List of Girls episodes

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Girls is an American comedy-drama television series created by Lena Dunham, who serves as executive producer along with Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner. The series premiered on HBO on April 15, 2012.[1] Girls stars Dunham as Hannah Horvath, an aspiring writer in her 20s trying to navigate her personal and professional life in New York City after her parents discontinue their financial support. Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Adam Driver, and Alex Karpovsky co-star as Hannah's circle of friends, who are also trying to figure out their own lives and relationships. As of April 19, 2016, 52 episodes of Girls have aired, concluding the fifth season.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 10 April 15, 2012 (2012-04-15) June 17, 2012 (2012-06-17)
2 10 January 13, 2013 (2013-01-13) March 17, 2013 (2013-03-17)
3 12 January 12, 2014 (2014-01-12) March 23, 2014 (2014-03-23)
4 10 January 11, 2015 (2015-01-11) March 22, 2015 (2015-03-22)
5 10 February 21, 2016 (2016-02-21) April 17, 2016 (2016-04-17)
6 10 TBA TBA


Season 1 (2012)[edit]

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1 1 "Pilot" Lena Dunham Lena Dunham April 15, 2012 (2012-04-15) 0.872[2]
Hannah's parents cut her off financially and she loses her internship when she tries to convert it into a paying job. Meanwhile, Jessa returns to town and moves in with her naive cousin, Shoshanna. Also, Hannah's roommate, Marnie, expresses dissatisfaction with her relationship to her boyfriend Charlie. Hannah and Marnie throw Jessa a welcome-back dinner party in their apartment that ends with Hannah drinking opium tea and showing up at her parents' hotel room high. After Jessa misses her own party, Marnie confronts her over her careless ways, and Jessa reveals that she is pregnant.
2 2 "Vagina Panic" Lena Dunham Lena Dunham April 22, 2012 (2012-04-22) 0.858[3]
Jessa schedules an abortion. Marnie and Shoshanna agree to attend as moral support, whilst Hannah decides to get tested for STDs after she discovers that her friend-with-benefits, Adam, is having unprotected sex with other girls. Jessa fails to show up, and realises her pregnancy was a false alarm when she gets her period while hooking up with a stranger at a bar. Shoshanna admits to Marnie that she is still a virgin.
3 3 "All Adventurous Women Do" Lena Dunham Lena Dunham April 29, 2012 (2012-04-29) 0.816[4]
Hannah learns she has contracted HPV, but Adam protests the idea that he gave it to her, claiming to have been tested recently. While watching a TV show about someone's "biggest baggage", Shoshanna reveals to Hannah that she is still a virgin. Hannah tells her not to worry and tells her about her HPV diagnosis. Shoshanna tells Hannah that Jessa also contracted HPV by knowingly sleeping with a man who has it, reasoning that "All adventurous women do." Later on, Hannah meets up with her ex-boyfriend Elijah (Andrew Rannells) for drinks and finds out that he has come out of the closet. They get into an argument over Elijah's sexuality and Hannah's accusation that he gave her HPV. Meanwhile, Jessa begins her new job as a babysitter and makes a connection with the children's father Jeff (James Le Gros). Also, Marnie starts to fall for Booth Jonathan, an artist (Jorma Taccone). Hannah ruminates on recent events on Twitter, but decides she can accept having HPV.
4 4 "Hannah's Diary" Richard Shepard Lena Dunham May 6, 2012 (2012-05-06) 0.743[5]
Hannah starts her new job as a secretary at a law firm, but she soon finds herself the target of sexual harassment by her leering boss Rich (Richard Masur). The other women in the office counsel Hannah to simply put up with it, finding Rich ultimately well-meaning and will eventually stop. However, when they learn that Adam sent her a photo of his penis and then a text claiming "SRY that wasn't for you," they suggest she dump him immediately. Meanwhile, Shoshanna makes out with Matt (Skylar Astin), whom she knew from summer camp, but he refuses to have sex with her after she confesses she's a virgin. Jessa briefly loses the two children she babysits, but Jeff is forgiving. Whilst at Marnie and Hannah's apartment, Charlie and his bandmate Ray (Alex Karpovsky) discover the episode's eponymous diary. They publicize Hannah's opinions about Marnie and Charlie's relationship as song lyrics, sundering the happy couple and causing an argument between Marnie and Hannah.
