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The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'

Updated June 1, 2020 1.8k votes 151 voters 2.4k views47 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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  • 1
    January 19, 2017
    90
    16

    Season 1, Episode 13

    Eleanor and her pals contemplate their fates.

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  • 2
    December 6, 2018
    69
    16

    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.

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  • 3
    January 4, 2018
    55
    13

    Season 2, Episode 8

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

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  • 4
    October 18, 2018
    47
    11

    Season 3, Episode 4

    The group explores the three main branches of ethical thought.

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  • 5
    September 19, 2016
    49
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    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.

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  • 6

    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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  • 7

    Season 2, Episode 10

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

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  • 8
    January 25, 2018
    39
    10

    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.

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  • 9
    January 30, 2020
    28
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    Season 4, Episode 13

    Various conversations occur, between various groups of people.

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  • 10
    January 10, 2019
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    11

    Season 3, Episode 10

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

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  • 11
    October 26, 2017
    33
    10

    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.

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  • 12
    September 28, 2017
    36
    13

    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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  • 13
    October 12, 2017
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    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.

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  • 14
    November 21, 2019
    29
    8

    Season 4, Episode 9

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

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  • 15
    27
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    Season 4, Episode 4

    Uncertainty abounds when an unexpected visitor arrives.

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  • 16
    September 26, 2019
    27
    8

    Season 4, Episode 1

    With Eleanor assuming the role of the architect, the group adapts to the challenges facing them when four test subjects inhabit a new neighborhood under their supervision.

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  • 17
    September 20, 2017
    32
    13

    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.

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  • 18
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    Season 1, Episode 6

    Eleanor is enlisted to help Michael with an important task that could determine her fate in the Good Place. Meanwhile, Chidi agrees to be the third wheel in an effort to help out his friend.

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  • 19
    November 2, 2017
    34
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    Season 2, Episode 7

    Janet creates a big problem for Michael. Meanwhile, Eleanor lets Chidi in on a secret, and Jason puts Tahani in a difficult position.

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  • 20
    November 1, 2018
    24
    6

    Season 3, Episode 6

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

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  • 21
    January 19, 2017
    33
    17

    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.

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  • 22
    January 16, 2020
    19
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    Season 4, Episode 11

    Michael runs some tests and Chidi gets some good advice from Jason.

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  • 23

    Season 1, Episode 5

    Eleanor's eagerness to learn ethics from Chidi becomes the full-time job he never wanted. Meanwhile, Michael and Janet focus their attention on a Neighborhood emergency.

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  • 24
    October 4, 2018
    31
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    Season 3, Episode 2

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

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  • 25
    February 1, 2018
    22
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    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.

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