The BEST Episodes of The Good Place

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 24, 2019

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 8.36
1,697 votes
Directors: Michael Schur
Writers: Michael Schur
Janet(s)

#2 - Janet(s)

Season 3 - Episode 9

While Eleanor and the gang contend with an intense out-of-body experience, Michael hatches a plan with Janet's help.

star 8.21
1,121 votes
Directors: Morgan Sackett
Writers: Dylan Morgan, Josh Siegal
Somewhere Else

#3 - 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 8.19
1,716 votes
Directors: Michael Schur
Writers: Michael Schur
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 8.04
1,713 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Megan Amram, Joe Mande
Rhonda, Diana, Jake, and Trent

#5 - 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
1,711 votes
Directors: Alan Yang
Writers: Jen Statsky, Dan Schofield
Pandemonium

#6 - Pandemonium

Season 3 - Episode 12

Various events occur, in a certain specific order.

star 7.96
1,026 votes
Directors: Michael Schur
Writers: Megan Amram, Jen Statsky
Mindy St. Claire

#7 - 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 7.91
2,396 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Megan Amram, Jen Statsky
Everything Is Bonzer!

#8 - Everything Is Bonzer!

Season 3 - Episode 1

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 7.89
1,547 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Jen Statsky
Leap to Faith

#9 - Leap to Faith

Season 2 - Episode 8

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

star 7.87
1,847 votes
Directors: Linda Mendoza
Writers: Christopher Encell
Jeremy Bearimy

#10 - Jeremy Bearimy

Season 3 - Episode 4

The group explores the three main branches of ethical thought.

star 7.83
1,251 votes
Directors: Trent O'Donnell
Writers: Megan Amram
The Trolley Problem

#11 - 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 7.83
2,102 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Josh Siegal, Dylan Morgan
Don't Let the Good Life Pass You By

#12 - Don't Let the Good Life Pass You By

Season 3 - Episode 8

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 7.82
1,134 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Andrew Law
Chidi's Choice

#13 - 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 7.82
2,568 votes
Directors: Linda Mendoza
Writers: Demi Adejuyigbe
The Book of Dougs

#14 - The Book of Dougs

Season 3 - Episode 10

Michael presents his case to the Good Place Committee; Chidi tries to calm Eleanor down; and Tahani struggles to help Jason and Janet.

star 7.82
1,062 votes
Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writers: Kate Gersten
Best Self

#15 - 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
1,725 votes
Writers: Tyler Straessle
Chidi Sees the Time-Knife

#16 - Chidi Sees the Time-Knife

Season 3 - Episode 11

Michael arranges an important meeting and Janet makes a reconnection.

star 7.80
1,045 votes
Directors: Jude Weng
Writers: Christopher Encell, Joe Mande
Everything Is Great!

#17 - 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 7.80
2,668 votes
Directors: Trent O'Donnell
Writers: Jen Stratsky
Most Improved Player

#18 - 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 7.78
2,687 votes
Writers: Dan Schofield
Dance Dance Resolution

#19 - 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 7.76
2,310 votes
Directors: Drew Goddard
Writers: Megan Amram
The Worst Possible Use of Free Will

#20 - The Worst Possible Use of Free Will

Season 3 - Episode 7

Michael helps Eleanor recall forgotten events from her past with Chidi, causing Eleanor to fixate on the philosophy of determinism.

star 7.76
1,133 votes
Directors: Claire Scanlon
Writers: Cord Jefferson
The Brainy Bunch

#21 - The Brainy Bunch

Season 3 - Episode 2

Intent on wrecking Michael's plans, Trevor shows up on Earth to join Chidi's study and annoy the gang into breaking up.

star 7.74
1,277 votes
Directors: Jude Weng
Writers: Dan Schofield
Janet and Michael

#22 - 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
2,125 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Kate Gersten
The Eternal Shriek

#23 - The Eternal Shriek

Season 1 - Episode 7

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

star 7.72
2,767 votes
Directors: Trent O'Donnell
Writers: Megan Amram
…Someone Like Me as a Member

#24 - …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 7.71
2,698 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Jen Statsky
Team Cockroach

#25 - 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 7.69
2,092 votes
Directors: Morgan Sackett
Writers: Dan Schofield