The BEST Episodes of Girls

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2020

Network: HBO

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.

I Love You Baby

#1 - I Love You Baby

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 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.

star 8.01
889 votes
Directors: Jenni Konner
Writers: Jenni Konner, Judd Apatow, Lena Dunham
Goodbye Tour

#2 - Goodbye Tour

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 9, 2017

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

star 7.94
993 votes
Directors: Nisha Ganatra
Writers: Jenni Konner, Lena Dunham
What Will We Do This Time About Adam?

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

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.83
1,022 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Judd Apatow, Lena Dunham
The Panic in Central Park

#4 - The Panic in Central Park

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.79
920 votes
Directors: Richard Shepard
Writers: Lena Dunham
The Bounce

#5 - The Bounce

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.76
1,007 votes
Directors: Richard Shepard
Writers: Murray Miller, Tami Sagher
Japan

#6 - Japan

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.75
853 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Jenni Konner
Two Plane Rides

#7 - Two Plane Rides

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 23, 2014

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

star 7.74
909 votes
Directors: Lena Dunham
Writers: Lena Dunham
Beach House

#8 - Beach House

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 16, 2014

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

star 7.67
1,085 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Jenni Konner, Judd Apatow, Lena Dunham
Full Disclosure

#9 - Full Disclosure

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.65
1,125 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbitt
Writers: Murray Miller
Painful Evacuation

#10 - Painful Evacuation

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.65
1,057 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Jenni Konner, Lena Dunham
Sit-In

#11 - Sit-In

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 15, 2015

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

star 7.62
659 votes
Directors: Richard Shepard
Writers: Max Brockman, Paul Simms
Flo

#12 - Flo

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 2, 2014

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

star 7.62
981 votes
Directors: Richard Shepard
Writers: Bruce Eric Kaplan
Hannah's Diary

#13 - Hannah's Diary

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 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.

star 7.61
1,835 votes
Directors: Richard Shepard
Writers: Lena Dunham
Gummies

#14 - Gummies

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.59
1,068 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Sarah Heyward
All I Ever Wanted

#15 - All I Ever Wanted

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.58
1,135 votes
Directors: Lena Dunham
Writers: Jenni Konner, Lena Dunham
American Bitch

#16 - American Bitch

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.56
1,115 votes
Writers: Lena Dunham
Welcome to Bushwick a.k.a. The Crackcident

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

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 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.

star 7.56
1,645 votes
Directors: Jody Lee Lipes
Writers: Jenni Konner, Lena Dunham
Wedding Day

#18 - Wedding Day

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.56
927 votes
Directors: Lena Dunham
Writers: Lena Dunham
I Saw You

#19 - I Saw You

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 16, 2014

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

star 7.54
941 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Lena Dunham, Paul Simms
Free Snacks

#20 - Free Snacks

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 9, 2014

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

star 7.54
974 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbitt
Writers: Paul Simms
Love Stories

#21 - Love Stories

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.53
798 votes
Directors: Alex Karpovsky
Writers: Jason Kim, Lena Dunham, Max Brockman
Hard Being Easy

#22 - Hard Being Easy

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 13, 2012

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

star 7.53
1,572 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Lena Dunham
Weirdos Need Girlfriends Too

#23 - Weirdos Need Girlfriends Too

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 3, 2012

While Hannah delves deeper into Adam's life, an unemployed Jessa and a down-and-out Marnie end up forming an unexpected bond before coming face to face with an eligible bachelor who is pretending to be something he is not.

star 7.52
1,702 votes
Directors: Jody Lee Lipes
Writers: Dan Sterling, Lena Dunham
Old Loves

#24 - Old Loves

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.52
804 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Bruce Eric Kaplan
Hostage Situation

#25 - Hostage Situation

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 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.

star 7.52
1,051 votes
Directors: Lena Dunham
Writers: Lena Dunham