Huge episode of Girls tonight. The fourth season of Girls is now mounting what is sure to be a momentous climax in which the very souls of the Girls could be in danger from the villanous spectre of responsibility in terms of relationships and careers.
[Resting post-abortion face.]
The episode opens with a really loud montage set to hipster music in which Adam demonstrates his love for Mimi-Rose, girlfriend of seven weeks, in ways he never did for Hannah. I think this illustrates the reality that Adam + Hannah were always the coupling they each thought they could stably settle for, but never their aspirational relationship goal. Whereas Adam + Mimi-Rose is a constant struggle, for example, when Adam asks M-R if she wants to go for a jog she says that she can't because she just 'had an abortion yesterday', and when Adam is flustered she gives him a very daring look, I dare you to question my abortion, motherfucker, she demands with her eyes.
Adam throws a pissy fit over their 7-weeks-or-less fetus and is caught in that quandary where he wants the woman to think he would have been totally cool with it if she had asked but that she needs his approval first at the same time. He decides to break up with M-R but she intercepts as he is leaving with a laundry sack of clothes and a milk crate of his books: she really likes Adam, and she ennumerates his most charming mannerisms, such as when he tucks in her blanket upon waking up. He does this the next morning but once you have seen through the illusion (like that of the rabbit and the duck) it is irreparably broken.
Shoshanna(h) has a very combative interview with the owner of an instant soup start-up played by Jason Ritter (star of the lately-lackluster Gravity Falls). He directs the palpable sexual tension away from the possibility of a job and into the possibility of a relationship with Shoshanna, who contemplates whether she should be a housewife or something over drinks with the Girls and Girls observer Elijah.
Marnie has more sex with Desi, her common-law husband and creative partner. They are already suffering from creative differences because Desi thinks that Marnie has an entirely wrong conception over the theme of the band and definitely feels his artistic contributions, although they are in spirit, are equal in force to Marnie actually writing and driving the white elephant forward. Is She and Him a bad band? Is it a twee band? Desi is very upset that Marnie aspires to that aesthetic. He is leaner and more angular than ever, reminding us his only redeeming virtue is that he is very nice-looking and has a lovely Mediterranean complexion. She rants about how alone she feels now that she's with the very 'selfish' Desi at the Girls brunch. This Girls brunch is sort of like a Last Supper for the Girls, it is definitely the verge of a new phase in their life when the old bullshit is not going to cut it anymore.
Ray visits a community board meeting with a diorama of the block he's living on, but the board meeting adjourns before he can give his presentation. These lazy politicians, these louts feeding off the public teat make him angry, angry enough to have another outburst at the microphone (why don't they just shut his microphone off?), angry enough to start crafting PowerPoints for his electoral campaign for community board.
Hannah's therapist decides that Hannah's role in society is that of a helper-bee, since she enrolled in graduate school to impress her mother, which is "helpful". This is an omen to become a secondary school teacher, Hannah says to her friends at Girls brunch. Elijah is back in town and back in Hannah's apartment although he seemed to have hit his personal and professional peak in Iowa. Now he lounges around the apartment in his underwear, it's sort of not charming anymore for Elijah to lounge around in his underwear, Hannah thinks when she sets out one morning for her job interview at a school. She is shorter than most of the students it seems but she's proudly displaying her tattoo, which would make her one of the cool teachers I suppose.
[I hadn't noticed she was applying to teach at a Catholic school.]