The Best Episodes of The Good Place

Last Updated: Jun 7, 2018

Eleanor Shellstrop is an ordinary woman who, through an extraordinary string of events, enters the afterlife where she comes to realize that she hasn't been a very good person. With the help of her wise afterlife mentor, she's determined to shed her old way of living and discover the awesome (or at least the pretty good) person within.

Michael's Gambit

#1 - Michael's Gambit

Season 1 - Episode 13

Eleanor and her friends contemplate their fates and destiny in the Good Place.

star 8.33
1,296 votes
Directors: Michael Schur
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Somewhere Else

#2 - Somewhere Else

Season 2 - Episode 12

Season Finale. Michael makes a plea. Eleanor looks to take the high road. Michael tries to pull a rabbit out of a hat.

star 8.20
1,245 votes
Directors: Michael Schur
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Rhonda, Diana, Jake, and Trent

#3 - Rhonda, Diana, Jake, and Trent

Season 2 - Episode 10

Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, Janet, and Jason head to a destination that may have lasting implications.

star 8.03
1,264 votes
Directors: Alan Yang
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The Burrito

#4 - The Burrito

Season 2 - Episode 11

Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, and Jason consider just how much they have (or have not) improved. Michael is left to deal with the consequences of his recent actions.

star 8.01
1,258 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
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Mindy St. Claire

#5 - Mindy St. Claire

Season 1 - Episode 12

With the help of Chidi and Tahani, Michael faces his biggest challenge yet. Meanwhile, Eleanor, Jianyu and Janet face a monumental decision.

star 7.93
1,960 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
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Leap to Faith

#6 - Leap to Faith

Season 2 - Episode 8

Michael receives a surprise visitor. Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, and Jason attempt to solve a riddle.

star 7.89
1,390 votes
Directors: Linda Mendoza
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The Trolley Problem

#7 - The Trolley Problem

Season 2 - Episode 5

Chidi and Eleanor tackle a famous ethical dilemma, leading to a conflict with Michael. Tahani harbors a secret and confides in Janet.

star 7.81
1,669 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
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Best Self

#8 - Best Self

Season 2 - Episode 9

Michael finds himself in a bind. Eleanor sparks an idea that has Chidi, Tahani, Jason, and even Janet laying their feelings on the line.

star 7.81
1,286 votes
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Chidi's Choice

#9 - Chidi's Choice

Season 1 - Episode 10

Eleanor makes a surprising personal discovery. Meanwhile, Michael tasks an indecisive Chidi with coming to an important decision and Jianyu makes a big announcement.

star 7.81
2,135 votes
Directors: Linda Mendoza
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Everything Is Great!

#10 - Everything Is Great!

Season 2 - Episode 1

Having had their memories erased by ambitious master architect Michael, Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason again settle into the Good Place, unaware of what has previously transpired...except that Eleanor discovers the one clue she had left for herself and attempts to piece things together.

star 7.79
2,174 votes
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Most Improved Player

#11 - Most Improved Player

Season 1 - Episode 8

Michael has a private meeting with Eleanor, who is put to the test. Also, Chidi harbors a secret and mulls over what to do.

star 7.77
2,241 votes
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Dance Dance Resolution

#12 - Dance Dance Resolution

Season 2 - Episode 2

Michael continues to work out the kinks in his grand plan. Meanwhile, Eleanor stumbles across a secret.

star 7.75
1,858 votes
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Janet and Michael

#13 - Janet and Michael

Season 2 - Episode 6

When the Neighborhood experiences a small glitch, Michael has to resolve the issue with Janet before it gets out of control.

star 7.73
1,680 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
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…Someone Like Me as a Member

#14 - …Someone Like Me as a Member

Season 1 - Episode 9

Michael faces a challenge when he tries to resolve an unprecedented situation. In addition, Chidi makes a connection, to Eleanor's chagrin, and a different side of Janet emerges.

star 7.73
2,239 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
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The Eternal Shriek

#15 - The Eternal Shriek

Season 1 - Episode 7

Eleanor puts Janet in her crosshairs to save Michael from eternal suffering.

star 7.71
2,308 votes
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Team Cockroach

#16 - Team Cockroach

Season 2 - Episode 3

Michael approaches things from a new angle. Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason struggle to make a collective decision.

star 7.70
1,685 votes
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#17 - Derek

Season 2 - Episode 7

Surprises are in store as Janet creates a big problem for Michael. Meanwhile, Eleanor lets Chidi in on a secret, and Jason puts Tahani in a difficult position.

star 7.66
1,527 votes
Directors: Jude Weng
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What's My Motivation

#18 - What's My Motivation

Season 1 - Episode 11

Eleanor and Tahani hatch a plan while Michael makes a startling discovery. Meanwhile, Chidi confides in Eleanor after learning some interesting news.

star 7.65
2,032 votes
Directors: Lynn Shelton
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Tahani Al-Jamil

#19 - Tahani Al-Jamil

Season 1 - Episode 3

Chidi begins formally teaching Eleanor about ethics, and lesson No. 1 is: be kind to your neighbor. Michael and Janet help Chidi find a new, exciting hobby.

star 7.63
2,467 votes
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Existential Crisis

#20 - Existential Crisis

Season 2 - Episode 4

Tahani throws a dinner party to impress. Eleanor and Jason both have to lend a hand when things don't go as planned.

star 7.62
1,757 votes
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Category 55 Emergency Doomsday Crisis

#21 - Category 55 Emergency Doomsday Crisis

Season 1 - Episode 5

Eleanor's eagerness to learn ethics from Chidi becomes the full-time job he never wanted. Meanwhile, Michael and Janet focus their attention on a Neighborhood emergency.

star 7.58
2,353 votes
Directors: Morgan Sackett
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What We Owe to Each Other

#22 - What We Owe to Each Other

Season 1 - Episode 6

Eleanor is enlisted to help Michael with an important task that could determine her fate in the Good Place. Meanwhile, Chidi agrees to be the third wheel in an effort to help out his friend.

star 7.56
2,301 votes
Directors: Tucker Gates
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Jason Mendoza

#23 - Jason Mendoza

Season 1 - Episode 4

Eleanor has a hard time remaining hidden. Michael asks Tahani to assist a neighbor in finding her true purpose.

star 7.49
2,521 votes
Directors: Payman Benz
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Everything is Fine

#24 - Everything is Fine

Season 1 - Episode 1

Newly-deceased Eleanor Shellstrop is sent to the Good Place, but only by mistake; Eleanor is determined to become a better person in her afterlife with help from friends Chidi and Janet; Eleanor tries to prove to Chidi that she's worthy of his help.

star 7.46
3,329 votes
Directors: Drew Goddard
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#25 - Flying

Season 1 - Episode 2

Eleanor tries to prove to Chidi that she is worthy of his help. Meanwhile, Tahani and Jianyu try to help Michael feel better about the unknown flaw in his Neighborhood.

star 7.43
1,560 votes
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