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Art Imitates Life On Girls

While Adam tries to direct fictional versions of scenes from his life, Hannah loses control over scenes from hers.

Things are really moving forward. Hannah tells two of the most important people in her life the big news about her pregnancy, which goes (a) the opposite of how she would have planned it, and (b) exactly the way every viewer could have predicted. Which may or may not have something to do with Loreen's recent discovery of (a) medical marijuana-infused gummy worms, and (b) existential dread.

At the same time, Adam and Jessa have already begun shooting their movie, so that's going along much more quickly than predicted. And Ray asks for Marnie's support while he sorts through Hermie's cluttered rabbit-warren of a home, only to finally realize that their relationship is just as dead as his former boss. There's a lot left to do in just the half-season the show has left, so let's get right to seeing how Girls-y this episode really is.

Girls-y Element Present?
Hannah Blows Up A Current Or Potential Revenue Stream
But her typed-up list of reasons it's insane for her to have a baby includes the fact that she'll only make $24,000 this year. Which seems high.
Adam Needs A Safe Word
In fact, as he films himself and the actor playing "Hannah" for a spanking scene, Adam's the one who pumps the brakes when Jessa wants to make the fictional Hannah look even worse. Though it's interesting that in his version of their relationship, all the weird stuff they got into was entirely her idea and he was merely indulging her out of kindness. Whatta guy.
Someone Bitches About Hannah In Her Absence
There is literally an entire movie being made about what a mess she can be.
Someone Gets Naked
Just the actor playing Hannah, doing a scene in a wifebeater with nothing under it.
Shoshanna Flips Out
In fact, she's pretty calm as she expresses her sympathy about Hermie to Ray, and explains that she will not be making the mistake of dying, like, ever. Sounds reasonable.
Shut Up, Ray
As maudlin as he is over Hermie, it's rather refreshing to see him kick Marnie to the curb. And he never even had to find out she was cheating on him with Desi first.
Conversation Interrupted By A "Surprise" Kiss
Only if you count the ones where Adam is acting opposite his Hannah stand-in, but those are scripted so probably not.
Jessa Is Shockingly Late And/Or Inappropriate
But she doesn't seem entirely comfortable with how Adam has chosen to depict his past relationship with Hannah. In fact, props to her for being the voice of the viewer with regard to Adam's preposterous "rescue" of Hannah-in-crisis so many seasons ago.
Hannah Has No Practical Job Skills
Right now we should all be more worried about how she has no practical parenting skills. She certainly is.
Hannah Keeps Talking When Maybe She Should Stop
When Hannah can't stop trying to sell her mom on the potential her life still holds, Loreen abandons Hannah at the laundromat and then abandons the laundry on Hannah's stoop. There is such a thing as over-closing, Hannah.
Commentary On Modern Communications Technology/Techniques
Elijah's drug-fueled cyberstalking leads him to discover a lot of unflattering Facebook pictures of someone's nieces. And later, Hannah uses her smartphone to diagnose Loreen's cannabis poisoning right there at the table. Handy!
What The Eff Is Hannah Wearing
You know what's better than Hannah in a yellow patterned sundress? Two Hannahs in two yellow patterned sundresses.
Appearance Of One Or More Familiar Guest Actors
Only if you count previously established characters like Loreen and Laird. But it's nice of Jon Glaser to take a break from loving gear.
Hannah Takes A Backhanded Compliment As A Sincere One
When Elijah unloads on her about how she'll be a terrible mother, even he seems to realize he's gone too far. Not that he's about to admit it.
Hannah Probably Should Be Embarrassed But Isn't
As hard as Elijah may be trying to force Hannah to realize, at long last, how mean and selfish he really is, the message doesn't quite seem to get through.
Hannah Is Consciously Embarrassed
Seeing her mom throw up on herself in public actually does it.
Scene In A Bathroom With Someone Performing An Actual Bathroom Function
It would have been nice if Hannah's mom had made it to the john before puking on herself, but it just wasn't in the cards.
Hannah Is A Voice Of A Generation
"Kids are super-easy. It's being an adult that's hard." That's actually Hannah's doppelganger, speaking as a mother of three. But we'll go with it, because Hannah herself will one day be dumb enough to say something like that.
9 / 18
Final Score
44%
Girls
50%
Any given stoner comedy about a soon-to-be grandmother
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