5 5 "Hard Being Easy" Jesse Peretz Lena Dunham May 13, 2012 (2012-05-13) 0.830[6]
Marnie visits Charlie's apartment to beg his forgiveness, and eventually they reconcile; however, mid-coitus Marnie realizes that she's done with the relationship. Meanwhile, Hannah quits her job after her attempts at getting a monetary settlement for sexual harassment against Rich fails. Adam is very cool toward her and doesn't seem interested in their relationship. Elsewhere, Jessa has a fling with a former boyfriend whom she brings to her apartment and they have quick sex, and she then dumps him just to make him see how she felt when he rejected her after sex.
6 6 "The Return" Lena Dunham Lena Dunham & Judd Apatow May 20, 2012 (2012-05-20) 0.678[7]
Hannah returns to Michigan for her parents' 30th anniversary. Over the course of the weekend she has a fling with a friend from high school, and begins to doubt the wisdom of her decision to move to New York and pursue a writing career. Hannah's parents are willing to resume giving her financial assistance, but Hannah says that won't be necessary. In a late-night phone call, Adam makes it clear that he still cares for Hannah.
7 7 "Welcome to Bushwick a.k.a. The Crackcident" Jody Lee Lipes Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner May 27, 2012 (2012-05-27) 0.868[8]
The four girls, Charlie and Ray's band and Adam all attend a warehouse party in Brooklyn. Hannah meets one of Adam's friends and learns that he is a member of Alcoholics Anonymous. Marnie and Charlie attempt to converse for the first time since breaking up two weeks ago, but are derailed when Charlie's new girlfriend Audrey arrives. Shoshanna accidentally smokes crack cocaine, and Ray is assigned to keep an eye on her, leading to a foot chase through the deserted streets. Jessa sends a taunting text to an anonymous number, only to discover it is her employer, Jeff, and that she has inadvertently invited him to the party. She gets him into a physical altercation, and then turns him down when he makes a pass at her. Hannah and Adam close the episode by having an argument about the fact that Adam has never talked about his own life and history... because Hannah is too self-absorbed to ask him. She rectifies this, and they begin formally dating.
8 8 "Weirdos Need Girlfriends Too" Jody Lee Lipes Lena Dunham & Dan Sterling June 3, 2012 (2012-06-03) 1.09[9]
While Hannah delves deeper into Adam's life, an unemployed Jessa and a down-and-out Marnie end up forming an unexpected bond by going out for drinks at a local bar where they have a run-in with an eligible bachelor, named Thomas-John (Chris O'Dowd), who is pretending to be something he is not.
9 9 "Leave Me Alone" Richard Shepard Lena Dunham & Bruce Eric Kaplan June 10, 2012 (2012-06-10) 0.866[10]
Hannah attends a book-signing event for a new memoir, "Leave Me Alone," written by college classmate Tally Schifrin (Jenny Slate). Her former professor Powell Goldman (Michael Imperioli) encourages her to attend a writing circle and read one of her pieces aloud, but at the last minute she changes her mind on what to read, bringing out an unpolished new work that is poorly received. She is also forced to take a job at the coffee shop where Ray works, to Marnie's relief. It turns out that Marnie has been covering Hannah's bills since the beginning of the series. Meanwhile, Jeff's wife Katherine (Kathryn Hahn) visits Jessa and asks her to return to work, but the two ultimately realize it would be a poor idea. Hannah and Marnie get into an argument about Hannah's self-centeredness, and Marnie decides to move out.
