14 January 2014 by

'Girls' Season 3: 10 Things You Need To Know About Episodes 1 And 2 *SPOILER ALERT*

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They're baaaack! Well nearly anyway. We can't quite believe it's been a year since we said goodbye to Hannah Horvath, Marnie Michaels, Jessa Johansson and Shoshanna Shapiro, but Girls season 3 is set to hit our screens on 20th January. Here at Grazia HQ we've been desperate to discover what happened to the characters since we left them in various states of happiness - and unhappiness - last year. Hannah suffered an OCD relapse culminating in a dramatic hair-cutting scene before her ex Adam came to the rescue. Marnie, who had a very bad season, ended it on a high when she got back together with the love of her life (and ours) tech entrepreneur Charlie. Meanwhile Soshanna called it quits with Ray after cheating on him and Jessa went AWOL. Now that we're all caught up, let's take a look at what's to come in episodes 1 and 2 of season 3 (yes we've had a sneak peek). *SPOILER ALERT*...

1. The Cameos

Season 3 finds Jessa in rehab, unsurprisingly, but her band of fellow patients include a few familiar faces such as Brit actor Richard E. Grant - who makes a brilliantly bonkers confident - 'Taystee' from Orange Is The New Black and Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth. We're also pleased to report that Rita Wilson - AKA Mrs. Tom Hanks - makes a reappearance as Marni's straight-talking mother.

2. The Awkward Moment

Girls has never failed to make us cringe, but nothing could prepare for the accidental meeting between Adam, his ex girlfriend and Hannah in Ray's coffee shop. As you can imagine the ex (and her best friend) are none to pleased with Adam's behaviour and dictate the intricacies of the former couple's sexual exploits for Hannah, Ray (and all his customers) to hear.

3. The Speech

Episode 1 was when Adam went from being one of our favourite characters to our favourite character and it's all thanks to this semi-beautiful account of a past heartbreak he commiserates Marni with at dinner. "And then one day, after being f**ked up for months, I realised something: I didn't know her. She didn't know me. Just because I tasted her cum and spit or could tell you her middle name or knew what records she like, that doesn't mean anything. I didn't know her. That's now a connection, anyone can have that. Really knowing someone else it's a completely different thing, and when it happens you won't be able to miss it. You'll be aware, and you won't be hurt or be afraid, OK?"

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4. The Character Overhaul

Shoshanna has gone from being the Charlotte, to kind of being the Samantha, dividing her time between partying, one night stands and studying. She's still delivers great lines like, "I will never be bored as long as there's Halloween."

5. The Scandal

Let's just say Jessa gets caught in the act at rehab.

6. The Words of Wisdom (NAWT)

Jessa comes out with some brilliantly baffeling quotes in group therapy, including: “I figured my sh*t out already when I was 5 years old. Heroin is really fun, but it can also kill you.”

7. The Revelation

While Sherlock Holmes has a Mind Palace, Hannah's mind is less luxurious. She tells her therapist: "My only limitation is my own mind. Like, I hold the keys to the prison that is my mind.”

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8. The Guys View

Adam gets more than he bargained for when he is forced to spend time with Hannah's crazy friends. He tells his girlfriend, “I just think women get stuck in this vortex of guilt and jealousy with each other that keeps them from seeing situations clearly.” Hannah replies, "Ok, now you sound like one of those guys who thinks a woman should never be President because her menstruation will cloud her judgment."

9. The Sweetest Moment (Sorta):

We realise just how much Jessa means to Hannah when she picks her up from rehab and explains why her disappearance sucked: "It made me remember what it was like in college when you'd say, 'Oh, meet me at the Free Palestine party,' then I'd find out you're over at the Israel house. And so I just wish you would get it that this is not ok behavior for a friend."

10. The Lesson

As Hannah and Shoshanna discuss how to pronounce Ryan Phillippe's surname we FINALLY discover it's Filipi, as in 'fill-ip-ee'.


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