Weirdly, “Close-Up” started out with Adam and Mimi-Rose in relationship bliss. That abruptly changed when Mimi-Rose casually drops that she had an abortion the day prior. Adam freaks out that she didn’t share this with him prior to making the decision.
I do understand Adam’s feelings on this and felt a lot of animosity toward Mimi-Rose. She swayed me, though, as she did Adam, at the end of the episode. She doesn’t need Adam, but she wants Adam, which is even more special. I loved that. I don’t necessarily care about Adam and Mimi-Rose, though, as characters. I’d have preferred to focus on the girls.
In another story with a secondary character, Ray takes a stand against local government and decides to run for a seat on the board. I actually really love Ray, but again, girls’ storylines?!
Jessa again does absolutely nothing.
Shosh botches an interview and ends up with a date.
Marnie and Desi fuck to their own music and get into a huge fight when Marnie says they are like She & Him musically, and Desi protests that they are nothing like She & Him. This fight was awesome and absurd.
Hannah has moved back into her apartment. Elijah was “practically running JCPenny” in Iowa and moved back with her; the wall broken down in between their rooms has not posed problems yet. Hannah has decided that she wants a job helping people. Her friends all laugh at this, as Hannah is the most selfish person they know, and Elijah makes a few jokes at her expense. His jokes inspire a viable idea: teacher. “Those who can’t do, teach,” points out Jessa. Hannah agrees that she can’t do, and thus would like to teach.
What did you guys think of Close Up?