Girls sets up the pieces for next week’s finale with tonight’s episode, “I Saw You.” Read our full recap below!

Shocking discoveries, Jessa’s employment, and the streak of Shoshanna’s honesty continues on tonight’s all new Girls! Read our recap of season 3, episode 11, “I Saw You,” and catch up on all the Patti LuPone-filled drama.

Up Next: Catching up with the couple in danger first, Hannah and Adam’s sexual needs become something more akin to an item on a to-do list. Their relationship is not on a “break” per say, but more of a seasonal hiatus. There are still a few hints of exciting routine popping in every now and then, but the real show will not return until Adam has completed the rehearsal process.

After their rendezvous, Hannah strolls by Ray’s on a restless walk to stumble into Adam running lines, in his trench coat, with Ray. Hannah tells Adam she feels like they are breaking up in slow motion. Adam says that in his mind, he switches to “play time” when he is with her. He assures her that they are fine and one day when she has something going on, she will understand why he needs the space now.

Adam takes a bath and Ray shaves while the two discuss their womanly woes. Ray admits it is time for him to settle for nothing less than perfect, and the apartment is his first step.

Recognize Your Gift: Taking the job as Soojin’s assistant, Marnie quickly realizes that Soojin is not gallery owner material. Having a minute alone with an artist she studied in school, Marnie chats about her work and the people who do not appreciate it. The photographer tells Marnie that getting older and seeing a shell of the person you once were is the pits.

Later in the gallery, Jessa swings by as Marnie tries to answer for her qualifications when asked her opinion on a piece. Instead of getting in the way, Jessa offers her swift opinion on a piece and her confidence speaking her mind lands her a job archiving the artist’s work.

Patti, Patti: Hannah revisits Patti with an additional member to her interview team. Apparently talking about life and love and the theater did not present a strong case for bone density. Elijah springs at the opportunity to be in the same room as the Broadway legend. His plea with puppy dog eyes grants him access, but on two conditions: no talking and no touching anything named Tony in her presence.

Elijah, catching his breath at the mere sight of Patti, interjects his comments and sets off another life chat with Ms. LuPone. Patti asserts that she always knew who she was, right from the start. The Kennedy-esque lad in the bow tie, and the girl looking for bone density quotes, can’t stop her from derailing and end up staying for dinner and drinks.

Hannah becomes alarmed when she discovers that Patti’s husband put his dream of writing to the back seat so that he could support Patti’s career fully. Seeing the subtle distaste in his smile for the passion he lost, Hannah’s outburst at her next GQ meeting about squandering talents does not go over well. Want to live each day like a roller coaster for creative genius? Start off by being unemployed, Hannah.

Open Mic: Relaxed and natural are two of the farthest adjectives to describe Marnie. However, that is the attitude Desi wants to bring to their performance. He did see some of her infamous YouTube videos and warns her that it made him a bit uncomfortable… At the actual show, it turns out her observations on their chemistry leaves him a little more uncomfortable.

As they take the stage and sing their duet, Hannah, Elijah, and Shosh are there to lend their support. Taking everyone, especially Elijah by surprise, Shosh takes a minute to interject that Hannah must be feeling a bit low. After all, everyone banked on her being the breakout of the group, but now Adam is on Broadway and Marnie is basically a pop star. So what has she done lately?

Marnie meets the famous Clementine and fumbles in her usual bundle-of-nerves jumbled way. Skipping out on drinks with the cast, Marnie goes straight to Ray’s, ignoring his need to define boundaries and straight to his bed. Hannah goes to meet Adam and breaks up the fun stories to announce she got fired from GQ…intentionally. You know, for the unemployment.

The night ends with Adam taking Hannah back to Ray’s, but her attention is broken when she hears a commotion in Ray’s bed. Upon further investigation, Hannah opens the door to find Marnie in a compromising position. She leaves saying, “You will never judge me again.”

Stray Observations:

•Elijah’s description of Marnie, “She is awful and she needs to stop,” pretty much sums up the entire arc for her character this season.

Watch the Girls season 3, episode 12 finale, “Two Plane Rides,” Sunday, March 23 at 10 p.m. ET on HBO.

Quiz: Which ‘Mean Girls’ character are you?

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Ever wondered if you’re more of a Cady or a Regina? Today is your lucky day!

