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Published on May 21st, 2012 | by Kelly Sater


‘Girls’ Episode 6 Review: ‘The Return’

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Last night on Girls, Hannah (Lena Dunham) headed home to Michigan for her parent’s anniversary. We saw a few signs of growth though we learned a little too much about her parents.  The episode was topped off with some awkward sex scenes that we come to expect from the HBO show.

While home Hannah met a sweet young pharmacist, Eric, who asked her out on a date.  He actually took her out of his apartment into society, which is much better treatment than Hannah received from Adam. The pair went for pizza then attended a fundraiser held by Hannah’s high school friend Heather. It turns out Heather is moving to Hollywood to be a dancer. Too bad her dance moves are that of a stripper. Maybe she’ll have better luck planning awkward fundraisers.

I didn’t like how Hannah talked smack about her friend moving to L.A. Yes, Heather’s plans were a bit delusional but Hannah is off in New York living her own dream why can’t Heather go off and live hers? I’m sure less talented people have made it. Hannah lost points for that one; she of all people should support a dreamer.

After the event Hannah and Eric went back to his place for sex. Since Hannah’s most recent experiences have been with freaky Adam she doesn’t fare well with straight-laced Eric. She tried to stick her fingers in some unwelcome places and made inappropriate comments about her er … tightness. There isn’t a future for Hannah and Eric but at least she got a taste of how a girl is supposed to be treated.

When Hannah returned home she found out she wasn’t the only one having fun in the bedroom. Well in her parents case it was the bathroom. Hannah’s dad fell out of the shower mid-thrust and was knocked unconscious. Hannah walked in to the bathroom to find her dad naked on the floor and her mom hovering over him screaming. When he came to he threw out his back and couldn’t get up. Next, Hannah had to help move her naked father into his bed. The entire scene was hysterical. No one wants to see their father’s penis, no one wants to know their parents have sex and no one wants to touch a naked parent. Hannah hit the trifecta with that one.

After her dad was tucked safely in bed Hannah and her mother shared an intimate moment in the hallway. Her mom asked how she was doing and instead of breaking down and asking for money she told her mom that she was making it work. Maybe there is hope for Hannah after all.

Hannah’s whirlwind day finally ended when she got a call from Adam. He was a little easier to digest this week, probably because he was only on screen for two minutes and made an effort. Maybe he does care for her a little bit but he still doesn’t deserve her, he doesn’t even deserve a hamster. But I’m sure this minuscule gesture will keep Hannah going for weeks.

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