Thursday, February 19, 2015

What I’m Watching: Girls

Girls: Season 4, Episode 5 “Sit-In” (B+)

I would still like to see Hannah remain in Iowa, but having an episode which involves her painful reintroduction to New York proves to be fitting and entertaining, filled with sharp writing and great characterizations. Shoshanna, the first visitor to the apartment, wasn’t particularly kind, though she did at least focus on Hannah for once rather than just on her problems. Jessa was heartless, even for her, and casually mentioning that she had introduced Adam to Mimi-Rose didn’t help matters at all. She isn’t capable of feeling remorse, and even though it took Marnie an unbelievably long time to show up, I think this is the final nail in the coffin in Hannah and Jessa’s friendship. I like that Mimi-Rose is a layered intellectual, someone who Hannah would surely admire had she met her under different circumstances, and that she offered to go talk to Hannah and console her, an idea that Adam soundly rejected. Ray’s visit to the apartment was among the best, as he was so caught up in his own problems but actually served as a good friend for Hannah since she’s never been one to listen to other people, and I think that kind of selfish attitude was just what she needed. She could have done without that burn, of course, and it was nice of Adam to rip off Ray’s makeshift cast and tend to the wound before sending Hannah off with his token “kid” nickname that Hannah rather bluntly asked him not to call her again in the future.

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