Girls Preview: Episode 8 - Weirdos Need Girlfriends Too

By Kelly West 2012-05-29 09:10:46 discussion comments
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Last Sunday's Girls made up for in laughs what it lacked in awkward sexual encounters. There are just a few episodes left to the HBO series' first season. We have a look at "Weirdos Need Girlfriends Too," which give us a look at more awkwardness and a healthy-sized portion of mopey unhappiness.

I had a feeling Marnie was going to regret her decision to break up with Charlie. On one hand, she didn't love him, so staying with him wasn't really an option, but on the other hand, he's still a good guy, good-looking and a major catch for any girl in the market for good boyfriend material. So naturally, it hasn't taken long for him to be snatched up by some other eligible girl. And in "Welcome to Bushwick a.k.a. The Crackcident," Marnie bored anyone who stood (or sat) still long enough with her frustrations over seeing Charlie with another girl. That story arc delivered rewards in the form of another excellent scene with Andrew Rannells as Hannah's ex Elijah. If every episode could feature him bickering with one of the characters, I would be a happy camper.

It looks like this Sunday night, Marnie will be looking to Jessa for support, while Hannah continues to deal with Adam drama…



I imagine Marnie's misery has less to do with missing Charlie as it does with seeing that he's found happiness and good fortune so soon after their break-up. Never mind that it was Marnie who did the dumping, or that she's young, beautiful, single and employed, which should be reason enough to put her chin up and move forward. Let's hope she doesn't wallow in the glow of her ex's happiness for too long.

Absent from the preview is Shoshanna, who was last seen non-sexually massaging Ray's groin after her crack-induced paranoia led her to kick-box him to the ground. I like to think that she's going to be spending the next new episode either with Ray, or else, at the front her the kick-boxing class… or if not those things, then finding her pants.

Girls airs Sundays at 10:30 p.m. ET on HBO.
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