Girls Recap: The Broadway Scene


“Oh my God. I think they forgot to take taxes out. This does not make sense,” Hannah, who three seasons ago we witnessed stealing money from a hotel housekeeper, says when she gets her first paycheck from GQ. “This is how much money I make a week? This is a lot more money than my rent!”


Hannah’s guileless reaction is, in keeping with last week’s scene of all the girls cleaning up the kitchen at Marnie’s borrowed Long Island house, a reminder that while she may be plenty self-involved, Hannah’s not nearly as monstrously entitled as she’s been made out to be. A truly spoiled person would be disappointed by the check. Hannah is genuinely shocked and delighted by it. And her first taste of actual, earned economic security is the catalyst for one of the most purely joyful sequences since Girls’ first season, when Hannah and Marnie grooved to Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own,” acting as ballast for each other in a sea full of herpes and overattentive college boyfriends and New York City rents.  Read More...


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