The BEST episodes directed by Lena Dunham

Wedding Day
star
8.20
174 votes

#1 - Wedding Day

Girls - Season 5 - Episode 1

Marnie attempts to organize her upstate wedding to Desi. Shoshanna has to try and carry out Marnie's wishes. Fran is involved in an awkward moment with Adam.

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Iowa
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8.00
203 votes

#2 - Iowa

Girls - Season 4 - Episode 1

Hannah has one last dinner in New York with her parents and Adam before packing up to leave for the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Meanwhile, Marnie and Desi play a jazz-brunch gig for a tough crowd at a downtown restaurant; Shoshanna's annoyed by her parents after getting her diploma; and Jessa clashes with Beedie's daughter over her caretaker status.

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Two Plane Rides
star
7.74
919 votes

#3 - Two Plane Rides

Girls - Season 3 - Episode 12

Hannah receives some news; Marnie divulges a secret to Shoshanna; Jessa's boss asks her for a favor.

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All I Ever Wanted
star
7.58
1142 votes

#4 - All I Ever Wanted

Girls - Season 6 - Episode 1

Riding a wave of newfound career success, Hannah gets an assignment to write a story about a female surf camp in the Hamptons, where she meets Paul-Louis, an uncomplicated waterski instructor. Hoping to break her old patterns post-divorce, Marnie tells Ray he needs to spend more time at his own place, but Adam and Jessa’s intensity drives him out of the apartment.

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Hostage Situation
star
7.51
1059 votes

#5 - Hostage Situation

Girls - Season 6 - Episode 2

Hannah provides cover for Marnie’s secret weekender to Poughkeepsie, which she hopes will help clarify an old chapter in her life. Shoshanna enlists Elijah to be her plus-one at a networking event for young professional women, where Jessa’s antics lead Shosh to reevaluate her post-college friendships.

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All Adventurous Women Do
star
7.51
1801 votes

#6 - All Adventurous Women Do

Girls - Season 1 - Episode 3

Hannah meets up with her erstwhile college flame to find out how she contracted HPV, uncovering much more in the process. Marnie's art-gallery boss introduces her to a cocky artist who piques her interest. Jessa gets a babysitting gig.

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Truth or Dare
star
7.50
1069 votes

#7 - Truth or Dare

Girls - Season 3 - Episode 2

Hannah, Shoshanna and Adam take a road trip; Marnie moves into her own place; Hannah seeks inspiration to meet her editor's deadline.

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Triggering
star
7.48
694 votes

#8 - Triggering

Girls - Season 4 - Episode 2

Hannah moves into a new place and is thrilled with the amount of space she can afford, but struggles with life as a grad student when her fellow workshop writers don't give her the feedback she expected.

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She Did
star
7.33
1481 votes

#9 - She Did

Girls - Season 1 - Episode 10

Hannah begins questioning her romantic relationship with Adam. Marnie decides to embrace her free-spirited nature during a mystery party that Jessa is hosting. Shoshanna benefits from her unique personality and characteristics.

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Together
star
7.32
1059 votes

#10 - Together

Girls - Season 2 - Episode 10

In the Season 2 finale, Hannah attempts to write her book in one day so her publisher doesn't sue her. Meanwhile, Ray tries to impress Shoshanna with a bold career move; and Marnie gets the wrong idea about Charlie.

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Females Only
star
7.30
348 votes

#11 - Females Only

Girls - Season 3 - Episode 1

Shoshanna tries to balance her time at college between sex and studying, while Marnie must accept she and Charlie are through. Also, Adam and Hannah and host a dinner party.

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Home Birth
star
7.30
174 votes

#12 - Home Birth

Girls - Season 4 - Episode 10

Hannah, Adam and Jessa try to convince Caroline and Laird to forgo their planned home birth; Shoshanna is presented with a unique job opportunity; Ray tells Desi what he really thinks about him.

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Good Man
star
7.30
116 votes

#13 - Good Man

Girls - Season 5 - Episode 2

An erratic roommate causes Fran to move in with Hannah. Hannah receives an urgent call from her father.

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Vagina Panic
star
7.27
2020 votes

#14 - Vagina Panic

Girls - Season 1 - Episode 2

Hannah reveals her AIDS phobia when she realizes Adam might not be monogamous. Marnie lives in denial of her growing boredom with her long-term boyfriend. Jessa avoids Marnie's meticulously planned day at a womenʼs health clinic, where Shoshanna confesses a humiliating secret.

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On All Fours
star
7.24
1108 votes

#15 - On All Fours

Girls - Season 2 - Episode 9

Hannah's deadline worries and pressure from her publisher weigh heavily on her mind; Adam and his new girlfriend have a misunderstanding; Shoshanna avoids Ray at Charlie's work party; Marnie makes a move toward her future.

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I Get Ideas
star
7.22
1221 votes

#16 - I Get Ideas

Girls - Season 2 - Episode 2

Hannah gets unsolicited musical attention from heartbroken Adam and displeasing opinions on her writing from Sandy. Elijah questions his sexuality; Marnie makes a career compromise when her curatorial dreams are crushed; Jessa revels in married life; Shoshanna and Ray make magic; and Elijah and Marnie harbor a secret.

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It's About Time
star
7.21
1447 votes

#17 - It's About Time

Girls - Season 2 - Episode 1

Hannah throws a housewarming party with brand-new roommate Elijah, but it’s hard to move on when she’s still playing nurse to Adam. Marnie gets bad news at work and a visit from her mom; Shoshanna avoids Ray at the party; and sun-kissed Jessa returns from her honeymoon.

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The Return
star
7.20
955 votes

#18 - The Return

Girls - Season 1 - Episode 6

Hannah visits her parents in Michigan for their 30th anniversary, and winds up going on a date to a fund-raiser for a local family who suffered a tragic loss.

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Induction
star
7.17
243 votes

#19 - Induction

Industry - Season 1 - Episode 1

Five young graduates do whatever it takes to make themselves indispensable at preeminent London investment bank Pierpoint & Co. As hungry outsider Harper grapples with a decision that will gravely affect her future at the bank, she and party-boy Robert take very different approaches to their first few weeks in the bank. Meanwhile, Yasmin braves the unchecked disrespect of her superiors and Hari’s unhealthy work habits raise companywide red flags.

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Pilot
star
7.12
2854 votes

#20 - Pilot

Girls - Season 1 - Episode 1

Struggling writer Hannah gets cut off financially; free-spirited friend Jessa returns to NYC and moves in with her unsuspecting cousin Shoshanna; Type-A roommate Marnie hosts a welcome-back dinner.

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