Original air date: 04/15/2012 Runtime: 31:43 min. Series Premiere. Hannah, a 24-year-old aspiring writer living in NYC, is blindsided when her parents cut her off financially. Subsequently fired from her unpaid internship, she seeks comfort from Adam, the eccentric actor she sometimes sleeps with when she can get him to respond to her texts. Meanwhile, Hannah's best friend and Type-A roommate Marnie hosts a dinner party for their bohemian British friend Jessa, who has returned from who-knows-where to move in with her younger, 'Sex and the City'-obsessed cousin Shoshanna.
Original air date: 04/22/2012 Runtime: 27:17 min. Hannah reveals her Forrest Gump-induced AIDS phobia when she realizes Adam might not be practicing monogamy. Marnie lives in denial of her growing boredom with (and sexual repulsion by) her long-term boyfriend Charlie; Jessa avoids Marnie's meticulously planned day at a women's health clinic, where Shoshanna confesses a humiliating secret.
Original air date: 04/29/2012 Runtime: 29:38 min. Hannah meets up with her erstwhile college flame to find out how she contracted HPV, uncovering much more in the process. Marnie's art-gallery boss introduces her to a cocky artist who piques her interest, while Jessa gets a baby-sitting gig.
Original air date: 05/06/2012 Runtime: 29:04 min. Adam sends Hannah a 'sext' message that puts her in a tailspin. Meanwhile, Hannah's boss gets touchy at her office job, Shoshanna reunites with a boy from sleepaway camp, Jessa gets distracted while watching her charges, and Ray and Charlie snoop through the girls' apartment.
Original air date: 05/13/2012 Runtime: 28:36 min. At Jessa's advice, Hannah decides to better her story by propositioning her boss. She subsequently retreats to Adam, who has a different idea about the state of their union. Meanwhile, Marnie and Charlie assess their relationship, and Jessa is determined to reconquer an ex.
Original air date: 05/20/2012 Runtime: 28:24 min. Hannah's parents fly her back to Michigan to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. Though they hope she'll go on their date, she gets one of her own instead, and catches up with some high-school friends who are mourning a hometown tragedy.
Original air date: 05/27/2012 Runtime: 28:01 min. At the 'best party ever' in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Hannah learns Adam's main defining trait (other than his ears), Marnie is beside herself (and annoying others) after seeing Charlie, Jessa teases a mystery texter, and Ray becomes Shoshanna's spirit guide in a time of need.
Original air date: 06/10/2012 Runtime: 26:37 min. Behind on rent and resentful of the literary success of a former classmate (Jenny Slate), Hannah starts work at Grumpy Cafe and does a reading hosted by a former professor (Michael Imperioli). Marnie finds it increasingly difficult to support Hannah financially and emotionally. Jessa is confronted by her former boss (Kathryn Hahn), and Shoshanna goes on a day date with an online match.