10 10 "She Did" Lena Dunham Lena Dunham June 17, 2012 (2012-06-17) 1.00[11]
After Marnie moves out, Adam offers to move in. Jessa invites her friends to a mystery party, which turns out to be her wedding to Thomas-John. Marnie decides to embrace her free-spirited nature and impulsively hooks up with the best man, Thadd (Bobby Moynihan), to the dismay of Charlie. Ray approaches Shoshanna for the first time since "The Crackcident" and admits that he is attracted to her; they go home together and Shoshanna finally loses her virginity. Hannah chats with Elijah and his boyfriend, and they decide to move in together. To her surprise, Adam is offended by this: he offered to move in because he loves her. The two get into a terrible fight, which ends when Adam is hit by a car outside. Hannah, now single, takes the subway home but falls asleep; she wakes up in the morning in Coney Island with her purse stolen. The season ends as she sits alone on the beach, eating the piece of wedding cake she saved for Adam.

Season 2 (2013)[edit]

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11 1 "It's About Time" Lena Dunham Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner January 13, 2013 (2013-01-13) 0.866[12]
Several weeks after the events of the previous season's finale, Hannah is taking care of a broken-legged Adam while having a casual relationship with another guy. Meanwhile, Marnie is "downsized," leaving her jobless. New roommates, Hannah and Elijah, throw a party in which Shoshanna and Ray reignite their former fling, and Elijah argues with his boyfriend and starts to have sex with Marnie. Also, Jessa returns from her honeymoon with her new husband Thomas-John.
12 2 "I Get Ideas" Lena Dunham Jenni Konner January 20, 2013 (2013-01-20) 0.572[13]
Elijah and his boyfriend argue over the indiscretions that took place at the party. After a bad job interview, Marnie rethinks her career options. Jessa and Thomas-John are happily settled into married life which causes Hannah to question her own relationship. Elsewhere, Adam goes to worrying lengths to win Hannah back.
13 3 "Bad Friend" Jesse Peretz Lena Dunham & Sarah Heyward January 27, 2013 (2013-01-27) 0.759[14]
Hannah is hired to do freelance work. For her first project, she procures cocaine from Laird, the ex-junkie who lives in her building, and takes it with Elijah. Meanwhile, Marnie goes to have sex with Booth Jonathan, the conceptual artist. While at a club, Elijah tells Hannah that he had sex with Marnie. She gets angry and, after finding Laird following them, goes to Booth's house. She confronts both Marnie and Elijah, and, after fighting with Marnie, tells Elijah that she is kicking him out. She then goes back to her apartment building, and has sex with Laird for her article.
14 4 "It's a Shame About Ray" Jesse Peretz Lena Dunham February 2, 2013 (2013-02-02) 0.516[15]
Hannah hosts a dinner party to celebrate her online article. Audrey, Charlie's new girlfriend, lets Marnie know how she feels. Charlie makes a move on Marnie, Shoshanna finds out that Ray is living with her and Ray tells Shoshanna he loves her. Jessa meets Thomas John’s parents and they fight afterwards, resulting in their breakup.
15 5 "One Man's Trash" Richard Shepard Lena Dunham February 10, 2013 (2013-02-10) 0.746[16]
Hannah thinks she invents the word "sexit" only to be caught in the middle of a fight between Ray and a neighbor, Joshua (Patrick Wilson). Hannah has taken pleasure in dumping the shop's trash in Joshua's trash cans. She goes to Joshua's house to confess but ends up having an affair with him. Hannah realizes she actually wants to be happy and she wants to stop living experiences for people.
16 6 "Boys" Claudia Weill Murray Miller February 17, 2013 (2013-02-17) 0.686[17]
After getting a deal for an e-book, Hannah has difficulty coming up with any material. Ray accompanies Adam to Staten Island to help him return a dog he stole and the two get into a fight about Hannah and Shoshanna. Marnie helps Booth Jonathan with an event after his assistant quits, but realizes that he does not believe they are dating. Hannah attends the party in hopes of getting over her writer's block, but ends up feeling out of place amongst Marnie's new friends. They call each other at the end of the night, but act as if everything is fine for both of them. Ray makes a failed attempt to return the dog and cries.
17 7 "Video Games" Richard Shepard Bruce Eric Kaplan February 24, 2013 (2013-02-24) 0.484[18]
Hannah accompanies Jessa to visit her estranged father. She later has sex with Jessa's 19-year-old step-brother. Jessa doesn't receive the warm welcome that she had hoped for from her father and subsequently abandons Hannah after learning about her tryst with her step-brother. Hannah is forced to return to New York alone.
