Girls: Old Loves
March 14, 2016 1:40 PM - Season 5, Episode 4 - Subscribe

Hannah and Fran disagree about their respective teaching methods. Marnie fumes over Desi's decision to launch a major construction project in their studio. Jessa pushes Hannah away over an awkward rice-pudding meetup. Elijah gets closer with Dill Harcourt.
posted by aabbbiee (9 comments total)
I am really loving this season. The choices and possibilities feel so much more nuanced than in previous seasons.
posted by sallybrown at 8:26 PM on March 14, 2016 [2 favorites]

Marnie and Desi are somehow even more of a trainwreck than I remember. He's never going to stop pulling this shit and she's talking herself into thinking it's just him being ~creative~. Ugh.

On the other hand, Elijah and Dill are adorable, weird sex aside.
posted by vibratory manner of working at 12:10 AM on March 15, 2016

I rolled my eyes so hard at Hannah & Jessa's 'fight' that sent her into the arms of Adam, like we didn't see that coming a mile away. It all seems so contrived and rom-commy now. Not edgy. Post-Kylo-Ren Adam is different. Overall, I'd rather be back in Japan with Shosh.
posted by mefireader at 8:53 AM on March 15, 2016 [1 favorite]

Overall, I'd rather be back in Japan with Shosh.

Desi is the absolute worst in the series. But nothing new under the sun.
posted by lmfsilva at 3:39 PM on March 15, 2016

Overall, I'd rather be back in Japan with Shosh.

posted by aabbbiee at 9:56 AM on March 17, 2016

I feel like we're watching Marnie in the middle of the sort of spiral she'll never speak about in her 30s, when she has twins with a finance guy and is working in PR.
posted by zutalors! at 1:11 PM on March 17, 2016 [6 favorites]

I can't believe that rice pudding place is still open. It's been YEARS!
posted by armacy at 4:27 PM on March 17, 2016

I live in NYC and thought the same thing
posted by zutalors! at 4:51 PM on March 17, 2016

We'd always assumed it was a drug front, though it doesn't seem as out of place over a decade later with boutique yogurt places on every corner.

(Here's a NYTimes article from 2005 that suggests its purpose was laundering gambling money, though I haven't found anything indicating what ultimately happened with the indictment. A 2007 Atlantic article has a few more details about the 2005 raid, but nothing definitive.)
posted by nobody at 4:18 AM on April 2, 2016

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