Girls (S06E05) “Gummies”

Review:

 

While Ray (Alex Karpovsky) is coming to grips with the loss of Hermie (Colin Quinn). Sosh (Zosia Mamet) comes by to offer her sincere condolences. While Marnie (Allison Williams) seems to be stuck in her own little world, absent when Ray really needs someone there for him. Marnie has a way of making everything about her, and that’s not about to start now. She is toxic for him right now, and I think he made the best decision he has made in a while, breaking up with her.

Hannah (Lena Dunham) is dealing with her own new reality, and she’s been doing a lot of soul-searching and thinking. For once she hasn’t gone off the deep end into some psychotic break. Her mother (Becky Ann Baker) is there for a visit, and she is the one who seems to be on the verge of a breakdown. Even the news of her becoming a grandmother doesn’t seem to cheer her up, instead it makes her think of her inevitable demise. Matters only get worse when she downs a bag of pot laced gummies.

This time the roles are reversed, Hannah is the one who is frantically trying to find her mother who has disappeared into the New York evening. Luckily, she is not alone, Elijah (Andrew Rannells) has stepped in to join the hunt. She could be anywhere, lost, alone and very messed up. It’s interesting to see the dynamics change in such a significant way. Her mother is usually one who has it all together, but she is just like everyone else, struggling to make sense of this life.

Adam (Adam Driver) and Jessa’s (Jemima Kirke) creative endeavour’s have them butting heads. The movie seems to be going along quite nicely, they even got a Hannah look-alike. Even though Jessa is trying to push her opinions on how the movie should be going, Adam is having none o fit. He is pleased with the story and is uncompromising in his thoughts and feelings. It is starting to bring some long-forgotten issues to the surface. Perhaps their relationship isn’t as intense as they once thought it was? It will be interesting to see where the story emerges from here.

Hannah and Elijah are finally reunited with Loreen, who has been busy devouring some fine Asian cuisine. And in an innocent, drug induced slip up, she reveals Hannah’s impending pregnancy. Cue Elijah storming off into the hot kitchen, angry at this situation. He called her reckless and said that she would be a horrible mother. She figured that he would be the one who would help her through all of this, but she couldn’t be more wrong. And as he storms off into the night, we are left with even more unknown’s. Things are not looking good for Hannah.

A sound piece of advice came in the form of Hannah’s lookalike. I think it is something that will stick with her while she goes through this journey. “Kid’s are easy, it’s being an adult that is hard.” It’s a harsh reality but it is something she needed to hear. Everything is changing and things will never be the same again. It doesn’t matter how old you are or the things you’ve been through, life catches up with everyone in the end.

The show aptly ends with Ray, diving into long forgotten memories of Hermie through recordings he had done years ago. As words of wisdom and wit spew through the speakers, you can’t help but get the feeling that even though things are beyond messed up now, they will eventually be okay.

There are only five more episodes left, and so much more can happen. I’m going to miss this show when it’s gone. They even snuck in a “Gilmore Girls” reference in there, while Hannah and Elijah had their heart breaking moment. They are all grown up now. 

 

Rating: 7/10

 

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

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