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Last night's episode of HBO's Girls, the eighth of season two, opened with Shoshana, Ray, and Marnie walking through the park. Reflecting on Jessa's disappearance, Shosh says, "I just can't stop thinking about Jessa, you know? Where is she? What is she wearing? Is it linen?" She's channeling her inner Carrie—there's a scarf tied to her handbag. Also, she's wearing that ubiquitous Tiffany key pendant—you know her mom definitely has one too.
From there things just get weird—it's revealed that Charlie just sold an app and is kind of a big deal ("he's basically become a bougie nightmare"); it's revealed that Hannah suffers from OCD; it's revealed that Marnie's true dream is to sing (might as well do it now, "you're never going to look this good again."). Also, the Horvaths are in town and they're all going to see Judy Collins perform at the Carlyle.
Shosh's BFF du jour is the southeast Asian ("she's the richest Hindi I know!") version of her, down to her complex hair and full face of dramatic day make-up. Also, She's on rollerblades ("so vintage!") and en route to J.Crew. Is she just going to roll around the J.Crew store?
Here Adam is explaining to his AA cohorts how he taught Hannah to do things like use soap. It's the classic cross section of New York weird: Poet-barristas and quirky retired professors in flowing tops and tattooed girls who probably work at hookah cafés.
Also, this guy. "Too many freaks not enough circuses." Best outfit of the episode, hands down.
Dudes courting dudes: "I'm going to have my assistant send over that new Jack Johnson album ..."
This girl is really working the geek-chic sexy tech girl fantasy.
Why's everyone so excited? Well, "the office next door is doing a lip-dub thing for their YouTube channel."
Seeing Judy Collins with the parents equals barrettes and make-up and a dress that sort of fits.
If this was a pageant it'd be High Glitz.
More is more.
Here Shosh likens her living with Marnie and Ray to an orphanage—but check her ombre party hair!
This happens right after Shosh stammers: "I'm sorry if this like really insulting but you're like really good looking for a doorman."
Hannah: "Did you hear that mom? I said I'm not hungry! Maybe I'm anorexic!" Hannah's dad: "You're not anorexic ... I've seen you in a bathing suit." Yikes.
Episode takeaway: How can we make Hannah even more unlikeable? Let's give her OCD! She loses the episode.
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