After last week’s insane episode of HBO’s Girls in which Lena Dunham bravely showed off her body and her vulnerability, this week honed in on the guys that surround these women. Viewers saw Ray, Adam, and even Booth Jonathan in their weakest moments and it was somewhat refreshing.
But first Hannah had a meeting with an executive from one of her favorite magazines growing up. He is offering her an eBook deal and loves her essays. She is very psyched on the news until he tells her that she has one month until the deadline, then she vomits in front of her fellow cafe patrons. After Hannah’s insane experience with cocaine, it’s anyone’s guess as to how she will handle an entire book.
Meanwhile Ray is still dealing with his uncertain future as the manager of a coffee shop and Shoshanna is trying to motivate him to attend a business seminar. He asks Hannah where his copy of Little Women is because it was a gift from his godmother and he loaned it to her while she was dating Adam. It turns out that Adam has the book and Hannah refuses to go to his place, so Ray is left to get the book himself.
He finds Adam acting insane and aggressive as ever, with a dog bite and plenty of makeshift wooden furniture he has been building. The book is in the bathroom with a dog Adam stole from someone from Staten Island. The seemingly rabid dog needs a muzzle and to be returned to his owner, but Adam needs Ray’s assistance.
In their journey to the island, Adam gets offended that Ray talks badly about Hannah and he storms off while leaving Ray with the dog. Ray attempts to return the animal, but a feisty teenage girl gives him a hard time. Ray breaks down crying when he realizes his life is going no where.
Marnie is still having sex with that douche bag Booth Jonathan. His assistant walks in on them post sex glow and reveals that she took a bite out of Booth’s ice cream when she brought his groceries to his house. Booth freaks out on her and she returns the favor, quitting immediately. Booth asks Marnie if she will help him with an art showing party he is throwing. She becomes very excited that he is willing to show her off to his friends.
Shoshanna helps Marnie pick out something to wear, but she opts for a futuristic fashion forward plastic dress. When Hannah arrives in her casual levi jumper and a rain coat, Marnie is slightly embarrassed and somewhat ignores her friend. Hannah leaves to work on her book, but can’t seem to get motivated. It doesn’t help that Jessa has moved in with her while she is separating from her husband and has been rather grumpy.
While Marnie is helping Booth pick out more wine from his cellar he asks if $500 will work for her service as his hostess. She is surprised because she assumed that she was his girlfriend and was helping him as a favor. He immediately lets her know that they are not together, but just having sex. She starts to cry and he gets defensive, telling her that no one likes him or knows him, but uses him for his reputation as an artist.
When Marnie leaves the party she calls Hannah, but the two can’t really communicate. And they can’t be honest with one another. Marnie is very upset about Booth and wants to tell Hannah that they aren’t even a thing while Hannah can’t get motivated to write and wants to express herself to Marnie, but neither gives in and tells the truth. While it was nice to see the guys get vulnerable, hopefully Marnie and Hannah will realize their strengths as friends and look past each others’ mistakes.