The BEST Episodes of The Good Place

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2020

Network: NBC

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.

Whenever You're Ready

#1 - Whenever You're Ready

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 30, 2020

Various conversations occur, between various groups of people.

star 8.73
1,327 votes
Directors: Michael Schur
Writers: Michael Schur
Michael's Gambit

#2 - Michael's Gambit

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 19, 2017

Eleanor, Jason, Chidi and Tahani argue about which two of them should go to the Bad Place. Eleanor has a shocking realization about the Good Place.

star 8.36
2,272 votes
Directors: Michael Schur
Writers: Michael Schur
Somewhere Else

#3 - Somewhere Else

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 1, 2018

Janet and Chidi reveal some unexpressed emotions. Michael pushes for a new kind of experiment.

star 8.17
2,147 votes
Directors: Michael Schur
Writers: Michael Schur
Janet(s)

#4 - Janet(s)

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 10, 2019

With Janet's help, Michael hatches a plan.

star 8.11
1,521 votes
Directors: Morgan Sackett
Writers: Dylan Morgan, Josh Siegal
The Answer

#5 - The Answer

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 21, 2019

With time running out to find answers, Chidi must sort through his life -- and afterlives -- before he can provide the help everyone needs.

star 8.04
1,194 votes
Writers: Dan Schofield
The Burrito

#6 - The Burrito

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 25, 2018

Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason try to prove they've become better people. Michael must face the consequences of his actions.

star 8.01
2,119 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Joe Mande, Megan Amram
Rhonda, Diana, Jake, and Trent

#7 - Rhonda, Diana, Jake, and Trent

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 18, 2018

In an effort to save themselves, the gang goes on an adventure to a new realm in disguise -- but things don't go as planned.

star 7.99
2,120 votes
Directors: Alan Yang
Writers: Dan Schofield, Jen Statsky
Pandemonium

#8 - Pandemonium

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 24, 2019

Various events occur, in a certain specific order.

star 7.95
1,452 votes
Directors: Michael Schur
Writers: Jen Statsky, Megan Amram
The Funeral to End All Funerals

#9 - The Funeral to End All Funerals

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 14, 2019

As the Judge hears Michael and Shawn's arguments about the results of the experiment, Janet and the humans give each other the funerals they deserved.

star 7.92
1,153 votes
Directors: Kristen Bell
Writers: Dylan Morgan, Josh Siegal
Patty

#10 - Patty

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 23, 2020

Arriving at a new place, Michael receives an unexpected honor. Meanwhile, the rest of the group explores — and learns a shocking truth.

star 7.90
1,108 votes
Directors: Morgan Sackett
Writers: Megan Amram
Mindy St. Claire

#11 - Mindy St. Claire

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 19, 2017

Eleanor flees to the Medium Place with Jason and Janet, where they meet a former lawyer who lives there alone. Meanwhile, Eleanor's trial proceeds.

star 7.86
2,909 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Jen Statsky, Megan Amram
Everything Is Bonzer!

#12 - Everything Is Bonzer!

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 27, 2018

In the season premiere, Michael returns to Earth to give Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason a little nudge in the right direction when their initial attempts to become better people falter.

star 7.86
1,994 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Jen Statsky
Help Is Other People

#13 - Help Is Other People

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 7, 2019

With one day left in the year, Simone reveals that she's suspicious about the neighborhood -- and her investigation could derail the entire experiment.

star 7.85
1,149 votes
Writers: Dave King
Leap to Faith

#14 - Leap to Faith

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 4, 2018

When Michael's boss arrives and makes an announcement, loyalties may be shifting. Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason must decide on their next move.

star 7.85
2,252 votes
Directors: Linda Mendoza
Writers: Christopher Encell
Most Improved Player

#15 - Most Improved Player

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 27, 2016

Trying to uncover the truth, Michael interrogates Eleanor about her life, and also interviews Chidi, Tahani and Jianyu. Chidi faces a moral dilemma.

star 7.82
3,231 votes
Writers: Dan Schofield
Jeremy Bearimy

#16 - Jeremy Bearimy

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 25, 2018

The group explores the three main branches of ethical thought.

star 7.81
1,587 votes
Directors: Trent O'Donnell
Writers: Megan Amram
Tinker, Tailor, Demon, Spy

#17 - Tinker, Tailor, Demon, Spy

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 17, 2019

As the group deals with a frustrating lack of progress, a visitor arrives and makes a shocking claim that causes them to question who can be trusted.

star 7.81
1,263 votes
Directors: Morgan Sackett
Writers: Cord Jefferson
Best Self

#18 - Best Self

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 11, 2018

Michael experiences some unexpected emotions. After a disappointing setback, Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason open up to each other.

star 7.80
2,120 votes
Writers: Tyler Straessle
Chidi's Choice

#19 - Chidi's Choice

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 5, 2017

Michael is frustrated by Chidi's indecisiveness. Eleanor discovers feelings she didn't realize she had. Jianyu makes a surprising announcement.

star 7.80
3,052 votes
Directors: Linda Mendoza
Writers: Demi Adejuyigbe
You've Changed, Man

#20 - You've Changed, Man

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 9, 2020

The group scrambles to devise a new afterlife system that the Good and Bad Places can agree on before it's too late. Chidi has a newfound confidence.

star 7.79
1,155 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Matt Murray
Don’t Let The Good Life Pass You By

#21 - Don’t Let The Good Life Pass You By

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 6, 2018

Michael and Janet visit the person they believe to be the blueprint for how to live a good life on Earth, and Eleanor turns to Tahani for advice.

star 7.77
1,503 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Andrew Law
The Eternal Shriek

#22 - The Eternal Shriek

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 20, 2016

After learning Michael's retirement will be an eternity of torture, Eleanor decides to deactivate Janet, the only one able to send Michael away.

star 7.77
3,338 votes
Directors: Trent O'Donnell
Writers: Megan Amram
Everything Is Great!

#23 - Everything Is Great!

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 20, 2017

With their memories erased, Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason start their Good Place experience all over again. Eleanor tries to understand her clue.

star 7.76
3,209 votes
Directors: Trent O'Donnell
Writers: Jen Stratsky
The Trolley Problem

#24 - The Trolley Problem

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 19, 2017

Chidi is frustrated by Michael's inability to understand the principles of human ethics. Tahani confides in Janet.

star 7.75
2,581 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Dylan Morgan, Josh Siegal
The Book Of Dougs

#25 - The Book Of Dougs

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 17, 2019

Michael's resolve is put to the test. Meanwhile, Jason wrestles with his feelings and Chidi surprises Eleanor.

star 7.74
1,450 votes
Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writers: Kate Gersten