The Best Episodes of Girls

Last Updated: Dec 5, 2018

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.

Two Plane Rides

#1 - Two Plane Rides

Season 3 - Episode 12

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

star 7.98
588 votes
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I Love You Baby

#2 - 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 7.96
761 votes
Directors: Jenni Konner
Writers: Judd Apatow, Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner
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Goodbye Tour

#3 - Goodbye Tour

Season 6 - Episode 9

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

star 7.91
887 votes
Directors: Nisha Ganatra
Writers: Jenni Konner, Lena Dunham
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It's a Shame About Ray

#4 - It's a Shame About Ray

Season 2 - Episode 4

Hannah concentrates on preparing to host her first dinner party and Marnie confronts her ex-boss, Audrey. Meanwhile, Jessa meets her new in-laws and Shoshanna takes her relationship with Ray to the next phase.

star 7.84
526 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Lena Dunham
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Welcome to Bushwick a.k.a. The Crackcident

#5 - 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
645 votes
Directors: Jody Lee Lipes
Writers: Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner
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Hannah's Diary

#6 - Hannah's Diary

Season 1 - Episode 4

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 7.79
693 votes
Writers: Lena Dunham
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Beach House

#7 - Beach House

Season 3 - Episode 7

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

star 7.78
646 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Jenni Konner, Lena Dunham, Judd Apatow
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What Will We Do This Time About Adam?

#8 - 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 7.76
891 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Judd Apatow, Lena Dunham
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Weirdos Need Girlfriends Too

#9 - Weirdos Need Girlfriends Too

Season 1 - Episode 8

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 7.75
620 votes
Directors: Jody Lee Lipes
Writers: Lena Dunham, Dan Sterling
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The Panic in Central Park

#10 - 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 7.75
733 votes
Writers: Lena Dunham
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Together

#11 - Together

Season 2 - Episode 10

In the Season 2 finale, Hannah attempts to write her book in one day so her publisher doesn't sue her. Meanwhile, Ray tries to impress Shoshanna with a bold career move; and Marnie gets the wrong idea about Charlie.

star 7.71
563 votes
Directors: Lena Dunham
Writers: Lena Dunham, Judd Apatow
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Bad Friend

#12 - Bad Friend

Season 2 - Episode 3

On a freelance writing assignment to get out of her comfort zone, Hannah befriends the junkie downstairs and parties hard with Elijah, who reveals an explosive secret. Meanwhile, Marnie has a long awaited run-in with artist Booth Jonathan.

star 7.70
539 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Lena Dunham, Sarah Heyward
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Flo

#13 - Flo

Season 3 - Episode 9

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

star 7.69
602 votes
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I Saw You

#14 - I Saw You

Season 3 - Episode 11

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

star 7.69
594 votes
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The Bounce

#15 - 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 7.68
902 votes
Writers: Murray Miller, Tami Sagher
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All Adventurous Women Do

#16 - All Adventurous Women Do

Season 1 - Episode 3

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.

star 7.68
739 votes
Directors: Lena Dunham
Writers: Lena Dunham
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She Did

#17 - She Did

Season 1 - Episode 10

Hannah begins questioning her romantic relationship with Adam. Marnie decides to embrace her free-spirited nature during a mystery party that Jessa is hosting. Shoshanna benefits from her unique personality and characteristics.

star 7.67
551 votes
Directors: Lena Dunham
Writers: Lena Dunham
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One Man's Trash

#18 - 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 7.63
531 votes
Writers: Lena Dunham
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Females Only

#19 - 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 7.60
718 votes
Directors: Lena Dunham
Writers: Lena Dunham
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Painful Evacuation

#20 - 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 7.60
954 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner
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Sit-In

#21 - 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 7.60
480 votes
Writers: Paul Simms, Max Brockman
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Full Disclosure

#22 - Full Disclosure

Season 6 - Episode 6

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 7.59
990 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbit
Writers: Murray Miller
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Hard Being Easy

#23 - Hard Being Easy

Season 1 - Episode 5

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

star 7.58
626 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Lena Dunham
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Japan

#24 - 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 7.57
695 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Jenni Konner
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All I Ever Wanted

#25 - 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 7.57
1,005 votes
Directors: Lena Dunham
Writers: Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner
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