'Girls' Returns This Sunday! Our Hopes & Predictions for Season 2

Lena Dunham's hit HBO show returns on Jan. 13. Here's what we think will happen to our favorite characters!

Get ready for more boozy hookups, bad decisions and self-discovery: Season 2 of HBO's hit show Girls is almost here!

Before we dive back into Lena Dunham's divisive show about self-absorbed Brooklyn hipsters (which premieres Sunday, Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO), let's refresh. Some viewers loved the raw portrayal of 20-something women, deep in navel-gazing mode. Others loathed the self-inflicted drama that swirled around the over-thinking Hannah (Dunham), the irresponsible Jessa (Jemima Kirke), the tightly wound Marnie (Allison Williams) and the quirky Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet). Either way, Dunham has promised that in season 2, "we're going to push it further."


 

Here are our predictions for the major characters in the coming months.

Hannah: 

When we saw her last…She shrugged off Adam's (Adam Driver) declaration of love and then felt a little bad about that when he immediately got hit by a truck. Still, the season-long, dysfunctional relationship was undoubtedly over. So was her roommate-close relationship with Marnie, who moved out following their big fight.

What's in store for her…She'll play nurse to Adam, who will then try to win her back in the most stalkerish way possible. (Favorite line from the trailer: "I know that I always said he was murdery in a sexy way. But what if he's murdery in, like, a murder way?") But she's not taking him back. In a comedic nod to Dunham's critics, who complained that Season 1 was "too white," Hannah will immediately take up with a black boyfriend (Community's Donald Glover). Also, her ex-ex-boyfriend -- the now-out-of-the-closet Elijah (Andrew Rannells) -- is her new roomie.

What will probably happen…The new boyfriend won't last. Hannah will make "dating a black guy" all about her own identity and life choices. As she ponders what an open-minded person she is, she'll fail to focus on the dude himself. On the plus side, her apartment will positively sparkle with style now that Elijah is living there.

Marnie:

When we last saw her…she'd lost her roommate, her boyfriend Charlie (Christopher Abbott) and her job. In an attempt to be more open-minded, she drunkenly made out with Thadd (Bobby Moynihan) at Jessa's wedding.

What's in store for her…In the trailer, Shoshanna tells her she could totally get a "pretty person job." Thus, she gets a gig as a hostess and start dating a jerk who will trap her inside an art video installation. "It’s mostly a season of flailing for her," Williams told Time. "But I think that’s really important. People who claim to have it all together, who seem totally together all the time, need to have a realization that everything isn’t perfect, and that that’s okay."

What will probably happen…She'll have another (hopefully recurring) encounter with that charming cad, Booth (Jorma Taccone), because, well, a character like that just isn't that easy to forget. Plus, he's just the kind of guy who can help her loosen up a bit.

Shoshanna:

When we last saw her…She was losing her virginity to Ray (Alex Karpovsky) in a typically (for this show) awkward sex scene.

What's in store for her…She and Ray are going to explore a relationship.

What will probably happen…They might work out. Of all the Girls characters, this quirky, obsessive naïf doesn't seem destined for a happy relationship, which is precisely why she may get one.

Jessa:

When we last saw her…Despite her livewire antics in the past, she still managed to surprise her friends anew—by impulsively marrying financier Thomas-John (Chris O'Dowd).

What's in store for her…Puppies and clashes with her in-laws.

What will probably happen…Her marriage will end sooner than Kim Kardashian's did, but she'll meet someone new by episode 3.

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