Elijah's sugar daddy George is reeling over the news that Elijah cheated on him -- and cheated on him with a woman.
He breaks up with Elijah and walks out, leaving Elijah with no steady form of income.
Elijah and Hannah watch Aaron's sad, lovelorn and somewhat angry YouTube musical dedication to Hannah, which is rhymeless and awkward.
"I know he always said he was murdery in like a sexy way, but what if he's murdery in like a murdery way?" Hannah asks Elijah.
As Hannah questions his break-up with George (he hasn't told her he slept with Marine), Elijah deflects her questions by making a snarky comment about Hannah’s new boyfriend Sandy being Republican.
This is fine from a comedy standpoint but I’m annoyed as a viewer that Lena Dunham hasn’t brought this up at all yet -- all we’ve seen of Sandy is that he and Hannah can't keep their hands off each other. His character has had no time to develop so this plot point comes out of left field.
Marnie's job search continues. She sits in an awkward interview with a woman who reminds me way too much of a boss I once had (she literally instructs her assistant how to many times to dip her teabag to steep it) and she tells Marnie she doesn't think she's cut out for the art world at all.
This leaves Marnie wondering if her career choice is a dead end. She heads back to Shoshanna's place, where Shoshanna, freshly deflowered by and smitten with Ray, suggests she should get a "pretty person job" as a hostess in a club.
Hannah visits Jessa, who is back from her honeymoon and taking up residence in an enourmously posh apartment. Her husband, Thomas-John, leaqves abruptly for a work meeting, but not without leaving his wife a basket of puppies.
This seemed a bit much. But the girls take the puppies for a picnic where Jessa enthusiastically gushes over her new happily married life, and chastises Hannah over her new boyfriend Sandy -- not because he's a Republican -- but because he hasn't bothered to read the essay she wrote and asked him to read. "If he hasn't ready your essay yet, he hasn't read you."
Later, Sandy admits he did read it but didn't care for it. Hannah encourages him to be honest with her and critique her work, but the moment he brings up specifics about what he didn't like, she's countering with questions about how he could possibly be a Republican.
"I think our political beliefs are just too different and that we should just be friends," Hannah finally says. Sandy snaps, frustrated with his experience dating girls like Hannah. "Oh, I'm a white girl and I moved to New York and I'm having a great time and I've got a fixed gear bike and I'm gonna date a black guy and we're gonna go to a dangerous part of town!" he says.
The conversation escalates quickly and they break up. Sandy's character probably spoke six lines in the show and he's now gone. If this is Dunham's solution to the criticism over her homogeneous casting, I am, for one, disappointed. He never even had time to get interesting.
Marnie comes over to Hannah and Elijah's/her old apartment, and Elijah hisses at her to not reveal that they slept together. Marnie informs Hannah that she got a job hostessing at The Wedgewood Club, which Hannah takes issue with.
"But isn't it like catering to rich old men? I mean, I know I make $40 a day at Grumpies, but that's clean money, like I've made a choice not to cash in on my sexuality."
That night, Hannah is in bed when Adam terrifies her by sneaking into the apartment (with the key she gave him, for emergencies). He's there to celebrate that he has no cast anymore. She clearly does not want him there and does everything she can to make that clear.¿
He asks her for some milk and as she retrieves it he barks at her ("Hey, Milkmaid!") and she calls 911 but then hangs up, thinking better of it. Hannah insists that he leave, but Adam tells her that to abandon his pursuit of her would be to "shirk self-respect and abandon my own manhood."
He kisses her on the cheek. Adam Driver's portrayal of Adam is just perfect. He dances the line between vulnerable, charming, creepy and pathetic with perfect ease.
Adam is finally hearing Hannah's pleas for him to leave and is in the hallway when the cops show up, having received her 911 hang up call. Adam is livid and Hannah is surprised they are there.
"I just can't believe you guys actually come every time someone calls. I mean, that seems really alarmist and crazy," she says.
Adam, as it turns out, has two unpaid parking tickets and an unpaid citation for public urination, so the police officers take him away in handcuffs. Hannah watches them leave, confused and apologetic: "I just wanted him to stop texting me! Where are you guys going? I might come later. I am so sorry."
And Hannah has once again put Adam in a horrible position (first getting hit by a truck, now being hauled away by the cops) and is left feeling obligated to him, just when she had finally pushed him out the door.
This episode felt choppy and rushed. I am really bummed out about the Sandy plot and hope this isn't the end of it. Marnie's new demeaning job sounds like it could be interesting for her as a character, but it's hard to say having only seen the girls talk about it.
I hope we get to see her actually working there. And that we haven't seen the last of Sandy.
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