Dickinson

The BEST episodes of Dickinson

Every episode of Dickinson ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Dickinson!

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

Last Updated: 10/7/2022Network:Apple TV+
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You cannot put a Fire out
star
8.06
174 votes

#1 - You cannot put a Fire out

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/26/2021

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

Directors: Silas Howard
Writer: Alena Smith
Grief is a Mouse
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7.95
110 votes

#2 - Grief is a Mouse

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/17/2021

Emily takes steps to ensure that her family won’t repeat their past mistakes. The Amherst gang gathers for a fond farewell.

Directors: Laura Terruso
Writer: Ken Greller
‘Faith’ is a fine invention
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7.92
218 votes

#3 - ‘Faith’ is a fine invention

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/1/2019

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

Writer: Darlene Hunt
There’s a certain Slant of light
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7.81
215 votes

#4 - There’s a certain Slant of light

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/1/2019

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

Directors: Stacie Passon
A brief, but patient illness
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7.79
233 votes

#5 - A brief, but patient illness

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/1/2019

Emily takes a "sick day" to write and finds a connection with her father's law clerk.

Directors: Silas Howard
Writer: Rachel Axler
I felt a Funeral, in my Brain
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7.79
224 votes

#6 - I felt a Funeral, in my Brain

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/1/2019

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

Split the lark
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7.77
172 votes

#7 - Split the lark

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/29/2021

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

Directors: Silas Howard
Writer: Alena Smith
Before I got my eye put out
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7.76
202 votes

#8 - Before I got my eye put out

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/8/2021

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

Writer: Alena Smith
“Hope” is the thing with feathers
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7.74
129 votes

#9 - “Hope” is the thing with feathers

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/4/2021

Amid the Civil War’s mounting casualties, the Dickinsons grieve one of their own—and Emily struggles to keep the peace in her family.

Directors: Silas Howard
Writer: Alena Smith
The Future never spoke
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7.72
114 votes

#10 - The Future never spoke

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/3/2021

After a clash with Sue, Emily wishes she could escape from this troubled time altogether. Austin struggles with a man's responsibility in wartime.

Directors: Heather Jack
Writer: Ziwe Fumudoh
I Like a Look of Agony
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7.69
169 votes

#11 - I Like a Look of Agony

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/19/2021

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.

Directors: Silas Howard
Sang from the Heart, Sire
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7.68
117 votes

#12 - Sang from the Heart, Sire

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/19/2021

Emily tries to celebrate her father’s birthday with an old-fashioned family singalong, but it devolves into another battle in the Dickinsons’ own civil war.

Directors: Keith Powell
We lose - because we win
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7.66
220 votes

#13 - We lose - because we win

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/1/2019

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

Directors: Stacie Passon
It feels a shame to be Alive -
star
7.66
120 votes

#14 - It feels a shame to be Alive -

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/4/2021

Frazar Stearns leaves to meet his fate on the battlefield just as the Dickinson family welcomes a new life.

Directors: Silas Howard
This was a Poet -
star
7.65
112 votes

#15 - This was a Poet -

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/24/2021

Series finale. Emily asks Betty to help her design a new dress. The Dickinson family is surprised by an unexpected guest.

Directors: Alena Smith
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The Daisy follows soft the Sun
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7.58
173 votes

#16 - The Daisy follows soft the Sun

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/15/2021

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

I'm Nobody! Who are you?
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7.57
167 votes

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

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/12/2021

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

Directors: Stacie Passon
Forever - is composed of Nows
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7.57
164 votes

#18 - Forever - is composed of Nows

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/5/2021

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.

Directors: Stacie Passon
Writer: Yael Green
I am afraid to own a Body
star
7.55
237 votes

#19 - I am afraid to own a Body

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/1/2019

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

Directors: Silas Howard
Wild nights
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7.54
282 votes

#20 - Wild nights

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/1/2019

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

Directors: Lynn Shelton
Watch Now:Amazon
I have never seen ‘Volcanoes’
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7.51
317 votes

#21 - I have never seen ‘Volcanoes’

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/1/2019

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

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Fame is a fickle food
star
7.51
186 votes

#22 - Fame is a fickle food

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/8/2021

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

Writer: Rachel Axler
My Life had stood – a Loaded Gun -
star
7.47
110 votes

#23 - My Life had stood – a Loaded Gun -

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/10/2021

On the day of a soldier's memorial, Emily's efforts to keep her family's hope alive reach a breaking point and she descends into a personal inferno.

Directors: Heather Jack
The Soul has Bandaged moments
star
7.45
114 votes

#24 - The Soul has Bandaged moments

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/4/2021

Determined to heal the nation, Emily and Lavinia host a sewing circle to support the troops with help from Amherst’s finest seamstress, Betty.

Directors: Rachael Holder
A little Madness in the Spring
star
7.45
110 votes

#25 - A little Madness in the Spring

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/25/2021

The Dickinsons take a fun family outing to an asylum. Henry helps the soldiers with a uniform inspection.

Directors: Silas Howard
Writer: Ayo Edebiri

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