Get ready, Marnie. It’s about to get real.
This week’s episode of GIRLS was packed with some of our favourite things; sheer outfits, reading teepees, snarky well-crafted tweets, and Shoshanna’s incredible Snuggie. Most importantly, each of the four girls had at least one telling exchange that we have used to predict what comes next.
Marnie begins the episode, as always, sick of Charlie. She even finds it gross that he shaved his head to support a co-worker with cancer.
At an opening at the gallery where she works, Marnie’s boss, Rees,e introduces her to artist Booth Jonathan. Marnie is a fan-girl, flirt-gushing over his “work” until Booth responds with a line Charlie could never pull off:
“Try and give less of a shit.”
She is a goner. He takes her over to The Highline, which is closed, dampening their romantic moment. Marnie fumbles over explaining that she won’t be kissing Booth. She doesn’t mean a word she says and he knows it, prompting him to show her the exact type of macho bravado she wants from Charlie.
Marnie gets back to the opening at the gallery and locks herself in the bathroom for a little…ahem…personal time. She looks out of control, and happy, for the first time this season.
Marnie: “I feel like I should tell you that I’m not going to kiss you.”
Booth: “Why would you think that I would want to kiss you?”
Marnie: “ I don’t know…I was going out on a limb. Don’t make me feel stupid.”
Booth: “When you assume you make an ass out of u and me. That’s a saying, people say that.”
Marnie [laughing] “It’s been a long time since I heard that. Well, touché, I just felt like I had to say it.”
Booth: “OK I see…..But I want you to know, the first time I fuck you, I might scare you a little. Because I’m a man. And I know how to do things.” Exeunt.
Clearly this is exactly what Marnie has been missing. Booth may be an asshole (probably is) and may usually date models and “French girls”, but he and Marnie will be having an affair behind poor Charlie’s back in 3…..2…..1….