The BEST Episodes of Dickinson

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 8, 2021

Network: Apple TV+

Emily Dickinson. Poet. Daughter. Total rebel. In this coming-of-age story, Emily’s determined to become the world’s greatest poet.

You cannot put a Fire out

#1 - You cannot put a Fire out

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 26, 2021

While the whole town attends the christening of Jane’s baby, Emily fights to get her poems back from Sam

star 8.03
93 votes
Directors: Silas Howard
Writers: Alena Smith
'Faith' is a fine invention

#2 - 'Faith' is a fine invention

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 1, 2019

During a solar eclipse, Emily confronts the Shadow of Death in her home.

star 7.89
155 votes
Writers: Darlene Hunt
I felt a Funeral, in my Brain

#3 - I felt a Funeral, in my Brain

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 1, 2019

Emily's relationships are challenged as she moves into a new chapter of life.

star 7.78
167 votes
Writers: Alena Smith, Ali Waller
There's a certain Slant of light

#4 - There's a certain Slant of light

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 1, 2019

On Christmas, Emily tries to be the “good little woman.”

star 7.78
150 votes
Directors: Stacie Passon
Writers: Hayes Davenport
Before I got my eye put out

#5 - Before I got my eye put out

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 8, 2021

Emily’s insular poetic world is rocked when Sue introduces her to Sam Bowles, a newspaper editor with a strong interest in publishing women.

star 7.75
123 votes
Writers: Alena Smith
Split the lark

#6 - Split the lark

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 29, 2021

Things don't go as planned when Emily tries to express her gratitude to Sam during a night at the opera.

star 7.75
99 votes
Directors: Silas Howard
Writers: Alena Smith
A brief, but patient illness

#7 - A brief, but patient illness

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 1, 2019

Emily takes a “sick day” to write and finds a connection with her father’s law clerk.

star 7.74
169 votes
Directors: Silas Howard
Writers: Rachel Axler
I Like a Look of Agony

#8 - I Like a Look of Agony

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 19, 2021

To distract himself from the pain of life, Austin throws a tea party for his old college friends—but the day is disrupted by a major political event.

star 7.69
93 votes
Directors: Silas Howard
Writers: Robbie Macdonald
I'm Nobody! Who are you?

#9 - I'm Nobody! Who are you?

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 12, 2021

When her poem is finally published in Sam's newspaper, Emily is shocked to discover that she has become invisible to the world.

star 7.61
90 votes
Directors: Stacie Passon
Writers: Alena Smith, Ayo Edebiri
We lose - because we win

#10 - We lose - because we win

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 1, 2019

On her father’s election day, Emily defiantly attempts to publish another poem.

star 7.58
161 votes
Directors: Stacie Passon
Writers: Alena Smith, Robbie Macdonald
The Daisy follows soft the Sun

#11 - The Daisy follows soft the Sun

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 15, 2021

After some time without news from Sam, Emily begins to suffer from writer’s block. To rediscover her inspiration, she ventures into the landscape.

star 7.57
102 votes
Writers: Robbie Macdonald
Forever - is composed of Nows

#12 - Forever - is composed of Nows

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 5, 2021

Thinking she’s blown her shot at publication, Emily spirals into depression. Her mother attempts to help her with a trip to the water cure.

star 7.55
94 votes
Directors: Stacie Passon
Writers: Yael Green
I have never seen 'Volcanoes'

#13 - I have never seen 'Volcanoes'

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 1, 2019

Women are forbidden at Amherst, so Emily and Sue get creative to attend a lecture.

star 7.55
230 votes
Writers: Alena Smith, Rachel Axler
I am afraid to own a Body

#14 - I am afraid to own a Body

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 1, 2019

Emily confronts tough issues at a meeting of the local Shakespeare Club.

star 7.53
173 votes
Directors: Silas Howard
Writers: Alena Smith, Ken Greller
Alone, I cannot be

#15 - Alone, I cannot be

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 1, 2019

Emily seeks help from an author when her favorite tree is threatened.

star 7.48
175 votes
Directors: Lynn Shelton
Writers: Alena Smith
Wild nights

#16 - Wild nights

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 1, 2019

Emily and Austin throw a party, and their mutual love for Sue causes tension.

star 7.48
203 votes
Directors: Lynn Shelton
Writers: Alena Smith, Ali Waller
Fame is a fickle food

#17 - Fame is a fickle food

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 8, 2021

Her participation in an Amherst baking contest gives Emily a taste of fame and celebrity, but she questions the benefits.

star 7.47
112 votes
Writers: Rachel Axler
Forbidden Fruit a flavor has

#18 - Forbidden Fruit a flavor has

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 22, 2021

When she learns that Sam plans to publish her poem, Emily embraces being his latest discovery while attending one of Sue’s salons.

star 7.44
98 votes
Directors: Silas Howard
Writers: Ken Greller
Because I could not stop

#19 - Because I could not stop

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 1, 2019

Emily’s attempt to publish a poem sparks backlash.

star 7.36
324 votes
Writers: Alena Smith
The only Ghost I ever saw

#20 - The only Ghost I ever saw

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 8, 2021

Torn about whether to allow Sam to publish her work, Emily hosts a séance in search of guidance.

star 7.28
106 votes
Writers: Alena Smith, Sophie Zucker