The BEST Episodes of Girls
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 16, 2021
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 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#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.