Girls Problem: Jessa is pregnant.
In the first episode of Girls we heard Hannah lament about a girl who had no one to accompany her to an abortion. So when it’s Jessa’s turn to divest herself of a pregnancy, her friends offer overwhelming support, turning her abortion appointment into an event deserving of tears (Marnie), jokes (Hannah) and expensive candy (Shoshanna). The day of the abortion begins with frozen yogurt and a feminist discourse on the rules of dating. We really didn’t think you could eat before surgery, but maybe frozen yogurt’s non-food status is OK? Then, when she should be at her appointment, Jessa instead goes AWOL, trying to prove to herself that she doesn’t want this baby by exposing the fetus to White Russians (and, earlier in the episode, pot). Ignoring her friends “word alerts,” she finds a guy to make out with who we’re to believe is nice enough to call his mom to say he’s “OK in the city” but confident enough to make out with an aggressive girl in a stairwell. Between kissing him like she’s going to eat his face off and yelling at him when he asks what she wants him to do (Jessa’s more like Marnie than she’d ever admit) she discovers she’s bleeding and thus her problem has magically—in a way that only ever happens on TV, ladies—taken care of itself. Problem solved.
Ten years from now: According to Jessa she’ll have a bunch of kids with men of different races. Like she’s populating the It’s A Small World ride at Disneyland. (That may be an Angelina Jolie joke we stole from someone.) Jessa still feels very much closed off, and it’s hard to get a sense of what she really wants in life beyond new experiences—but we’re sure that eventually having a child will be seen as one of those new experiences. She’ll probably dress it in sarongs and not let it take part in trick-or-treating at Halloween because of the hegemony of chocolate manufacturing.
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