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S5E7 “Hello Kitty”: Lena Dunham is an amazing actress and it’s heartbreaking and like adlfkjsf!

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Source: HBO // GIrls

The crew (minus Shosh, please come back Shosh!) convene at the interactive Kitty Genovese play that Adam is in. While Elijah is at Dill’s party playing the hostess with the mostess. Over the course of the evening Hannah realizes that Jessa and Adam are dating (or fucking exclusively or just talking or it’s complicated-ing) and Elijah realizes that Dill is dating no-one and everyone.

Hannah and Fran open the episode with a fight. Hannah flashed her vagina at her boss, and Fran is not O.K. with that. They spar but leave the fight unfinished until the play ends, and end up going their separate ways throughout the play. As we watch the crew, watch a play, about watching a murder, their relationships become clearer. Marnie tells Ray about her divorce. Desi tells Marnie that their music is getting picked up for Greys Anatomy, and Marnie reaffirms that their musical relationship is going to get stronger not their romantic one. Jessa and Adam are clearly getting more couple-y and this leads me to the moment of the night: Hannah realizing that Jessa and Adam are together. This leads to the most heartbreaking moment of the night.

Hannah and Jessa have always had a connection. The core of this show is the exploration of the grandness of the friendship between four girls after college, and here we see that a break up between friends is just as heartbreaking as one between a romantic relationship. Since I could watch the last ninety seconds of this episode on repeat ad nauseam: Let’s explore them with GIFs!

After Hannah exchanges pleasantries to Adam, Jessa walks up, and the tension builds. Hannah has been on edge after the Fran fight and we know how hard it is for her to keep her feelings contained. Jessa knows this and doesn’t provoke the beast.

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GIF Source: TGON

She approaches Adam as if to hold his hand, but then begins to turn as if she’s going to explain the situation to Hannah.

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GIF Source: TGON

She follows her flighty pattern of behavior and doesn’t explain herself to a friend that drove her home from rehab, a friend that watched her get married, a friend that she cared about deeper than she wants to admit.

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GIF Source: TGON

All Hannah can do is watch. Well she could say something, she could call her a cunt again, she could have a Hannah tantrum. But she doesn’t.

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GIF Source: TGON

It’s all too much to handle for her, the (probable) loss of her friend with a man she loved, but she has no control over either of their lives. Adam and Jessa are doing nothing wrong, and Hannah seems to realize that just because she is hurting it doesn’t mean that she has any right to stop their happiness. All she can do is be a bystander to their happiness and her pain.

While Hannah deals with loss, Elijah is dealing with unrealized loneliness. He has been the hostess with the mostess at Dill’s party. After a tipsy talk with Dill’s friend Elijah confronts Dill about his relationships. Dill round-aboutly tells him that they aren’t dating like Elijah thought they were and he can go home if he doesn’t feel good about that. Cue Elijah:

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GIF Source: TGON

Elijah goes home with his soaps, but Dill shows up wasted. It doesn’t take to much to convince Elijah to let him sleep with him.  Dill falls alseep on Elijah’s dick and as Elijah realizes he’s fallen alseep he pats him on the head. Elijah wants more than what Dill and Shane have (“sex whenever Shane wants”), he doesn’t want to be a silent witness in Dill’s life. He wants to intervene and do something more. It’s not unusual to hear people talk about how the characters on Girls are just selfish apathetic assholes, but really they care too much and are afraid of what will happen if they act on those feelings. So to keep themselves safe, they make the same bad choices, and only talk about themselves because they are fine with hurting themselves. What this emotional seppuku looks like is selfish apathy, and well here’s what Ray has to say about apathy:

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GIF Source: TGON

Which I agree with, and it’s beginning to be a threat to the crew’s friendships. While the crew may not mean to be apathetic and selfish, but that’s what they tend to act like, and there is no difference between unintended and intended apathy. So let’s hope the crew leans to open up before they witness the death of their friendships.

Also update on the Kitty Genovese murder. Her murderer, Winston Moseley, died in prison the day after this episode aired. So that’s weird.

Article Submitted by Kevin Cucolo

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