I absolutely LOVED last night’s Girls. It seems the bigger train wreck the situation, the more the episode speaks to me. What I love about this show is how relatable things are, if not the situations directly but the kind of are we in the right place in our lives? kind of thing. Like Hannah says in this episode, none of us know anything.
We open with Marnie and Desi having sex and it’s like, what did I expect? Of course this has already occurred. Hannah tells Elijah that this has been going on for two weeks even though she was supposed to keep it a secret. Hannah has been roped into Marnie & Desi’s weekend away in Poughkeepsie as a cover story for poor Ray.
The trip upstate doesn’t go well. Hannah meets a beautiful shopkeeper who has a story about how leaving New York City saved her life– she’s happier living her truth. Because she’s slightly psychic, she gives Hannah the tea set from the window, which you know is not going to make it home intact.
Desi and Marnie fight on and off until Marnie discovers Desi’s oxycontin stash. He admits he’s been addicted to it for a year; Marnie is shocked, but no one watching the episode is. She smashes the jar, crushes the pills, and locks Desi out of the house. He rages outside, tries to get in, breaks a window and Hannah’s tea set gets smashed.
Hannah is surprisingly supportive of Marnie. She tells her it’s hard to see things in other people when she’s only thinking of herself, which she too would know. She also tells her that Desi looks like “someone in the Pacific Northwest knit a man.”
Meanwhile, Shoshanna has roped Elijah into coming to a women’s networking event with her. It’s hosted by her former best friends whose start-up coming is thriving. Jessa follows her here. Shoshanna blames Jessa’s influence for ruining these friendships– she bailed on the trip to Aruba where the conceived this company because of Jessa. After being rejected in her attempt to reconnect with them, she let’s Jessa have it. Elijah lays into Jessa for Adam. Jessa claims Marnie being with Ray is the same thing. Elijah launches the secret that Marnie is actually with Desi at the moment out in the open. Shoshanna tells Jessa to get out of her face. Jessa ironically tells her to grow up.