Girls Season 4 Episode 4 Review: Cubbies

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Well hello Gillian Jacobs! 

Before we talk about the awesome guest star who appeared at the end of Girls Season 4 Episode 4, I'm going to try and figure out what "Cubbies" was even about.

Hannah's Class - Girls

After every insgtallmet of Girls I try to figure out what the common thread or theme to what I just watched. Even though it isn't always obvious and this show isn't structured like that, there is generally some common seed to be found.

I think on this week, it all comes back to what Hannah's father said. 

"Sometimes the stupidest decisions are also the right decisions."

Tad is always an interesting character. I mean, remember when he pulled his back out banging her mom in the shower on Girls Season 1? Tad is not a sideline man. When he is onscreen, he's there for a reason. His visit to Hannah, from my perspective, was to tell her that it was OK if Iowa wasn't for her. It might seem like quitting to other people, but sometimes a decision just isn't the right one for you.

Hannah has been having doubts for weeks and I'm fairly certain that many viewers probably placed bets on how soon she would return to New York. So who had episode 4? 

I think you should talk to the rest of the class, because they put me in a box and now I'm suffocating.

Hannah

I'm not surprised she returned. I was a bit surprised to see Gillian Jacobs answer the door! The Community guest star seemed to possibly be a roommate at first, but remember when Jessa asked Adam about some girl in Girls Season 4 Episode 3? I'm kind of shocked at how fast Adam moved on!

Last week, Elijah and Hannah had some banter about how Hannah acts when she gets what she wants. Sometimes what you think you want, isn't really what you want.

Take Marnie, for instance. Desi finally broke up with Clementine. She was thrilled and emotional at first, but didn't she look a bit turned off and stressed as the conversation continued? Did Desi really pull the trigger or was it Clementine? Was it really for Marnie or is she the back up?

After much rejection in the "real world," poor Shosh ends up finding some solace while running errands with Ray. It felt like there was a real moment of clarity there. Also Shosh totally belongs in retail, doesn't she? That brutally honest yet concise opinion could be what ends up finding her a job!

Shoshanna: I just don't understand why nobody tells you how bad its gonna be in the real world.
Marnie: Yeah they do. It's pretty much all they tell you.

So what did you all think this episode was about? Don't forget you can watch Girls online anytime right here on TV Fanatic!

Cubbies Review

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Girls Season 4 Episode 4 Quotes

Shoshanna: I just don't understand why nobody tells you how bad its gonna be in the real world.
Marnie: Yeah they do. It's pretty much all they tell you.

Oh so this is how you guys really sound. I thought this was just mixed really badly.

Jessa [to Marnie]