The BEST Episodes of Girls
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 26, 2019
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.
#1 - Latching
Season 6 - Episode 10
Hannah embarks on a new chapter.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#7 - Goodbye Tour
Season 6 - Episode 9
After an important meeting, Hannah reaches out to friends for advice, but has trouble reaching Marnie.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#23 - Daddy Issues
Season 4 - Episode 9
Hannah is confronted with a family dilemma and Marnie makes an announcement at Ray's campaign party.
#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.
#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.