Falling In Love With "Girls" - Weirdoes Need Girlfriends Too
Episode 8: "Weirdoes Need Girlfriends Too."
So, "Girls" has taken a more serious turn these past few weeks. Not as quotable as earlier episodes, it still dazzles with its intelligent look at the "Me-Me" generation.
Since Adam and Hannah’s fight that turned them into a couple, they are now practically living together and having lots of sex in her apartment much to the chagrin of Marnie who spends her days on Facebook stalking Charlie and his new girlfriend while listening to Demi Lovato songs. Adam continues to show his multi-faceted character by being very sympathetic to Marnie over her inability to get over her four-year relationship with a guy she wasn’t satisfied with in the first place. When Hannah tried to make her brush it off (as that generation likes to do because then it leaves more "me" time) he tells her not to "diminish" her pain. Marnie is clearly stunned by this - in a good way - but still thinks he’s weird as does Jessa who describes him as someone who would "totally masturbate in front of anybody." (Little do they know.)
Meanwhile, Adam is in a play that (I wasn’t clear) he’s partly written or is just acting in. But when the director/creator starts adding in things that Adam doesn’t think are necessary, he freaks out in his usual "I desperately need anger management" way. He ends up quitting, which disturbs Hannah, although not as much as when he goes off on the driver of a car that almost hits them as they start to cross the street.
Clearly this boy has issues as this isn’t the first time he’s gone off on someone - and won’t be the last. So it’s interesting to see Hannah stand by him and sometimes even make excuses for his behavior, when sure, he’s got a lot of great qualities - but this is kind of a big, bold, frantically waving red flag. Speaking of red flags: Adam also thinks it’s funny to pee on Hannah in the shower. While knowing Adam like we do, when he admits he thought she would think it’s funny, I figure he really would think that. But still... it’s kind of disturbing....and kind of gross. He is one complex weirdo.
As we check in on Jessa and Marnie, the two begin to bond - something they’ve never really spent time doing in a while. Upon reflection, Marnie realizes she’s super uptight and she hates it. So she makes a deal with herself to open up and relax more. This occurs when they go to a bar and meet Thomas John ("Bridesmaids" Chris O’Dowd) who takes them home hoping for a three-way. Marnie is charmed by him. (Or she’s forcing herself to be careful and charmed.) Jessa, however, isn’t very fond of him and is pretty obvious about her distaste. This leads to an overt overture and a moment of Jessa and Marnie making out to titillate him. This is something a bit out of character for Marnie, but I get her desperation to be not so prudish. And she had been drinking.
I loved the end of the episode where Adam makes up for his street freak-out by posting signs that say "SORRY" on them in hopes the driver will see it. The fact that this wasn’t the issue that most concerned Hannah, but for which he knew he had to make amends - is telling. Again, dude clearly has issues. But he also admits them. I’m not sure whether he’s just a great guy loaded with strange behaviors, or he’s a nut job on the brink of snapping. Time will tell...