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.
Original Airing: January 19, 2017
Season 1, Episode 13
Eleanor and her pals contemplate their fates.
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.
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.
Original Airing: October 18, 2018
Season 3, Episode 4
The group explores the three main branches of ethical thought.
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.
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.
Original Airing: January 18, 2018
Season 2, Episode 10
Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, Janet, and Jason head to a destination that may have lasting implications.
Original Airing: January 24, 2019
Season 3, Episode 12
Various events occur, in a certain specific order.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Original Airing: November 21, 2019
Season 4, Episode 9
In an attempt to plan a better future, Chidi considers his past.
Original Airing: October 20, 2016
Season 1, Episode 7
Eleanor puts Janet in her crosshairs to save Michael from eternal suffering.
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.
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.
Original Airing: November 14, 2019
Season 4, Episode 8
The group awaits the Judge's final decision on the fate of human existence.
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.
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.
Original Airing: January 30, 2020
Season 4, Episode 13
Various conversations occur, between various groups of people.
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.
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.
Original Airing: January 17, 2019
Season 3, Episode 11
Michael arranges an important meeting and Janet makes a reconnection.
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.
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.