Girlfriends: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 11
2000

Toe Sucking

Joan Clayton, a successful attorney, prepares to celebrate her 29th birthday (although she claims to be 26 to make her achievements seem more impressive). Toni, Joan’s b…

2 Sep 18
2000

One Night Stand?

After Joan reveals that she hasn’t had sex in a year, her friends push her to go for a one-night stand. Joan is reluctant because she generally doesn’t sleep with…

3 Sep 25
2000

Girlfrenzy

Toni and Maya get into another argument before an evening out, in part because Toni refuses to believe that Maya can get the girls into an exclusive club. Toni tries to gain a…

4 Oct 02
2000

Hip-Ocracy

Joan, Toni and Lynn set up dates with men they met over the Internet. Lynn’s guy never shows up (his parole was denied), while Toni rejects hers because his skin is too…

5 Oct 09
2000

I Pity the Fool

Joan grows tired of the clingy Marcus and plans to break up with him, but only winds up complicating the situation by having ““pity sex”“ with him. The…

6 Oct 30
2000

The Remains of the Date

Joan plans an elaborate scheme to get revenge on William for the latest in a series of Halloween pranks. Toni is put off when her date asks her to engage in a threesome—…

7 Nov 06
2000

Everything Fishy Ain't Fish

Joan sees Maya’s husband, Darnell, in a possibly compromising situation with another woman. Her gut tells her that something may be going on, but she agonizes over wheth…

8 Nov 13
2000

Pregnant Pause

Joan turns to her friends for support when she fears that she might be pregnant. When a test turns out positive, she tries to cope with her fears about impending motherhood.…

9 Nov 20
2000

Fried Turkey

Joan finds herself alone on Thanksgiving after everyone makes other plans for the holiday. After dining at 847, she meets Davis’s friend Preston Hall, a handsome and hig…

10 Nov 27
2000

Never a Bridesmaid

Maya and Darnell plan to renew their wedding vows, and Joan agrees to hold the event at her house. However, Joan constantly disagrees with Maya’s choices and tries to mo…

11 Dec 11
2000

The Importance of Being Frank

Joan begins dating a client, Frank Anderson. Everything seems to be going well until a crazed woman shows up at the office looking for Joan. She tells Maya and Lynn that she…

12 Jan 15
2001

The List

The girls and William make lists of the qualities they want in their ideal partners. When everyone goes to an art gallery, Joan is amazed to find a man who meets all of her qu…

13 Feb 05
2001

They've Gotta Have It

Joan grows impatient with Sean, who refuses to kiss or touch her. After discussing a number of possible explanations with her friends, she finally pushes Sean for the reason b…

14 Feb 12
2001

Bad Timing

Joan is upset when Sean must go out of town for Valentine’s Day. Her frustration grows when she is unable to get in touch with him. Davis, who has recently reunited wit…

15 Feb 19
2001

Old Dog

Joan decides to waive her ““three-month rule”“ and sleep with Sean, but finds that the results are extremely disappointing. She seeks her friends’…

16 Feb 26
2001

Friends, Colleagues, Brothers

Joan becomes fed up with the ““boys’ club”“ mentality at work, as her opinions are ignored and she is passed over for important cases. When she b…

17 Mar 05
2001

The Declaration of Lynndependence

After discovering that Lynn has applied for yet another grad school program, Joan and Toni determine that they must end their financial support and force her to get a job and g…

18 Mar 12
2001

Diss-regard

Maya checks into the hospital to undergo surgery for the removal of a fibroid tumor. Joan’s friends (especially Lynn) question her priorities when she decides to leave M…

19 Apr 16
2001

A Kiss Before Lying

Sean grows uncomfortable with Joan’s relationship with Davis, as he feels that she flirts with him too much. After she confesses that they once shared a kiss, Sean upset…

20 Apr 30
2001

The Burning Vagina Monologues

Toni cheats on Greg with Clay and winds up contracting chlamydia. Joan frets about the fact that Sean has yet to tell her that he loves her, especially after he reveals that h…

21 May 07
2001

Loose Lips Sink Relationships

After Toni accepts Clay’s marriage proposal, a disapproving Joan advises her to look into her heart, as she believes that Greg is the one she really loves. Toni comes to…

22 May 14
2001

Jamaic-Up?

Toni remains in a state of despair over her split with Greg, while a guilt-ridden Joan continues to keep her involvement in the break-up a secret. She confesses to Greg, who s…

About Girlfriends

GIRLFRIENDS is a comedy which provides an open, honest exploration of the hot button issues about family, friends, relationships and life facing women today. With fearlessness and sincerity, the show takes on universal issues that appeal to all women. Whether it’s learning to date after divorce or balancing friendships and a new marriage, GIRLFRIENDS treats them all with tenderness, care and respect. At the end of the show’s fourth season, Joan (Tracee Ellis Ross) quit her career as a successful lawyer and struggled to fight her romantic feelings for William (Reggie Hayes). In spite of numerous trips to therapy, Toni (Jill Marie Jones) still found herself fighting to save her failing marriage to Todd. Maya (Golden Brooks) grew into an independent student, career woman and successful author after her divorce, and Lynn (Persia White) settled down to find a steady job, tracked down her biological dad and finally secured her own place to live. Last season, GIRLFRIENDS received it

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