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In Season One’s “The Return,” we see Hannah and her parents in their natural Horvath habitat, Michigan. In Season Two’s “It’s About Time,” we’re offered a brief glimpse of Jersey girl incognito Marnie’s passive-aggressive relationship with her mother. In this week’s episode, “Video Games,” we’re introduced to Jessa’s father (Ben Mendelsohn) and gain some insight into his character, and the characteristics he’s transferred to his daughter. As Jessa and Hannah wait at the backwoods Manitou train station for Mr. Johansson (we never learn his first name) to pick them up, Hannah wonders about Jessa’s impromptu visit: “I thought you weren’t talking to your dad…?” We get the sense that Mr. Johansson, like Jessa, lives perpetually in the “right now.” He lives in a certain location right now, has a certain girlfriend right now, is or is not in contact with. »

- Beth Hanna

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