BYT is recapping Girls Season Three for your reading pleasure. Rather than a straight review, we’re doing it “he said/she said” style with recappers Svetlana Legetic and Alan Zilberman. They will both feel a lot of feelings, and A LOT of those feelings will be disparate. Enjoy!
It shouldn’t be a surprise that Ray and Marnie return to each other. Not only are they lonely and desperate, they’re both complicit in their secret. So, despite a mutual sense of loathing, they spend time together because, well, they have no alternative. It’s an uncomfortably real situation, one that works because Marnie’s lack of self-awareness is the perfect foil for Ray’s piercing intelligence. Svetlana, what was your favorite moment from their scenes together? How do think their time together will end?
Also, this is the last screener copy of we have of GIRLS season three, so I want to talk about the season in a general sense. I think Dunham has really hit her stride this season. Both the serious episodes and the lighter ones have a confidence and consistent voice that’s been missing from the earlier two seasons. That might be just because she’s built up these characters so their actions now have greater resonance, but I think Dunham has grown, both in terms of her sympathy for her characters and her criticism of them. What about you?