18 8 "It's Back" Jesse Peretz Lena Dunham & Steve Rubinshteyn & Deborah Schoeneman March 3, 2013 (2013-03-03) 0.673[19]
Hannah hides her anxiety from her visiting parents, repeatedly doing things 8 times as a symptom. Marnie is given the news that her ex-boyfriend has succeeded with an app inspired by their breakup, this leads to her decision to follow her true passion for singing. Shoshanna sleeps with another man, an employee of an apartment building, reconsidering her relationship with Ray. Adam begins seeing a girl named Natalia, who is the daughter of a woman in Adam's AA meetings. Hannah's parents force therapy on her as a result of her sudden Obsessive-compulsive disorder, which is revealed to have started in high school.
19 9 "On All Fours" Lena Dunham Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner March 10, 2013 (2013-03-10) 0.677[20]
Hannah's publisher puts major pressure on her, causing her relapsed OCD to spiral out of control. Hannah sticks a Q-tip too far down her ear and has to go to the hospital. Natalia is upset when Adam is forceful and degrading in bed. Marnie makes a small start for her passion to sing. Marnie and Charlie have sex. Shoshanna and Ray rekindle.
20 10 "Together" Lena Dunham Judd Apatow & Lena Dunham March 17, 2013 (2013-03-17) 0.632[21]
Shoshanna and Ray's relationship quickly deteriorates, while Marnie and Charlie reunite following a heated brunch. Hannah faces a lawsuit if she does not finish her book and leaves Jessa an angry message. She and Adam reconnect after Adam and Natalia break up.

Season 3 (2014)[edit]

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21 1 "Females Only" Lena Dunham Lena Dunham January 12, 2014 (2014-01-12) 1.11[22]
A few months after the events of the last season, Hannah has been able to combat her OCD with zoloft and she attempts to ease Adam into her social circle as Marnie recovers from a second breakup with Charlie and Shoshanna establishes her priorities after her split with Ray. Meanwhile, Jessa is secretly in rehab, but finds herself an unpopular fixture due to her careless attitude with the other patients.
22 2 "Truth or Dare" Lena Dunham Jenni Konner January 12, 2014 (2014-01-12) 0.881[22]
Hannah, Adam and Shoshanna take a road trip to pick up Jessa from rehab while Marnie moves into her new apartment.
23 3 "She Said OK" Jesse Peretz Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner January 19, 2014 (2014-01-19) 0.799[23]
Adam's unstable sister, Caroline (Gaby Hoffmann), visits her brother and Hannah after losing her job, and Hannah invites her to her 25th birthday party. Marnie deals with a humiliating music video that she and Charlie made before their breakup. Ray cuts off ties to Shoshanna altogether, and later brawls with Hannah's editor, David (John Cameron Mitchell), over the party's music and his drunk behavior.
24 4 "Dead Inside" Jesse Peretz Judd Apatow & Lena Dunham January 26, 2014 (2014-01-26) 0.655[24]
When Hannah's editor is found dead, Adam finds her to be insensitive when she appears to be more concerned about the fate of her eBook. On Shoshanna's advice, Jessa tries to visit the grave of her late friend, only to learn that her friend is still alive. After catching Ray and Hermie (Colin Quinn) streaming her music video during a shift at Grumpy's, Marnie has a breakdown and quits.
25 5 "Only Child" Tricia Brock Murray Miller February 1, 2014 (2014-02-01) 0.278[25]
Hannah attends her editor David's funeral and learns from his wife that her eBook deal is dead. Jessa goes looking for work, while Marnie goes to Ray looking for advice, which results in a brief lovemaking session. Caroline and Adam air out their frustrations with each other, and later Hannah kicks Caroline out of the apartment due to mounting tension.
26 6 "Free Snacks" Jamie Babbit Paul Simms February 9, 2014 (2014-02-09) 0.833[26]
Hannah begins working at GQ, though she soon realizes the job is not quite what she had hoped for. After their previous encounter, Marnie and Ray begin to spend more time together. Meanwhile, Shoshanna decides that she wants to change her ways and commit to a serious relationship. Deciding to pursue an acting career, Adam attends auditions and gets a callback.
