Girls (S06E08) “What Will We Do This Time About Adam?”



In this episode, you can tell that they are gearing up for a bigger finale, as more and more characters keep making their way into the story-line. It’s going to make for a bittersweet good-bye when the time comes.

Adam (Adam Driver) has decided that he is the one who is going to help Hannah (Lena Dunham) raise her baby. There has always been a undeinable connection between the two, even with them being separated for a while now, it never quite goes away, and Adam needs to be with her. Jessa (Jemima Kirke) is unexpectedly calm about the whole situation, and doesn’t have anything to add to the conversation. We all know that when Adam makes up his mind on something, there is no convincing him otherwise. Now to get through to Hannah.

It’s a balmy 120 degrees in Elijah (Andrew Rannells) and Hannah’s apartment. With the air conditioner out of commission and no signs of relief, Hannah decides to venture out to the store to stock up on freeze pop’s. This is where Adam finds her and purpose’s his crazy idea to her. Hannah seems to be caught off guard and confused with what is unfolding around her, they decide that going back to her apartment would be the best place to discuss things. And by discuss things, I mean have sex.

Jessa is alone, and there is something going on in that head of hers. She looks as though she is about to implode, and as she retreats to the bathroom to throw up, you can’t help but wonder if she’s hiding a big secret. It would go along perfectly with the show. Hannah and Jessa, pregnant at the same time? It’s just speculation right now, but we will soon find out.

Soshanna (Zosia Mamet) and Ray (Alex Karpovsky) are hanging out, she is helping him with some errands that he needed to run. He seems to be more high-strung and unable to cope with the new life that Hermie’s has handed to him, after his untimely death. He seems more neurotic than usual, so when they run into Sosh’s old boss, Abigail (Ady Bryant), he is told to be nice. Abigail offers to take them to lunch, and the eclectic trio go and do just that.

Jessa is even more antsy now, she is with Laird (Jon Glaser) and his baby. She cannot keep it in any longer, and admits that she is upset and doesn’t agree with what Adam is doing, offering to raise Hannah’s baby. It’s something she should’ve told Adam before he ran off. At the news of a new baby coming around, Laird seems shocked and excited.

Adam and Hannah, it seems too good to be true, but in the sweet moments that they shared, you almost forget the torrential past they shared. Especially when he embraces her and sweetly talks to the baby that is growing inside. I have always been a fan of Hannah and Adam together. They have a chemistry that is unmatched by any other. I’ll always be rooting for them to get back together, but the more Hannah starts processing all her thoughts and feelings, the more unlikely it starts to get.

Ray is actually cutting loose at lunchtime, and finds that he has a lot in common with Abigail, which makes Sosh feel like the odd person out. It’s no surprise that she opted out of hanging out beyond lunch time. It gave Ray and Abigail even more time to get to know each other. She seems to be able to bring out the best in Ray, and that’s something we haven’t seen from him in a long time. She helped him step out of his awkward shell and helped him practice being more personable and approachable by asking random strangers what they miss about the past and their stories. They ended up spending the whole day together, which ended on a carousel ride, sealed with a kiss. Ray may have met his match.

The more Hannah and Adam are together, the more distant she seems to get. The realization that things won’t work hits her hard, without words they know that this whole arrangement was just an idea, and only that. Could they really make it work? I’m hopeful we will continue to see some progression on that front, but it seems as though Hannah has already closed that door of possibilities. This isn’t a fairytale.

We have two episodes left. I feel as though it’s not enough time to bid farewell to this show and the people who have made up this eclectic and unapologetic show. I’m not ready for the end.


Rating: 9/10
Girls airs on HBO, Sunday at 10ET/9PT