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Emily Dickinson. Poet. Daughter. Total rebel. In this coming-of-age story, Emily’s determined to become the world’s greatest poet.

Genres:ComedyDrama
Network:Apple TV+

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The best episode of "Dickinson" is "Grief is a Mouse", rated 8.8/10 from 465 user votes. It was directed by Laura Terruso and written by Ken Greller. "Grief is a Mouse" aired on 12/16/2021 and is rated 0.3 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "‘Faith’ is a fine invention".

  • Grief is a Mouse
    8.8/10 465 votes

    #1 - Grief is a Mouse

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2021-12-16

    Emily takes steps to ensure that her family won’t repeat their past mistakes. The Amherst gang gathers for a fond farewell.

    Director: Laura Terruso

    Writer: Ken Greller

  • ‘Faith’ is a fine invention
    8.5/10 676 votes

    #2 - ‘Faith’ is a fine invention

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2019-11-01

    During a solar eclipse, Emily confronts the Shadow of Death in her home.

    Director: Patrick R. Norris

    Writer: Darlene Hunt

  • You cannot put a Fire out
    8.5/10 612 votes

    #3 - You cannot put a Fire out

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2021-02-26

    While the whole town attends the christening of Jane’s baby, Emily fights to get her poems back from Sam.

    Director: Silas Howard

    Writer: Alena Smith

  • The Future never spoke
    8.5/10 415 votes

    #4 - The Future never spoke

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2021-12-02

    After a clash with Sue, Emily wishes she could escape from this troubled time altogether. Austin struggles with a man's responsibility in wartime.

    Director: Heather Jack

    Writer: Alena Smith, Ziwe Fumudoh

  • This was a Poet -
    8.4/10 403 votes

    #5 - This was a Poet -

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2021-12-23

    Emily asks Betty to help her design a new dress. The Dickinson family is surprised by an unexpected guest. Series finale.

    Director: Alena Smith

    Writer: Alena Smith, R. Eric Thomas

  • I felt a Funeral, in my Brain
    8.3/10 670 votes

    #6 - I felt a Funeral, in my Brain

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2019-11-01

    Emily’s relationships are challenged as she moves into a new chapter of life. Season finale.

    Director: Patrick R. Norris

    Writer: Alena Smith, Ali Waller

  • Split the lark
    8.3/10 575 votes

    #7 - Split the lark

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2021-01-29

    Things don't go as planned when Emily tries to express her gratitude to Sam during a night at the opera.

    Director: Silas Howard

    Writer: Alena Smith

  • I'm Nobody! Who are you?
    8.3/10 529 votes

    #8 - I'm Nobody! Who are you?

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2021-02-12

    When her poem is finally published in Sam's newspaper, Emily is shocked to discover that she has become invisible to the world.

    Director: Stacie Passon

    Writer: Alena Smith, Ayo Edebiri

  • We lose - because we win
    8.2/10 673 votes

    #9 - We lose - because we win

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2019-11-01

    On her father’s election day, Emily defiantly attempts to publish another poem.

    Director: Stacie Passon

    Writer: Alena Smith, Robbie Macdonald

  • “Hope” is the thing with feathers
    8.2/10 454 votes

    #10 - “Hope” is the thing with feathers

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-11-04

    Amid the Civil War's mounting casualties, the Dickinsons grieve one of their own—and Emily struggles to keep the peace in her family.

    Director: Silas Howard

    Writer: Alena Smith

  • It feels a shame to be Alive -
    8.2/10 412 votes

    #11 - It feels a shame to be Alive -

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-11-04

    Frazar Stearns leaves to meet his fate on the battlefield just as the Dickinson family welcomes a new life.

    Director: Silas Howard

    Writer: Robbie Macdonald

  • My Life had stood – a Loaded Gun -
    8.2/10 385 votes

    #12 - My Life had stood – a Loaded Gun -

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2021-12-09

    On the day of a soldier's memorial, Emily's efforts to keep her family's hope alive reach a breaking point and she descends into a personal inferno.

