Recently shown in Sunday’s episode of Girls is how formulaic it has become. This episode doesn’t differentiate itself from most, but oddly it also made me want to finish the season strong, mostly due to having this episode’s only well written section be the last third, at the party, where Hannah singlehandedly calls out everyone from her literature class. But outside of that alone, I wasn’t too feely about Sunday’s episode.
This episode tries to catch everyone up with what’s currently going on with the characters. Shoshanna has a quick moment of being one inconsiderate bitch; that’s pretty much her response to the interviewer’s option to give her the job, but her nuanced tone just irked me. That’s all we get from Shoshanna, outside of Ray’s possible guilt over hooking up with Marnie post breakup in season three. Marnie tries to find meaning within her supposed relationship with Desi, but you know the music gets in the way. Jessa tries to accommodate for a temporary loss of a friend by befriending her ex, or rather improving on something they never had.
Recapping this show makes me feel like the town gossip, but let’s be honest, the Internet is not a small town. The show has found itself, but it hasn’t truly molded itself. The way this episode just spent its whole middle section on everyone back in New York was a bit scattershot; it never really flowed in transition, and it makes me miss Hannah’s over- analytical mind. When D. August says Hannah is getting a bit hysterical due to the somewhat abrasive tone she exerts, Hannah tries to make some “feminist judgment” on the situation, which is sort of a downer for her as a character. She embodies the kind of stereotypical feminist one views on Tumblr and Twitter.
I seriously, and I mean it, can’t get over that hump. Sure Hannah is extremely immature, and sure she’s very lost; we all are at some point in life. But Hannah just doesn’t see the bigger picture, which Elijah seems to understand. He’s snarky, but that humoristic snarky that brings light to the scene, from its initial start to his leave.
Elijah: “I realized I was too good at selfies, it didn’t feel like a challenge anymore. Then I thought, what if I flip the camera around?”
He also sheds some light onto reality’s true face, where he indicates this off-color rule of thumb: no one wants to do what he or she does, and in a way it’s true. I never want to do what I do, but I do so because it requires me to articulate words into a computer that further expresses the opinion I have on today’s media-controlled society (I mean, even at the gym people text between sets or watch TV while running).
I can’t say this episode is bad, nor is it good. It opens up holes I couldn’t care less about, but you know like life you can’t escape the past. Anyway, this episode serves some kind of importance. I don’t know if I’m wording this correctly, but anyway, you will get a few laughs, and that’s what’s important, right?