27 7 "Beach House" Jesse Peretz Jenni Konner & Lena Dunham & Judd Apatow February 16, 2014 (2014-02-16) 0.942[27]
Marnie invites the girls to spend the weekend at her mother's friend's beach house, but her perfectionism quickly becomes stifling when Hannah runs into Elijah and his friends and invites them over. Before the night is out, the girls bicker over each other's shortcomings, but silently reconcile the next morning.
28 8 "Incidentals" Richard Shepard Lena Dunham & Sarah Heyward February 23, 2014 (2014-02-23) 0.916[28]
Adam's Broadway callback for Major Barbara is successful, but Hannah worries that he will put his acting career before their relationship after she interviews a plainspoken Patti LuPone. Meanwhile, Marnie suffers another emotional blow when Ray calls it quits, although hope materializes in the form of Desi (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), Adam's newest acquaintance, who expresses an interest in her singing. Bored with her job at the children's boutique, Jessa relapses after Jasper (Richard E. Grant) from rehab tracks her down.
29 9 "Flo" Richard Shepard Bruce Eric Kaplan March 2, 2014 (2014-03-02) 0.801[29]
Hannah learns that her maternal grandmother Flo (June Squibb) is dying of pneumonia. While comforting her mother and aunts, she witnesses them squabble over petty matters. Hannah also unsuccessfully tries to bond with her uptight cousin, med school student Rebecca (Sarah Steele), and is forced to contemplate her future with Adam when her mother asks her to tell Flo that she is engaged to be married. Although Flo recovers from the pneumonia, she dies of a heart attack as soon as Hannah returns to New York.
30 10 "Role-Play" Jesse Peretz Lena Dunham & Judd Apatow March 9, 2014 (2014-03-09) 1.04[30]
Fearing that Adam's play is making him too distant, Hannah tries to reinvigorate their quirky sex life through an elaborate role-playing scenario in which she lures him to a bar and poses as a disgruntled hedge fund manager's wife. Her plan falls apart when Adam announces that he's temporarily moving in with Ray in order to focus on his rehearsals. Meanwhile, Shoshanna reunites Jasper with his daughter, Dottie (Felicity Jones), who convinces him to leave Jessa so that she can take care of him.
31 11 "I Saw You" Jesse Peretz Lena Dunham & Paul Simms March 16, 2014 (2014-03-16) 0.719[31]
After another enlightening interview with Patti LuPone, Hannah realizes that she is squandering her creative talents and decides to get herself fired from GQ. While Marnie assists her friend Soojin's gallery opening, Jessa stops by and quickly charms the artist being featured (Louise Lasser), Bedelia, who, in turn, offers Jessa an archiving job. Later, Marnie and Desi perform a successful duet at an open mic concert, but when Marnie realizes that Desi is genuinely in love with his girlfriend Clementine (Natalie Morales), she returns to the bed of a relenting Ray... and Hannah catches them in the act.
32 12 "Two Plane Rides" Lena Dunham Lena Dunham March 23, 2014 (2014-03-23) 0.670[32]
Hannah learns that Caroline is living with Laird and that they are expecting a baby together. Afterwards, she receives an acceptance letter from the University of Iowa for their prestigious writers' workshop and is encouraged by her parents to jump at the opportunity. Though she never fully confirms that she will go, the episode ends with her clutching the letter and smiling to herself. Meanwhile, Shoshanna's academic life and nerves crumble when she learns that she cannot graduate. After Marnie tells her that she slept with Ray, she begs Ray to take her back, but he rejects her. At the opening night of Major Barbara, Desi kisses Marnie after she gives him a James Taylor guitar pick, but the afterglow is diminished once Marnie realizes that she has caused a rift in his relationship with Clementine. Despite positive reviews, Adam feels he blew his performance and lashes out at Hannah for psyching him out with her news about Iowa. Finally, Bedelia asks Jessa to assist her in committing suicide, and while a reluctant Jessa ultimately agrees, Bedelia balks and changes her mind after ingesting the drug.

