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Last night's episode of HBO's Girls, the seventh of season two, found Hannah traveling upstate to the country with Jessa. The reason: A long-postponed reunion between Jessa and her eccentric, untethered, deadbeat dad. You know what that means, don't you? Weekend in the country looks!
For Hannah that means more onesies—but with boat shoes. Jessa, however, goes even flowier and more regal and weirder. The two of them plodding down country roads and sitting on logs and standing idly at deserted train stations is a bit like seeing Bea Arthur and some toddler lost together in the Catskills.
Otherwise, Dad's girlfriend of the moment Petula is boilerplate masseuse-hippie stereotype (but not vegan) and her son is just a strange mess in time warp clothes. Shosh and Marnie—totally absent.
This whole everything basically sets Jessa's dad up as a crazy. He won't get rid of his old computers for fear of identity theft—so he just carts them around in the back of an old station wagon. Hannah: "Those look like doghouses!"
Nothing like a masseuse in a Jefferson Airplanec tee, clinking with jewelry and laden with flowers, telling you you're "like the most perfect black pearl."
"I really like the way you fold down your turtleneck." "It was a total accident." Later, regarding Frank and his turtleneck, Hannah says she can't tell if he's "attractive in a loserly way or just" a loser. Probably just a loser.
It's not even Abercrombie.
Here is Jessa giving us her best modern Tallulah Bankhead.
Where does this kid get his clothes?
Just a quick country braid.
This is basically what happens when people who live in large cities are allowed to shop in a grocery store.
So. Many. Pleats.
Episode takeaway: UTIs sound terrible.
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