the ultimate girls recap

bonding time, anyone?

by liza darwin

We love Girls! You love Girls! So for the entire third season we'll be doing weekly recaps. Check back in to get our editors' takes on what went down, plus an exclusive illustration from

Girls Illustrated

artist Nina Cosford

. (And, of course, spoiler alert! Catch up on last week's episodes here.

We can always count on 


to make us feel some major feelings, but last week's episode got heavy--fast. From Hannah's unexpected run-in with Elijah to Shosh's bitter blowup, "Beach House" was all about airing some much-needed issues.

But while it could easily sway on the side of depressing, the episode had more than enough laugh-out-loud one-liners to make it not


so sad. See Nina Cosford's exclusive illustration in the gallery, then click through for our favorite moments.

Oh, and after that? Feel free to teach yourself that

amazing dance that everyone performed,

because it's Wednesday--er, Tuesday--night and we're all feeling alive. 

illustration by nina cosford
photo by mark schafer/hbo

Best outfit: Hannah's jumpsuit and GIANT, fruit-adorned sunhat. Especially considering she spends the rest of the episode in a green bikini...

photo by mark schafer/hbo

Best cameo: It doesn't exactly qualify as a cameo, but Elijah is back! We couldn't be happier.

photo by mark schafer/hbo

Life lesson: Sometimes you really do have to tear down parts of a relationship in order to build it back up again.

photo by mark schafer/hbo

WTF moment: Shosh's freakout. We get that she's been bottling up her emotions in a big way over the last few episodes, and it makes sense (sort of) that she'd have an explosion like this. "I have never met anyone else who thinks their own life is so f***** fascinating. I wanted to fall asleep in my own vomit all f***** day listening to you talk about how your bruise more easily than other people.”  Whoa, turns out she has a mean side...

photo by mark schafer/hbo

Best quote: "I thought this would be a nice opportunity to have fun together and to prove to everyone via Instagram that we can still have fun as a group." Leave it to Marnie to want to make everyone else on her Instagram feed have a serious case of FOMO...