Season 4 (2015)[edit]

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33 1 "Iowa" Lena Dunham Lena Dunham & Judd Apatow January 11, 2015 (2015-01-11) 0.680[33]
Hannah dines with her parents and Adam one last time before packing for Iowa. Shoshanna finally graduates from college but becomes annoyed by her parents' constant bickering. Jessa argues with Beedie's daughter over her caretaking. Marnie and Desi play a tough jazz-brunch gig.
34 2 "Triggering" Lena Dunham Jenni Konner & Lena Dunham January 18, 2015 (2015-01-18) 0.797[34]
Hannah arrives in Iowa, initially enchanted by how much easier life outside of New York seems to be. The charm of it all begins to wear off after one of Hannah's stories ends up provoking a strongly negative reaction from her classmates in the writer's workshop. Elijah joins her and the two of them end up crashing an undergrad frat party.
35 3 "Female Author" Jesse Peretz Sarah Heyward January 25, 2015 (2015-01-25) 0.721[35]
While Elijah fits easily into Iowa's social scene, Hannah struggles with how to occupy her time with only one class per week. The two end up heading to a poet party where Hannah expresses her ambivalence about being a writer and ends up insulting each of her classmates out of frustration with them. In New York, Shoshanna has a successful job interview but ends up sabotaging it at the last minute. Ray warns Marnie about Desi's intentions before their meeting with a record label and Jessa pulls Adam into her chaotic life.
36 4 "Cubbies" Jesse Peretz Bruce Eric Kaplan February 8, 2015 (2015-02-08) 0.406[36]
Shoshanna has a job interview that goes rather poorly and ends up spending the next day shopping with Ray. Tensions between Marnie and Desi reach a breaking point. After lashing out at her classmates at the poet party, Hannah puts a non-apology apology letter in all of their cubbies and is confronted by them. She has dinner with her father and confesses that she doesn't really want to stay in the program. He tells her that the choice is up to her and the next morning she heads back to New York. When she gets back to her apartment she is greeted by a woman named Mimi-Rose (Gillian Jacobs) and finds most of her furniture missing. She asks Adam if Mimi-Rose is his roommate, but she quickly realizes that she is actually his girlfriend.
37 5 "Sit-In" Richard Shepard Paul Simms & Max Brockman February 15, 2015 (2015-02-15) 0.385[37]
Hannah confronts Adam about Mimi-Rose and, feeling lost, locks herself in his bedroom refusing to leave. Adam and Mimi-Rose stay at Laird's apartment during Hannah's sit-in where she is visited by her friends. Shoshanna now hates Adam, Marnie is consumed with her new relationship with Desi and is mostly unreachable, Ray is concerned with his own turmoil regarding a new traffic light outside of his apartment and Laird and Caroline are obsessive new soon-to-be parents. Jessa tells Hannah, apathetically, that she introduced Adam and Mimi-Rose stating that Adam is much happier and more open in NA now. Hannah finally speaks to Adam prior to leaving during which Adam confesses that he was relieved when Hannah left for Iowa and may be in love with Mimi-Rose. Hannah leaves to the storage space Adam has rented for her and spends the night on her couch there.
38 6 "Close-Up" Richard Shepard Murray Miller February 22, 2015 (2015-02-22) 0.477[38]
Shoshanna has another poor interview at an instant soup manufacturer but accepts the invitation for a date with the interviewer, Scott (Jason Ritter). Ray approaches city council about the new traffic light on his street corner. Marnie's affections for Desi begin to fade after an argument over a song she wrote and its place in their showcase. Adam is now living with Mimi-Rose who tells him, coldly, that she aborted their pregnancy that he did not know about. Adam is furious and packs up all of his belongings to move out but ultimately stays. Elijah is now living with Hannah who has decided she wants to begin a teaching career.
