'Girls' Recap: Adam's Crazy Sister Is In Town And The Gang Celebrates Hannah's 25th Birthday
Hannah mistakenly invites Adam’s crazy sister, Caroline, to stay with them in the third episode of Girls season three, “She Said OK.”
Adam (Adam Driver) warns Hannah (Lena Dunham) that Caroline (Gaby Hoffmann) “destroys everything,” but Hannah is optimistic about having Adam’s family stay with her. Besides, it’s Hannah’s birthday and her parents are taking them all out to dinner to celebrate her turning 25. Marnie (Allison Williams), Jessa (Jemima Kirke) and Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) are all there for a small karaoke party. Marnie, still reeling from her breakup with Charlie, is brooding. She just found a video Charlie uploaded to YouTube of her singing a ridiculous rendition of Edie Brikell & New Bohemians’ “What I Am.” When yelling at a YouTube staffer on the phone does nothing to help erase the video from the Internet, Marnie gets Hannah to perform a duet from Rent with her on the stage.
Meanwhile, Ray (Alex Karpovsky) is having an equally unsatisfying night. Cornered by Caroline, he stands awkwardly as Adam’s increasingly crazy sister talks to him about sex and dances erratically, finally biting his arm. Ray escapes to the bar, where he comes face-to-face with Shosh’s newest man.
Later, he spots Shoshonna, who has picked up a nasty new smoking habit, talking outside and goes up to her to inform her that he’s become more responsible. Could he be trying to get her back? He says he can’t be friends with her, but she doesn’t have the desired reaction, or any reaction, really. She answers with “Um…okay?” And that’s that.
Back inside, Ray goes emo on the karaoke stage and is cut off by Hannah’s eBook editor David, who invited himself to the party. Already riled up, Ray picks a fight and ends up getting punched in the face.
Hannah and Adam still have a reasonably good night, with Adam gifting Hannah with a necklace of his own tooth. Unfortunately, when they come home, Caroline’s crazy is starting to show. They find Caroline standing in the apartment dressed in only a white t-shirt, staring at them.
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