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The Best Episodes of Girls

Every episode of Girls ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Girls!

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.


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The best episode of "Girls" is "The Panic in Central Park", rated 8.9/10 from 1288 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "The Panic in Central Park" aired on 3/27/2016 and is rated 0.3 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "American Bitch".

  • The Panic in Central Park
    8.9/10 1,288 votes

    #1 - The Panic in Central Park

    Season 5 Episode 6 - 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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • American Bitch
    8.6/10 1,126 votes

    #2 - American Bitch

    Season 6 Episode 3 - 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.

    Director: Richard Shepard

    Writer: Lena Dunham

  • I Love You Baby
    8.4/10 688 votes

    #3 - I Love You Baby

    Season 5 Episode 10 - 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.

    Director: Jenni Konner

    Writer: N/A

  • Goodbye Tour
    8.3/10 693 votes

    #4 - Goodbye Tour

    Season 6 Episode 9 - Aired 2017-04-09

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Beach House
    8.2/10 769 votes

    #5 - Beach House

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2014-02-16

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • What Will We Do This Time About Adam?
    8.2/10 630 votes

    #6 - What Will We Do This Time About Adam?

    Season 6 Episode 8 - 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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • It's a Shame About Ray
    8.0/10 847 votes

    #7 - It's a Shame About Ray

    Season 2 Episode 4 - 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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Two Plane Rides
    8.0/10 593 votes

    #8 - Two Plane Rides

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 2014-03-23

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Japan
    8.0/10 606 votes

    #9 - Japan

    Season 5 Episode 3 - 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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Bounce
    8.0/10 500 votes

    #10 - The Bounce

    Season 6 Episode 7 - 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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Welcome to Bushwick a.k.a. The Crackcident
    7.9/10 968 votes

    #11 - Welcome to Bushwick a.k.a. The Crackcident

    Season 1 Episode 7 - 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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Lena Dunham

  • Together
    7.9/10 817 votes

    #12 - Together

    Season 2 Episode 10 - 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.

    Director: Lena Dunham

    Writer: Judd Apatow, Lena Dunham

  • Sit-In
    7.9/10 612 votes

    #13 - Sit-In

    Season 4 Episode 5 - 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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Home Birth
    7.9/10 570 votes

    #14 - Home Birth

    Season 4 Episode 10 - 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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Flo
    7.8/10 564 votes

    #15 - Flo

    Season 3 Episode 9 - 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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Gummies
    7.8/10 482 votes

    #16 - Gummies

    Season 6 Episode 5 - 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.

    Director: Jesse Peretz

    Writer: Sarah Heyward

  • Wedding Day
    7.7/10 581 votes

    #17 - Wedding Day

    Season 5 Episode 1 - 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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Hello Kitty
    7.7/10 511 votes

    #18 - Hello Kitty

    Season 5 Episode 7 - 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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Love Stories
    7.7/10 509 votes

    #19 - Love Stories

    Season 5 Episode 9 - 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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Full Disclosure
    7.7/10 479 votes

    #20 - Full Disclosure

    Season 6 Episode 6 - 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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • All Adventurous Women Do
    7.6/10 995 votes

    #21 - All Adventurous Women Do

    Season 1 Episode 3 - 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.

    Director: Lena Dunham

    Writer: Lena Dunham

  • Hannah's Diary
    7.6/10 941 votes

    #22 - Hannah's Diary

    Season 1 Episode 4 - 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.

    Director: Richard Shepard

    Writer: Lena Dunham

  • Weirdos Need Girlfriends Too
    7.6/10 863 votes

    #23 - Weirdos Need Girlfriends Too

    Season 1 Episode 8 - 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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Dan Sterling, Lena Dunham

  • She Did
    7.6/10 859 votes

    #24 - She Did

    Season 1 Episode 10 - 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.

    Director: Lena Dunham

    Writer: Lena Dunham

  • Bad Friend
    7.6/10 822 votes

    #25 - Bad Friend

    Season 2 Episode 3 - 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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A