Iâ€™m not a Jacksonville Jaguar fan. Â I have a deep seated belief that football stadiums and hot tubs should not coexist and neâ€™er the twain shall meet. Â Nevertheless, the team, covered in teal and lead by a Bortle will play this Sunday. Â Their success creates a problem for the writers of The Good Place. Â In â€œthe good place,â€ Jason Mendoza is a faithful fan. Â Part of his character development is that he is an idiot from the Sunshine State who blindly cheers for all things Florida: Pitbull, Fred Durst, the Jags. Â He is a dum-dum and we know that because:
This is how he identifies soulmates:
— no context the good place (@nocontexttgp) October 26, 2017
And this is how he justifies why the Jaguars donâ€™t suck: *pre-2017 season
— no context the good place (@nocontexttgp) January 7, 2018
Jasonâ€™s DNA specifies that he is a dolt who worships simple-minded things (like being a part of a 60 person dance crew.) Â The Good Place, which is known for its plot twist at the end of season 1, was handed a plot twist of its own this year–the Jaguars are good. Â What should the writers do with this new version of reality?
Hereâ€™s my totally unrealistic fan theory:
Jason is such a devoted fan that he showed up on the sidelines of the wildcard game this Sunday. Â He is the Ashley Judd of Jacksonville. For me, this was an odd example of synergy. Â Is it possible that the writers want Jason to be there to witness Jacksonvilleâ€™s playoff run and then use this footage on the show? Â Are they filming at the football stadium just to add the worldâ€™s greatest Easter egg in season three?
Hereâ€™s why I donâ€™t think this is the craziest of ideas. Â Michael Schur, the creator of The Good Place has established a precedent of having amazing guest stars on his shows. Â Parks and Recreation had a Joe Biden, John McCain and Michelle Obama cameo, just to name a few. Â Is it possible that 60,000 people at EverBank field just became extras on The Good Place last Sunday?
The show also relies are flashbacks to the charactersâ€™ lives before they ended up in â€œthe Good Place.â€ Â There is an opportunity for the epic playoff moment to have a place in season three. Â The show has demonstrated that they arenâ€™t tethered to the usual sitcom structure. Â Could this be the next great step?
Really, weâ€™ll never know if this is rubbish or not till the next season airs. Â Itâ€™s all guesses and conjectures and like Chidi would point out, itâ€™s basically turtles all the way down.
Or Bortles all the way down, if you will.
But, just keep in mind, you heard it here first.