You know what I said last week? Well, forget it. I take it all back. Well, maybe not all of it, but after watching Sunday’s episode, “All Adventurous Women Do,” I can see the gold nuggets in the pan of silt.
The silt: Adam. Again. I give him credit for being initially supportive instead of accusatory when Hannah tells him she has an STD, but I’m taking his gold star away for immediately lying about being tested himself. I’m convinced that what’s so attractive about him to Hannah is that she has to chase him. If he got down on one knee tomorrow, she’d dump him within a week.
The gold: oh, where do I start?
Booth Jonathan. Alright, so he’s no Seeley Booth, but since I don’t know anything about that pants-jizzing thing everyone seems to associate with the actor, I’m just going to say that I loved – LOVED – him stepping into Marnie’s space and puncturing that facade of control she cultivates so carefully with his “the first time I fuck you” comment. Marnie is a submissive, she just doesn’t know it yet. More Booth Jonathan, please.
Shoshanna and “Baggage” and STDs. I had to Google Baggage but the segue from the game show to Shoshanna’s virginity to Hannah’s STD to their reactions to what the other considered her most serious baggage was very touching. I’m not sure I’d be quite as blase about being diagnosed with an STD, but I love that Shoshanna listened and responded without judging.
Jessa. Can you fake that level of confidence? I don’t think so.
Elijah. I’m starting an online petition to have Andrew Rannells join the cast permanently. Who’s with me? There was nothing about Elijah and Hannah that wasn’t awesome in the most awesome way possible. “Oh, Hannah, you were never fat,” he tells her when she asks if she’s changed. “You were soft and round, like a dumpling,” and it’s there in her face when she decides to just let that go. Even when the conversation disintegrates into rancor, it’s pure gold: “It was nice seeing you. Your dad is gay.” I want that on a t-shirt.
“You couldn’t pay me to be 24 again,” Hannah’s gyn told her, and to that I say, Amen! But I have to admit that for just a twinge of a minute, watching Hannah and Marnie dance with such joy and abandon for no reason other than the sheer fun of it, I was a wee bit jealous. So much so that getting ready for bed later, I turned my radio up and did my own little dance around my bedroom, toothbrush and all.
What do you think? Did this episode change your opinion about the show? Tell me that you loved Elijah, too! Tell me!