When the truck gets a flat tire, the crew has to think up a new plan. They decide to Citibike to catch a bus but Lincoln bravely volunteers to stay with the truck. This leads to my favorite scene in the episode, Lincoln and Ilana saying goodbye (and him doing his little dance) as dramatic music swells in the background. Hannibal Buress is certainly the MVP of this episode, killing it with his groggy deadpan delivery on lines like “I’m not over Amy Winhouse. It’s like, we knew it would happen but we didn’t do anything about it” and “I’m not getting married until everyone can get married” and my personal favorite, the wistful “What’s painfully ironic about this is that I love weddings the most.” A billion awards for Buress. (Also, can we answer the question posed this episode: is he more of an Idris Elba in Luther or Idris Elba in The Wire?)
On the bikes, we lose Kevin when he cartoonly crashes into an open car door. They make it to the bus on time and oh, does that bus bring back some flashbacks of cramming onto a crowded and disgusting Fung Wah. But by now the girls are at odds after Morgan reveals that Abbi once made out with their friend Darcy. I spend a lot of time praising the writing on Broad City but it must be said that this show also has terrific editing and directing. I loved the way the sound drops out for a stunned Ilana, as if a literal bomb went off instead of just a verbal one. The running joke of Ilana’s crush on Abbi is one of my favorite gags on the show and it doesn’t disappoint here.
The bus is a failure, too — a cooler of dead fish falls on Abbi and Morgan — and it’s finally time to give up. It’s fitting that the girls never make it out of New York City and it’s also fitting that by the end of “Destination: Wedding” the large group has been whittled down to just Abbi and Ilana. They have already made up (it helps that Abbi agrees to let Ilana sneak a peek while she changes) and they’re already back at each others side. Broad City is very much about these friends sticking together forever and making it through — I like the detail that various modes of transportation takes out their friends but the two of them remain resilient — even if they just make it through to a strip club.