Hannah (Lena Dunham) took two steps forward and three steps back on last night’s episode of Girls. She finally stood up for herself only to fall right back to square one. At least we got some time with Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) and Marnie’s (Allison Williams) boyfriend Charlie (Christopher Abbot) is finally in the loop. The episode was satisfying, funny and relatable making it the best so far in the series.
Shoshanna met a guy who seemed to like her even with her hysterical lack of game. The couple ended up making out on her couch and it looked like our girl was finally going to get laid. Unfortunately her friend wasn’t a nice guy, and when he found out she was a virgin he bailed. Poor Shoshanna, she’s one of the more unbelievable characters but her innocence, high energy and speech patterns make her one of the most likeable characters on the show.
Adam (Adam Driver), another jerk, sent Hannah a picture of his penis, then quickly apologized for sending it to the wrong person. What? Instead of being annoyed, Hannah decided to send him back a picture of her boobs. Eventually Hannah mustered up the guts to tell him off. She delivered a strong emotional speech about how she deserves a guy who think’s she’s great and only wants to sleep with her. Just when it seemed like Hannah was taking charge Adam gave her a look and she melted. Any girl watching was yelling “No Hannah!” She was so close to becoming a strong woman, then one kiss from Adam and she was right back to square one. At least she told him how she felt. He didn’t even apologize. I hate Adam.
Speaking of terrible couples, the cat is finally out of the bag with Marnie and Charlie. Charlie’s friend Ray (Alex Karpovsky) found Hannah’s diary while he was snooping around her apartment. Hannah wrote the truth about Charlie’s smothering love and Marnie’s unhappiness. The boys went on to write a song about it and read her diary aloud at their gig . It was a nasty, bold move by Charlie that proved to be some great T.V.
The girls are shunning the good guys only to fall into bed with the bad ones – what twenty something can’t relate to that? I’m looking forward to seeing how Marnie and Charlie pan out and I’m secretly praying for Adam’s character to get hit by a car. That may be the only thing that could free Hannah from him.