About a Girl
Season 1, Episode 4
Episode Information
Air Date: March 18, 2014
Viewership: 7.61 million[1]
Prod. Code: 104
Written by: Mark Kunerth
Directed by: Ken Whittingham
Episode Chronology
Previous Episode: "About a Godfather"
Next Episode: "About a Plumber"
About a Girl is the fourth episode of About a Boy. It aired on March 18, 2014.


Marcus asks Will for advice on how he can get Hannah to invite him to her upcoming birthday party. When that proves unsuccessful, Fiona takes it to task with Joanne, Hannah's mother, who also happens to be the queen bee of a group of neighborhood moms that she is trying to win over.  

Episode SummaryEdit

Marcus' science lab partner Hannah Bickleman is torturing his soul; he's in love. He's pretty sure he's not getting an invite to her birthday party, so he wants Will to teach him the art of seduction. That's when Dakota pulls up outside; she's attending the talk circle Fiona's hosting for the moms in Marcus' grade in an attempt to negotiate some friends for him. Will invites Dakota to stop by afterwards, but she's done with him. Next door, Fiona opens the discussion with her talking stick, focusing on Hannah's mom, Joanne. Marcus' old
school had a mandatory all-inclusive invite policy, but the Berkeley moms aren't having it, beyond advising Marcus to join a sports team. After the moms leave, Dakota commiserates; middle school is tough for everyone. Fiona invites her to stay for a glass of wine and a fledgling friendship is born. The next day at school, Hannah passes Marcus a party invitation... then asks him to pass it to the kid sitting next to him.

After school, Marcus commiserates with Will, who advises that girls like bad boys. Just then, Dakota pulls up for a yoga session in Fiona's backyard. Deciding to practice his own bad boyishness, Will takes off his shirt and pretends to fix his motorcycle. Despite Fiona's advice to look inward, Dakota can't help but look at Will's manly pulchritude. The next day at school, Marcus tries to sell himself as a bad boy to Hannah, causing her to nearly blow up the science lab. He spills the whole story to Fiona when she comes down to the principal's office to pick him up - he's no bad boy! After persuading Hannah's mother to invite Marcus to the birthday party, Fiona balls out Will for his bad boy advice. But Will stands his ground; Marcus needs game to get noticed by Hannah! After Fiona storms off, Marcus pokes his head through the dumbwaiter, over the moon to have received an invite to Hannah's party! Could playing the bad boy have paid off?

Convinced his own game is suffering, Will marches over to Dakota's apartment. He's just offered a heartfelt apology when a cranky lady opens the door and tells him to get lost. Luckily, Dakota lives across the hall, and she's ready to get it on, since she just dropped her kids at Hannah's birthday party. They're ripping each other's clothes off when Dakota mentions what a nightmare the party will be. Some crazy lady convinced Hannah's mom to invite a pale kid with the horrible nickname Mucus. The seduction slams to a
halt when Will and Dakota realize they have to get to the birthday party on the double - Mucus is Marcus! In fact, Marcus is standing next to the chip table looking pathetic after all of his moves are rebuffed. Will hatches a plan to extract Marcus, while Dakota tricks Hannah into a bathroom. There, Fiona asks her to dance with Marcus. Hannah has the power to make a difference - she can do a mean thing or a really good thing. Hannah screams and runs out of the room. Will runs up to beg Fiona and Dakota for money; they need to bribe the DJ so he won't play Marcus' requested slow jam, which will result in utter humiliation. No bribes are needed, however; in a surprise move, Hannah agrees a dance. It's only one dance - but it's the absolute best moment in all of Will's young life.


Main CastEdit

Recurring CastEdit

  • Catero Colbert as Party DJ
  • Leslie Bibb as Dakota
  • Michelle Gillette as Lady
  • Stefan Marks as Science Teacher
  • Cricket Wampler as Hannah Bickleman
  • Jordan Fuller as Mitchell
  • Andrea Anders as Joanne


  • It's revealed that Marcus is in love with Hannah.
  • Fiona was talking to other woman.
  • Fiona and Dakota become friends.
  • Will helps Marcus with his love.
  • Marcus is a good dancer.
  • Dakota still likes Will.
  • It is revealed that Will has feeling ever since Marcus came.
  • Will gives Marcus a bad advice.
  • Marcus was at the principal's office for the first time just like Hannah.
  • Hannah is a popular girl.
  • Will flirts with Dakota again.


  • The table read for this episode was on December 16, 2013.
  • This episode started filming on December 17, 2014 and ended on December 19, 2013.

Featured MusicEdit

  • Comeback Kid (theme song)
  • Slow Down (by Selena Gomez)
  • Show Pony (by black Pistol Fire)
  • XO (by Beyonce)


Hannah: What are you doing?
Marcus: I'm being bad.

Marcus: Hannah Bickleman is touchering my soul.
Will: Who's Hannah Bickleman?
Marcus:She's my science lab partner. Blue eyes, smels like coconut and she wears a bra. Her birthday is coming up, and I don't think she's going to invite me.
Will: Well you're nw, nobody, knows you yet.

Will: Celo.
Dakota: Not celo this time Will. I'm here for a talk circle at Fiona's.
Will:Oh that's great, sounds great. Well maybe after the talk circle you can stop here and we an not talk.
Dakota: Great, we can not talk about a made up son, you gave made up levkimia. In fact there are a lot of things that i want to not talk with you. Bye Wil.

Hannah: Marcus. Marcus!
Marcus: Amm, yes speaking.
Hannah: Do you think that you can...
Marcus: Yes. Yes. Yess a thousand times yess.
'Hannah: Pass that to Trevor please. Thanx
Marcus: Here you go.

Marcus: It's over. For both of us Will.
Will: What?
Marcus: I didn't get an invite to Hannah's party. We've both been rejected by our soulmate. You by Dakota and m by Hannah.
Will: I would excatly call Dakota my soul mate but okay.

Will: You're a sweet, smart, honest, just wonderful kid, but unfortunately those qualities repel women. They like guys who are mystiries.
Marcus: Do you mean like magicians?
Will: No, no like the opposite of the magicians. Girls likes what they can't have. They like bad boys. Guys who ignore them. Can you be a bad boy?
Marcus: Sometimes i don't rentsoul my cereal ball.



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