Girls recap: Cocaine Blues

Hannah does cocaine for the sake of an article she plans to write; Marnie runs into an artist friend
Ep. 03 | Aired Jan 27, 2013

DANCE YRSELF CLEAN Hannah and Elijah have a great, sweaty night at a rave, until he tells her that he and Marnie hooked up recently.

Jessica Miglio

Meanwhile, to prepare for their cocaine adventure, Elijah picks out an outfit for Hannah of shorts and a white bustier with fruit patterns. She tells him how excited she is to write the article, but when we cut to them already high, it becomes somewhat obvious that there's a possibility that no article is going to come out of this experience. They talk past each other manically. Elijah reminds her that perhaps she should be writing her musings down. They decide the best thing to do is for her to scribble her thoughts on the wall, but all she can manage to write is something Elijah said.

But the writing session doesn't last long, and Elijah and Hannah eventually make their way to a club. They sweat, they dance, they smile, and they sing along to Icona Pop's "I Love It." Somewhere in the middle of all this, Hannah switches shirts with a guy on the dance floor and sports a see through, neon, mesh tank for the remainder of the episode. It's somewhat distracting, mainly due to the fact that she is not wearing a bra. They do a few more lines off a toilet lid, and everything is great until Elijah confesses that he had sex with Marnie -- the thing that he knew would break Hannah. And it does. 'Til now, I'd been misreading their relationship. They're not just best friends and roommates, they're exes. Hannah and Elijah are two people who have a history -- and all the resentments and complicated emotions that come along with that, regardless of the fact that Elijah is gay.

They continue their fight at a drugstore and find out that Laird has been following them...well, her, to make sure she's safe. And they all go to visit Marnie at Booth's. Hannah doesn't want an apology from Marnie for sleeping with Elijah. An apology would be boring, she says. What she wants is for Marnie to acknowledge that she's the bad friend -- a conclusion to the fight that led to Marnie moving out of their apartment in season 1. "I don't even care, we can keep being friends just as long as you know you're a bad one." Then Hannah tells Elijah that he has to move out. Hannah leaves with Laird and they make out back at their building. Perhaps she will get a story out of this after all.

A few general questions for you all: Adam was notably missing from this episode. Do we think he's gone for good? And then there's Marnie. She looked bored during sex. She looked annoyed and stressed in the television installation. And yet she essentially tells Booth that both were great, and that HE is great. WHY? Does she really believe it? Is this just a confused girl under the spell of an overly confident guy? Or is she in on the game and putting up with him for the sake of doing something different?

Quote of the Night: 
"I'm thinking about calling my next show 'Children's Death Games'." -Booth Jonathan

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