Aren’t you just LOVING “Girls” this season?
I think it’s the fact that we are finally seeing some change in these self-absorbed characters, with Hannah (Lena Dunham) probably being the most changed. Or not changed just yet, but she is going through a major transitional period. While it’s sometimes hard to watch, it’s real and the shows crew manage to keep things entertaining.
At the end of Episode 4, I have to say I was so incredibly disappointed with Adam (Adam Driver). After debating it and feeling miserable the whole while, Hannah decided that Iowa and Grad School just wasn’t working for her. The overly-critical, and uber-snobby students she was working with criticized every single thing she did and misconstrued a letter she distributed to all them that was mostly positive. Hannah realized what makes her happy, and Grad school wasn’t it, so she came back to Brooklyn. First thing that happens is she comes into her apartment and finds Adam with a whole new girlfriend.
I had always been an Adam fan, and by the end of Episode 5 I regained my love for his character, but I was so disappointed in him at the end of Episode 4. He had always been so honest and loving and caring and supportive, so it was devastating to see he was just like every other guy.
Ultimately, he’s not like every other guy.
Episode 5 was HILARIOUS in dealing with Hannah dealing with her newly-single reality. At the end, Hannah and Adam had a really heartfelt (and extremely well written and acted) talk, and even though it sucked for Hannah I really sided with and understood Adam. Their relationship wasn’t really working, and it wasn’t destined to last forever, as much as we wanted to see it work we all kinda knew it wasn’t going to. And I felt like Adam’s parting words to her were so sweet and genuine, it’s hard to be mad at the dude for trying to be happy on his own. So we are left with Hannah back at square one. She has no job, she isn’t in school anymore, she has no boyfriend, and seemingly no purpose. And I love that we get to see her start from the ground up yet again.
Jessa (Jemima Kirke) though!!! I mean… does ANYBODY like her? And if so, WHY?
There wasn’t much of her on Episode 4 (thank god), but her little appearance in Episode 5 shows that she is the most despicable character on the show — and maybe all of TV. I just don’t understand her, and her need to hurt people. I don’t understand why she would try to hook Adam up with his new girlfriend Mimi-Rose, and I don’t know why she was so flippant in telling Hannah like it was no big deal. When Hannah punched Jessa’s arm, I was seriously hoping for a lot more. And Jessa would have deserved it. Hannah left things with “you’re a fucking bitch” (deserved), but it looks like Jessa is still on the show and hanging out with the rest of the girls next week. So I don’t get it.
As far as the rest of the girls, Marnie (Allison Williams) has probably had the most interesting story these past two episodes. Details are slightly fuzzy, but Desi (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) comes to her house and says he broke up with Clementine. Although Marnie puts two and two together and realizes it was Clementine that broke up with him. I loved the look Marnie gave at the end of that scene, where she is aware of his lies but she decides to go along with his fairytale for whatever ulterior reason she has.
Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) spent all of Episode 4 with her former boyfriend Ray (Alex Karpovsky), who is almost literally going insane because of the noise pollution on their block. They spend the day together, but neither of them talk about possibly getting back together. Shosh is still apologetic about how she treated Ray, but Ray acknowledges that he became a better person because of her. Ray (based on a small statement he made in Episode 5) seems to have feelings for Marnie that he won’t allow to surface, and that’s the ONLY reason I see for him not wanting to patch things up with Shosh in a romantic way. Because she obviously needs him.
This Recap kinda sucks, but I’m going to end it now. I just wanted to say that I’m loving the show this season, it has maintained a really funny and and I’m REALLY curious how things will go from here on out.