“Girls” confronts it biggest critics by playing out the relationship between Hannah and Sandy, and things get real.
Elijah starts by being open with George about having had sex with Marnie after the party. George is understandably irritated, not only because of the infidelity, but also because it’s clear that Elijah doesn’t know what he wants. Elijah said he thought he might always be bisexual- but George isn’t buying it. “I don’t want to be with someone who is confused or bi”, he’s been there and done that, and as a mature gay man, he knows what he wants.
Elijah, being the 25 year old that he is, dismisses George’s concerns and worries if they’re breaking up. First, no one believes that Andrew Rannells is 25 years old. Second, few people will believe he’s potentially bisexual, so this episode is off to a fairy tale start. Elijah tries to allay George’s concerns by saying it was “only like three pumps! Two and a half pumps!” You’re not helping your cause, Elijah. Besides, “Two and a Half Pumps” is probably the working title for Charlie Sheen’s next sitcom after that FX crap that he currently works on inevitably fails.
George makes it clear to Elijah that they’re over, but at least Elijah hears him. Adam, on the other hand, has taken to posting shirtless videos on YouTube. Not that I needed to mention shirtless, because the man is always without a shirt. Plus, he has gone mad. Throw a volleyball into the mix, and we are remaking “Castaway” here people. Elijah wants to know if “he shoots himself at the end of this video?” to which Hannah can only admit she hasn’t made it to the end yet.
I call this a reimaging of John Mayer- only its “Your Body is a Wasteland”
Hannah worries that Adam might be truly psychotic but Elijah assuages her by letting her know that she isn’t stabworthy. Adam may be certifiable but he’s also probably too lazy to harm Hannah. Plus, he would probably have to put on a shirt to come over and kill Hannah, so that isn’t happening anytime soon.
Marnie, whose life has seemingly crashed down around, goes on an interview for an art curator position. The rigid director of the museum, played perfectly by Lena Dunham’s mother, is seemingly more interested in the suddenly cosmopolitan offerings of Marnie’s hometown, Montclair, New Jersey. She knows Marnie is smart, personable and attractive, but she doesn’t see her working in the art world. She also can’t name what she sees her doing. Marnie is also just one volleyball away from being completely adrift.
Back at Shoshanna’s, Ray and Shosh are stuck in that cutesy, new relationship place that makes everyone around them want to vomit. Even Ray, who is typically closed off, is participating in Shoshanna’s usual fast and loose conversation style. She wishes he would have been at summer camp with her as a child and he really wants to enjoy the rush of petting a live pig, because they’re so human like. If someone who I had just had sex with said something like that, I think I’d be a little upset.