The BEST episodes of Girls

Every episode of Girls ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Girls!

The assorted humiliations, disasters and rare triumphs of four very different twenty-something girls: Hannah, an aspiring writer; Marnie, an art gallery assistant and cousins Jessa and Shoshanna.

Last Updated: 5/22/2024Network: HBOStatus: Ended
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I Love You Baby
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8.01
782 votes

#1 - I Love You Baby

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/17/2016

Elijah and Loreen help Hannah with her plan to participate in the Moth Story Slam. Marnie prepares to go on tour with Desi. Shoshanna's idea for an "anti-hipster" Ray's takes off. After helping take care of the baby, Jessa and Adam have an epic fight.

Directors: Jenni Konner
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Goodbye Tour
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7.90
849 votes

#2 - Goodbye Tour

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/9/2017

After an important meeting, Hannah reaches out to friends for advice, but has trouble reaching Marnie.

Directors: Nisha Ganatra
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What Will We Do This Time About Adam?
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7.82
875 votes

#3 - What Will We Do This Time About Adam?

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/2/2017

Adam comes to Hannah with surprising news. Jessa spends a day off on her own. Shoshanna slogs through helping Ray with his oral-history project, until a fortuitous run-in with Abigail, her old boss, infuses the venture with new energy.

Directors: Jesse Peretz
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The Panic in Central Park
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7.80
822 votes

#4 - The Panic in Central Park

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/27/2016

Needing space after a fight with Desi, Marnie goes for a walk and has an unexpected run-in with someone from her past.

Directors: Richard Shepard
Writer: Lena Dunham
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The Bounce
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7.77
844 votes

#5 - The Bounce

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/26/2017

Elijah prepares for an open-call audition for a new Broadway musical, but is thrown off his game by an unexpected visitor. In need of cash, Marnie tries to pawn a family heirloom and gets a wakeup call from an unlikely source. Hannah reconnects with Paul-Louis.

Directors: Richard Shepard
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Japan
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7.75
759 votes

#6 - Japan

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/6/2016

Thriving at her new job in Japan, Shoshanna flirts with the boss, but reminds her work friends that she has a “kind of” boyfriend back in America. Hannah makes a shocking discovery on Fran’s phone and struggles with how to react. After viewing Adam’s performance on a TV police procedural, Jessa shares her insights into his character.

Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writer: Jenni Konner
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Two Plane Rides
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7.68
830 votes

#7 - Two Plane Rides

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/23/2014

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

Directors: Lena Dunham
Writer: Lena Dunham
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Beach House
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7.67
1010 votes

#8 - Beach House

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/16/2014

Hannah and her friends go on a weekend getaway; Hannah runs into Elijah and invites him to the beach house.

Directors: Jesse Peretz
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Painful Evacuation
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7.67
893 votes

#9 - Painful Evacuation

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/5/2017

Hannah interviews influential writer Ode Montgomery, who offers eye-opening advice on being a woman and a writer. When Adam storms off the set of his latest acting job, Jessa suggests they embark on a creative endeavor of their own. Ray considers the course of his life after a regular at the coffee shop dies suddenly. Marnie is confronted with her narcissism.

Directors: Jesse Peretz
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Full Disclosure
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7.65
942 votes

#10 - Full Disclosure

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/19/2017

Marnie tries to convince a resistant Desi to follow through with their planned gig at her mom’s birthday party in New Jersey. After rebuffing Adam’s request to watch his film, Hannah gets advice on an important decision from her dad and his new partner, Keith. Elijah’s thespian talents are rekindled when he helps a coworker run lines for an audition.

Directors: Jamie Babbit
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Sit-In
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7.61
606 votes

#11 - Sit-In

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/15/2015

Friends try to help Hannah through a crisis; Hannah and Adam have an honest conversation about the status of their relationship.

Directors: Richard Shepard
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Gummies
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7.60
897 votes

#12 - Gummies

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/12/2017

Adam and Jessa begin shooting scenes for their film, but she questions his creative direction. In town to visit Hannah, her mother, Loreen, has a hard time accepting the next phase of her life. Marnie does a less-than-stellar job of being there for a grieving Ray.

Directors: Jesse Peretz
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All I Ever Wanted
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7.59
954 votes

#13 - All I Ever Wanted

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/12/2017

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.

Directors: Lena Dunham
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Hannah's Diary
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7.59
1760 votes

#14 - Hannah's Diary

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/6/2012

Adam's risqué text message sends Hannah over the edge. Jessa gets distracted while babysitting. Shoshanna reunites with a guy she knew at camp. Ray and Charlie stick their noses where they don't belong.

Directors: Richard Shepard
Writer: Lena Dunham
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Flo
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7.56
900 votes

#15 - Flo

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/2/2014

Hannah gets a strange request from her mother while visiting her grandmother in the hospital; Hannah has a drink with her cousin.

Directors: Richard Shepard
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Old Loves
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7.56
717 votes

#16 - Old Loves

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/13/2016

Hannah and Fran disagree about their teaching methods. Marnie fumes over Desi’s decision to launch a major construction project in their studio apartment. Jessa pushes Hannah away over an awkward rice-pudding meetup. Elijah gets closer to Dill Harcourt.

Directors: Jesse Peretz
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Hostage Situation
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7.54
913 votes

#17 - Hostage Situation

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/19/2017

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.

Directors: Lena Dunham
Writer: Lena Dunham
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American B***h
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7.54
950 votes

#18 - American B***h

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/26/2017

Hannah has a tense tête-à-tête with Chuck Palmer – an acclaimed author she once greatly admired – about the disturbing allegations swirling around him.

Directors: Richard Shepherd
Writer: Lena Dunham
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Free Snacks
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7.54
907 votes

#19 - Free Snacks

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/9/2014

Hannah gets a job writing advertorials; Shoshanna reconsiders her break up in light of Ray's success; Ray and Marnie clash.

Directors: Jamie Babbit
Writer: Paul Simms
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Love Stories
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7.53
698 votes

#20 - Love Stories

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/17/2016

Hannah gives Principal Toby some unexpected news; Marnie has an unsettling dream; Shoshanna offers to help Ray with marketing his business; Elijah wants an exclusive relationship with Dill.

Directors: Alex Karpovsky
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Wedding Day
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7.53
836 votes

#21 - Wedding Day

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/21/2016

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.

Directors: Lena Dunham
Writer: Lena Dunham
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Welcome to Bushwick a.k.a. The Crackcident
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7.53
1570 votes

#22 - Welcome to Bushwick a.k.a. The Crackcident

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/27/2012

At a raging party, Hannah sees a different side of Adam. Jessa lures the sender of an anonymous text message. Marnie finds out what Charlie's been up to recently. Shoshanna gets a hand from Ray when she needs it most.

Directors: Jody Lee Lipes
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I Saw You
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7.50
860 votes

#23 - I Saw You

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/16/2014

Hannah and Elijah have dinner with Patti LuPone; Jessa looks for a job; Hannah, Shoshanna and Elijah attend Marnie's performance.

Directors: Jesse Peretz
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All Adventurous Women Do
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7.50
1687 votes

#24 - All Adventurous Women Do

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/29/2012

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.

Directors: Lena Dunham
Writer: Lena Dunham
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Hard Being Easy
star
7.50
1499 votes

#25 - Hard Being Easy

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/13/2012

Hannah tries a different tack with her boss to counter his inappropriate office behavior.

Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writer: Lena Dunham
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