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First Air Date: April 15th, 2012
Last Air Date: April 16th, 2017
Created By: Lena Dunham
Star Casts: Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, Jemima Kirke, Adam Driver
Aired On: HBO
Episode Runtime: 28 minutes
Total Seasons: 6 Seasons
Total Episodes: 62 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Ended
Homepage: HBO - Girls

Last Updated: Wed, 01 Nov 2023 23:18:07 +0000

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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.

Seasons and Episodes

Specials (38 Episodes)

1: A Conversation With the Girls - Aired: 2012-04-16

Season 1: A Conversation With the Girls

2: Inside Season 1, Episode 1 - Aired: 2012-04-17

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3: Inside Season 1, Episode 2 - Aired: 2012-04-24

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4: Inside Season 1, Episode 3 - Aired: 2012-04-30

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5: Inside Season 1, Episode 4 - Aired: 2012-05-07

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6: Inside Season 1, Episode 5 - Aired: 2012-05-14

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7: Inside Season 1, Episode 6 - Aired: 2012-05-21

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8: Inside Season 1, Episode 7 - Aired: 2012-05-29

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9: Inside Season 1, Episode 8 - Aired: 2012-06-05

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10: Inside Season 1, Episode 9 - Aired: 2012-06-11

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11: Inside Season 1, Episode 10 - Aired: 2012-06-19

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12: A Conversation Lena & Judd - Aired: 2012-04-16

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13: Season 1 Recap - Aired: 2012-04-16

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14: Inside Season 2, Episode 1 - Aired: 2013-01-15

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15: Inside Season 2, Episode 2 - Aired: 2013-01-21

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16: Inside Season 2, Episode 3 - Aired: 2013-01-29

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17: Inside Season 2, Episode 4 - Aired: 2013-02-04

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18: Inside Season 2, Episode 5 - Aired: 2013-02-11

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19: Inside Season 2, Episode 6 - Aired: 2013-02-19

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20: Inside Season 2, Episode 7 - Aired: 2013-02-25

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21: Inside Season 2, Episode 8 - Aired: 2013-03-04

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22: Inside Season 2, Episode 9 - Aired: 2013-03-11

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23: Inside Season 2, Episode 10 - Aired: 2013-03-18

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24: Guys on Girls - Aired: 2012-03-17

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25: Season 2 Recap - Aired: 2013-01-23

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26: Inside Season 3, Episode 1 - Aired: 2014-01-13

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27: Inside Season 3, Episode 2 - Aired: 2014-01-14

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28: Inside Season 3, Episode 3 - Aired: 2014-01-21

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29: Inside Season 3, Episode 4 - Aired: 2014-01-27

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30: Inside Season 3, Episode 5 - Aired: 2014-02-03

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31: Inside Season 3, Episode 6 - Aired: 2014-02-09

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32: Inside Season 3, Episode 7 - Aired: 2014-02-17

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33: Inside Season 3, Episode 8 - Aired: 2014-02-24

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34: Inside Season 3, Episode 9 - Aired: 2014-03-03

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35: Inside Season 3, Episode 10 - Aired: 2014-03-10

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36: Inside Season 3, Episode 11 - Aired: 2014-03-17

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37: Inside Season 3, Episode 12 - Aired: 2014-03-23

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38: A Goodbye to Girls - Aired: 2017-04-14

Go behind the scenes with the cast of Girls as they reflect on favorite moments for a final farewell.

Season 1 (10 Episodes)

1: Pilot - Aired: 2012-04-15

In the premiere of this comedy about twentysomething women navigating their way through life in New York, Hannah swings and misses at two curves when her parents rescind their financial support and she loses her unpaid internship. Meanwhile, Hannah's roommate, Marnie, throws a dinner party for their nomadic friend Jessa, who's returned from yet another journey.

2: Vagina Panic - Aired: 2012-04-22

Hannah reveals her "Forrest Gump"-induced AIDS phobia when she realizes Adam might not be practicing monogamy. Marnie lives in denial of her growing boredom with her long-term boyfriend, Charlie; Jessa avoids Marnie's meticulously planned day at a womenʼs health clinic, where Shoshanna confesses a humiliating secret.

3: All Adventurous Women Do - Aired: 2012-04-29

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, while Jessa gets a babysitting gig.

4: Hannah's Diary - Aired: 2012-05-06

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.

5: Hard Being Easy - Aired: 2012-05-13

Hannah tries a different tack with her boss to counter his inappropriate office behavior—she propositions him.

6: The Return - Aired: 2012-05-20

Hannah visits her parents in Michigan for their 30th anniversary, and winds up going on a date to a fund-raiser for a local family who suffered a tragic loss.

7: Welcome to Bushwick a.k.a. The Crackcident - Aired: 2012-05-27

At a raging party in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, 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 for the past two weeks; and Shoshanna gets a hand from Ray when she needs it most.

