PHOTOS & PREVIEWS: Girls Season 2 Episode 8 “It’s Back”

Girls season 2 episode 8 “It’s Back” airs Sunday March 3 (9:00-9:30 p.m.) on HBO.

Episode Synopsis: Hannah (Lena Dunham) tries to hide mounting anxiety about her book from her visiting parents (Becky Ann Baker and Peter Scolari). Marnie (Allison Williams) is stunned to learn that Charlie (Chris Abbott) has started a successful app company; at AA, Adam (Adam Driver) meets a boisterous woman (Carol Kane) who coaxes him into dating her daughter, Natalia (Shiri Appleby); and Ray’s (Alex Karpovsky) aversion to college parties gives Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) pause.

Show Summary: Hannah is seeing a new guy, but still feels responsible for Adam, her bed-ridden ex, as he recovers from the fateful accident that ended season one. Disappointed at work, the recently single Marnie needs the support of her best friend and former roommate, yet the distance between them seems greater than ever. Jessa returns from her honeymoon, ready to plant new ideas in Hannah’s head. Newly experienced, Shoshanna struggles to navigate the challenges of a shaky relationship with Ray.

Created by and starring Lena Dunham (“Tiny Furniture”), the new HBO series GIRLS takes a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s. Dunham, Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner executive produce the show, which kicks off its ten-episode season SUNDAY, APRIL 15 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Bruce Eric Kaplan and Ilene S. Landress co-executive produce.

In addition to Dunham, the cast of GIRLS includes Jemima Kirke (“Tiny Furniture”), Allison Williams (“American Dreams”), Zosia Mamet (“Mad Men”) and Adam Driver
(“Angels in America” on Broadway, HBO’s “You Don’t Know Jack”). Recurring guest stars include Chris Abbott (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”) and Alex Karpovsky (“Tiny Furniture”).

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