“We gettin’ naked up in this bitch or what?”
Sandy is angered by Hannah’s insinuation of Black Americans on death row, as he sees her as another white woman looking to cross off dating a Black man from her bucket list. Move to the city. Check. Date a Black man. Check. Go to a dangerous neighborhood. Check. Except its Donald Glover and he probably has as much in common with your typical Black American male as Hannah has with the cast of “Buckwild”. Hannah claims she never saw him as a Black man before, to which he scoffs. She doesn’t live in a world where these divisions exist.
Except Hannah does live in a world where these divisions exist, and as an allegedly intelligent woman and writer, this is almost laughable. Nothing sells in American pop culture today better than white guilt. Why else would we even be having this episode if it wasn’t for all the criticism lobbed at “Girls” last season? The same thing happened to “Friends” and then we’re suddenly seeing Joey and Ross battle over Gabrielle Union. Brrr… its cold in here… but only for the minorities who are being used to allow white people to placate their white guilt. Maybe Donald Glover can play the well meaning brother to a Black cheerleader in “Bring It On 14: the Ghost of that Girl from Blaque Who Passed Away in 2012” Hannah says their political differences are too much and they’re done.
9/11 changed everything, including the seriousness of cheerleading competitions. Never forget.
Marnie arrives at Hannah and Elijah’s apartment as he is walking out the door. She is dressed in a rather revealing outfit for her new gig, as a hostess at an upscale club. Elijah says she looks like “a slutty von Trapp” but if that was true then we would have at least seen side boob in their sex scene between the two of them last week. Elijah fears that Marnie is going to tell Hannah about the sex and it will devastate Hannah, who will see it as a vindication of her unattractiveness, rather than the sloppy desperation of two people that it was. Marnie doesn’t want to keep a secret from Hannah, but agrees to for Elijah’s sake, since he has already lost George over the hook up.
While Hannah is home alone, she gets another text from Adam, who is waiting outside. She quickly turns off her light and tries to fall asleep but hears a noise in the other room. As she calls out for Adam, he jumps into her doorway, as she had given him a key for emergencies while they were dating. He explains to her that his manhood won’t allow him to just walk away from her. Apparently nothing from his manhood tells him to not be a creepy stalker or to avoid getting all emo on YouTube. He may want to consider looking up ‘manliness’ in the dictionary.