8: Weirdos Need Girlfriends Too - Aired: 2012-06-03

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.

9: Leave Me Alone - Aired: 2012-06-10

Feeling resentful of an old classmate's success and unable to make rent, Hannah is forced to take a job at a café. Marnie has trouble handling Hannah's emotional and financial needs. Jessa runs into her old boss. Shoshanna meets her online match.

10: She Did - Aired: 2012-06-17

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.

Season 2 (10 Episodes)

1: It's About Time - Aired: 2013-01-13

Hannah throws a housewarming party with brand-new roommate Elijah, but it’s hard to move on when she’s still playing nurse to Adam. Marnie gets bad news at work and a visit from her mom; Shoshanna avoids Ray at the party; and sun-kissed Jessa returns from her honeymoon.

2: I Get Ideas - Aired: 2013-01-20

Hannah gets unsolicited musical attention from heartbroken Adam and displeasing opinions on her writing from Sandy. Elijah questions his sexuality; Marnie makes a career compromise when her curatorial dreams are crushed; Jessa revels in married life; Shoshanna and Ray make magic; and Elijah and Marnie harbor a secret.

3: Bad Friend - Aired: 2013-01-27

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.

4: It's a Shame About Ray - Aired: 2013-02-02

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.

5: One Man's Trash - Aired: 2013-02-10

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

6: Boys - Aired: 2013-02-17

Marnie is asked to act as hostess for an art party thrown by Booth Jonathan and Hannah signs a publishing contract for e-books. Meanwhile, Adam manages to convince Ray to join him on an adventure.

7: Video Games - Aired: 2013-02-24

Hannah goes along with Jessa to visit her estranged father, his alternative girlfriend and her teen son in Upstate New York.

8: It's Back - Aired: 2013-03-03

Hannah tries to hide mounting anxiety about her book from her visiting parents (Becky Ann Baker and Peter Scolari). Marnie is stunned to learn that Charlie has started a successful app company; at AA, Adam meets a boisterous woman (Carol Kane) who coaxes him into dating her daughter, Natalia (Shiri Appleby); and Ray’s aversion to college parties gives Shoshanna pause.

9: On All Fours - Aired: 2013-03-10

Hannah's deadline worries and pressure from her publisher weigh heavily on her mind; Adam and his new girlfriend have a misunderstanding; Shoshanna avoids Ray at Charlie's work party; Marnie makes a move toward her future.

10: Together - Aired: 2013-03-17

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.

Season 3 (12 Episodes)

1: Females Only - Aired: 2014-01-12

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.

2: Truth or Dare - Aired: 2014-01-12

Hannah, Shoshanna and Adam take a road trip; Marnie moves into her own place; Hannah seeks inspiration to meet her editor's deadline.

3: She Said OK - Aired: 2014-01-19

Adam's eccentric sister arrives unannounced; Marnie becomes controlling over Hannah's 25th birthday party; Ray settles into his new role as manager at the new restaurant.

4: Dead Inside - Aired: 2014-01-26

Hannah tries to process an untimely death; Jessica tracks down an old friend; Marnie discovers a video that Charlie posted online.

5: Only Child - Aired: 2014-02-02

Hannah attends the funeral of her editor; Hannah tries to help Adam and Caroline work through their issues; Jessa makes some positive changes; Ray gives Marnie advice.

6: Free Snacks - Aired: 2014-02-09

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

7: Beach House - Aired: 2014-02-16

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

8: Incidentals - Aired: 2014-02-23

Hannah is warned that Adam will change since he has been cast in a Broadway play; Jessa gets an unexpected visit from Jasper; the group celebrates Adam's success; Marnie is captivated by Adam's cast mate.

9: Flo - Aired: 2014-03-02

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

10: Role-Play - Aired: 2014-03-09

Hannah worries about her relationship with Adam; Marnie starts working at an art gallery; Shoshanna surprises Jessa.

11: I Saw You - Aired: 2014-03-16

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

12: Two Plane Rides - Aired: 2014-03-23

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

Season 4 (10 Episodes)

1: Iowa - Aired: 2015-01-11

Hannah has one last dinner in New York with her parents and Adam before packing up to leave for the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Meanwhile, Marnie and Desi play a jazz-brunch gig for a tough crowd at a downtown restaurant; Shoshanna's annoyed by her parents after getting her diploma; and Jessa clashes with Beedie's daughter over her caretaker status.

2: Triggering - Aired: 2015-01-18

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.

3: Female Author - Aired: 2015-01-25

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.

4: Cubbies - Aired: 2015-02-08

Hannah is confronted by her classmates after leaving a non-apology apology letter in their cubbies. After being rejected at yet another job interview, a frustrated Shoshanna spends a day with Ray. Creative and romantic tensions between Marnie and Desi reach a breaking point.

5: Sit-In - Aired: 2015-02-15

Hannah's friends attempt to help her get through a crisis in her life. Hannah and Adam have an honest conversation together.

