If you haven’t caught up on Girls, this review has spoiler’s. They seem to be unavoidable at this point in the series.
This episode should be labelled “Everyone and their dog finds out Hannah is pregnant.” The big news is certainly not a secret anymore. Hannah (Lena Dunham) confides in Marnie (Allison Williams) about the going ons of her uterus. Surprisingly Marnie seems to be supportive about the whole thing, which is way off base in the world she lives in. Could she be changing? Well don’t hold your breath for that.
Marnie doesn’t seem as upset as she should be about Ray breaking up with her. In fact, she says that he was lucky to have her even remotely interested in him. Narcissism isn’t very becoming of her, in fact the whole snob appeal is wearing off, quickly. Marnie is having issues with Desi (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), but that is nothing new, there is always some sort of drama surrounding the two. He’s giving up on being a musician, even with the commitments they have made, he want’s out.
There is a sweet but awkward truce between Elijah (Andrew Rannells) and Hannah. You can tell that he is struggling with the fact that he hurt her with what he had said last episode. It would be terrible to see these two be at odds, they seem to balance each other out. In his own way, he apologizes to her, expressing that he still want’s to be part of her life and the babies. Which is a big sigh of relief for Hannah, she’s going to need all the help she can get.
Adam (Adam Driver), has been hounding Hannah non-stop to take the time and watch his film. He want’s her thoughts and reactions on it, since it is based on their life and relationship. He wants to know if it is true to what he experienced. She doesn’t want to have anything to do with him, and quickly dismisses him, when he goes to follow she hits him with the news that she is pregnant. You don’t see Adam speechless much, but that certainly resonated with him.
Marnie and Desi are supposed to do a set for her mother’s best friend, but Desi shows up high as a kite and unable to perform. So, Marnie’s mother (Rita Wilson) decides to take his place, which ends up in total disaster. The whole situation is embarrassing and it is sure to cause more conflict in the upcoming episodes. Everyone is falling apart in their own special way.
Everyone seems to have their own advice and opinions on what Hannah should or shouldn’t do when it pertains to telling the ‘baby daddy’ about the pregnancy are not. She seeks out the advice of her father (Peter Scolari) and his partner (Ethan Phillips) about this quandary, and they are at opposing sides of the spectrum. Her father is all on board with her doing what is right for her and the child and not telling the father, while his partner think’s that he has every right to know. It’s certainly going to cause some strain on the relationship.
Jessa (Jemima Kirke) makes a surprise visit to Hannah’s. She’s hurt that she had to hear about the pregnancy from Adam and not from Hannah. They have been at odds for a while, and they have hardly acted like friends. Their relationship has been a tumultuous one, and Hannah has had enough. She doesn’t owe Jessa anything, she just want’s her to leave her be. Years of friendship being thrown at the window, it’s sad, but it could be the best thing for Hannah to do. Although their ties run deep and cannot be forgotten that easily. It will be interesting to see if they ever do reconcile.
Hannah decides to give Adam’s movie a try. You can tell that it impacts her, what she will do with that emotion running through her? I’m sure we are soon to find out. Unfinished business isn’t something you can ignore for long.
Girls airs on HBO every Sunday night at 10ET/9PT