The BEST Episodes of Dickinson

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 10, 2022

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.

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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 8.05
149 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 7.96
198 votes
Writers: Darlene Hunt
Grief is a Mouse

#3 - Grief is a Mouse

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 17, 2021

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

star 7.96
72 votes
Directors: Laura Terruso
Writers: Ken Greller
I felt a Funeral, in my Brain

#4 - 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 7.87
204 votes
Writers: Alena Smith, Ali Waller
There’s a certain Slant of light

#5 - 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 7.86
195 votes
Directors: Stacie Passon
Writers: Hayes Davenport
A brief, but patient illness

#6 - 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 7.80
214 votes
Directors: Silas Howard
Writers: Rachel Axler
Before I got my eye put out

#7 - 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 7.74
177 votes
Writers: Alena Smith
We lose - because we win

#8 - 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 7.73
202 votes
Directors: Stacie Passon
Writers: Alena Smith, Robbie Macdonald
Split the lark

#9 - 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 7.73
148 votes
Directors: Silas Howard
Writers: Alena Smith
I Like a Look of Agony

#10 - 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 7.71
148 votes
Directors: Silas Howard
Writers: Robbie Macdonald
“Hope” is the thing with feathers

#11 - “Hope” is the thing with feathers

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.69
94 votes
Directors: Silas Howard
Writers: Alena Smith
Sang from the Heart, Sire

#12 - Sang from the Heart, Sire

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.69
84 votes
Directors: Keith Powell
Writers: Alena Smith, Francis Weiss Rabkin
It feels a shame to be Alive -

#13 - It feels a shame to be Alive -

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 4, 2021

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

star 7.68
85 votes
Directors: Silas Howard
Writers: Robbie Macdonald
The Future never spoke

#14 - The Future never spoke

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.68
77 votes
Directors: Heather Jack
Writers: Ziwe Fumudoh
I have never seen ‘Volcanoes’

#15 - 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 7.60
284 votes
Writers: Alena Smith, Rachel Axler
This was a Poet -

#16 - This was a Poet -

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 24, 2021

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

star 7.56
73 votes
Directors: Alena Smith
Writers: Alena Smith, R. Eric Thomas
The Daisy follows soft the Sun

#17 - 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 7.56
148 votes
Writers: Robbie Macdonald
I am afraid to own a Body

#18 - 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
218 votes
Directors: Silas Howard
Writers: Alena Smith, Ken Greller
Wild nights

#19 - 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 7.53
254 votes
Directors: Lynn Shelton
Writers: Alena Smith, Ali Waller
I'm Nobody! Who are you?

#20 - 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 7.53
144 votes
Directors: Stacie Passon
Writers: Alena Smith, Ayo Edebiri
Forever - is composed of Nows

#21 - 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 7.52
142 votes
Directors: Stacie Passon
Writers: Yael Green
Fame is a fickle food

#22 - 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 7.48
159 votes
Writers: Rachel Axler
A little Madness in the Spring

#23 - A little Madness in the Spring

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 25, 2021

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

star 7.48
77 votes
Directors: Silas Howard
Writers: Ayo Edebiri
My Life had stood – a Loaded Gun -

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

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.47
74 votes
Directors: Heather Jack
Writers: Robbie Macdonald
The Soul has Bandaged moments

#25 - The Soul has Bandaged moments

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.46
82 votes
Directors: Rachael Holder
Writers: Sophie Zucker