Friday, April 22, 2016

What I’m Watching: Girls

Girls: Season 5, Episode 8 “Homeward Bound” (B+)

This was a pretty focused episode that depicted how much of a mess some of these characters are. Fran excitedly proclaiming that they were going away for three months would have been cause for celebration had he not insulted Hannah’s friends in the process, and that one remark resulted in her calling off the entire relationship, prompting some pent-up rage in Fran to finally explode and come out. Hannah is definitely a contender for the most selfish character on television, and while Fran may not have been perfect, he was far more supportive of everything that she put him through than, say, Adam. Calling Ray and trying to thank him with an awkward sexual favor was puzzling since that had never been a part of their friendship. Distracting him enough to crash his brand new $50,000 coffee truck was partially his fault, but Hannah’s failure to understand the significance of what had happened was crazy, as was her quick abandonment of him while he waited for his guy to come rather than be ripped off by someone else. I liked the casting of Guillermo Diaz from “Weeds” and “Scandal” as Hector, who was far nicer than the murderer Hannah briefly believed him to be. Desi having Lisa Bonet’s Tandice ask Marnie not to exist was pretty harsh, but I can’t imagine it’s going to stop her from collaborating with him. Adam ignoring Jessa in favor of taking care of his abandoned nephew was more a sign of his growth than her detached immaturity. Shoshanna’s time back in the United States thus far has been rough, starting with unfriendly pedestrians at the airport and ending with a furious lecture from Scott about how she can’t go on welfare and treat herself to sushi and sake lunches in the middle of the day at the same time.

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