21 Questions about ‘Girls’ Season 6, Episode 6

We’ve learned a lot over these past five and a bit seasons of Girls. This week brings a new lesson: impromptu scatting at a purple-ish venue in New Jersey is never a good idea. Episode six finds Hannah, Marnie, Elijah, and even Adam and Jessa trying to figure out how, exactly, they’ve ended up where they are. Apparently, at least some of this started in a bulk-bin aisle years ago. The truth is, it’s impossible to fully understand what propels any of us forward. Tempting though it may be to blame them, it can’t all be our moms’ fault.

This season (and this episode) witness Hannah’s effort to decide whether she’s ready for some next phase, some evolution, some ultimate destination. But what, exactly, prepares a person for adulthood? No one has an exact answer, but Hannah has come to a crucial conclusion — that however much money you make, however much you’re bound to fuck up your kid, a lot of a person’s life is decided by the people she surrounds herself with. And for the first time maybe ever, Hannah isn’t will to accept just anyone, even if that makes her a psychopath.

1. Let’s kick this off on an unrelated note: Does anyone really prefer mixing a salad themselves? Like, dressing on the side when you pick up your lunch from Sweetgreen? That’s a quick way to have salad ribbons all over your desk. Can we all agree that just waiting in line to have it mixed is the preferable way? Thank you; good day.

2. Has any relationship ever really soared when one half thinks the other half was “just supposed to be grateful” that she even wanted to talk to him?

3. Does anyone who doesn’t work as an OB-GYN “literally know hundreds of pull-out babies”? And even then?

4. Do you think manicurists see Marnie’s hands and are just like, “Now, those are hands”? They’re very shapely!

5. According to Marnie, what do you think it means to “basically have your shit together”? Like, if you’re Marnie — wayward, crazed, selfish Marnie — what even constitutes that?

6. When Hannah insists that Marnie’s support “kinda makes [her] wanna do it less,” could that seriously mean she mostly wants to have a baby to prove everyone wrong?

7. How many times has Desi worn that sweatshirt in a row?

8. Where does Marnie go to stock up on diamante-accented dresses?

9. Isn’t a “bad dream come true” just a nightmare? Or is there some distinction I’m missing?

10. Aw, Hannah, writing for Esquire about controversial app creators and striving to meet deadlines! She really is living the dream, isn’t she?

11. Why does it matter to Adam “if it’s real”?

12. Wow, remember Fran?

13. Do you think “I’m pregnant” is the ultimate rejoinder?

14. But really, shouldn’t Marnie know what a high person looks like by now?

15. What would “rock bottom” even look like for Marnie? Because I keep thinking we’ve hit it and then she surprises me?

16. Why does it always fall to cameo appearances to be the voices of reason on this show?

17. Where did Marnie find her hair #inspo for this gig?

18. Would you choose Marnie over “JC Chavez”?

19. Do you believe Hannah that she doesn’t care about Jessa anymore?

20. Is that how it was for Hannah and Adam? Because I remember it differently?

21. They met in the bulk-bin aisle?

Follow our Girls girl and author Mattie on Twitter @mattiekahn. Photo via HBO.

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  • Tayler Lord

    22. Where is Shosh?!

    • yes :'(

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    • Liz Warners

      Yes, thank you! WHERE is Shosh? I am feeling very sad about her lack of story line.

  • 21: was I the only one thinking that Hannah had an “OMG I love Adam” epiphany moment? am I that deperate for them to get back together?

    • Mariana

      Same! Is she going to raise the kid with Adam or maybe do an abortion to be with him? Because that makes same sense, since her phone call to Paul-Louis failed.

      • but also I secretly would have loved seeing Riz Ahmed on the show a bit more (but of course I’m rooting for Adam)

        • Mariana

          I KNOW, he is such eye-candy :p. I wasn’t rooting for Adam and Hannah until that last scene, because I though they were very different than before and that his kind of craziness suited better with Jessa. But when I saw that last scene from last episode BAMMM Hannah and Adam all over again (just like when we see our first crush after years, though that we didn’t care and then we get all butterflies lol).

    • Marta Millere

      Same same! I got goosebumps! Epic acting.

