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At the end of last week’s episode, all of our beloved Girls were climbing into bed with their respective men… er, not theirs per se, at least in Marnie’s case, but hey, it’s not about possession, it’s about sex. And also some other stuff, like maybe insecurity, loneliness, or a simple craving for a little spoon kind of night. At the end of this week’s episode, we saw some of those sex[ual relationships] disintegrate, and we saw the after effects of others. But mostly we just saw Hannah behaving like a stubborn, dissatisfied brat.
Let’s start with Marnie and Elijah, who, last week, had impulsive (and weirdly competitive) sex that turned flacid in about thirty seconds. Or, as Elijah would put it, three “pumps, thrusts, whatever.” And that’s how he put it to his wealthy, older boyfriend George, who didn’t take it as lightly as Elijah hoped. George tells Elijah he’s spent too much time confused, and doesn’t want to be with someone who’s confused. This is unfortunate for Elijah, considering George is paying for everything (including his rent), but I’m curious as to why Elijah didn’t ask him, “Then why the hell are you dating a guy in his twenties with no job who just moved in with his female ex-girlfriend?” or something along those lines. Instead he begs. Understandable, but unsuccessful. Elijah = dumped. And by the way, he’s not planning on telling Hannah the reason why.
First things first: finally. We can all sleep happy for nine more weeks, knowing we have a treat coming every Sunday. Girls is back, and it’s as flawed as ever.
We open with what is basically a flashback to season one, but Hannah is in bed with Elijah instead of Marnie, who is apparently making her dream of self-improvement: “You stay in my bed and we’ll use your bedroom as a home gym.” Meanwhile, Shoshanna is keeping calm and carrying on by burning some sort of wiccan herbs around her room, appreciating her own “keen mathematical mind and fairly fast growing hair” and also asking the universe to “ruin Ray’s life.” Oh, and, her boss totally forgot to mention this, but Marnie’s getting fired. Back to Hannah, who is secretly dating-but-not-dating Sandy (Donald Glover, who is awesome / a great casting choice / has conveniently beautiful brown skin okay Critics are you happy now?). “I’m going to make logical, responsible decisions, when it comes to you,” she tells him, and maybe she even believes it. But when it comes to Hannah and Adam, logic and responsibility go Bye Bye Birdie.
1. Sleepwear, preferably his favorite pair of flannel PJ’s, a Henley for “boyfriend fit” days, and maybe a couple pairs of thick socks while you’re at it. You never know when you’ll need them.
2. That one bomb-dot-com recipe he gave you. Or at least the knowledge of certain domestic skills required to follow said bomb-dot-com recipe. For example, the proper technique for dicing an onion, or cooking chicken all the way through.
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