the ultimate girls recap

family matters and fake marriages.

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.

Hot on the heels of last week's episode, which revolved around all of the girls sorting out their issues (and creating new ones, duh), Marnie, Shosh, and Jessa were strikingly absent from episode nine of the series. This time it was all about Hannah, and the result was surprisingly refreshing. 

Like always, we love the show most when we can relate--but instead of guy problems and friend fights, this time was more of a family affair. And obviously, it brought 


of drama, but not no obvious? The unexpected sentimental ending. See our highlights here, and be sure and watch it if you haven't already! 

illustrated by nina cosford

Best Cameo: Sarah Steele as Hannah's bitchy cousin Rebecca. Remember her from Spanglish and Gossip Girl?!

Life Lesson: Don't text and drive. Enough said.

WTF Moment: When Hannah and Adam have to pretend to be engaged in order for her grandmother to "die happy."

Favorite Quote: "Your hands are so soft, grandma, I don't know what you secret is."--Hannah

"Hand lotion." -- Grandma

Best Outfit: Granted, there weren't tons of outfits to choose from...but we did like Hannah's cherry-print dress!