The Best Episodes of The Good Place

Last Updated: Nov 17, 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 8.32
1,452 votes
Directors: Michael Schur
Writers: 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 8.18
1,456 votes
Directors: Michael Schur
Writers: Michael Schur
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The Burrito

#3 - 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 8.02
1,460 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Megan Amram, Joe Mande
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Rhonda, Diana, Jake, and Trent

#4 - 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 8.02
1,456 votes
Directors: Alan Yang
Writers: Jen Statsky, Dan Schofield
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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 7.92
2,145 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Megan Amram, Jen Statsky
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Everything Is Bonzer!

#6 - Everything Is Bonzer!

Season 3 - Episode 1

Michael prevents the deaths of Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason, hoping a second chance at life will allow them to become better people.

star 7.90
1,067 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Jen Statsky
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Don't Let The Good Life Pass You By

#7 - 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. Eleanor turns to Tahani for advice.

star 7.89
188 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Andrew Law
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Leap to Faith

#8 - Leap to Faith

Season 2 - Episode 8

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

star 7.88
1,589 votes
Directors: Linda Mendoza
Writers: Christopher Encell
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The Worst Possible Use of Free Will

#9 - The Worst Possible Use of Free Will

Season 3 - Episode 7

Eleanor recalls some forgotten events from her past.

star 7.82
505 votes
Directors: Claire Scanlon
Writers: Cord Jefferson
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The Trolley Problem

#10 - 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
1,855 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Josh Siegal, Dylan Morgan
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Jeremy Bearimy

#11 - Jeremy Bearimy

Season 3 - Episode 4

The group explores the three main branches of ethical thought.

star 7.81
773 votes
Writers: Megan Amram
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Chidi's Choice

#12 - 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
2,318 votes
Directors: Linda Mendoza
Writers: Demi Adejuyigbe
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Best Self

#13 - 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 7.80
1,475 votes
Writers: Tyler Straessle
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Everything Is Great!

#14 - 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
2,401 votes
Writers: Jen Stratsky
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Most Improved Player

#15 - 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
2,431 votes
Writers: Dan Schofield
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Dance Dance Resolution

#16 - 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
2,054 votes
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Janet and Michael

#17 - 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
1,874 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Kate Gersten
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…Someone Like Me as a Member

#18 - …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
2,433 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Jen Statsky
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The Eternal Shriek

#19 - The Eternal Shriek

Season 1 - Episode 7

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

star 7.70
2,501 votes
Writers: Megan Amram
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The Brainy Bunch

#20 - The Brainy Bunch

Season 3 - Episode 2

Michael's grand scheme hits an unexpected snag and forces him to take drastic measures.

star 7.70
862 votes
Directors: Jude Weng
Writers:
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Team Cockroach

#21 - 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 7.68
1,853 votes
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Derek

#22 - 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 7.64
1,720 votes
Directors: Jude Weng
Writers: Cord Jefferson
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What's My Motivation

#23 - 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 7.64
2,222 votes
Directors: Lynn Shelton
Writers: Andrew Law
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A Fractured Inheritance

#24 - A Fractured Inheritance

Season 3 - Episode 6

Eleanor makes a startling discovery that tests her resolve. Tahani looks to make amends. Janet does some bonding.

star 7.63
662 votes
Writers: Kassia Miller
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Tahani Al-Jamil

#25 - 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
2,684 votes
Writers: Aisha Muharrar
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