Girls

Season 1 Episode 6

The Return

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM May 20, 2012 on HBO
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Hannah returns home to Michigan to celebrate her parents' 30th wedding anniversary. But instead of spending the night with her mom and dad, she goes on a date and meets up with some high school friends.

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  • Sweet Home Michigan

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    Hannah returns to her parents home for the weekend of their anniversary and we get to see a look into her old life before she came to New York. She is also pressured by Marnie to ask for money for her rent since she quit her job and her parents have recently cut her off financially. She also runs into a few people she knew from college when she runs some errands for her mother. Among them is a genuinely sweet pharmacist's son who asks her out to a memorial service for a person she sort of knew who disappeared. The funniest aspect of the episode is their ensuing date when Hannah tells her parents she will not be joining them for their dinner anniversary celebration. The memorium consists of someone Hannah knew in High School and College, who just so happens to be leaving on a bus for LA the very next week, doing the worst and cheesiest dance to Keri Hilson and the unfortunateness of someone not realizing just how terrible she is and she will certainly fail with her "you don't need to know anybody" naivete. Anyway the pharmacist and her go back to his apartment and have sex and it's a little awkward because Hannah tries to dirty talk to him the way Adam likes to be talked to and he is extremely put off by it and just wants to be sweet to her. I like how he's the polar opposite of Adam and Hannah says that she wants someone like that but when she gets a callback from Adam after hanging up after calling him earlier they get to talking. She tells him about the pharmacist and her having sex and he is completely impervious to the news and simply asks how it was. The real show stealer (in a way) is Hannah having to help her parents, who were having sex in the shower, help her naked father into bed after having a sex injury in which he hit his head. I admire this show's willingness to show non-model type people naked which is somewhat the opposite of lots of their other offerings such as True Blood where everyone is hot and sexy this plays a little more realistically with the nudity and doesn't give us unrealistic expectations as to what people "should" look like. What Hannah does when she returns to New York will be interesting with her rent being due very soon and her desperation to find a job will possibly lead her down several hilarious pathways.moreless
Lou Taylor Pucci

Lou Taylor Pucci

Eric

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Vanessa Ray

Vanessa Ray

Heather Travis

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Philip Ettinger

Philip Ettinger

Zack

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Peter Scolari

Peter Scolari

Tad Horvath

Recurring Role

Becky Ann Baker

Becky Ann Baker

Loreen Horvath

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