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This week on Girls, the men who often function as side notes to the lives of the female characters on the show were given (at least some of) the spotlight to work through their own personal conflicts. Thankfully, this week also makes room for at least a brief appearance by all of the women.
Hannah has somehow managed to get rehired at Grumpy's after quitting last week. Not only does she have her day job back, she is also offered an e-book deal by one of her literary idols. The catch is that she is given just one month to finish the book, coinciding with some serious writers block on Hannah's part. After spending lots of time reassuring those around her that she is filled with good ideas, Hannah spends more time worrying than writing. Although I have to admit I am intrigued by what sort of adventures her character "Murjashihaway" will encounter. Depressed Jessa reminds Hannah that no one will ever care about what she writes anyways, so there is no reason to worry.
Shoshanna tries to help Ray find some passions and goals in life by telling him about an event with Donald Trump, where he is sure to learn the secrets to success. Unfortunately, Ray is still wallowing in self pity and lack of ambition, and rejects the idea. Not entirely without motivation, he asks Hannah where his copy of "Little Women" is, and when she tells him she left it at Adam's place he goes on a mission to find it.
Adam seems to be wallowing himself, as he continues to angrily build things (if you can call it that) to deal with his breakup with Hannah. When Ray arrives in search of his book, he tells him to look in the bathroom, where a stolen and angry dog has taken up residence. Adam confesses he stole the dog from outside a coffee shop, and Ray demands that he return it. Ray is somehow convinced to come along, and the two guys take the dog to Staten Island to return him to his owner.
On the ferry to Staten Island, in between his insults of the place, Ray and Adam connect about their issues with women. They agree that "the inbetweens are the problem" and that the best women to date are under 18 or over 45. Ray tells Adam that they are getting along better than expected, to which Adam replies, "maybe it's because we're both kind of weird looking."
When they finally arrive on the island, Ray and Adam continue to talk about their relationships, or lack thereof, and they get into a heated argument. Adam gets defensive when Ray says anything about Hannah, and tells Ray that he and Shoshanna are just "two babies holding hands." Adam storms off and leaves Ray in charge of the dog.
Ray finally finds the address written on the dog's collar, but a girl who turns out to be the daughter of the owner says she wants nothing to do with it. Ray gets into yet another argument with the girl, who manages to insult him for being a loser, finding his weakness and biggest insecurity. Ray is left with the dog and is brought to tears over his current life situation.
Meanwhile,both Booth Jonathan and Marnie are still spending time together. Booth Jonathan fires his assistant for taking a bite out of his rosewater ice cream, and asks Marnie if she will be the "hostess" for the party he is throwing that evening. Marnie rushes off to buy a new, futuristic dress for the occasion, and to Hannah's dismay appears to have made many new friends in the past few weeks.
While they are in the wine cellar retrieving more booze for the party, Booth Jonathan offers Marnie $500 for her hosting duties. She is shocked that he would offer to pay her for helping him, and quickly realizes that even though she thinks he is her boyfriend, he doesn't feel the same way. She starts crying and tells him she loves his art, to which Booth Jonathan responds angrily that no one in his life really likes him, they just like the idea of him. This may be true, but maybe if Booth were a nicer person, this wouldn't be the case.
Marnie calls Hannah while heading home, and instead of telling each other about their respective problems, the friends reassure one another that they are each doing well. This is the saddest part of the episode, as we see how their friendship has deteriorated over the season. Hopefully they will remember why they were so close in the past and find a way to reconnect soon.