‘Girls’ Episode 8 Review: ‘Weirdos Need Girlfriends Too’

by Kelly Sater on June 4, 2012 · 0 comments

in Girls, HBO, TV

“Weirdos Need Girlfriend Too” is one of the most appropriate titles ever for an episode of Girls. Las night we followed Hannah (Lena Dunham) and Adam’s (Adam Driver) strange new relationship through a bi-polar roller coaster. We also had a rare glimpse into Marnie (Allison Williams) and Jessa’s (Jemima Kirke) friendship. It wasn’t the funniest episode but Lena Dunham still keeps us watching.

Adam and Hannah began the episode truly happy. It was rare to see Hannah so carefree. She didn’t talk about herself once, which was refreshing. Plus Adam was almost charming. After a fun morning together the couple went to his rehearsal where he performed an impressive monologue. Unfortunately it all went down hill from there. Adam quit the show because he thought the production was mediocre. Then on the way home he flipped out on a driver then stormed off. Hannah was understandably freaked out by his bi-polar outburst. She took the opportunity to think in the shower when Adam decided to pee on her as a joke. It was gross for Hannah but still the funniest part of the episode.

Meanwhile Marnie was a mess. She threw herself a pity party alone in her room. Hannah was too happy to console her friend but Jessa was around to join the party. The two haven’t spent much time alone this season and last night they didn’t disappoint. Marnie wanted to be a bit more adventurous so they went out for drinks where they were joined by guest star Chris O’Dowd. Marnie fell for his hotshot businessman persona but Jessa wasn’t interested. Marnie convinced her to go back to his place. He was hoping for some three-way action but Marnie and Jessa only wanted each other. That’s right the two girls had a make-out session.  Maybe it will strengthen their friendship.

By the end of the episode things were looking bleak for Hannah and Adam. In a big surprise Adam actually apologized for his behavior. He posted hundreds of “sorry” posters on the street corner. It was unconventional but extremely romantic. He may be bi-polar but he is growing on me with every episode. With only two episodes left in the season who knows if he can keep up the good work.

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