I suppose that as soon as Hannah decided to move to Iowa the plausibility of her continuing relationship with Adam, whose burgeoning career most definitely required him to stay in New York City (for what opportunities are there in flyover country?) became nil. Now we see the consequences of her rashness.
A book I ordered from an Amazon seller located in Spain will arrive on or after March 6, almost an entire month after I ordered it. This is also the amount of time it took Adam to find a new girlfriend, Mimi-Rose Howard, an sculptor who, among other things, gives lectures advising women of the deleterious effect relationships with men will have among their careers. So already we know Adam's relationship with Mimi-Rose will undergo apoptosis. A reunion of Adan and Hannah is not so certain.
The episode picks up a few mos, the official Shoshanna unit of time, after the end of Episode IV: A New Girlfriend. You can recognize the emotional volatility by the handheld camera work which indicates the cameraman might have to chase the violence of the scene around the room like a gust of wind. Hannah cannot deal with her notice of displacement and goes to that bedroom which no longer belongs to her and lies down in bed and covers her face with a quilt.
What follows is a round-robin circus of the Girls plus Girl emeritus Ray visiting Hannah who arrive at the apartment after receiving Adam's emergency beacon. First is Shoshanna, who storms into the apartment and heads straight for the bedroom to offer Hannah a warm cup of tea and to voice the resounding theme of the day, that Hannah has been robbed, but at the same time, there will be no recompense, no hearing at an international tribunal in The Hague. This is definitely an allusion to the time Beyoncé was robbed at the Grammys but no way in hell was Beck going to hand that trophy over.
Jessa comes in second, very comfortable with herself, and proceeds to administer some hard truths to Hannah, namely that she is the one who introduced Mimi-Rose to Adam in the first place, so that Adam would be happy, as if she were God and crafting Mimi-Rose from one of his oversize ribs. Then they slap each other, I mean, it's only natural that Hannah is angry at this stunning betrayal and/or ambiguous loyalty to an absent friend versus a present one.
Hannah next steps out, after contemplating whether to chamber-pot her urine, to find the apartment, which is quickly turning into the apartment from Friends, the one Ross or Rachel or Joey or Phoebe or ¿Charles? or Monica lived in, I can't remember which one, where they would all congregate to smooth down the calluses that form on the soul of one who lives a hard life. I was saying, Hannah steps out to find Laird and Adam's heavily-pregnant sister occupying the living room, as Adam and Mimi-Rose have temporarily made themselves scarce. His name is Chandler, not Charles, they look like similar names! Laird offers Hannah a hug, and then Gabby Hoffman joins in and invite Hannah into a threesome while they secure her with their non-sexual embraces while she tries to zone out of the lechery.
Hannah awakens the next day to find Ray cooking bacon and eggs for breakfast. At first Ray appears to console Hannah but really he is too wrapped up in the business of the intersection that is stopping up his block to care about Hannah. When she burns herself flipping the bacon he does not even care, and then applies a terrible make-shift dressing to her wound that later starts to smell before duct-taping a gardening glove around her entire hand.
Elijah, a Girls observer state, is not present. He is still in Iowa. Perhaps he will never return. Perhaps he will start an unlikely romance with a corn farmer and run for state senate as a Log Cabin Republican.
Marnie shows up with food later that day after completely ignoring Hannah's phone calls because she was on a cell phone fast with Desi in a wood shed. They were woodshedding. Desi and Marnie are the sort of couple who do these things because to have intimacy without context is to dip your hand into a bowl of writhing poisonous snakes. She suggests that it is time for Hannah to move on from Adam, Adam also shares this sentiment, as does everybody else. This conversation takes place while Hannah sits on the toilet watching the YouTube video of Mimi-Rose's lecture.
Adam comes in later searching for Mimi-Rose, but just finds Hannah. He gives Hannah the hard talk while redoing her dressing, that he doesn't love her the same way anymore, that he forecasts future romantic love for Mimi-Rose although it does not exist yet. Hannah is perfectly welcome to the apartment, however, her things are currently in 24-hour storage. She goes there and lies down on her couch with all her possessions precariously stacked over it.