Annie comes back to The Thorn. She's lost her footing there and now is relegated to the Freak of the Week column. But she's in a great place with Ryan and takes him to dinner with her parents. The newly single Fran takes herself out on a solo date.
Shrill stars as Annie, described as a fat young woman who wants to change her life andmdash; but not her body. Annie is trying to make it as a journalist while juggling bad boyfriends, sick parents and a perfectionist boss, while the world around her deems her not good enough because of her weight. She starts to realize that she's as good as anyone else, and acts on it.