Season Five Plot: Hannah is putting her writing ambitions aside for the moment, continuing to work as a teacher alongside new boyfriend (and nice guy) Fran. Marnie micromanages her upstate wedding to Desi, but soon begins to realize she needs more space, literally and figuratively. Working towards becoming a therapist, Jessa tries to stay on the straight and narrow while managing a budding relationship. Shoshanna thrives at her new job in Japan, where she flirts with her boss, despite a long-distance relationship back home.
Girls Season 5 April 2016 Episodes:
Episode #49 (season 5, episode 7): “Hello Kitty”
Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 3 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: April 3 (1:00 a.m., 3:00 a.m.), 4 (2:05 a.m.), 6 (9:30 p.m.), 7 (11:05 p.m.), 8 (4:15 a.m.) and 9 (midnight)
HBO2 playdates: April 4 (7:45 p.m.), 5 (3:30 a.m.), 6 (11:00 p.m.) and 16 (noon)
Hannah (Lena Dunham) is reprimanded by the school principal, and her response infuriates Fran (Jake Lacy). At Adam’s (Adam Driver) play, a nervous Jessa (Jemima Kirke) worries about seeing Hannah after their fight, and Marnie (Allison Williams) shares news with Ray (Alex Karpovsky). Elijah (Andrew Rannells) attends a swanky party at Dill’s (Corey Stoll) apartment, where he gets the impression that he might be one of many.
Written by Sarah Heyward; directed by Richard Shephard.
Episode #50 (season 5, episode 8): “Homeward Bound”
Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 10 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: April 10 (1:00 a.m., 3:00 a.m.), 11 (1:15 a.m.), 13 (9:30 p.m.), 14 (10:30 p.m.), 15 (2:35 a.m.) and 16 (11:20 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: April 11 (8:00 p.m.), 12 (4:00 a.m.), 13 (11:05 p.m.) and 16 (12:30 p.m.)
Stranded after her summer road trip with Fran is cut short, Hannah is rescued by Ray, but their trip back to NYC gets derailed. When he hasn’t heard from Caroline, Adam stops by Laird’s (Jon Glaser) place and stays to help with the baby. Back from Japan, Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) gets a wakeup call over a sushi lunch. While recording a new song, Marnie is given parameters for her relationship with Desi (Ebon Moss-Bachrach).
Written by Murray Miller; directed by Jamie Babbit.
Episode #51 (season 5, episode 9): “Love Stories”
Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 17 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: April 17 (12:30 a.m., 3:00 a.m.), 18 (2:10 a.m.), 20 (9:30 p.m.), 21 (1:40 a.m.), 22 (4:05 a.m.) and 23 (3:20 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: April 18 (7:00 p.m.), 19 (2:00 a.m.) and 20 (11:00 p.m.)
After Hannah gives Principal Toby (Douglas McGrath) unexpected news, she runs into Tally (Jenny Slate), her old friend-slash-nemesis. Marnie has an unsettling dream and later tries to work things out with Desi. Noticing that business is suffering at Ray’s, Shoshanna offers to help with marketing, performing clandestine research on the competition. Elijah makes his pitch to Dill for their relationship to be exclusive.
Written by Max Brockman & Jason Kim & Lena Dunham; directed by Alex Karpovsky.
Episode #52 (season 5, episode 10): “I Love You Baby” (season finale)
Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 17 (10:30-11:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: April 17 (1:00 a.m., 3:30 a.m.), 18 (2:40 a.m.), 20 (10:00 p.m.), 21 (2:10 a.m.), 22 (4:35 a.m.) and 23 (3:50 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: April 18 (7:30 p.m.), 19 (2:30 a.m.) and 20 (11:30 p.m.)
Elijah and Loreen (Becky Ann Baker) help Hannah with her plan to participate in the Moth Story Slam. Marnie prepares to go on tour with Desi. Shoshanna’s idea for an “anti-hipster” Ray’s takes off. After helping take care of the baby, Jessa and Adam have an epic fight.
Written by Judd Apatow & Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner; directed by Jenni Konner.