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The Best Episodes of Dead Like Me

Every episode of Dead Like Me ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Dead Like Me!

When her life comes to an abrupt end, George discovers that death is nothing like she thought it would be. Recruited to collect the souls of others as they die, she suddenly finds herself an unwilling participant in a line of work she never knew existed: Grim Reaping!

Genres:Sci-Fi & FantasyDramaComedy
Network:Showtime

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Dead Like Me" is "Haunted", rated 8.6/10 from 511 user votes. It was directed by James Whitmore Jr. and written by John Masius, Stephen Godchaux. "Haunted" aired on 10/31/2004 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Always".

  • Haunted
    8.6/10 511 votes

    #1 - Haunted

    Season 2 Episode 15 - Aired 2004-10-31

    Halloween is a busy day for the Reapers as a serial killer stalks the city.

    Director: James Whitmore Jr.

    Writer: John Masius, Stephen Godchaux

  • Always
    8.5/10 425 votes

    #2 - Always

    Season 2 Episode 14 - Aired 2004-10-24

    George and Rube both find themselves coming face to face with their past lives.

    Director: Sarah Pia Anderson

    Writer: N/A

  • Pilot
    8.3/10 828 votes

    #3 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2003-06-27

    When smart, cynical 18-year-old George is killed by an errant toilet seat falling from space, she joins the ranks of an undead group of grim reapers. As she clumsily learns to adjust to her new role in the afterlife, George haphazardly hurtles towards her first dreaded assignment: to collect the soul of a little girl.

    Director: Scott Winant

    Writer: Bryan Fuller

  • Rest in Peace
    8.3/10 477 votes

    #4 - Rest in Peace

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2003-09-26

    While George tries to get her old job back, her family prepares to visit her grave.

    Director: Helen Shaver

    Writer: John Masius, Stephen Godchaux

  • Last Call
    8.3/10 399 votes

    #5 - Last Call

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2004-10-17

    George regrets the things she didn't accomplish in her life, while Mason prepares to move on in the afterlife. Meanwhile, Reggie stays home alone.

    Director: Steve Beers

    Writer: N/A

  • The Shallow End
    8.2/10 427 votes

    #6 - The Shallow End

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2004-08-15

    George reflects back on her childhood and decides that the secret to popularity is being mean to people.

    Director: Sarah Pia Anderson

    Writer: Stephen Godchaux, Karl Gajdusek

  • Rites of Passage
    8.2/10 388 votes

    #7 - Rites of Passage

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2004-09-05

    George experiences the power of celebrity death when she plucks the soul of a rock star.

    Director: James Whitmore Jr.

    Writer: Stephen Godchaux, Karl Gajdusek

  • Reaping Havoc
    8.1/10 481 votes

    #8 - Reaping Havoc

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2003-07-25

    George realizes that even the undead need friends, but she loses one when a reaper decides to jump to the other side.

    Director: James Marshall

    Writer: J. J. Philbin

  • Hurry
    8.1/10 377 votes

    #9 - Hurry

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2004-08-22

    Deadlines loom large as the reapers snatch some hurried souls and George helps Delores impress an efficiency expert studying Happy Time's operations.

    Director: Robert Duncan McNeill

    Writer: Bridget Carpenter, Stephen Godchaux

  • The Escape Artist
    8.1/10 370 votes

    #10 - The Escape Artist

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2004-09-12

    George nearly falls for someone she is supposed to reap, while Reggie makes friends with a young pet reaper.

    Director: David Grossman

    Writer: Bridget Carpenter

  • Reaper Madness
    8.0/10 461 votes

    #11 - Reaper Madness

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2003-08-08

    George gets her first post-mortem kiss from a doomed schizophrenic who can see the gravelings.

    Director: Robert Duncan McNeill

    Writer: Tom Spezialy

  • Ghost Story
    8.0/10 387 votes

    #12 - Ghost Story

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2004-08-08

    In an attempt to bond with her co-workers, George goes on the annual Happy Time retreat, but she can't escape her duties as a grim reaper.

