The WORST Episodes of The Good Place

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2021

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.

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Existential Crisis

#1 - Existential Crisis

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 12, 2017

Eleanor tries to help Michael through a crisis. Tahani is determined to throw her most impressive dinner party yet, but things go awry.

star 7.50
2,757 votes
Writers: Andrew Law

#2 - Derek

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 2, 2017

Michael turns to Eleanor and Chidi for help with solving a tricky problem created by Janet. Jason surprises Tahani with an unexpected idea.

star 7.51
2,527 votes
Directors: Jude Weng
Writers: Cord Jefferson
Everything is Fine

#3 - Everything is Fine

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 19, 2016

When Eleanor dies and winds up in an afterlife paradise reserved for only the most ethical people, she realizes she's been mistaken for somebody else.

star 7.51
4,897 votes
Directors: Drew Goddard
Writers: Michael Schur

#4 - Flying

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 19, 2016

Eleanor wants Chidi to teach her to be a good person, so he insists that she participate in a neighborhood cleanup instead of learning to fly.

star 7.52
2,791 votes
Writers: Alan Yang
A Chip Driver Mystery

#5 - A Chip Driver Mystery

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 31, 2019

After Brent writes an offensive book, Eleanor, Michael and the others try to help him evolve. One of the humans discovers Jason's true identity.

star 7.53
1,310 votes
Directors: Steve Day
Writers: Lizzy Pace

#6 - Chillaxing

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 10, 2019

Chidi's too relaxed, so Eleanor and Michael create tension in his life to force him to become a better person. Tahani invites John to a spa day.

star 7.54
1,390 votes
Directors: Anya Adams
Writers: Aisha Muharrar
Jason Mendoza

#7 - Jason Mendoza

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 29, 2016

Eleanor becomes friends with another neighborhood resident who's hiding something. Tahani plans a gala for the opening of a new restaurant.

star 7.55
3,787 votes
Directors: Payman Benz
Writers: Joe Mande
The Ballad Of Donkey Doug

#8 - The Ballad Of Donkey Doug

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 1, 2018

Jason visits with some people from his past while Chidi gets help in resolving a problem.

star 7.56
1,703 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Matt Murray
The Snowplow

#9 - The Snowplow

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 18, 2018

Sequestered on Earth, Michael and Janet meddle in Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason's lives to remove any obstacles that might derail the gang's efforts to become better people.

star 7.59
1,611 votes
Writers: Joe Mande
Mondays, Am I Right?

#10 - Mondays, Am I Right?

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 16, 2020

While the humans search for test candidates, Michael trains a group of architects. Eleanor doesn't want Chidi to learn too much about her past.

star 7.60
1,246 votes
Directors: Rebecca Asher
Writers: Jen Statsky
Team Cockroach

#11 - Team Cockroach

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 5, 2017

As Michael tries to put a new plan in place, Eleanor and the gang must make an important decision. Tahani learns a shocking truth about herself.

star 7.61
2,653 votes
Directors: Morgan Sackett
Writers: Dan Schofield
A Girl from Arizona (1)

#12 - A Girl from Arizona (1)

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 26, 2019

As humans arrive in the new neighborhood, Michael and the group try to understand what makes them tick. Eleanor and Jason both deal with jealousy.

star 7.61
1,535 votes
Directors: Drew Goddard
Writers: Andrew Law, Kassia Miller
What We Owe to Each Other

#13 - What We Owe to Each Other

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 13, 2016

Eleanor distracts Michael from his search for the design flaw that's disrupting the neighborhood. Chidi horns in on Tahani and Jianyu's spa date.

star 7.62
3,489 votes
Directors: Tucker Gates
Writers: Dylan Morgan, Josh Siegal
Janet and Michael

#14 - Janet and Michael

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 26, 2017

Michael works with Janet to try to get to the bottom of her recent glitches -- which could cause the entire neighborhood to collapse.

star 7.62
2,660 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Kate Gersten
What's My Motivation

#15 - What's My Motivation

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 12, 2017

Eleanor tries to improve her score before the judge arrives. Michael makes a surprising discovery. Chidi asks Eleanor for advice about love.

star 7.63
3,030 votes
Directors: Lynn Shelton
Writers: Andrew Law
Category 55 Emergency Doomsday Crisis

#16 - Category 55 Emergency Doomsday Crisis

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 6, 2016

Chidi tires of spending so much time teaching Eleanor. Tahani snoops and doesn't like what she finds. Michael quarantines the neighborhood.

star 7.63
3,572 votes
Directors: Morgan Sackett
Writers: Matt Murray
Tahani Al-Jamil

#17 - Tahani Al-Jamil

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 22, 2016

Eleanor thinks Tahani knows her secret. Michael tries to get Chidi interested in a new hobby. Janet goes through some strange personality changes.

star 7.63
3,610 votes
Writers: Aisha Muharrar
Employee of the Bearimy

#18 - Employee of the Bearimy

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 24, 2019

Michael and Jason sneak into Demon-Con. Left in charge of the neighborhood, Eleanor copes with Derek's ineptitude and Tahani's dissatisfaction.

star 7.65
1,333 votes
Writers: Joe Mande
A Fractured Inheritance

#19 - A Fractured Inheritance

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 8, 2018

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

star 7.66
1,678 votes
Writers: Kassia Miller
A Girl from Arizona (2)

#20 - A Girl from Arizona (2)

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 3, 2019

Eleanor and Michael pull out all the stops to try to help Brent become a better person. Tahani and Janet have concerns about Eleanor's leadership.

star 7.67
1,445 votes
Directors: Drew Goddard
Writers: Andrew Law, Kassia Miller
Dance Dance Resolution

#21 - Dance Dance Resolution

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 28, 2017

As issues continue to arise, Michael keeps trying to make his elaborate plan for the Good Place work. Eleanor makes a surprising discovery.

star 7.68
2,882 votes
Directors: Drew Goddard
Writers: Megan Amram
The Brainy Bunch

#22 - The Brainy Bunch

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 11, 2018

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

star 7.68
1,707 votes
Directors: Jude Weng
Writers: Dan Schofield
The Worst Possible Use Of Free Will

#23 - The Worst Possible Use Of Free Will

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 15, 2018

Eleanor looks back on some forgotten moments from her past.

star 7.70
1,569 votes
Directors: Claire Scanlon
Writers: Cord Jefferson
…Someone Like Me as a Member

#24 - …Someone Like Me as a Member

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 3, 2016

Michael has difficulty negotiating for Eleanor's fate. The Bad Place demons misbehave at Tahani's house. Chidi bonds with the other Eleanor.

star 7.70
3,313 votes
Directors: Dean Holland
Writers: Jen Statsky
Chidi Sees The Time-Knife

#25 - Chidi Sees The Time-Knife

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 24, 2019

Michael arranges an important meeting and Janet makes a reconnection.

star 7.72
1,551 votes
Directors: Jude Weng
Writers: Christopher Encell, Joe Mande