Girls Review: Dinner Party From Hell

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Coming off of "Bad Friend" - which was a pretty fun and amusing episode of Girls - we hit an emotional spot this week. In "It's a Shame About Ray," Hannah hosted a dinner party that ignited all sorts of troubles, particularly for Marnie and Shoshanna.

Meanwhile, Jessa was off at her own disastrous meal with her new in-laws, who were not invited to her wedding.

Jessa at Dinner

It was only a matter of time before the odd couple otherwise known as Jessa and Thomas John hit their first real marital rough patch. She's a free spirit and he's an uptight finance guy and they got married on a whim after hating each other and then hooking up for a few weeks. Did you think the first time she met his parents would go well?

It doesn't matter how well Jessa behaved when dealing with a duo like that. Actually, it was really just Thomas John's mother as his father seemed particularly enthralled by our resident Brit. While maybe I wouldn't tell my new in-laws that I went to rehab for snorting heroin, I do admire Jessa's firm stance on not hiding who she is. Isn't that why Thomas married her? She has no reason to hide her life experience just for some disapproving stiff.

Their fight was equal parts mean and hilarious. The description of his apartment as a set from gay Entourage and how she tells people he was born a test tube baby to make him more interesting was entertaining. Also, hookers don't respect you Thomas, you're a moron.

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Meanwhile, across town, Hannah was hosting her post-Elijah pad thai party. It's interesting that Charlie still attends all of her parties when Marnie is her best friend. Well, it's interesting to me but certainly not to Audrey. I can't believe Charlie told her about Marnie begging to crawl into bed with him when she was sad. I also can't believe Charlie tried to kiss Marnie on the roof! I don't blame Audrey for leaving when he went after her. 

A few things I loved:

  • Shoshanna and Ray admitting they were in love with each other on the subway platform.
  • I LOVED that Hannah stood up for Marnie even if they're fighting. That's what it means to be a best friend. You have someone's back no matter what. 
  • The use of Oasis "Wonderwall" as the ending song. 
What did you think of this week's episode of Girls? What's more disgusting: peeing in a tub or snot rocketing in a tub? Will Jessa and Thomas John get back together? Hit the comments!

It's a Shame About Ray Review

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Girls Season 2 Episode 4 Quotes

Oooh I hate when people are early, it's so vile.


There are certain people who are meant to remain in your past. I made a mistake trying to repurpose you.