The girls attend a book launch for Hannah's college nemesis. Hannah meets her old professor, who invites her to a reading. In need of money, she also tries out for a job at Ray's café. Hannah and Marnie get into a fight.



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Powell Goldman
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Girl at Book Party
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Clinton D. Zimmerman


The girls attend the launch of Tally Schifrin's first book, she who Hannah considers her college nemesis and basically a poor writer who got lucky by writing a book more out of a sensational personal circumstance. The launch results in Hannah reconnecting with Powell Goldman, her favorite college professor, who asks Hannah to do a reading at one of his weekly get togethers. This request makes Hannah confront one of her fears which is sharing herself through her writing. If she does decide to do it, she feels she has to choose the right piece to show the appropriate side of herself. She also gets much advice from her friends on what she should or should not do. Jessa receives a surprise visit from Katherine following the revelation of Jeff's infatuation with her, and Jessa's role in leading Jeff on. The real reason for Katherine's visit surprises Jessa, but does make her think about her current lot in life. And recent events, including Hannah getting a temporary job at the same coffee ... Written by Huggo

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10 June 2012 (USA)  »

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Lena Dunham originally planned to film the episode's brutal centerpiece argument between Hannah and Marnie by dividing the scenes into two halves of shooting: one set where the two characters were trying to resolve the fight and being less angry towards each other, and another where they had lost their tempers and were yelling and screaming at each other. However, Dunham then changed her mind and shot the scene chronologically because it better captured how dysfunctional and furious Hannah and Marnie's interactions had become. See more »


[Hannah's reading]
Hannah Horvath: I met Igor online, in a chat room for fans of an obscure punk band my vegan friend Marina liked. Igor's screen name was Pyro000, which belied a level of articulation unusual for an internet boyfriend. So he became my internet boyfriend for six blissful months until his friend IM'd me to say that he had died. Died!
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References Sex and the City (1998) See more »


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