Episode Title: "She Did"
Writer: Lena Dunham
Director: Lena Dunham
Oh no, she didn't. Oh yes, she did. That was the reaction Jessa's friends had upon learning that their free-spirited, hippie bestie decided to marry the fumbling, yuppie mash-up DJ she met just two weeks ago.
One thing that's made "Girls" work, thus far, is the often whimsical and spontaneous nature of its characters. It's indicative of their age and has given us some great scenes in this first season.
At the same time, we've spent nine episodes getting to know these four young women, who are very much their own characters with quirks and idiosyncracies unique to each of them.
On that note, the event on which this episode hinges, Jessa's wedding to the yuppie corporate slave with a taste for ten-thousand dollar rugs makes no sense. Even after Catherine's speech about Jessa's fear of being ordinary.
While Jessa (Jemima Kirke) basks in the glow of her completely ludicrious love for a man she consders "creepy" and "boring," Hannah (Lena Dunham) gets to see Adam's soft, sentimental side. And apparently she's not ready to cohabitate with it.
Now that Marnie's out, Hannah needs a roomate. When she mentions it to Adam (Adam Driver), he offers to move in with her. The keyword here is "offer," as Hannah sees it as a favor while Adam considers it the next stage of their relationship. Hannah tries to fix the situation by giving Adam cake, but he calls her out for playing games – just before getting hit by a van. Luckily, it's just a broken leg.
Back at the wedding-of-the-past-two-weeks, Marnie (Allison Williams) is loosening up, thanks in part to a large quanity of champagne. In yet another act of defiance of character, she starts macking on the Seth Rogan lookalike who performed the nuputials. Are we to believe Marnie's suddenly shed her uptight shell or is this just a drunken hook-up? Guess we'll have to wait until next season to find out.
One thing that did make sense about "She Did" is Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) losing her virginity to Ray (Alex Karpovsky). It's a natural culmination to a wonderfully strange and awkward courtship.
With season one in the books and a second one on the way, there's plenty of room for growth. The finale taught us that Lena Dunham's foursome is anything but predictable. And that's not a bad thing as long as they remain true to character. Obviously, we've still got a lot to learn about these girls.