Dead Inside

Girls season 3 episode 4

Dead Inside, the fourth instalment of Girls, addresses the subject of death with a peculiarity that only Lena Dunham and her co-writers could achieve with humour.

When Hannah’s ebook editor David (who crashed her birthday in episode 3) is found facedown in the Hudson River, the entire cast are forced to grapple with bereavement.

Unsurprisingly, the girls are seemingly void of deep emotions, while the men on the show emerge deeply disturbed.

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Hannah’s main concern is the fate of her eBook, much to Adam’s dismay (‘Why aren't you mourning quietly?!’).

Jessa’s ‘favourite friend’ Season overdosed, but as it later transpires, actually faked her own death to sever their troubled friendship.

Shosh admits that she came to terms with her friend Katie dying in a car wreck in high school because her friendship group ‘was meant to be a fivesome, not a sixsome’ anyway.

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Shosh can further console herself with her burgeoning collection of bandanas (‘I feel like my bandana collection is my most developed collection. I mean my array of bandanas is insane.’)

Marnie meanwhile is attempting to start afresh with a news exercise regime, a thirst for coconut water and by finally (though not very decorously) quitting her job at Ray’s Cafe (‘Fancy people want to work with me. So I'm gonna give them that pleasure and I'm gonna go work with them! So f**k you both, have a nice day.’).

What does all this spell for next week’s episode?

Well, with Adam becoming increasingly perturbed by Hannah’s insensitivity, and with his volatile sister Caroline still hanging around, could more trouble be on the horizon for the curious couple?

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