The stars of GIRLS: Jemima Kirke (Jessa), Allison Williams (Marnie), Lena Dunham (Hannah) and Zosia Mamet (Shoshanna)

This episode of
GIRLS  was full of real world lessons that we can all take away with us. First, nothing good can ever come from sexting someone a pic of your bits. Also, rich white girls saving downtrodden workers does not usually pan out the way it seems to in movies. Finally, diaries should be kept under lock and key if you live with nosy roommates. Read on for our recap and our suggested dos and don’ts by character.
JESSA Jessa is still playing Mary Poppins to her two small charges, Beatrix and Lola. After picking them up from school the three run into the girls’ dad with his friend Terry, just back from rehab, er, Tahoe. As they carry on their way to the park, Terry notes that Jessa doesn’t seem like the average nanny—in his words “She has the face of Bridget Bardot and an ass like Rihanna.” We still smell trouble between Jessa and the unemployed dad, but it hasn’t reached a boiling point yet. Trouble seems to seek Jessa out, this time in the form of political fervour. While in the park she connects with the other nannies, who initially mistake her for an actress. When she learns about how much they’re paid her focus shifts to how to unionize nannies, giving her two little rascals ample opportunity to run away and hide. When their parents get home, Lola rats Jessa out for losing them at the park, and Jessa and the dad share another moment. She realizes that she and Lola are similar, since she was known to run away and lie about things at that age too. When he asks what she’d lie about we see another glimmer of what makes her the way she is – her lies were about how “My mum’s this awesome mum, and we’re best friends.” Jessa hasn’t had many people to rely upon, which is likely why she has trouble with responsibility.
Do: Keep connecting with those little girls. Now that you know you have something in common you could probably be a great influence for them.
Don’t: Let your free-spiritedness lead you into trouble with the girls’ dad. No matter how nice he is to you, nothing good can come of the connection.