6: Close-Up - Aired: 2015-02-22

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.

7: Ask Me My Name - Aired: 2015-03-01

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. Meanwhile, Shoshanna helps Ray with his community board election campaign.

8: Tad & Loreen & Avi & Shanaz - Aired: 2015-03-08

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.

9: Daddy Issues - Aired: 2015-03-15

Hannah's maturity is called into question after she is confronted with a family dilemma. Jessa, Ace, Mimi-Rose and Adam have an awkward encounter. Marnie makes an announcement at Ray's campaign party.

10: Home Birth - Aired: 2015-03-22

Hannah, Adam and Jessa try to convince Caroline and Laird to forgo their planned home birth; Shoshanna is presented with a unique job opportunity; Ray tells Desi what he really thinks about him.

Season 5 (10 Episodes)

1: Wedding Day - Aired: 2016-02-21

Marnie attempts to organize her upstate wedding to Desi. Shoshanna has to try and carry out out Marnie's wishes. Fran is involved in an awkward moment with Adam.

2: Good Man - Aired: 2016-02-28

An erratic roommate causes Fran to move in with Hannah. Hannah receives an urgent call from her father.

3: Japan - Aired: 2016-03-06

Thriving at her new job in Japan, Shoshanna finds herself flirting with her 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: Old Loves - Aired: 2016-03-13

Hannah and Fran disagree about their respective teaching methods. Marnie fumes over Desi's decision to launch a major construction project in their studio. Jessa pushes Hannah away over an awkward rice-pudding meetup. Elijah gets closer with Dill Harcourt. 

5: Queen for Two Days - Aired: 2016-03-20

Hannah and her mom embark on a female-empowerment retreat, where Loreen hopes for clarity on her situation with Tad, and Hannah relishes some 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.

6: The Panic in Central Park - Aired: 2016-03-27

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

7: Hello Kitty - Aired: 2016-04-03

Hannah gets reprimanded by the school's principal, and her response tactic infuriates Fran. At Adam's play, a nervous Jessa worries about seeing Hannah after their fight, and Marnie shares some news with Ray. Elijah attends a swanky party at Dill's apartment, where he gets the impression that he might be one of many.

8: Homeward Bound - Aired: 2016-04-10

Stranded after her summer road trip with Fran is cut short, Hannah is rescued by Ray, but their trip back to NYC gets derailed. When he hasn't heard from Caroline, Adam stops by Laird's place and stays to help with the baby. Back from Japan, Shoshanna gets a wakeup call over a sushi lunch. While recording a new song, Marnie is given parameters for her relationship with Desi.

9: Love Stories - Aired: 2016-04-17

After Hannah gives Principal Toby some unexpected news, she runs into her old friend-slash-nemesis Tally. Marnie has an unsettling dream and later tries to work things out with Desi. Noticing business is suffering at Ray's, Shoshanna offers to help with marketing, performing some clandestine research on their competition. Elijah makes his pitch to Dill that their relationship should be exclusive.

10: I Love You Baby - Aired: 2016-04-17

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 plan for an "anti-hipster" Ray's takes off. After helping take care of the baby, Jessa and Adam have an epic fight.

Season 6 (10 Episodes)

1: All I Ever Wanted - Aired: 2017-02-12

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.

2: Hostage Situation - Aired: 2017-02-19

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.

3: American Bitch - Aired: 2017-02-26

Hannah has a tense tête-à-tête with Chuck Palmer – an acclaimed author she once greatly admired – about the disturbing allegations swirling around him.

4: Painful Evacuation - Aired: 2017-03-05

On assignment, Hannah goes to interview a successful female author. Adam disagrees with his director on a film project and decides to quit. Jessa suggests that Adam make his own movie. Ray voices concern to Marnie they aren’t spending enough quality time together.

5: Gummies - Aired: 2017-03-12

Adam and Jessa begin shooting scenes for their film. Hannah's mother 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.

6: Full Disclosure - Aired: 2017-03-19

Marnie tries to convince Desi to follow through with their planned gig at her mother's birthday party. Hannah gets advice on an important decision from her father and his new partner. Elijah helps a co-worker run lines for an audition.

7: The Bounce - Aired: 2017-03-26

Elijah prepares for an open-call audition for a new Broadway musical. Marnie tries to pawn a family heirloom. Hannah reconnects with Paul-Louis.

8: What Will We Do This Time About Adam? - Aired: 2017-04-02

Adam comes to Hannah with surprising news. Jessa spends a day on her own. Shoshanna slogs through helping Ray with his oral history project until a run-in with her old boss infuses the venture with new energy.

9: Goodbye Tour - Aired: 2017-04-09

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

10: Latching - Aired: 2017-04-16

Marnie surprises Hannah at her home upstate. Admitting that she doesn’t have much going on in her life since her band dissolved, Marnie explains she’d like to help Hannah raise the baby.