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SOMEDAY SOON Hannah's parents wonder if her OCD is back. Even the soothing, lovely sounds of Judy Collins singing live can't ease Hannah's stress.
Marnie is the worst, sometimes.
Ray and Shoshanna tell her that Charlie sold an app, got a ton of money for it, and is now running a company. And what does Marnie do? She decides to go straight over to his new office to say hi. Because when you break someone's heart over and over again, the best thing to do is to come waltzing into his place of employ unannounced. And Charlie is clearly uncomfortable with her presence, but she doesn't seem to have the wherewithal to figure that out. We find out that the app was something he created so that he wouldn't be tempted to call or text her again, and she still doesn't get it.
We meet up with Marnie again after her shift. (Does no one get fired on this show for just walking out of their job?) She whines to Ray about life being unfair and how Charlie was supposed to be broken for years and how she's the one who is supposed to be successful because she has it together. It's all very annoying. Ray shuts it down pretty immediately and asks her what she wants, which is kind of funny because Ray doesn't even know what he wants. It turns out, Marnie wants to sing. We're going to need some time to let this marinate before we conclude whether or not this is just her tossing another dart at the board, or if singing really is her secret passion.
Adam has the best storyline of the episode. He goes back to AA and meets a woman (the delightful Carol Kane) who sets him up on a blind date with her daughter, played by Shiri Appleby. It's simple, but lovely, and it's exciting to see Adam slowly morphing out of a weirdo caricature and into a sweet and complicated person who I hope we'll continue to follow. Funny how the most straightforward and earnest story can be the most affecting. Girls is at its best when it is sincere, not when it's trying to be too clever, or subversive, or zeitgeisty.
So, does Marnie really want Charlie back now that he's successful and wealthy? Is she that transparent? Or are we supposed to empathize with her and that whole "my ex got successful in my absence thing"? And what do we want for Shoshanna? Finally, what did you all make of the OCD storyline? Why is this coming up now? Does it make you like Hannah more? Less?
Quote of the Night:
"I just can't stop thinking about Jessa. You know, like where is she? What is she wearing? Is it linen? What language is she speaking? Is she in a tropical climate? Or like somewhere up high? Oh my god, is she warm enough?"