39 7 "Ask Me My Name" Tricia Brock Murray Miller & Jason Kim March 1, 2015 (2015-03-01) 0.639[39]
Hannah is a week into her new job as a substitute teacher and finds herself doing quite well. She goes out for a date with another teacher named Fran (Jake Lacy) and after an enjoyable dinner invites him to go to one of Mimi-Rose's art shows. Adam angrily asks her why she's there and she admits that she doesn't know. Fran leaves and Mimi-Rose introduces Hannah to her ex-partner Ace (Zachary Quinto). She invites Hannah to the after party and asks Hannah to share a cab with her. The cab driver ends up accidentally hitting an old woman and the two women decide to wait nearby while an ambulance comes. They end up in a laundromat and start to hash out their differences and insecurities. When they get to the after party Hannah tells Adam that she likes Mimi-Rose and walks home alone.
40 8 "Tad & Loreen & Avi & Shanaz" Jamie Babbit Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner March 8, 2015 (2015-03-08) 0.708[40]
Having befriended her student Cleo (Maude Apatow), Hannah spends time with her outside of school, even convincing her to get a painful-looking frenulum piercing. She approaches Fran to apologize for ruining their date but he rebuffs her, implying that she's too dramatic for him. Shoshanna helps Ray amass support for his upcoming city council campaign and is upset to learn that he is in love with Marnie. Deciding to follow Jessa's advice, she tries to be sexually forward on her date with Scott. Marnie gets angry with Desi when she learns that he spent their entire advance on guitar pedals. He later apologizes and proposes to her, and she accepts. Meanwhile, Hannah's father Tad comes out to her mother Loreen, who reacts badly. At a dinner party in celebration of her new tenure, Loreen gets upset when Tad toasts her. She leaves the table and is seen rebuffing the advances of Avi (Fred Melamed). When Hannah calls her parents to rant about Fran, Loreen bluntly reveals to her that Tad is gay.
41 9 "Daddy Issues" Jesse Peretz Paul Simms March 15, 2015 (2015-03-15) 0.701[41]
Tad visits Hannah in New York, befriending Elijah, and Hannah struggles with the idea of his sexuality as he is her father. She is also baffled to hear that her parents plan to stay together. Jessa and Ace have sex and Ace leads Jessa to Mimi-Rose's apartment, hoping to make Mimi-Rose jealous and angering Adam. When Mimi-Rose decides that she "chooses herself" instead of either man, Jessa and Adam leave. Shoshanna plans an elaborate campaign party for Ray, where Marnie decides to announce her and Desi's engagement. In a speech about being dedicated to the community, Ray strongly implies his love for Marnie.
42 10 "Home Birth" Lena Dunham Jenni Konner & Lena Dunham & Judd Apatow March 22, 2015 (2015-03-22) 0.687[42]
Caroline insists on having a home birth in her bathtub. Shoshanna is finally offered a job which would require her to relocate to Tokyo; Scott begs her not to go saying he will "be in love with [her] soon." After being pestered for his approval, Ray snaps and tells Desi that he hates him, and that he will never be good enough for Marnie. Later, Desi does not show up to his and Marnie's showcase and she performs solo. After realizing the baby is actually breech, Caroline is taken to the hospital to give birth. After the baby is born, Adam and Hannah are alone in the incubation room where Adam confesses that he misses Hannah and says he wants her back. Hannah refuses. Later, Jessa returns home where Shoshanna excitedly tells her she is moving to Japan. Six months later, Hannah is seen holding hands and kissing Fran walking down the street in winter.

Season 5 (2016)[edit]

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43 1 "Wedding Day" Lena Dunham Lena Dunham February 21, 2016 (2016-02-21) 0.489[43]
Marnie micromanages her upstate wedding to Desi while trying to maintain the facade of the breezy bride, and tasks Shoshanna with kicking out Fran, Hannah's date, so the girls can get ready. Banished to the boys' den, Fran has an awkward moment with Adam. A dejected Ray steps in to help Desi with his wedding-day jitters.
44 2 "Good Man" Lena Dunham Jenni Konner & Lena Dunham February 28, 2016 (2016-02-28) 0.533[44]
In New York, an erratic roommate leads Fran to move in with Hannah. Later, Hannah gets an urgent call from her dad, who is trying to navigate a new type of dating. After a run-in at an AA meeting, Adam and Jessa spend the day together. Ray fears that the new cafe across the street is hurting his business. Elijah is hit on by a famous news anchor.
