Possibly making TV history, this sex scene prompted a trend piece before it even aired! While the butt stuff may be new, however, the rest of the scene certainly isn’t. Is Marnie horrifically embarrassing herself while remaining convinced she’s on top of the world? Um: “Oh, I love that.” “I love you, too!” Is Marnie still borderline sociopathic? Well, the breakup she spied on last season apparently didn’t stick. Is Marnie making a horrible choice of romantic partner? Desi may not have locked her in a terrifying TV tower, but he is still cheating on his girlfriend with a basic in Coachella-core, down to the maxi skirt and feathers.
Last and least, as per usual, is Jessa, whose brief mentorship by an aging artist has come to an end. Her daughter, who is also Natasha Lyonne, is understandably freaked out by Beedie’s aborted assisted suicide attempt, and has come to drag her mom back to Connecticut. Jessa calls Beedie an “old bitch,” Beedie tells Jessa she loves her more than her daughter, and said daughter gets in a few sweet digs at millennial special-snowflakeism (I see that co-writing credit, Judd Apatow!), and with that, Jessa’s cut loose once again. As maturely as one can expect of Jessa, she projects her sadness by being a total bitch to Hannah for leaving New York and not dumping her boyfriend.
That’s pretty much it for this episode, the main point of which was to get Hannah into the car and off to the namesake state. Will Shoshanna and Ray get back together? Will Marnie ever graduate from unbearable to tolerable? Will we get more one-liners on the level of “They’re the laziest bunch of bulimics you’ve ever met?” We’ve got nine weeks left to find out!