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Worldly Distractions: Girls 4.5 - Sit-In





Back to New York, but everything's changed. How on earth will Hannah "Special Snowflake" Horvath cope?

No "previously on". We just start with Hannah enraged in her old apartment, having found Adam with Mimi-Rose last week. (What did you expect? You didn't set out any expectations before you left.) Everyone is extremely awkwarded out, including Britta from Community, who plays Mimi-Rose. She maturely decides to leave and let Hannah and Adam work things out themselves. Adam tells Hannah that he would have warned her had he thought she was returning. They hash it out over who said what and FEELINGS, then Hannah stomps off. I have to say, Adam is being a giant douchenozzle here. Not only does he not have the decency to tell her they're over, but he kicks her out of her apartment and even sends her stuff out to a storage unit. Just WOW. Did he think she'd never visit? At any rate, she's refusing to leave. We'll see how this goes.

Mimi-Rose arrives and they discuss how to get rid of Hannah. Remember guys...everyone on this show is a terrible person. Shosh arrives, since Hannah has apparently called her. To be honest, I'd choose her too, since Jessa is probably stoned or arrested or both and Marnie is a judgmental twat. While they're grousing about the situation, Hannah happens to take down a piece of art left by Mimi-Rose and finds out that they knocked down a wall. Hannah is outraged, not because she'll get in a shitload of trouble with the super, but because she and Adam had always dreamed of renovating together. Shosh assures her that her friends will be there for her. For good measure, she launches a Lisbeth Salander-style hunt for information on Mimi-Rose (well, using Google, not advanced programming). Meanwhile, Adam runs around the apartment being eccentric, because of course he does.

We find out that Mimi is not only a sculptor, but a successful one. Shoshana quickly stops Hannah from further research, offering her tea instead. Hannah declines. Jessa shows up, annoyed that she wasn't called first. (Also, it turns out Adam called them, not Hannah.) Of course, she offers comfort in her own unique - read awful - way. Turns out she's known all along, and thinks she told Hannah long ago. In fact, she actually set them up. "What were we supposed to do, sit around flicking our clits until you got back?" she asks. She tells Hannah that Adam is happy and couldn't have waited for years. And because EOTSIATP, she hits Hannah on the head. Naturally, they part enemies. For now. As she leaves, Jessa urges Adam to bring Marnie over at all costs.

Hannah friend-divorces Marnie for being unreachable. In the middle of the night, she can't sleep, so she wanders into the living room only to find Adam's pregnant sister Caroline (Gaby Hoffman) and her partner Laird. (Adam and Mimi-Rose are staying at their place to give Hannah space.) She counsels tea to go with their sympathy, which annoys Hannah. Caroline gleefully disses Mimi-Rose, though she does admit that Adam's happy. Everyone winds up in a group hug (and a proposition for group sex, which Hannah declines).

The next morning, Hannah awakens to find Ray, who thinks the situation is "fucked up" and wants to extend his friendship. In fact, he is so vehement that Hannah wonders if he might be dealing with some issues. It all comes back to the traffic noise, of course. Ray babbles on until Hannah burns herself cooking bacon. While he's bandaging her up, the conversation turns to Marnie, who has apparently cloistered herself with Desi. Really, Ray is a nice guy, just a bit of a fussbudget.

Marnie finally arrives, explaining that she and Desi were on a "cell phone diet". Hannah watches a video where Mimi-Rose explains that she tends to break up with anyone who stifles her creativity. Marnie tells her that she needs to let Adam go. With a little space, things will evolve as they should, whatever form that takes. Hannah retorts that she can't, but she in a way, she already knows it's over.

Adam comes back just as she's leaving. When she mentions the burn on her hand, he leans over to inspect it. She tells him that she thinks she behaved badly. She also tries to explain her move. Adam admits he felt relieved when she left. Though the relationship they had was fulfilling, he's lost the feeling. He wants to try things with a new woman. Both broken up a bit, they part.

So Hannah goes out to her storage locker, where she falls asleep, alone.

Well. That was a great bottle episode. What is really clear to me is how much you can't go home again. It's hard to return from your time away (even if Hannah was gone for what, a few weeks?) and to find that everyone has gone on ahead. Our protagonist triumphantly returned home only to find no boyfriend, no apartment, and friends increasingly wrapped up in their own issues. I am interested in how Ray is going to figure this season - I doubt he and Hannah will hook up, but their friendship may well develop. It was a unique way to bring Hannah home, and a very grounded one. Next episode - parents' basement?

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      Was it known that Hannah was having a 2nd? I know her social media is private, but it seems like stuff still comes out despite that.

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