Girls Review: The Mystery Party
It's not very often that a show can make me gasp out loud and scream "WHAT" at the television screen... so tonight's episode was something I certainly did not see coming. In a true testament to Lena Dunham's writing, the Girls Season 1 finale, "She Did," proved that Dunhan can keep an audience guessing.
Obviously this is the part where I tell whoever has not seen the episode to STOP READING because things are going to get spoilery...
Jessa got married...to Chris O'Dowd's character Thomas. Yes, the same guy who called her a spoiled brat just a few weeks ago.
If you need a quick refresher, Thomas is the rich dude who picked up Marnie in a bar and brought her home with Jessa under the assumption that there would be a threesome. After some exploratory liplocking between Marnie and Jessa, there was some wine spilled on an expensive rug and Thomas went batsh*t. Obviously, I wasn't exactly expecting his return.
As far as Jessa, if this first season has taught us anything, it is to expect the unexpected when it comes to the free-spirited British beauty. When Shoshanna told Marnie that Jessa had been AWOL, it wasn't a far guess to think perhaps she had shacked up with a new guy and was in some blissed out honeymoon phase. In fact, a quickie wedding wouldn't have even been that surprising.
When everyone was called to attention it seemed like a wedding was plausible, but suddenly Thomas popped up on the screen, Marnie's face dropped and, boom, there was the twist. Let me just ask, though: if a guy flipped out about wine being spilled on his $10K rug, how is he going to live with such a free spirit like Jessa? He seemed pretty uptight to me. I also am not really sure what is going through Jessa's head.
I think she freaked out after that talk with Katherine on the previous Girls episode and there is way more going on emotionally than we are aware of. Maybe she did fall in love in a week? Would it surprise me? Not really. Would it surprise me if season two opened with Jessa already divorced? Not really. Like I said, expect the unexpected.
I might get a lot of disagreement, but I think Jessa has at least rubbed off on Marnie in a good way. That girl needed to just chill out. You would think living with Shoshanna would help loosen her up, too, but not quite. Buy hey! It brought her and Ray together and I think these two could work. Shoshanna probably got the most screen time she's gotten all season and I'm finally interested in where her storyline is going.
Hannah's storyline left the most up in the air. To be honest, if I woke up on the subway, missing my purse, having no clue where I was, I don't think I would go sit on the beach and eat wedding cake. Then again, what was that fight with Adam? Her feelings are clearly all over the place! It was easy to see both sides of this verbal throwdown. I really don't think she was any less into him, especially if these last two episodes showed us anything.
I'm not gonna say that Adam didn't have a valid point when he said, "Is this the game? You chase me like I’m in the f*cking Beatles for six months, and then when I finally get comfortable with things you wanna shrug?" For more line, go to our Girls quotes section.
Whether or not Adam is right, that situation really rang true. What did you all think? Did you love this episode as much as I did? Are you excited for season two? Hit the comments!
Girls: "She Did"
Leigh Raines is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.