Hannah agrees to accompany Jessa upstate to visit Salvatore, Jessa's estranged father, by who she felt physically and emotionally abandoned, especially when she needed someone on her side when it was just her and her mother. This request by Salvatore to visit was just the latest in a long series, all others which Jessa declined. Upon their arrival, Hannah learns from Salvatore's new hippie wife, Petula, what she sees as Hannah's metaphysical purpose for accompanying Jessa on this trip, especially as she knows that Jessa does not like her. The trip does not end up quite as Jessa had thought it would, she and Hannah spending much of their time with Jessa's nineteen year old step-brother, Frank, and Frank's friend, Tyler. But a situation between Jessa and Salvatore and Hannah getting some alone time gives Hannah a better perspective of her own family situation. Written by
Did You Know?
According to Lena Dunham, originally the note from Jessa was more apologetic and she didn't know if that matched Jessa's personality. When Dunham asked Jemima Kirke for her view in the matter, Kirke wrote the note finally showed on the episode. See more
How Am I Different
Written by Jon Brion
and Aimee Mann
Performed by Aimee Mann See more