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The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'  

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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.

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.

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

2
Michael's Gambit is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'
January 19, 2017

Season 1, Episode 13

Eleanor and her pals contemplate their fates.

3
The Trolley Problem is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'
October 19, 2017

Season 2, Episode 5

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

4
Everything Is Fine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'
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.

5
Leap to Faith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'
January 4, 2018

Season 2, Episode 8

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

6
Dance Dance Resolution is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'
September 28, 2017

Season 2, Episode 2

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

7
Mindy St. Claire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'
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.

8
Janet and Michael is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'
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.

9
Rhonda, Diana, Jake, and Tren... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'
January 18, 2018

Season 2, Episode 10

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

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

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

12
Jeremy Bearimy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'
October 18, 2018

Season 3, Episode 4

The group explores the three main branches of ethical thought.

13
Everything Is Great! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'
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.

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

15
Most Improved Player is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'
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
Category 55 Emergency Doomsda... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'
October 6, 2016

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.

17
Jason Mendoza is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'
September 29, 2016

Season 1, Episode 4

Eleanor has a hard time remaining hidden. Michael asks Tahani to assist a neighbor in finding her true purpose.

18
Pandemonium is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'
January 24, 2019

Season 3, Episode 12

Various events occur, in a certain specific order.

19
The Eternal Shriek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'
October 20, 2016

Season 1, Episode 7

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

20
The Ballad of Donkey Doug is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'
October 25, 2018

Season 3, Episode 5

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

21
Don't Let The Good Life Pass ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'
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.

22
A Fractured Inheritance is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'
November 1, 2018

Season 3, Episode 6

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

23
The Brainy Bunch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'
October 4, 2018

Season 3, Episode 2

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

24
The Book Of Dougs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'
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.

25
Tahani Al-Jamil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of 'The Good Place'
September 22, 2016

Season 1, Episode 3

Chidi begins formally teaching Eleanor about ethics, and lesson No. 1 is: be kind to your neighbor. Michael and Janet help Chidi find a new, exciting hobby.