    • I love LOVE Adam Driver, and Adam and Hannah have both grown so much as characters in recent seasons. He was so sweet with his sister’s baby when she peaced out, that it makes me want him to help Hannah raise her baby. It’s also really sweet to see how he really felt when he was in a relationship with Hannah. Even if he was selfish and insane, he still cherished her.

    • pamb

      NO! PLEASE NO! I don’t want them to get back together. I want Hannah to realize that Adam really did have feelings for her and grew from the relationship (as I always felt he wasn’t into it, I was glad to see his tenderness towards ‘Hannah’ in last week’s e;episode and this one). Then they can make their peace and move on.

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  • Grace B

    Um, I hate to write this but I definitely thought Alison Williams looked really thin and b) Am I suddenly shipping for Hannah and Adam again!? When she told him that she was pregnant — such a good reaction!!!! Are we supposed to want them back together now??? Can it end with her leaving New York to raise her kid in the woods please?

    • Nikki Kim

      I, too, thought that Alison Williams looked dangerously thin in this episode.

      • Grace B

        Glad Im not the only one, it was just so noticeable to me…

  • Mariana

    When Hannah sits in her bed with her open laptop I had a flash back and I thought they would recreate the scene of first season: that she would open twitter (like she did that time when she find that Aliyah was gay) and twitt something about that encounter with Jessa and Dancing On My Own would play. That would be also so cool!

  • Also, Robyn, please release that song in full!!

  • Jayne Garofalo

    22: Why is Peggy Schuyler from Hamilton working at Bendle’s with Elijah?

    • They’re both in Hamilton together!

  • J

    I wonder if one of the four remaining episodes is a Shosh-centric “movie”…

    • J

      *will be

    • Nicole

      Here’s hoping!

  • Lucinda

    I don’t understand why Jessa suddenly seems so threatened by Adam and Hannah’s past relationship? Where did that come from? She was around them when they were together, she knows they went through some crazy stuff and we all know by now that Adam is really intense in relationships.

    • pamb

      Because Jessa thinks she should be every boyfriend’s Great Love and she is not happy that Adam’s feelings for Hannah were stronger than she thought at the time.

      I pity anyone who pays Jessa for therapy.

  • nikilips

    I agree with #6. I honestly feel like Hannah is keeping the kid as a way to rebel. A part of me thinks she keeping it because she just wants to feel wanted/loved/needed. Interested to see where the next few episodes go with this as I worry this is a cop-out for her character to “grow up” by the end of the season/series.

  • Lacey Bergevin

    I do not remember that Hannah and Adam lived in the same complex? when did that happen? I want them to get back together, it seems like he is ready to settle down and jessa needs to GTFO

  • Soozy

    Ok. I said it last week. I say it again. Adam and Hannah getting back together I need this to happen …

  • Katia Luyo Angeles

    6. Another view on it is that if Marnie (who she just called a cunt for how she treated Ray) thinks it’s a good idea, maybe makes Hannah think it really isn’t. But it could totally be the other one too. This is Girls, after all.

    15. And at the beginning she was introduced as the only one who had her shit together… now she thinks Hannah is that one. Probably means for her that she lives without self created dramas anymore (that she knows). She provides for herself, has a job in what she likes to do, pays her rent, etc. Marnie is now struggling in all areas, so she sees Hannah in that light I guess.

    18. I am worried by the whole “JC Chavez” thing. More respect to our childhood memories thank you.

    19. Back to 15, I just think she doesn’t pay attention to that anymore. Why do it if you know nothing good is going to come out of that? Jessa still fails to put herself into other’s shoes. Instead of asking how Hannah was feeling about the pregnancy, she said “I’m hurt” making the issue about her.

    20. I died at the last scene, like she has an AHA moment and the song and my reaction like “are we all falling for Adam again? We are, aren’t we, oh the puppy eyes, oh no, oh-” and the song begins.

    21. Loved that they showed how it all began.

    ps. Jessa is probably so delirious about proving her relationship with Adam is “better” and “the good one” because she’s looking for recognition that they didn’t do anything wrong. She knows she’s at fault with Hannah but tries to belittle it by actually making it a bigger issue (I mean creating a “movie”).

  • hailey thompson

    Am I the only one who wants Jessa to cry…..when she was first introduced I thought she was going to be the ‘cool’ one but now I just really do not like her. She needs more pain in her life.

  • mel_key