I feel I can sum up this episode in one word: huh? The episode developed much like that of a short film. The episode features Patrick Wilson as Not-Josh-Joshua, a doctor who lives next door to the coffee shop where Hannah works. He’s pissed about someone dumping trash in his bins from the shop. Hannah is doing it, for some stupid reason relating to the way it makes her feel. I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if we never see Joshua again.
Marnie, Jessa, and Shoshanna? Not present. The entire episode focused solely on Hannah and her 24-hour relationship with the handsome doctor. I’m not 100% sure I understand the motivation behind having an entire episode devoted to having Hannah prance around butt-ass naked and in sex scenes with Patrick Wilson, but whatever it was, it just didn’t work for me.
I found myself completely disbelieving that a man as handsome as Mr. Wilson would go for a girl like Hannah, both in the looks and personality department. Why are these people who are clearly don’t match together having sex? And why, oh, why is Patrick Wilson calling her “sweetie.” The episode read like a narcissistic wet dream for Ms. Dunham. I drew some parallels between Sex and the City’s Carrie and Big.
The entire episode was confusing. I must say however, I enjoyed the exchange between Hannah and Joshua when they “break-up” at the end of the episode, especially one particular line from Hannah.
“Everyone thinks I am crazy, but I’m not crazy, I just want to feel it all.”
It was insightful, but really most of the episode was about praising how funny, smart, and beautiful Lena Dunham is, and so came off feeling disingenuous. Lena Dunham, we get it, you absolutely love yourself.
Again, I say…huh?
That all said, I will now be devoting the rest of this post to talk about dreamy Patrick Wilson is. His character initially seems incredibly sweet, genuine, and honest. Who wouldn’t want to meet a man like him? I mean…wow, just wow. Looks good with clothes on, and even better with them off. As a doctor he is the dream of every gay man and straight woman. Who cares if he is 42? 50 even! What a dreamboat.
I just leave this here for ya’ll: