Friday, February 1, 2013

What I'm Watching: Girls

Girls: Season 2, Episode 3 “Bad Friend” (B+)

It’s rare that Hannah has the upper hand in a given situation, and she definitely went too far with her power trip in this episode. She seemed shocked by the ease at which she got hired for her freelance gig, but her first assignment was awfully out there. It was fun to see her turn to Elijah for help preparing for her first time doing cocaine, though that didn’t turn out so well once Elijah felt the need to be close to Hannah and to confess his indiscretion with Hannah. The fact that Hannah was upset at him partially because cocaine could have been her favorite drug was silly, but Hannah isn’t above such preposterous grand statements. Marnie had an unfulfilling night, being sprung from the monotony of her new job by Booth Jonathan with the rather aggressive promise of having sex, only to be confined to his booth for an uncomfortable stretch of time. Being told that maybe she’s not the good friend and Hannah is not the bad friend stung, and Hannah didn’t let up after that, badgering her to the point of tears. Hannah has now strained her relationships with three of her closest friends, and it looks like only Laird is left. He was certainly shocked to receive Hannah’s affections when they got back to their building. For someone who almost reported an ex-boyfriend for stalking just recently, Hannah didn’t seem to have much of a problem with shacking up with someone who had explicitly admitted that he was in fact stalking her.

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