Airing this week, the fourth season of The Good Place premiered on Thursday night.
A few minutes before its scheduled time slot, however, the show’s director Scott Bakulas was interviewed by USA Today, in which he revealed that he had written the ending to the third season in which a former employee (Kathleen McNamara) returns to her job after a long hiatus.
“The bad ending,” Bakulas told the outlet.
“There’s a reason why I wrote the bad ending.”
It was the first time Bakulas had revealed that ending, though the details of that story were already in the script.
The showrunners had been talking about a possible third season since Season 4 wrapped in November.
Bakulas said he didn’t want to spoil the story, but was happy to let viewers know that he’d written the final scene to the finale, and that the series was on the way.
He added that the episode was shot on a location he called “the Big Apple” because it was the location of a New York nightclub.
“I’m not going to say where,” Bakula said.
“It was all in the pilot, it was all done in New York.”
The finale, titled “The Return,” saw McNamara (McNamara) returning to her old job at a local restaurant to find that she is no longer employed.
Instead, she now works as a nurse and has become a part of the medical care community.
McNamara’s return was met with much fanfare in Season 4, with the showrunners revealing that they would not have let her return if they hadn’t seen the success of the pilot.
“We have to remember, we had a really good pilot,” Bakuls said.
“‘The Return’ is a really special show,” he continued.
“If we were doing it again, we would have done it differently.
The story, and I don’t want people to go, ‘Oh, it’s a big-budget, action-packed, action movie.’
We do it to give the audience a sense of why the characters are back together. “
That’s why we do the [third] season.
I feel so bad for her. “
And I feel like that’s what ‘The Return’] is.
I feel so bad for her.
I mean, I’m going to go to bed right now, but I know I’m not.
She’s going to wake up, and it’s going have to be like ‘Where the hell is she?’
She’s been out for 20 years, and she’s gone.”
It remains to be seen whether the third installment will feature a similar twist.
In addition to McNamara returning to work, the second season of the show also featured a guest star, actor and comedian Bill Hader.
The first season of Season 4 featured several episodes with guest stars like Kate McKinnon, Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers, and Bill Haverford, though it was not a direct adaptation of the popular sitcoms series The Office.
The fourth season will also feature a number of guest actors.
“When you’re doing a series like ‘The Office’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory’ you have to write every episode from scratch,” Bakul said.
The new episode of The Office, titled ‘The Gift,’ will air this Friday, and Bakula says it will be “a big departure from the show” from Season 4.
“This is the first episode where the entire cast is back together, which is pretty incredible, and you have the opportunity to really be able to get into it,” Bakolas said.
He said that he also feels that he has the most fun writing a season finale, because he has a different take on each episode.
“What I love about it is you can really have the most exciting story line and then really go back and watch the next episode and say, ‘This was really fun to write that episode,’ and have that kind of fun with the fans,” he said.
Bakula and co-creator and writer Damon Lindelof also teased that the finale will reveal the mystery behind the return of McNamara, though details were scarce at the time.
The episode will focus on the new hospital staff, who all have different personalities.
Bakul described the staff as “very different.”
“I love the fact that this is a staff that is really diverse and has different personalities,” he explained.
“They all have something in common and that’s a love for each other.
That’s what it’s about.”
A lot of the new staff members will be working together on the hospital, which means that some of the cast members will likely be in the same room at the same time.
“A lot of these staff members have worked together in the past,” Bakulations