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.
Girls follows a group of 20-something best friends in New York. Hannah Horvath is an aspiring writer who struggles in corporate jobs and constantly battles her numerous insecurities, primarily her relationship with on/off boyfriend Adam and her strained friendship with best friend and aspiring singer Marnie.
Jessa has a quite literally addictive personality and has traveled the world, whilst her cousin and room-mate Shoshanna is just finishing her degree and recently lost her virginity to coffee shop manager Ray. Hannah's ex-boyfriend turned gay best friend Elijah also finds himself coming in and out of Hannah's life.