Girls: Season 6, Episode 8 “What Will We Do This Time About Adam?” (B+)
This was an extremely nostalgic episode, one that represented how far some of these characters have come and how easy it is for them to fall back into the same old patterns. We’ve been doing that all season with Marnie, who couldn’t break up with Desi and now realizes that she hasn’t gone anywhere with her life. Hannah not having air conditioning in her apartment was a simple problem that represents extensive exhaustion on her part, and therefore running into Adam while she was out buying popsicles was just the kind of cosmic sign that she needed that maybe things might not be so hard after all. Adam dove fully into the idea that they could be together and that he wanted to raise Hannah’s baby, assembling all the furniture himself and even casually proposing marriage to her. Laird’s similar offer was so genuine and borne out of passion but just made Hannah shake her head, whereas she fell head over heels for the idea that Adam was really the right thing for her. That idea blew up in an instant almost as quickly as it was first introduced. Maybe Adam and Jessa will work out after all, since Jessa’s feigned lack of emotion was obviously a front and she was destroyed by his apparent departure. And Shoshanna managed to extract herself from any possible future with Ray by introducing him to her friend Abigail, who she hilariously described as a lot, and it turns out they’re a perfect fit, exploring the historic nostalgia of Brooklyn together. My favorite line of the episode was Hannah’s objection to food coops because she finds the whole shift thing demeaning.