The BEST Episodes of Girls

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 26, 2019

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.

Latching

#1 - Latching

Season 6 - Episode 10

Hannah embarks on a new chapter.

star 8.80
4 votes
Directors: Jenni Konner
Writers: Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner, Judd Apatow
The Bounce

#2 - The Bounce

Season 6 - Episode 7

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 8.70
3 votes
Directors: Richard Shepard
Writers: Murray Miller, Tami Sagher
Japan

#3 - Japan

Season 5 - Episode 3

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 8.60
5 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Jenni Konner
I Love You Baby

#4 - I Love You Baby

Season 5 - Episode 10

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 8.50
4 votes
Directors: Jenni Konner
Writers: Judd Apatow, Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner
Hostage Situation

#5 - Hostage Situation

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.

star 8.50
4 votes
Directors: Lena Dunham
Writers: Lena Dunham
What Will We Do This Time About Adam?

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

Season 6 - Episode 8

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 8.50
4 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Judd Apatow, Lena Dunham
Goodbye Tour

#7 - Goodbye Tour

Season 6 - Episode 9

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

star 8.30
3 votes
Directors: Nisha Ganatra
Writers: Jenni Konner, Lena Dunham
Wedding Day

#8 - Wedding Day

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.

star 8.20
6 votes
Directors: Lena Dunham
Writers: Lena Dunham
The Panic in Central Park

#9 - The Panic in Central Park

Season 5 - Episode 6

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

star 8.00
6 votes
Directors: Richard Shepard
Writers: Lena Dunham
Love Stories

#10 - Love Stories

Season 5 - Episode 9

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 8.00
3 votes
Directors: Alex Karpovsky
Writers: Max Brockman, Jason Kim, Lena Dunham
American Bitch

#11 - American Bitch

Season 6 - Episode 3

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 8.00
4 votes
Writers: Lena Dunham
Triggering

#12 - Triggering

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.

star 7.90
7 votes
Directors: Lena Dunham
Writers: Jennifer Konner, Lena Dunham
Welcome to Bushwick a.k.a. The Crackcident

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

Season 1 - Episode 7

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 7.80
657 votes
Directors: Jody Lee Lipes
Writers: Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner
Close-Up

#14 - Close-Up

Season 4 - Episode 6

Some soul-searching leads Hannah to an epiphany. Meanwhile, another disastrous interview for Shoshanna ends in a positive; Ray attempts to solve his neighborhood noise issue at a community board meeting; Marnie and Desi disagree on how to define their sound; and Adam is shocked by a revelation.

star 7.80
5 votes
Directors: Richard Shepard
Writers: Murray Miller
Queen for Two Days

#15 - Queen for Two Days

Season 5 - Episode 5

Hannah and her mom, Loreen, embark on a female-empowerment retreat, where Loreen hopes for clarity in her situation with Tad, and Hannah relishes time away from Fran. In Tokyo, Shoshanna enjoys her budding romance with Yoshi, and gets a surprise visitor from the U.S. Jessa meets up with her sister Minerva and asks for a favor.

star 7.80
5 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Tami Sagher
All I Ever Wanted

#16 - All I Ever Wanted

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.

star 7.80
4 votes
Directors: Lena Dunham
Writers: Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner
Sit-In

#17 - Sit-In

Season 4 - Episode 5

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

star 7.70
6 votes
Directors: Richard Shepard
Writers: Paul Simms, Max Brockman
Ask Me My Name

#18 - Ask Me My Name

Season 4 - Episode 7

Hannah goes for drinks with Fran, a new coworker, before attending an unusual art show. Later, she spends some time alone with Mimi-Rose, while Adam is unnerved by Mimi-Rose's friend, Ace.

star 7.70
6 votes
Directors: Tricia Brock
Writers:
Tad & Loreen & Avi & Shanaz

#19 - Tad & Loreen & Avi & Shanaz

Season 4 - Episode 8

Hannah spends an afternoon with a new friend; Marnie and Desi argue over money; Jessa gives Shoshanna advice; Loreen and Tad have a tense dinner party with their friends.

star 7.70
6 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbit
Writers:
One Man's Trash

#20 - One Man's Trash

Season 2 - Episode 5

Even Hannah is surprised when she's attracted to a fortysomething doctor and his life of unspectacular stability.

star 7.61
539 votes
Directors: Richard Shepard
Writers: Lena Dunham
Free Snacks

#21 - Free Snacks

Season 3 - Episode 6

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

star 7.60
13 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbit
Writers: Paul Simms
Female Author

#22 - Female Author

Season 4 - Episode 3

Hannah has a lot of free time but nothing to do with only one class a week, while Elijah makes his mark on the Iowa social scene. Back in New York City, Ray warns Marnie about Desi's intentions before they meet with a record label; Shoshanna has a job interview; and Adam gets mixed up in Jessa's world after an AA meeting.

star 7.60
5 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Sarah Heyward
Daddy Issues

#23 - Daddy Issues

Season 4 - Episode 9

Hannah is confronted with a family dilemma and Marnie makes an announcement at Ray's campaign party.

star 7.60
7 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers:
Painful Evacuation

#24 - Painful Evacuation

Season 6 - Episode 4

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 7.59
962 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner
Females Only

#25 - Females Only

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.

star 7.59
727 votes
Directors: Lena Dunham
Writers: Lena Dunham