In last week’s Bushwick warehouse party episode, we learned that Hannah and Adam are officially an item. We also learned that he’s an actual human being, with feelings and non-sexual needs. Now, Hannah is totally jolly over her new beau, while Marnie’s the most miserable she’s ever been. It looks like Charlie really moved on. Oh how the tide has changed!

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The Players:

  • Director: Jody Lee Lipes
  • Writer: Lena Dunham, Dan Sterling
  • Cast: Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Allison Williams

Episode Title: “Weirdos Need Girlfriends Too”

Marnie and Jessa bond and meet an eligible bachelor who’s new in town. Meanwhile, Hannah gets to know Adam in ways she never could have imagined.

The Good:

  • Marnie’s Facebook Stalking: Marnie’s in full breakup mode. She spends her mornings obsessing over Charlie by Facebook stalking him. Her misery is the source of comedy in this episode. It’s absolutely hilarious when she’s seen clicking away at photos of Charlie and Audrey, while Hannah has loud sex in the next room. It’s also something some of us could relate to. Who hasn’t stalked an ex on FB before?
  • The Most Ineligible Bachelor: Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) shows up on Girls as a yuppie bachelor. He buys Jessa and Marnie drinks at a bar and brings them back to his super trendy Williamsburg apartment. There, he shows off his amateur DJ skills by spinning strange mash-ups (none of which impress the girls). He’s trying so hard to be cool, but actually he’s just another creep. Except, O’Dowd’s creepiness is totally adorable. Once he’s rejected by Marnie and Jessa (who begin making out with each other), he has a semi-breakdown and rants about how it’s not okay to be left out of “the group.” “No more excluding me Mary Poppins!”he yells at Jessa. He then gives a speech about how hard it is to work in the “real world” and that he’s fed up with little rich girls. He steals the show. Hopefully he returns for another stint.
  • Marnie and Jessa Bond: In lieu of Hannah’s absence, Marnie and Jessa form a bond. At first, Marnie is skeptical of Jessa’s kindness. “We’ve been friends for six years, you’ve known my name for three,” she tells Jessa. But the intentions are genuine. Jessa behaves like a true friend by poking fun at Audrey and boosting Marnie’s self-esteem.

The So-So:

  • Lesbian Makeout: The lesbian makeout scene sort of ruined the whole bond between Marnie and Jessa. It just felt odd. Not wrong. Odd. The two were getting along so great, and then bang! They have this hardcore makeout session that was totally unnecessary. Does this mean anything? Will they be awkward around each other now?
  • “In A Relationship” Hannah: Last week, Adam opened up. We saw another side of him. And he finally agreed to be Hannah’s boyfriend. It was a moment of victory for her because this is what she’s been aiming for this whole time, right? Why then does it feel so wrong? Yes, we’ll admit that the end of “Welcome to Bushwick” made us smile. But after seeing Hannah’s willingness to put Adam first and herself second, she’s just feels pathetic. She barely spends any time with her girlfriends. Come to think of it, she’s not a very good friend. She’s always putting Adam before them. In “Pilot,” she was supposed to be at the Jessa’s “welcome home” dinner, but instead she was having sex with Adam. Again here. She should be consoling Marnie who just broke up with Charlie; or consoling Jessa who just lost her job. Instead, she’s at tech with Adam. With two episode left, we doubt her relationship with either friend will get any stronger.
  • Still No Job: Hannah doesn’t have a job. It’s been weeks since she quit and she’s not even looking for more work. Instead she’s going on miserable jogs and making her boyfriend eat “sweet mucus.” Rachel from Friends didn’t last this long without addressing her no job/no money situation. How can we make this any more clearer? Girls needs to focus on Hannah’s income issue. Maybe she doesn’t need a job yet, but shouldn’t she at least be on the hunt for one? Jeez. You can’t just drop this storyline. It’s major!


Chris O’Dowd was the best part of “Weirdos Need Girlfriends Too.” Still, he’s no match for Shoshanna, who was missed during this episode. We don’t like that she sometimes shows up and other times she doesn’t. She’s on the freaking poster! She should always be around. Also, Hannah needs to spend more time with her girlfriends. The show’s called Girls, not Hannah and Adam.

Rating: 6/10

Girls airs at 10:30 p.m. on HBO.

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