January 14, 2013 at 10:47 AM
The Golden Globe-winning series “Girls” has finally returned with another season of failing relationships and professional confusion.
In the first episode of the season, aptly titled “It’s About Time,” Hannah Horvath (Lena Dunham) announces that, "this year is going to be different."
Viewers are introduced to a new character, Sandy, played by comedian, actor and musician Donald Glover. And with his presence more confusion about Hannah’s ex-lover Adam (Adam Driver) arises.
Hannah’s gay ex-boyfriend Elijah (Andrew Rannells) is now her new roommate and because Hannah has convinced herself that she is truly a different person this setup works.
But, as per usual, viewers shouldn’t believe Hannah so quickly. Adam, who got hit by a truck last season, leaves Hannah feeling responsible and thus she spends a big portion of the episode at Adam’s side, in typical Hannah fashion.
Soon into the episode and as a declaration of how much they enjoy living with each other, Elijah and Hannah decide to throw a housewarming party but things quickly go downhill, which after 10 episodes in season one of “Girls,” is to be expected.
Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet), now deflowered, has her own issues that the episode addresses, leaving Marnie as the only character left out of the realm of complicated love lives.
So naturally, a reappearance of her ex-boyfriend Charlie (Christopher Abbott) timely emerges, setting the stage for an awkward sexual encounter -- just not with whom viewers would expect.
The whimsical and now-wed Jessa also makes a short appearance in the final minutes of the episode, letting the audience know that if no other characters are happy, she certainly is.
Thus, the great deal of changes that happened to the “twentysomethings" within the constraints of the 30-minute episode makes it seem that viewers can expect an exciting season to come from the Greenpoint girls.