And while the core characters received fitting happy endings, there was a bittersweet finality to what went down. “The fact that once you have everything you’re striving so hard to earn, it’s still not enough,” Bell told Entertainment Weekly. “That what you need to earn is the acceptance of the complex internal decision to let go. It was so beautiful how they made everybody mush in The Good Place because it’s true. There’s one line that really sums it up. ‘A vacation is only so fun because it has an ending.’ If everything were bliss, would everyone be happy? I don’t think so. Part of the drive and the passion is why it’s the journey, not the destination. And I was very happy with the tough-love ending that happened.”
In honor of the final episode, Bell shared photos, videos and behind-the-scenes snaps to her personal Instagram account.