On Jan. 24, HBO posted a hilarious preview clip of tomorrow night’s “Girls” all-new episode, “Bad Friend” on the show’s Facebook page.
In it, we find Hannah interviewing for an internet freelance writing position with a girl named Jame (rhymes with “name”) played by Angela Featherstone (“The Wedding Singer,” “Con Air”). There’s a funny sign on the wall behind them, which must be her mantra, for making magic happen and Jame tries to make sure Hannah gets it.
She gets it, alright, but here’s the catch: Jame’s ideas for writing about “where the magic happens” including doing a threesome with people Hannah meets on Craigslist or “doing a whole bunch of coke and then writing about it.”
How many of us have been in that awkward place in an interview, where we want to seem eager and willing to do whatever mundane or potentially dreadful sounding task is required?
Hannah’s stuck in exactly this place as she absorbs Jame’s insistence about magic happening outside her comfort zone. When Hannah explains she’s never done cocaine due to having weird nasal passages, Jame doesn’t really even flinch. She simply adds, “It’s just an idea …”
The interview and the whole tone of Featherstone and Dunham’s interaction is completely hilarious–especially when Hannah greets her and calls her “Jamie” and she corrects her with a blunt “Jame.” Who names their child Jame?
Truth be told, there are probably dozens of examples pulled from lists that we have of the craziest thing we’ve ever done for a job. Or, the craziest, stupidest, or most embarrassing thing we’ve done for no reason. Things we’ve done that we’d never want our parents or co-worker or significant other to know.
Nonetheless, let’s insert ourselves (to be fair, our twenty-something selves), back into Hannah’s position and ask ourselves where we would draw the line. Would we take this strangely-named woman’s suggestion and run with it? Hannah, apparently, is ready to dive into the task, no holds barred.
In a different clip, Hannah asks the girls where she “can procure some cocaine” and tells them she’s planning to write an article that will expose all of her vulnerabilities to the internet. And, it appears she’s going to attempt it with Elijah (Andrew Rannells) watching or participating with her.
Hannah is either really bold, here, or incredibly naive. Who else is going with the latter?
In last week’s episode, she calls 911 on Adam (Adam Driver) for being a potential “murdery” stalker and is quick to point out all of his many (often justified) flaws. But then she’s going to try to randomly score an illegal substance and then actually snort it for the sake of her art – to experience it and write about it.
How much crazier can you get, Hannah? Does anyone else think this little endeavor has doom written all over it?
Shoshanna’s (Zosia Mamet) crack-cident was admittedly funny, last season and she came through it, thanks to knight-in-shining armor, Ray (Alex Karpovsky), without any lasting traumatic effects. If Hannah follows through with her quest-to-ingest, will she ultimately regret her decision? Does snorting cocaine just to write about it speak even further about her insecurity and self-absorption? How will she act on her coke-induced trip? Will there be any Adam-got-hit-by-a-truck type casualties during the experience?
We’re already squeezing our eyes to shut out the horrific (yet undoubtedly funny) possibilities ..
“Girls” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. EST on HBO.