45 3 "Japan" Jesse Peretz Jenni Konner March 6, 2016 (2016-03-06) 0.497[45]
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.
46 4 "Old Loves" Jesse Peretz Bruce Eric Kaplan March 13, 2016 (2016-03-13) 0.479[46]
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.
47 5 "Queen for Two Days" Jesse Peretz Tami Sagher March 20, 2016 (2016-03-20) 0.535[47]
Hannah and her mom, Loreen (Becky Ann Baker), embark on a female-empowerment retreat, where Loreen hopes for clarity in her situation with Tad (Peter Scolari), and Hannah hopes to relish time away from Fran. After hearing stories from some of the other women in attendance about the failures of their own marriages, Loreen decides that her marriage to Tad is worth preserving. Meanwhile, Hannah quickly becomes bored, particularly as one of the supervisors keeps pestering her to put her phone away. She bonds with a young woman who teaches yoga at the retreat, and shares her philosophies of life. While hanging out in the sauna, Hannah initiates sex with her, but subsequently cuts it short when the heat of the sauna proves too much. The encounter proves to be an eye-opening event for Hannah. In Tokyo, Shoshanna enjoys her budding romance with Yoshi (Hiro Mizushima), and gets a surprise visitor from the U.S. Jessa meets up with her sister Minerva (Marianna Palka) and asks for a favour - funding so that she can go back to college.
48 6 "The Panic in Central Park" Richard Shepard Lena Dunham March 27, 2016 (2016-03-27) 0.586[48]
Needing space after a fight with Desi, Marnie goes for a walk and has an unexpected encounter with Charlie (Christopher Abbott), her former boyfriend. The encounter motivates her to end her marriage with Desi.
49 7 "Hello Kitty" Richard Shepard Sarah Heyward April 3, 2016 (2016-04-03) 0.558[49]
Hannah is reprimanded by the school principal, and her response infuriates Fran. At Adam's play, a nervous Jessa worries about seeing Hannah after their fight, and Marnie shares news with Ray. Elijah attends a swanky party at Dill's apartment, where he gets the impression that he might be one of many.
50 8 "Homeward Bound" Jamie Babbit Murray Miller April 10, 2016 (2016-04-10) 0.656[50]
Stranded after she cuts short her planned summer road trip with Fran by breaking up with him, 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 discovers that she has disappeared. He stays to help with the baby while Laird goes to look for her. 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.
51 9 "Love Stories" Alex Karpovsky Max Brockman & Jason Kim & Lena Dunham April 17, 2016 (2016-04-17) 0.582[51]
Hannah informs her boss, Principal Toby (Douglas McGrath), that she will not be returning next semester in order to return to writing, and he wishes her well. She runs into Tally (Jenny Slate), her old friend-slash-nemesis, who has established a successful writing career. Marnie has an unsettling dream and later tries to work things out with Ray and Desi. Noticing that business is suffering at Ray's, Shoshanna offers to help with marketing, performing clandestine research on the competition. She comes up with an idea to pander to the "anti-hipster" market. Elijah makes his pitch to Dill for their relationship to be exclusive, but is ultimately rejected.
52 10 "I Love You Baby" Jenni Konner Judd Apatow & Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner April 17, 2016 (2016-04-17) 0.512[51]
Elijah and Loreen (Becky Ann Baker) help Hannah with her plan to participate in the Moth Story Slam. Marnie prepares to go on tour with Desi. Shoshanna's marketing strategy for Ray's coffee house is met with great success. After helping take care of the baby, Jessa and Adam have an epic fight, wherein Jessa finally admits that she feels guilty at having hurt Hannah by taking her boyfriend, that she misses her friend enormously, and that she will never forgive Adam for that. Hannah later reveals that she overheard part of the argument while dropping off a fruit basket to wish them well.

Season 6 (2017)[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
53 1 "All I Ever Wanted"[52] Lena Dunham Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner 2017 TBD


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