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Gummies is the fifth episode of the sixth season of Girls. It was directed by Jesse Peretz and written by Lena Dunham and Sarah Heyward. The episode originally aired on March 12th, 2017.

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Summary Edit

Shoshanna checks on Ray after Hermie’s death. Ray reveals Hermie had scleroderma, an obscure terminal illness with no external symptoms. 

Elijah barges into Hannah’s room to discuss Hermie’s death.

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Hannah lists reasons to not have a baby.

Hannah quickly closes her laptop to hide the “Reasons It’s Insane to Have a Baby” list she’s been writing. Elijah admits he’s taken six Adderall pills and cyberstalked a more successful former cast member from his old college singing group.

Adam acts out a kinky sex scene with Genevieve, the woman cast as Hannah in his film. Jessa tells him it should be clearer he is annoyed with the Hannah character, but Adam doesn’t agree.

In town visiting, Loreen tells Hannah she's picked up an interest in medical marijuana, and is traveling with marijuana-infused gummies. Hannah reveals she is pregnant, and Loreen is astonished.

An excited Ray shows Marnie old photographs of Hermie, but he quickly picks up on Marnie’s lack of interest. When he attempts to show her one of Hermie’s VHS collections, she thinks of a lie to get out of it. This is the last strike for Ray, and he decides to break up with her. 

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Adam kisses Genevieve during a scene for his movie.

Jessa and Adam have another argument about their film’s creative direction. Jessa refuses to acknowledge Adam and Hannah's deep and complex relationship.

Helping Hannah with her laundry, Loreen shares how much she enjoyed her own pregnancy. Hannah is worried Loreen is eating too many weed gummies, and the conversation takes an ugly turn when Loreen confesses how lonely she is. Hannah tries to cheer her mom up, but Loreen isn’t ready and storms out of the laundromat.

Hannah and Elijah frantically scour the city for Loreen. They find her at a restaurant, extremely high and delightedly eating alone. Hannah attempts to control the situation, but Loreen

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Elijah learns that Hannah's pregnant.

winds up telling Elijah about Hannah’s pregnancy. Elijah reacts poorly, and tells Hannah she is making a horrible mistake. 

Hannah arrives home to find Genevieve on the steps of her apartment. Joining her on the stoop, Hannah realizes Genevieve is playing her in Adam’s film. Genevieve, a mom of three, gives Hannah reassuring and positive advice about motherhood.

Trivia Edit

- Hannah's pregnancy was inspired by conversations Lena Dunham had with her female friends during their twenties about what they would do if they were ever in that situation.

- Daisy Eagan, the actress who plays Hannah's character in Adam's and Jessa's movie, was chosen for both her acting abilities and her close resemblance to Dunham.

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