really excited now to see where this is going.
Curious if Derek's now technically more advanced than her, hasn't he had more resets? Still, that came from a... lower base level!
I need to catch up with the podcast (I got a couple of episodes into the Season 3 breakdowns), but thanks to it I picked up on the Niednagel's name right away.
Sure, little throwaway gag. Like the time knife won't come back later with some actual importance. Maybe it will have something to do with the tittle.
Fair point, shouldn't jump to conclusions. My thoughts were more driven by that I was so curious about what the title meant, and then on seeing it... it just meant that Chidi saw the Time-Knife. In hindsight, prolly should have seen that coming.