    Director: Milan Cheylov

    Writer: Annie Weisman, Stephen Godchaux

  • In Escrow
    8.0/10 362 votes

    #13 - In Escrow

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2004-08-29

    George faces her first big decision at Happy Time, and Joy looks forward to a new life after accepting an offer on the family home.

    Director: Steve Beers

    Writer: Annie Weisman, Stephen Godchaux

  • Forget Me Not
    8.0/10 368 votes

    #14 - Forget Me Not

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2004-10-10

    Ray and Mason fight for Daisy's affection, and George must persuade an old lady that she has really died.

    Director: Brad Turner

    Writer: N/A

  • A Cook
    7.9/10 432 votes

    #15 - A Cook

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2003-08-15

    George gets a pet and Rube takes a shift on the grill at Der Waffle Haus.

    Director: Kevin Dowling

    Writer: John Masius, Stephen Godchaux

  • The Bicycle Thief
    7.9/10 422 votes

    #16 - The Bicycle Thief

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2003-09-05

    Needing money to buy a bicycle, George gets a new job -- and an awkward farewell party at Happy Time - while her fellow reapers face their own complications.

    Director: Peter Lauer

    Writer: Paul Lieberstein

  • Reapercussions
    7.8/10 462 votes

    #17 - Reapercussions

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2003-07-18

    George finds a loophole in the "reaper rules" and decides to spare her next soul, but quickly learns that if you flip off Fate, Fate flings it back at you ten-fold.

    Director: Peter Lauer

    Writer: Dan E. Fesman, Harry Victor

  • Sunday Mornings
    7.8/10 423 votes

    #18 - Sunday Mornings

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2003-08-22

    George makes a new friend and discovers her dad is not the person she thought he was, while Roxy's actions cause an obnoxious lout to find religion.

    Director: Peter Lauer

    Writer: Peter Ocko

  • Vacation
    7.8/10 401 votes

    #19 - Vacation

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2003-09-19

    Death takes a holiday and the reapers use the break to catch up on some paperwork.

    Director: David Grossman

    Writer: Peter Ocko

  • Send in the Clown
    7.8/10 409 votes

    #20 - Send in the Clown

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2004-07-25

    At her day job, George gets to train the boss's cute, but dumb, nephew, while Mason dresses as a clown to reap a soul at a kid's birthday party.

    Director: James Whitmore Jr.

    Writer: N/A

  • The Ledger
    7.8/10 350 votes

    #21 - The Ledger

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2004-08-01

    George figures that with all the bad luck she had while she was alive, things might even out in the afterlife. But death isn't like that.

    Director: Jeff Woolnough

    Writer: Bridget Carpenter, Stephen Godchaux

  • Be Still My Heart
    7.8/10 353 votes

    #22 - Be Still My Heart

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2004-09-19

    George reunites with her new love at his father's funeral.

    Director: Tony Westman

    Writer: Annie Weisman

  • Death Defying
    7.8/10 364 votes

    #23 - Death Defying

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2004-09-26

    After losing her virginity to Trip, George sours on love when he doesn't call.

    Director: David Grossman

    Writer: Karl Gajdusek

  • My Room
    7.7/10 438 votes

    #24 - My Room

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2003-08-01

    George meets her new roommate, Daisy Adair, a glamorous, but annoying 1930s ingenue-turned-reaper who has joined their group.

    Director: David Grossman

    Writer: Dan E. Fesman, Harry Victor

  • Business Unfinished
    7.7/10 403 votes

    #25 - Business Unfinished

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2003-08-29

    Daisy enlists George's help in fleecing a wealthy society matron's son, and Roxy faces her annual struggle to come to terms with her death.

    Director: David Straiton

    Writer: Dan E. Fesman, Harry Victor, J. J. Philbin