Hannah (Lena Dunham) has decided to make only "logical, responsible decisions" when it comes to her new lover, Sandy (Donald Glover). Marnie (Allison Williams) is now without a job, without a boyfriend, and, in ways, without Hannah; and she just doesn’t know how to cope. Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) is trying to ignore Ray (Alex Karpovsky) and her loathing of him, but starts to fail at Elijah (Andrew Rannells) and Hannah's house-warming party. Through all this, Jessa (Jemima Kirke) and her new hubby Thomas-John (Chris Dowd) just make one appearance: grabbing a cab on their way home.
In ways, the gals are facing a lot of the same issues, despite their attempts at growth (but that didn't make the season two premiere any less interesting). It's just their environments are a bit different.
Elijah adds a wonderful dynamic to the group on "Girls" "It's About Time," and not just because when the show opens, he's in bed with Hannah -- but just spooning, since he doesn't yet have a bed. His new role becomes more interesting at the end of a long, drunken night, one that Elijah’s boyfriend George calls "boring." Little does George know that Elijah thinks that maybe, just maybe, he's bi, and him and Marnie start sleeping together. Until he thinks she rolls her eyes, and then all loving stops.
Charlie (Christopher Abbott) is still around though, too, and chances are his time with girlfriend Audrey is quickly coming to an end. It looks like it's the same problem he had with Marnie: he's just too nice.
As for Shoshanna, she's doing her best to ignore Ray. "I may be deflowered, but I am not devalued," she repeats. But after Ray disses her -- it's easy to dismiss her when she's not around -- he compliments her. He remembers her innocence, strength, and charm when she's around; but is that good enough? For now it is; after all they make out.
As for Adam (Adam Driver), he's still around too, albeit in a leg cast and totally dependent on Hannah. It's obvious Hannah still cares for him, but she just doesn't want to admit it. She's trying to change after all! She's making progress, focusing on good decisions, not late night ones! Yet, she does go running to him out of some sense of guilt when he needs more pain pills. But when Adam tells her, "You're the best thing in my life, I don't know how to behave without you," Hannah just can’t deal.
Instead of recognize her feelings, she does the one thing she said she wouldn't. She shows up at Sandy's place, claiming she wants to borrow "Fountainhead," and then she strips down to nothing. Across town, Marnie is falling back to old habits too; she runs to Charlie, saying she just needs to sleep next to someone. And sweet Charlie, he complies.
"Girls" season two is back, and once again, it's going to be fraught with some crazy emotions, but also some wonderful comedic moments. The HBO series airs on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. EST.
© Elizabeth SanFilippo 2013