Girls (S06E02) “Hostage Situation”



There is never a dull moment in the world these four women have created for themselves. Drama is forever rampant and it always leads them into awkward and disturbing situations. This episode proves to be no different. Hannah (Lena Dunham) is now part of Marnie’s (Allison Williams) lying and cheating ways. Asked to cover for her by going on a weekend “getaway” with Desi (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), Hannah obliges only to try to save Ray (Alex Karpovsky) from her own guilt at knowing the terrible truth.

Meanwhile Sosh (Zosia Mamet) is trying to branch out and impress by going to a networking event that happens to be hosted by two of her former best friends, who are now very successful. Elijah (Andrew Rannells) comes as her plus one and to support her, but when Jessa (Jemima Kirke) shows up things get awkward. The tension is so thick that you can cut it with a knife, so you know that things are going to blow up, it’s only a matter of time.

Life has changed so much over the years, but some things remain the same. Marnie presents herself as the victim time and time again, never really stopping to take a good look at herself and the situations she has gotten herself into. Even though she feels guilty about what she is doing to Ray, she shows no signs of stopping until a hidden truth comes burrowing to the surface. Desi isn’t who she thought he was. But it shouldn’t come to a surprise, he always seemed to be off his rocker.Nnow with his addiction out on the table it makes much more sense.

As mitigated disaster befalls Hannah and Marnie as Desi goes on a rampage after his drugs are destroyed, Sosh is dealing with her own demons. There are things that she has kept buried down inside of her, and watching her former besties have the time of her life makes her reevaluate the people she currently surrounds herself with. Jessa may be family, but she is toxic to everyone around her, and there isn’t room for her antics in Sosh’s life anymore. This may cause a rift that carries itself through to the rest of the girls.

Big, personal breakthroughs are happening for all of the girls. It’s intersting to see how they continue to grow and evolve. With eyes wide open to the world around them, there are huge changes on the horizon. They don’t hold all the answers and that’s okay. 

Life isn’t easy, but they have always had each other there when times were hard. It’s hard to determine what else may happen in the remainder of the series, but after all this time, their friendships will remain in tact, or so I hope.


Rating: 6/10


Girls Airs on HBO every Sunday at 10ET/9PT