The episode mainly focusses on Hannah telling more people she’s pregnant and her grappling with the idea of telling the father, aka totally hot waterski instructor Paul-Louis. When Hannah tells Marnie she’s pregnant she reacts in true Marnie fashion and is completely judgmental. When Hannah convinces Marnie that she is serious about keeping her baby Marnie makes a quick 180 and supports her decision. Hannah responds to Marnie’s support with my favorite quote in the episode saying, “I can’t believe how supportive you’re being. This is a shock. It kind of makes me want to do it
less”. However, Marnie does disagree with Hannah’s choice to not tell Paul-Louis about the baby.
Hannah and Elijah make amends after their brutal argument last episode in which Elijah told Hannah she was going to be a terrible mother. He confessed, “I really liked it when we both didn’t have anything going on in our lives”. He promises Hannah that he will be there for her and her baby, just not financially of course.
Adam tracks down Hannah, insisting that she watch the film he made about their relationship. Hannah tells him he is free to submit it to any festival he wants but that she doesn’t want to see it. When Adam pesters her with the idea that she hasn’t moved on from their relationship she drops the bomb that she’s pregnant. In my second favorite line in the episode Adam asks, “So who’s the father? Is it Jan’s?”, to which Hannah replies, “No, it’s not Fran’s”. Hannah tells him that she’s not planning on telling the father. Adam begins to argue with her and Hannah runs away.
Hannah has dinner with her father and his boyfriend Keith. Hannah tells them about her deaccession to not tell the father and they have opposing views. Hannah’s father thinks it’s Hannah’s decision and he compares her right to choose to his own choice to come out of the closet. Keith disagrees about the comparison and thinks Paul-Louis has the right to know that he will be having a child.
While working at a department store Elijiah helps his co-worker rehearse some lines for her audition. Enter Hamitlon’s Jasmine Cephas Jones. Yes, it’s Peggy! During the scene Elijah ends up delivering an emotional performance, reminding us that he actually has what it takes to make it as an actor, he just lacks the tenacity and drive. Too harsh? Maybe. Sometimes he just seems too lazy and not concerned enough about putting himself out there. I’m hoping that Hannah’s pregnancy motivates him to go after what he really wants. Honestly I was a little confused by the scene at the end of the episode where he is talking to Hannah in the kitchen about a role. I think he was saying his co-worker wanted him to audition for the role but since it’s not Broadway he’s not sure if it’s worth it. If that’s not the case, please forgive me. Bottom line, I hope Elijah gets it together soon because he’s talented he just needs to focus.
Eeek! That’s all I can say about Jessa and Hannah’s conversation/confrontation. Jessa shows up to Hannah’s apartment after Adam tells Jessa that Hannah’s pregnant. This scene was difficult. Jessa is hurt that Hannah didn’t tell her about the pregnancy and Hannah makes it clear that she didn’t feel like she needed to tell Jessa. Jessa still longs to be Hannah’s friend and Hannah tells her she doesn’t care about her anymore. It appears that Hannah has forced herself to be numb when it comes to Jessa. She doesn’t even seem angry. She’s just over it. Jessa storms out of the apartment as she mutters, “Rest in peace”.
Oh Marnie. Marnie and Desi are booked to play at the birthday party of Marnie’s mom’s friend. Desi is still not in the best place mentally and reluctantly shows up to the venue but is completely high. Marnie, still too focussed on her own needs to truly see other people, doesn’t even realize he’s high until her mom points it out. Desi bails when it’s time to sing and Marnie’s mom enthusiastically volunteers to join her on stage. The first song goes horribly wrong with Marnie’s mom attempting to scat. The scene Desi walking out of the party and attempting to leave motorcycle. He fails to start the motorcycle so her wanders down the street alone and says “Adios, Marn”. Does this mean we’ve seen the last of Desi? Who knows. Just when I think Marnie is going to change for the better, she repeats her old mistakes. Side note: Where were Ray and Shoshanna this episode? Anyone else miss them? I’m hoping for a Shoshanna centric episode soon. Especially now that Ray and Marnie are broken-up. Please and thank you.
In the final scene, Hannah attempts to call Paul-Louis but fails to get transferred to him. She quickly dismisses her attempt and insists that she’ll try again later. She then begins watching Adam’s film, Full Dis:Closure. She watches an intimate scene where Adam tells Hannah’s counterpart that he wishes they can stay there together forever. Hannah sees Adam react to the actress getting out of bed to go to the bathroom and I think she senses regret in facial expressions. It’s easy to speculate that Adam and Hannah are both questioning if the actually belong together. I won’t be surprised if Adam leaves Jessa and tells Hannah he wants to raise the baby with her. During the credits we got to see a scene in Adam’s film that shows how he and Hannah met for the first time. She’s shopping at a store that he’s working at and he writes his phone number on her hand. When she says “Ow”, Adam responds with, “Good. If it hurts, you’ll always remember”. Insert tear emoji followed by broken heart. Ugh.