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And we finally get to see Adam again. Adam is not doing so well. He's angry and making random things out of wood. He is suspicious of Ray's intentions and tells him, "I don't have time for Hannah's shit. She got me thrown in jail, did you know that? I spent the night in jail. I had to spend the night in a cell with a fucking yoga teacher." That sounds terrible. Also, Adam has a dog. That he stole because, "I felt like he wanted me to rescue him, so I did." Ray immediately insists that they return the dog and seems to get pretty excited by the idea that the dog's original owner might want to fight and that Adam will need back-up. Ray really wants to be the "extra muscle in case shit gets real?" Ah! Ray. You're such an open wound.
And thus begins Ray and Adam's odyssey to Staten Island. On the ferry, Ray comments, "This is what it must have felt like when they approached the beaches of Normandy." Which, ha. Although, I personally find those ferries to be more like sitting in a conference room, but whatever. The two men talk about women and bond. They agree that "Young girls are great. So are the older ladies. It's the in-betweens that are the problem." Ray and Adam get along because even though Ray "may intellectualize everything and [Adam] nothing" they are both honest men and "weird-looking." Beyond that, I think it's because both of them have only some of the tools that it requires to be not men exactly, but adults. In that regard, they are not unlike the girls on this show. They think they know how to be on their own but it's not working. They need help but aren't finding any. So they try to do the things that they associate with being men—whether it's making things out of wood or rescuing dogs or being philosopher/baristas—without actually creating anything substantial.
And now a brief peek into the world of Hannah and Jessa. Jessa fell asleep in the bath and emerges from the bathroom looking for a dustpan and to ask Hannah, "How's your book of shit?" Not good! Hannah handles it pretty well though and just tells Jessa that she's a bitch when she's depressed. Yes. This is clearly true. Hannah resumes staring at her blank screen.
Adam and Ray walk the streets of Staten Island and discuss their respective relationships. Ray tells Adam about Shoshanna, "I took her virginity, that's a big deal. I kind of feel like her fucking father now." Ah, Ray. Whatever makes you feel grown-up, I guess. I don't know where I see their relationship going. I still maintain that the age difference is too extreme. Also, that, you know, they're wildly fucking different. But I guess we'll see. Adam rants about how Hannah was basically a shitty Tweetie bird that he's glad he doesn't have to carry around anymore and that he's better off without her. But then Adam immediately turns on Ray, accusing him of sleeping with Hannah and also of acting "coy", and then Adam storms off, leaving Ray alone with the dog in Staten Island. Which means Ray is very, VERY alone.