Girls Recap: Marnie gets pathetic in a cubbie, Jessa man-eats while Shoshanna watches and Hannah proves that she is really unfit for any and all paying jobs
Girls Problem: Forget her friend’s breakup, Hannah wants to workshop her writing.
First off, Hannah wants to be sure that Charlie and Marnie understand she’s a writer, not a “13-year-old girl who rides horses and is obsessed with her mom”—she’s not reading from a journal, these are notes. Hannah might not be writing about horses, but we’re sure there’s something about her mom in there. Marnie wasn’t into giving feedback but Hannah, we will. While we really liked the image of: “stuck in a prison of his kindness,” we think you need to expand on: “he’ll find someone else, someone who appreciates his kind of smothering love.” How about some examples of what makes his brand of love “smothering” to strengthen your thesis? Hannah, didn’t your writing prof give you the clichéd advice “show, don’t tell”?
Ten Years From Now: In 10 years we hope she’s still journaling (or notebooking, whatevs) so someday her daughter can find it and learn something about her mom and herself in the process. (That’s a reference to Tiny Furniture, Dunham’s 2010 feature—watch it if you haven’t!)
Girls Problem: Marnie wants her boyfriend back.
How great is Marnie’s solution for how to get Charlie back? Just put on a party dress and her sorry face. We learn that self-involved Marnie has never been to Charlie’s apartment and when we see said apartment we get why: it looks like a one-room preschool complete with cubbies for shoes and toys, plus a bunk bed for nap time. Then we’re gifted with an unnecessary flashback of the Oberlin gang getting down to Scissor Sisters at a Galactic Safe Sex Party. It’s like we’re in a Bret Easton Ellis novel—all we’re missing is Sean Bateman making out with Jessa. (Or is Jessa actually the Sean Bateman sociopath of this group?) Flashback over and all we’re rewarded with is the “duh” moment where Charlie admits to watching porn and Marnie doesn’t get why. For two people who share a vibrator, we’re surprised porn hasn’t been introduced at some point to their “love-making.” Her big get-back-together pitch boils down to them ignoring she doesn’t love him and having sex to seal the deal. As he coos into her neck he seals his own fate—trapped in a bunk bed prison of his kindness, she breaks up with him.
Ten Years From Now: Marnie will probably always remember their meet-cute/meet-high moment because there are so few in life.
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