    Director: Heather Jack

    Writer: Robbie Macdonald

  • A brief, but patient illness
    8.1/10 664 votes

    #13 - A brief, but patient illness

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2019-11-01

    Emily takes a “sick day” to write and finds a connection with her father’s law clerk.

    Director: Silas Howard

    Writer: Rachel Axler

  • There’s a certain Slant of light
    8.1/10 656 votes

    #14 - There’s a certain Slant of light

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2019-11-01

    On Christmas, Emily tries to be the “good little woman.” Zosia Mamet guest stars.

    Director: Stacie Passon

    Writer: Hayes Davenport

  • I Like a Look of Agony
    8.1/10 465 votes

    #15 - I Like a Look of Agony

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2021-02-19

    To distract himself from the pain of life, Austin throws a tea party for his old college friends—but the day is disrupted by a major political event.

    Director: Silas Howard

    Writer: Robbie Macdonald

  • Sang from the Heart, Sire
    8.1/10 393 votes

    #16 - Sang from the Heart, Sire

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-11-18

    Emily tries to celebrate her father’s birthday with an old-fashioned family singalong, but it devolves into another battle in the Dickinsons’ own civil war.

    Director: Keith Powell

    Writer: Alena Smith, Francis Weiss Rabkin

  • I have never seen ‘Volcanoes’
    8.0/10 868 votes

    #17 - I have never seen ‘Volcanoes’

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2019-11-01

    Women are forbidden at Amherst, so Emily and Sue get creative to attend a lecture.

    Director: David Gordon Green

    Writer: Alena Smith, Rachel Axler

  • Wild nights
    8.0/10 814 votes

    #18 - Wild nights

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2019-11-01

    Emily and Austin throw a party, and their mutual love for Sue causes tension.

    Director: Lynn Shelton

    Writer: Alena Smith, Ali Waller

  • I am afraid to own a Body
    8.0/10 690 votes

    #19 - I am afraid to own a Body

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2019-11-01

    Emily confronts tough issues at a meeting of the local Shakespeare Club.

    Director: Silas Howard

    Writer: Alena Smith, Ken Greller

  • Forever - is composed of Nows
    7.9/10 478 votes

    #20 - Forever - is composed of Nows

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2021-02-05

    Thinking she’s blown her shot at publication, Emily spirals into depression. Her mother attempts to help her with a trip to the water cure.

    Director: Stacie Passon

    Writer: Yael Green

  • A little Madness in the Spring
    7.9/10 365 votes

    #21 - A little Madness in the Spring

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2021-11-24

    The Dickinsons take a fun family outing to an asylum. Henry helps the soldiers with a uniform inspection.

    Director: Silas Howard

    Writer: Ayo Edebiri

  • Before I got my eye put out
    7.8/10 561 votes

    #22 - Before I got my eye put out

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-01-08

    Emily’s insular poetic world is rocked when Sue introduces her to Sam Bowles, a newspaper editor with a strong interest in publishing women.

    Director: Christopher Storer

    Writer: Alena Smith

  • The Soul has Bandaged moments
    7.8/10 398 votes

    #23 - The Soul has Bandaged moments

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-11-04

    Determined to heal the nation, Emily and Lavinia host a sewing circle to support the troops with help from Amherst’s finest seamstress, Betty.

    Director: Rachael Holder

    Writer: Sophie Zucker

  • This is my letter to the World
    7.8/10 415 votes

    #24 - This is my letter to the World

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2021-11-11

    Emily tries to connect with the pain of war by writing to a Union Army colonel and visiting a war hospital. Henry takes a new job teaching soldiers.

    Director: Rachael Holder

    Writer: Ken Greller, R. Eric Thomas

  • Because I could not stop
    7.7/10 1,061 votes

    #25 - Because I could not stop

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2019-11-01

    Emily’s attempt to publish a poem sparks backlash.

    Director: David Gordon Green

    Writer: Alena Smith