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.
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.