Last night’s Girls stepped out of Hannah and Marnie’s apartment and ventured into a warehouse in Bushwick. It was an eventful night that focused on all four gals and their party etiquette. Apparently, Jessa likes to throw wine bottles at ‘crusty’ punks, while Hannah tries to avoid alcohol at all costs. The party was a good idea because “Welcome to Bushwick a.k.a. The Crackcident” turned out to be the best episode yet.
Find out why in our review below…
- Director: Jody Lee Lipes
- Writer: Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner
- Cast: Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Allison Williams
Episode Title: “Welcome to Bushwick a.k.a. The Crackcident“
At a raging party in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, Hannah sees a different side of Adam. Jessa lures the sender of an anonymous text message, and Marnie finds out Charlie has moved on. Meanwhile, Shoshanna accidentally gets high on crack.
- Calm Down Wild Girl: Jessa’s whole flirty relationship with her married boss came to an abrupt end. There in the ER, with him crying on her lap, Jessa had a moment of realization. “I can’t do this kind of thing anymore,” she says. Translation: she can’t keep acting like a wild girl. We don’t know much about Jessa’s past, but in that moment of clarity, we learn that she’s trying to grow up.
- Adam’s not the Jerk: So, Hannah sees Adam (in a shirt!) outside his natural habitat. She meets his friend, Tako no ‘C’, who informs Hannah that her boy toy is a recovering alcoholic who loves to read books. Say what?! Hannah ambushes Adam, asking why he withheld his troubled past. “You never asked,” he says. Now, before you call him a douche for the 100th time, let’s think for a bit… Hannah is a selfish girl who only talks about her problems. She’s never made an effort to know Adam. Thus, his infuriating omission is justifiable. Until now, we always heard Hannah’s side of the story. And that probably made us think poorly of Adam. But guess what? Both are to blame for their dysfunctional relationship. The show ends shortly after Adam asks Hannah, “Do you want me to be your fucking boyfriend?” It’s an aggressive argument that sheds some light on their relationship’s future.
- Shoshanna’s Crackcident: Leave it to Shoshanna to accidentally smoke crack out of a “glass cigarette.” It’s cute that her initial reaction to it is the fear of her parents finding out.
- Physical Comedy: Last night’s episode relied on a lot of physical comedy for laughs. Shoshanna’s attack on Ray was belly-achingly funny. Seeing a pint size girl bring a six-foot man to his knees was the highlight of the episode. Also, Jessa’s incident with the punks was shockingly funny. She “accidentally” drops a bottle of wine on them and instead of apologizing, she hurls insults. And who could forget Hannah’s bike accident? She just lies there on the pavement like a dead animal. Priceless.
- Marnie’s Still Annoying: It’s hard not to enjoy Marnie’s unhappiness. In many ways, she deserves it. She’s just so selfish. After seeing Charlie with another girl, she obsesses over the problem by boring strangers with her pitiful problems. Then she runs into Elijah, Hannah’s ex-boyfriend, and obsesses some more. We also find out she made-out with Elijah while he was Hannah’s boyfriend. What the hell?! You see, Marnie IS an awful person.
Watching the leads outside of their comfy apartments was great fun. It’s interesting to see how they interact with people besides each other. Zosia Mamet continues to prove that she’s a great asset to this show. Her character might be the dimwit of the group but she sure brings in the most laughs.
Girls airs at 10:30 p.m. on HBO.