I hate to say it, but my favorite part of last night’s episode of Girls was Jessa. I’ll get into all of that in a second, because truly the episode (as all of them do this season) revolves around Hannah.
Hannah is telling people about her pregnancy. We start with Marnie, whose support surprises even Hannah. Though Hannah’s decided she won’t be telling Paul-Louis, Marnie takes issue with this. Hannah’s father & his boyfriend are split on the decision of whether Paul-Louis should know as well.
Elijah and Hannah make up like magic, which is a bit surprising considering how nasty he was to her in the last episode. (I guess this is a good thing that we won’t be dedicating screen time to Hannah & Elijah fighting.)
Weirdly, Hannah tells Adam… well, she more yells it at his as he chases her down her block trying to make her watch his movie. Adam is so insistent on Hannah watching it; it seems like feelings reemerged through the process of making the film.
We’re now past the halfway mark in the final season. For me, despite loving “Hostage Situation,” I haven’t gotten what I wanted out of the season yet. The best bits of this show are the “Beach House” moments where these four women are together and facing the reality of their relationships. The fact that Shoshanna has almost no storyline this season is disappointing, especially when we haven’t seen her interact with any of the girls but Jessa since Marnie’s wedding. This is why Jessa’s interaction with Hannah was my favorite moment– this is one of the interactions we’ve been craving and it felt so real and relatable.
Jessa by no means should be surprised that Hannah did not come to her to tell her she was pregnant. Hannah is right; they haven’t been dear friends for a long time. Still, what I love about Jessa’s plea is what rings true: you cannot erase relationships. It’s a painful fact that people come into and out of our lives. While Jessa is right that these precious moments don’t just go away, the people often do. You may very well not speak to or think of the person who meant the most to you 5 years ago. It is sad when you think about it, but chances are you don’t think about it too frequently because things change. Hannah makes it clear that she has no interest in saving her relationship with Jessa.
Finally, another relationship seems to finally come to an end: Marnie & Desi. If this is Desi’s last moment on the show, kicking over his motorcycle, I’m in love with that exit. Marnie had really better get her life together, because watching her perform with her mother was cringe-worthy.
What did you think about last night’s episode? How are you liking the season overall?