To celebrate Mean Girls Day (October 3rd), Episode, the world’s largest mobile network for interactive stories and creators of Mean Girls: Senior Year, has made a quiz to determine which Mean Girls character you are.

Once you’ve found your Mean Girls spirit animal, continue the fun by downloading both seasons of the Mean Girls story on Episode for iOS and Android. Rejoin all of your favorite characters as you navigate everything from new crushes to sorority pledging. You choose how the story plays out.

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Ever wondered if you’re more of a Cady or a Regina? Today is your lucky day!

To celebrate Mean Girls Day (October 3rd), Episode, the world’s largest mobile network for interactive stories and creators of Mean Girls: Senior Year, has made a quiz to determine which Mean Girls character you are.

Once you’ve found your Mean Girls spirit animal, continue the fun by downloading both seasons of the Mean Girls story on Episode for iOS and Android. Rejoin all of your favorite characters as you navigate everything from new crushes to sorority pledging. You choose how the story plays out.

You go, Glen Coco!

Let’s play! Which ‘Mean Girls’ character are you?

Play Mean Girls in the Episode app today!

Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events will star Neil Patrick Harris in the role of Count Olaf, and on a recent episode of Live! with Kelly, the actor shared many interesting details about the new show.

Anyone who’s looking forward to the book to film adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s wonderful series will no doubt be thrilled to hear what Harris had to say while updating Kelly Ripa on what he’s been up to.

Perhaps most notably, NPH revealed how A Series of Unfortunate Events is being cut up into episodes. So far, the first four books are two episodes each:

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Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events will star Neil Patrick Harris in the role of Count Olaf, and on a recent episode of Live! with Kelly, the actor shared many interesting details about the new show.

Anyone who’s looking forward to the book to film adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s wonderful series will no doubt be thrilled to hear what Harris had to say while updating Kelly Ripa on what he’s been up to.

Perhaps most notably, NPH revealed how A Series of Unfortunate Events is being cut up into episodes. So far, the first four books are two episodes each:

Netflix’s ‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ episode count

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“They truncated all of the books into a two hour movie,” Harris said of the Unfortunate Events movie starring Jim Carrey, noting that it just wasn’t a great adaptation. “And there’s thirteen books in the series. So [Netflix’s take] is more spread out. Each book is going to be two episodes. We did the first four books, the first eight episodes of the show.”

As for the tone of the show? Great news: “It’s super dark,” he said. “It’s a much darker on the take on the material than has been seen before.”

When Kelly asked Harris if her kids could watch it, the actor dropped some interesting information about Neflix’s plans:

“I hope so!” he replied. “It’s not Rated-R dark. It’s the most expensive show that they’ve ever done. It’s the first one they call a four quadrant show, so they’re try to get four different quadrants to like it. So in addition to being for adults and for 20-somethings and teenagers, they want it to be for kids as well.”

Dark, appealing to all ages, and two episodes per book? We are so down.

Netflix has yet to share a premiere date for A Series of Unfortunate Events, but we’ll keep you posted.

Jessica Jones introduced us to Marvel’s live-action Luke Cage (Mike Colter), who has his own show debuting on Friday. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of time.

The mythology of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is rich and complicated. Not only do you have to remember what’s happened from episode to episode and season to season, it’s also important to keep in mind what’s happened in other shows and movies.

But that’s why we’re here. Looking forward to Luke Cage premiering on September 30? Us too. Having a little trouble remembering what happened in Jessica Jones and not feeling up to rewatching the show from start to finish? No problem.

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Jessica Jones introduced us to Marvel’s live-action Luke Cage (Mike Colter), who has his own show debuting on Friday. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of time.

The mythology of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is rich and complicated. Not only do you have to remember what’s happened from episode to episode and season to season, it’s also important to keep in mind what’s happened in other shows and movies.

But that’s why we’re here. Looking forward to Luke Cage premiering on September 30? Us too. Having a little trouble remembering what happened in Jessica Jones and not feeling up to rewatching the show from start to finish? No problem.

Everything you need to know about ‘Luke Cage’

The man

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We first met Luke in the series premiere of Jessica Jones and he was in the majority of the episodes for the season. He owned a bar in Hell’s Kitchen and made it a priority to stay away from complications. Too bad Jessica Jones is the definition of complicated. Sweet Christmas.

