Hannah and Elijah decide to throw a party to celebrate their cohabitation. They want to do themed parties often, but all of Hannah’s themes revolve around food. Hannah revels in the fact that she won’t have a man with her at the party. Elijah is excited that everyone gets to meet his older boyfriend, George, who pays for everything. Shoshanna is using the party to prove that she isn’t hung up on Ray, as she assumes he will be coming.
“I lost my hymen, but I found this hat”
Once the party starts, it’s all downhill. Elijah’s boyfriend, George, gets drunk and calls everyone at the party boring. When he was their age, he was doing lines of coke off of twinks. Apparently that kind of lifestyle ultimately leads to drunkenly belting out karaoke before being escorted out of a party by Hannah, who casually leads him down the street before turning and running back into her building. Note to the producers: Lena Dunham running, while hysterical, isn’t a good look for her.
The only thing shittier than my writing career is my career as a party planner
Hannah gets called away because Adam is out of pain medication and needs her help. Being the pushover that she is, Hannah brings Adam what he needs but doesn’t stick around to spend time with him. It is all too real and raw for Hannah and she isn’t generous with the things Adam really needs- her attention and her time.
Shoshanna confronts Ray in front of the coats in Hannah’s bedroom and lets him know that she is over him. Then he takes her and kisses her. They’ve always portrayed Ray with an overabundance of confidence, which is a perfect foil for Shoshanna’s complete lack of confidence. If this wasn’t television (and technically its not television, its HBO) that would have never happened. Ray would have suffered from the same lack of confidence as Shoshanna. He would have turned and left that bedroom and went home to finish himself off.
Christopher is at the party with his new girlfriend, Audrey, who is more interested in who brought the pot than in paying any attention to her boyfriend. Christopher is that kind of sickening pussy, though. The kind of guy who waits for his girlfriend outside the bathroom. Those guys exist, but they never date girls as cute as Audrey. He may be the one character on this show who isn’t a total asshole, which explains why he’s a perpetual guest star instead of a regular.
Once the party has died down, we’re left with Marnie and Elijah together on the couch. I cringe briefly because I know where they’re going with this. Elijah starts talking about his latent bisexuality. He points out that there are two people which it is still okay to make fun of- bisexuals and Germans- and he’s both. Marnie is so hopeless and helpless that she’d sleep with anyone at this point. Marnie does the obvious “I could never be a gay man” speech because she doesn’t like giving blow jobs or anal sex. Funny, I hadn’t realized anyone had offered. Slut. Those are the kind of remarks that land you on the wall of a bathroom stall at the Port Authority. I’ve heard.