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Hannah decides to try a little role-playing, but are the results still fundamentally Girlsy?

When Hannah goes out with her coworkers and ends up too drunk to get home, the problem isn't that she's in trouble with Adam afterward, but that she's not. Adam is so wrapped up in rehearsals and other preparations for his performance in Major Barbara on Broadway that he can't be bothered to yell at her, or even have sex with her. Obviously, this won't be the case indefinitely, but there's no problem Hannah can't find a way to exacerbate. In this instance, she takes it upon herself to initiate some role-playing, arranging to meet Adam in a bar in costume so that they can have some of the kind of weird, creepy sex that Adam used to be so into. But it turns out Adam's not like that anymore, because he and Hannah are in looove, and her efforts just end up pushing him away. Which was inevitable; this close to the end of the season, it's time to start vetting candidates for Hannah to wake up spooning at the start of Season 4.

Not that it's going great with the other Girls, either. Marnie's potential gallery job turns out to be the position of assistant to a twenty-four-year-old -- and one she hates, no less. Also, Adam's castmate Desi is clearly flirting with her during their one-on-one songwriting sessions. But he tells her has a girlfriend. But he also tells her that girlfriend's name is "Clementine," so just come on.

And Shoshanna, weary of witnessing Jessa and Jasper's unending lost weekend on her fold-out couch, stages a sort of intervention by arranging for them to have dinner with Jasper's estranged daughter. The father/child relationship is put on the road to repair, and Jessa's kicked to the curb. Shosh isn't sorry, and it's hard to blame her.

But enough throat-clearing; was this a Girls-y episode or not? Survey says...

Girls-y Element Present?
Someone Gets Naked Hannah climbs onto Adam wearing a towel, but it's not exactly fixed in place. And then later, well...she's not naked, per se...actually, let's come back to that.
Scene In A Bathroom In Which Someone Is Performing An Actual Bathroom Function After the bender with the coworkers, Hannah is unable to say where she lives, so Joe brings her home with him. Where she both pukes in Joe's toilet and has to get hosed down in his tub. As coworkers do.
Jessa Is Shockingly Late and/or Inappropriate She angrily tells Jasper's daughter that she's forty-seven. Which is actually sort of funny.
Shoshanna Flips Out Just because she was ice-cold while doing it, that doesn't mean that blowing up Jessa with Jasper's daughter was entirely thought out.
What The Eff Is Hannah Wearing? The blonde wig and schoolgirl outfit Hannah puts on to role-play is almost as ridiculous as her actual role-playing. But the disturbing arrangement of straps and knots she has on under it is just...I'm sorry, I can't.
Hannah Takes a Backhanded Compliment As a Sincere One While hosing Hannah down, Joe assures her that he would do this for anyone.
Hannah Is Consciously Embarrassed She says she is after throwing up in Joe's toilet, but she still manages to spit on his tile floor.
Hannah Probably Should Be Embarrassed But Isn't The whole role-playing thing, really. But it catches up with her eventually.
Shirtless Adam In fact, Adam is wearing his character's coat for every frame that he's onscreen. The symbolism is hard to miss, until it puts both your eyes out.
Adam Needs a Safe Word In fact, that's the whole point; as he tells Hannah, Adam's sexual imagination no longer runs rampant now that he's in looooove. Most of the sexual weirdness is initiated by Hannah, and although Adam plays along, his heart isn't really in it.
Someone Bitches About Hannah In Her Absence But I think we can imagine what her coworkers were saying about her the next morning.
Commentary On Modern Communications Technology/Techniques Adam protests that he's not here to fill up Hannah's life with stories for her Twitter. (None of that escapade could have been described under 140 characters anyway.)
Hannah Keeps Talking When She Should Maybe Stop Maybe verbally switching Adam's character to "class weirdo" mid-sex wasn't her smartest move.
Conversation Interrupted By a "Surprise" Kiss In a throwaway moment, Hannah is seen kissing Kevin, the coworker who hates her. Not that they were necessarily having a conversation before that.
Shut Up, Ray Ray's not in the episode, but he apparently did agree to let Adam stay at his place at some point, even before Adam and Hannah's blow-out. So that's a little upsetting to Hannah.
Hannah Has No Practical Job Skills Getting blackout drunk with her coworkers probably isn't a résumé builder.
Hannah Blows Up a Current or Potential Revenue Stream However, getting blackout drunk with her coworkers probably still isn't a résumé builder.
Hannah Talks About Her Writing When Adam calls a halt to their role-playing because she switched characters midstream, she has to remind him that she's a writer.
Appearance of One or More Familiar Guest Actors Felicity Jones plays Jasper's daughter, Dot or Dottie, depending on who is speaking to her and how upset they are.
Hannah Is a Voice of a Generation "What drama? This is just me!"
15 / 20
Even with the goofy outfit, this Girls was pretty Girls-y.
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