The BEST Episodes of The Good Place

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 21, 2019

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.

Michael's Gambit

#1 - Michael's Gambit

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 19, 2017

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

star 8.34
2,093 votes
Directors: Michael Schur
Writers: Michael Schur
Somewhere Else

#2 - Somewhere Else

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 1, 2018

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

star 8.16
1,979 votes
Directors: Michael Schur
Writers: Michael Schur
Janet(s)

#3 - Janet(s)

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 6, 2018

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

star 8.12
1,327 votes
Directors: Morgan Sackett
Writers: Dylan Morgan, Josh Siegal
The Answer

#4 - The Answer

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 21, 2019

In an attempt to plan a better future, Chidi considers his past.

star 8.07
696 votes
Writers: Dan Schofield
The Funeral to End All Funerals

#5 - The Funeral to End All Funerals

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 14, 2019

The group awaits the Judge's final decision on the fate of human existence.

star 8.01
687 votes
Directors: Kristen Bell
Writers: Dylan Morgan, Josh Siegal
The Burrito

#6 - The Burrito

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 25, 2018

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 8.00
1,953 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

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

star 8.00
1,948 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
1,253 votes
Directors: Michael Schur
Writers: Jen Statsky, Megan Amram
Help Is Other People

#9 - Help Is Other People

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 7, 2019

On the last day of the experiment, Chidi is faced with one final ethical dilemma.

star 7.94
701 votes
Writers: Dave King
Mindy St. Claire

#10 - Mindy St. Claire

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 19, 2017

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

star 7.88
2,740 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Jen Statsky, Megan Amram
Everything Is Bonzer!

#11 - Everything Is Bonzer!

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 27, 2018

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 7.87
1,805 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Jen Statsky
Tinker, Tailor, Demon, Spy

#12 - Tinker, Tailor, Demon, Spy

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 17, 2019

Uncertainty abounds when an unexpected visitor arrives.

star 7.85
844 votes
Directors: Morgan Sackett
Writers: Cord Jefferson
Leap to Faith

#13 - Leap to Faith

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 4, 2018

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

star 7.85
2,089 votes
Directors: Linda Mendoza
Writers: Christopher Encell
Jeremy Bearimy

#14 - Jeremy Bearimy

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 18, 2018

The group explores the three main branches of ethical thought.

star 7.83
1,400 votes
Directors: Trent O'Donnell
Writers: Megan Amram
Most Improved Player

#15 - Most Improved Player

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 27, 2016

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 7.82
3,055 votes
Writers: Dan Schofield
Chidi's Choice

#16 - Chidi's Choice

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 5, 2017

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 7.80
2,880 votes
Directors: Linda Mendoza
Writers: Demi Adejuyigbe
Best Self

#17 - Best Self

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 11, 2018

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 7.79
1,959 votes
Writers: Tyler Straessle
Don't Let the Good Life Pass You By

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

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 15, 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 7.79
1,314 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Andrew Law
The Eternal Shriek

#19 - The Eternal Shriek

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 20, 2016

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

star 7.77
3,165 votes
Directors: Trent O'Donnell
Writers: Megan Amram
The Trolley Problem

#20 - The Trolley Problem

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 19, 2017

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

star 7.76
2,419 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Dylan Morgan, Josh Siegal
Everything Is Great!

#21 - Everything Is Great!

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 20, 2017

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 7.75
3,035 votes
Directors: Trent O'Donnell
Writers: Jen Stratsky
The Book of Dougs

#22 - The Book of Dougs

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 10, 2019

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

star 7.74
1,263 votes
Directors: Ken Whittingham
Writers: Kate Gersten
A Girl from Arizona (2)

#23 - A Girl from Arizona (2)

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 3, 2019

Eleanor, Michael, Janet, and Tahani have their hands full when the new residents begin to show their true colors. Jason receives some unsettling news.

star 7.74
949 votes
Directors: Drew Goddard
Writers: Andrew Law, Kassia Miller
Chidi Sees the Time-Knife

#24 - Chidi Sees the Time-Knife

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 17, 2019

Michael arranges an important meeting and Janet makes a reconnection.

star 7.73
1,257 votes
Directors: Jude Weng
Writers: Christopher Encell, Joe Mande
…Someone Like Me as a Member

#25 - …Someone Like Me as a Member

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 3, 2016

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 7.72
3,037 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Jen Statsky