‘Girls’ Season Four January Episode Guide

Girls Season 4 January Episode Guide
Allison Williams in ‘Girls’ Season 4 (Photo: Mark Schafer / HBO)

Girls returns to HBO on January 11, 2014 for the premiere of season four starring Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, and Adam Driver. The comedy series created by Dunham will have a 10 episode run, airing on Sunday nights at 9pm ET/PT.

The cast of Girls season four also includes Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Alex Karpovsky, Andrew Rannells, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach. Rita Wilson, Peter Scolari, Jon Glaser, Gaby Hoffman, Louise Lasser, and Bob Balaban will also be back reprising their guest starring roles. New guest stars set to appear this season include Ana Gasteyer, Anthony Edwards, Natasha Lyonne, Gillian Jacobs, Marc Maron, Zachary Quinto , Jason Ritter, Maude Apatow (her date, Judd, is an executive producer), and Spike Jonze.

The Plot:

Hannah has left New York to attend the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop, hoping to become a more serious writer, while facing uncertainty in her relationship with Adam. Back in the city, Marnie is pursuing a music career, trying to balance her personal and professional relationship with Desi. New graduate Shoshanna is interviewing for jobs and struggling to sort out her relationship with Ray. And Jessa is trying sobriety through AA, but her knack for creating drama is undiminished.

Girls January 2015 Episodes

Episode #33: “Iowa”
Debut: SUNDAY, JAN. 11 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Jan. 11 (10:30 p.m., midnight), 12 (9:50 p.m.), 13 (11:00 p.m.), 14 (8:30 p.m.), 15 (midnight), 16 (1:00 a.m.) and 17 (11:55 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Jan. 12 (11:50 p.m.), 15 (8:00 p.m.) and 17 (1:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.)
After a congratulatory dinner with her parents (Becky Ann Baker, Peter Scolari), Hannah (Lena Dunham) and Adam (Adam Driver) pack up the last of her boxes and discuss “the plan” for their soon-to-be long-distance relationship. Marnie (Allison Williams) and Desi (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) perform as part of a jazz brunch for a distracted crowd at a downtown restaurant. Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) signs for her diploma with her parents (Ana Gasteyer, Anthony Edwards), who make a bigger deal out of the event than she thinks necessary. Jessa (Jemima Kirke) is confronted by Beedie’s (Louise Lasser) daughter, Rickie (Natasha Lyonne), and later seems nonplussed by Hannah’s impending departure.
Written by Lena Dunham & Judd Apatow; directed by Lena Dunham.

Episode #34: “Triggering”
Debut: SUNDAY, JAN. 18 (9:00-9:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Jan. 18 (10:30 p.m., midnight), 19 (11:25 p.m.), 20 (11:15 p.m.), 21 (8:30 p.m.), 22 (midnight), 23 (1:00 a.m.) and 24 (11:45 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Jan. 19 (10:00 p.m.), 22 (8:00 p.m.) and 24 (1:15 p.m., 8:00 p.m.)
In her first days as a grad student, Hannah discovers she can get more for her money, rent-wise, in Iowa. Later, during a video chat, she slyly prods Marnie for intel about Adam. At her first seminar, Hannah warns her fellow workshop writers that her piece might trigger some intense emotions – but doesn’t get the feedback she had hoped for.
Written by Jenni Konner & Lena Dunham; directed by Lena Dunham.

Episode #35: “Female Author”
Debut: SUNDAY, JAN. 25 (9:00-9:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Jan. 25 (10:30 p.m., midnight), 26 (10:30 p.m.), 27 (11:05 p.m.), 28 (8:30 p.m.), 29 (midnight), 30 (1:00 a.m.) and 31 (12:45 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Jan. 26 (10:00 p.m.), 29 (8:00 p.m.) and 31 (1:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.)
With only one class a week, Hannah finds herself doing a lot of nothing in her free time, while a visiting Elijah (Andrew Rannells) has become the social butterfly of Iowa. Ray (Alex Karpovsky) gives Marnie a wake-up call about Desi’s true intentions before their meeting with a record label. Shoshanna aces, then blows, a job interview. Adam unwittingly gets drawn into Jessa’s chaotic web after an AA meeting. At a poets’ party in Iowa, Hannah rants about the undue expectations put on women writers, and takes things too far in critiquing her classmates.
Written by Sarah Heyward; directed by Jesse Peretz.

-By Rebecca Murray

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