Annie tries to make amends after a professional disaster, while Gabe forces her to write a profile of him to promote his memoir. Annie reconnects with someone she initially wrote off. Fran visits Emily's parents' house for dinner and learns a big secret.
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.