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The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place' 

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Updated June 1, 2020 1.1k votes 133 voters 2.1k views 47 items

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There are so many good episodes of The Good Place, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Derek" the best, or is "The Brainy Bunch" your favorite episode of The Good Place? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of The Good Place are, let's rank every The Good Place episode from best to worst. And when you're done voting, make sure to also check out other shows like the Good Place.

The Good Place is about four people and their otherworldly frienemy struggle in the afterlife to define what it truly means to be “good”. The Good Place premiered on NBC on September 19, 2016, and in June 2019 series creator Michael Schur announced on Twitter that the fourth season of The Good Place, premiering September 26, 2019, would be the last, saying “it was the right lifespan” for the show. The Good Place finale, "When You're Ready," aired January 31, 2020.

Vote up your favorite episodes of The Good Place, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one The Good Place episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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Michael's Gambit is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'

Original Airing: January 19, 2017

Season 1, Episode 13

Eleanor and her pals contemplate their fates.

2
Janet(s) is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'

Original Airing: December 6, 2018

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.

3
Leap to Faith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'

Original Airing: January 4, 2018

Season 2, Episode 8

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

4
Jeremy Bearimy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'

Original Airing: October 18, 2018

Season 3, Episode 4

The group explores the three main branches of ethical thought.

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Everything Is Fine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'

Original Airing: September 19, 2016

Season 1, Episode 1

Newly-deceased Eleanor Shellstrop is sent to the Good Place, but only by mistake; Eleanor is determined to become a better person in her afterlife with help from friends Chidi and Janet; Eleanor tries to prove to Chidi that she's worthy of his help.

6
The Burrito is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'

Original Airing: January 25, 2018

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.

7
Rhonda, Diana, Jake, and... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'

Original Airing: January 18, 2018

Season 2, Episode 10

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

8
Pandemonium is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'

Original Airing: January 24, 2019

Season 3, Episode 12

Various events occur, in a certain specific order.

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Janet and Michael is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'

Original Airing: October 26, 2017

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.

10
Dance Dance Resolution ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'

Original Airing: September 28, 2017

Season 2, Episode 2

Michael continues to work out the kinks in his grand plan. Meanwhile, Eleanor stumbles across a secret.

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Everything Is Great! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'

Original Airing: September 20, 2017

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.

12
Mindy St. Claire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'

Original Airing: January 19, 2017

Season 1, Episode 12

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

13
The Answer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'

Original Airing: November 21, 2019

Season 4, Episode 9

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

14
The Eternal Shriek is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'

Original Airing: October 20, 2016

Season 1, Episode 7

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

15
Most Improved Player is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'

Original Airing: October 27, 2016

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.

16
Somewhere Else is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'

Original Airing: February 1, 2018

Season 2, Episode 12

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

17
The Funeral to End All F... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'

Original Airing: November 14, 2019

Season 4, Episode 8

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

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Don't Let The Good Life ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'

Original Airing: November 15, 2018

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.

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Everything Is Bonzer! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'

Original Airing: September 27, 2018

Season 3 Episode 1

Michael intervenes in the near-death accidents of Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason on Earth, in hopes that a second chance at life allows them to become better versions of themselves.

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When You're Ready is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'

Original Airing: January 30, 2020

Season 4, Episode 13

Various conversations occur, between various groups of people.

21
Best Self is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'

Original Airing: January 11, 2018

Season 2, Episode 9

Michael finds himself in a bind. Meanwhile, Eleanor sparks an idea that has Chidi, Tahani, Jason and even Janet laying their feelings on the line.

22
The Book Of Dougs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'

Original Airing: January 10, 2019

Season 3, Episode 10

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

23
Chidi Sees the Time-Knif... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'

Original Airing: January 17, 2019

Season 3, Episode 11

Michael arranges an important meeting and Janet makes a reconnection.

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Chidi's Choice is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'

Original Airing: January 5, 2017

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.

25
Existential Crisis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'

Original Airing: October 12, 2017

Season 2, Episode 4

Tahani throws a dinner party to impress. Eleanor and Jason both have to lend a hand when things don't go as planned.