With chemistry pretty much off the charts, it didn’t take long for Luke and Jessica to start hooking up. Unfortunately, between Kilgrave’s manipulations and Jessica’s lies, the situation came to a head and Luke found out it was Jessica who was responsible for his wife’s death way back when Kilgrave was livin’ large with Jessica at his side.

Luke left after that, but not before he ran into Kilgrave with the intention of killing the man. Instead, Kilgrave used his power of mind control to plant Luke back into Jessica’s life and keep an eye on her until it was time for Kilgrave to use his trump card. He even forced Luke to blow up his own bar.

In a final confrontation, where Kilgrave once again played with Jessica’s emotions, Luke said he didn’t forgive her for killing his wife and, under Kilgrave’s power, attacked her until she was forced to put a shotgun to his head and pull the trigger.

Thanks to Luke’s powers, he survived, but that didn’t mean there wasn’t some damage. Luke was unconscious, and Jessica was forced to bring him to the hospital where Claire used her position as a nurse to sneak him back to Jessica’s apartment and keep an eye on him.

By the end of the series, once Kilgrave was killed and Jessica was arrested, Luke recovered from his injuries and left Jessica’s apartment when Claire wasn’t looking.

The myth

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Luke Cage’s powers are not unlike Jessica’s, though where they both share a similar level of strength, Luke has the added benefit of unbreakable skin. The experiments he was subjected to didn’t make him completely impervious to injury, as seen when the shotgun blast rattled his brain so much it did some internal damage. Areas like his eyes are also open to injury, if Claire sticking that needle through the socket is any indication.

Luke is also just, you know, a big guy. Is intimidation a supernatural ability? Because if so, this guy has got it in spades. He’s a good fighter and obviously used to dealing with the seedier side of the city, so even without his powers, he’d be good to have in a fight.

Luke Cage from the comics isn’t much different, though his interactions with other superheroes have given him an additional leg up. For instance, Iron Fist has taught Luke Cage additional fighting techniques, but we haven’t seen that in the MCU since Iron Fist has yet to debut on Netflix and it’s uncertain what their interactions will be like.

Apparently Luke also has a sweet jacket that’s as impervious as his skin. Given all the clothes we see him go through in the trailers for the upcoming season, perhaps we’ll see him gain a useful item like this in the upcoming freshman run.

The legend

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Luke Cage is already making a name for himself by the end of Jessica Jones, and it’s clear that season 1 of his own show is only going to further his story as a legendary hero. If you want to avoid spoilers at all costs, skip this section. If you’d like to get familiar with some of the show’s upcoming new characters, read on.

In Luke Cage season 1, it’s clear that Cornell Stokes/Cottonmouth will be to Luke as Wilson Fisk/The Kingpin was to Matt Murdock’s Daredevil. This is the guy who wears the crown around Harlem (where Luke has recently moved following his interactions with Jessica), and it’s pretty clear Stokes took no time in pissing off Luke.

Mariah Dillard will be an enemy of a different variety, as she’s a powerful local politician who also happens to be Stokes’ cousin. From the trailers it looks like the two are in business together, but the relationship is contentious at best. Alvarez/Shades, an associate of Cottonmouth, is also going to cause some problems for Luke.

On the other side of the line you have Misty Knight, a police detective who has Luke Cage on her radar. She might also be causing some problems for our hero, but she’s definitely one of the good guys. Her partner is Rafael Scarfe.

Claire will also be returning, this time in a starring role, so the hope is we’ll be seeing plenty of the nurse who is heroic in her own way. She might not have supernatural abilities, but she heals who she can, despite their various complications. She’s also there to light a fire up under the asses of heroes who might be losing their way — and she’s very good at her job.

Everyone’s favorite crook, Turk, will also be showing up in Luke Cage, as will Claire’s mother, Soledad. You can also expect Willis Stryker/Diamondback to play a part this season. He’s tied up with Cottonmouth and Shades and definitely has something against Luke. In the comics, they go way back, and Stryker even had a thing for Luke’s wife, Reva.

Here’s the latest trailer for ‘Luke Cage’ season 1

‘Luke Cage’ season 1 will be exclusively available to stream on Netflix come September 30