Girls Debate Whether The Baby Daddy Should Be In The Picture

If Hannah thought being a mom would mean being in charge, she's sadly disappointed.

Now that word is getting out about Hannah's pregnancy, word is coming in about what she should do about it. And about other things, for that matter. She's already decided to keep the father out of the loop, but everyone's got their own opinion about it. Marnie thinks she should notify the father, as does Hannah's dad's boyfriend. Tad himself is supportive of Hannah's decision, perhaps because he always supports Hannah, or perhaps because he would have been happier not knowing he was a father himself. In any case, it's Jessa, of all people, who tips Hannah's decision on this. It's inadvertent, and Jessa is making the argument in support of Jessa, so it's not like we're witnessing a miracle here.

In other news, the dissolution of Desi and Marnie as both a relationship and as a musical act seems complete, largely due to the complete dissolution of Desi. Adam's movie is already finished, and it looks about as good as you'd expect something written, produced, shot, and edited in a matter of weeks to look. Hannah and Elijah patch things up, and he might even be finding a new purpose in life (again). But aside from all that, how Girls-y is this episode of Girls?

Girls-y Element Present?
Scene In A Bathroom With Someone Performing An Actual Bathroom Function
Hannah does lock herself in her biffy when Marnie pisses her off about telling the father, but all she does in there is pout.
Adam Needs A Safe Word
It's pretty creepy how he shows up outside Hannah's building and follows her down the street haranguing her to watch his movie and refusing to take no for an answer. Not that he ever touches her, but he blocks her path on the sidewalk and refuses to let her pass until the shock of learning that she's pregnant leaves him even more gobsmacked-looking than his default state.
Someone Bitches About Hannah In Her Absence
Even Marnie's mom doesn't think it's a good idea for Hannah to keep the baby.
Someone Gets Naked
Nope -- even the sex scene that opens Adam's film is framed to keep the naughty bits out.
Shoshanna Flips Out
Shoshanna who? She's nowhere to be seen.
Shut Up, Ray
I guess breaking up with Marnie means he doesn't get to be the protagonist after all; he isn't in this episode either.
Conversation Interrupted By A "Surprise" Kiss
Nah, man. Hannah and Elijah do make up after he apologizes for predicting she'd be a terrible mother, but that's as close as it comes. Even though he's not wearing pants.
Hannah Has No Practical Job Skills
As far as we can tell, she shows up on time for an interview and meets her deadline. Which, as Marnie might say, puts her somewhere on the spectrum of people who basically have their shit together.
Hannah Blows Up A Current Or Potential Revenue Stream
Nope; see above.
What The Eff Is Hannah Wearing
She leaves the house looking fairly put together, and writes at home in a hoodie, pajamas, and bedhead. I'm on board with all of that.
Jessa Is Shockingly Late And/Or Inappropriate
She does have the gonads to show up at Hannah's apartment and guilt-trip her about having to learn about Hannah's pregnancy from Adam. I could do without her self-serving argument about how things that happened between people can't be erased, but it does give Hannah the dramatic motivation to decide to try contacting the father after all.
Hannah Keeps Talking When Maybe She Should Stop
On the contrary, she cuts Jessa dead with admirable efficiency.
Commentary On Modern Communications Technology/Techniques
In fact, more people need to text Hannah instead of just showing up.
Appearance Of One Or More Familiar Guest Actors
In addition to returnees Rita Wilson, Peter Scolari, and Ethan Phillips, Elijah has a coworker played by Jasmine Cephas Jones. That makes her the second original Hamilton cast member to appear on the show this season.
Hannah Takes a Backhanded Compliment As a Sincere One
After a pause, Marnie decides that she's kind of "into" Hannah keeping the baby. Which of course makes Hannah want to do it less.
Hannah Is Consciously Embarrassed
She seems mildly mortified to see that the movie Adam made about their relationship looks like a porno at the beginning, but it's hard to say on whose behalf.
Hannah Probably Should Be Embarrassed But Isn't
But then, the movie focuses on Adam in bed alone, seeming to look forlornly out at her, and Hannah is moved by the image. No, Hannah, NO!
Hannah Is A Voice Of A Generation
When she tells Jessa that they're done, she speaks for all generations.
7 / 18
Final Score
A Girls knockoff created by Adam

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