Girls – Hannah

The second season finale of Girls felt much like a romantic comedy. But there were no weddings or fancy parties this time. Instead, the men of the show performed grand gestures of love and former couples reunited, while one broke up. After a dark sophomore season, “Together” was the light at the end of the tunnel we were all yearning for.

The Players:

  • Director: Lena Dunham
  • Writer: Lena Dunham, Judd Apatow
  • Cast: Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Allison Williams, Adam Driver, Alex Karpovsky

Episode Title: “Together”

To avoid being sued by her publisher, Hannah must write her book in a single day. Marnie misinterprets Charlie’s intentions; Ray makes a career move that he hopes will impress Shoshanna.

The Good:

  • Marnie and Charlie 2.0: Marnie’s had a pretty bad year. Her initial breakup with Charlie weighed heavily on her. On the hand, Charlie turned his heartbreak into gold; he created an app that made him rich. (He basically pulled a Mark Zuckerberg.) But both have come full circle. Like Marnie says, they had their experiences and now they’re old fogies. The scene where they share their feelings is intense and romantic. And frankly, Marnie has never looked happier. We don’t know if this reborn couple will last, but we have our fingers crossed.
  • The Breakup: In a deliciously hilarious scene, Shoshanna and Ray break up. She bashed him for having a black soul, and he ran off with his Andy Kaufman cutout poster. We’re excited to see these characters sail the sea alone next season.
  • Hannah in Translation: Hannah is still in the Greta Garbo stage of her life. She hasn’t left her apartment in weeks. Her OCD is so bad that she cut off all her hair. She feels alone. With no one left to call, she phones Adam, which is a mistake, but at least gave us a romantic ending. He sees that Hannah isn’t well, so he runs shirtless across Brooklyn to her, where he takes her into his arms and kisses her.

Best Lines:

  • “Will you get out of me.” –Shoshanna
  • “No, I can like your cock and not be a whore, do you understand?” –Natalia
  • “I want you. I know I’m a mess, but I want you.” –Marnie
  • “I want to see you every morning and I want to make you a snack every night; and eventually I want to have your little brown babies and I want to watch you die. ” –Marnie
  • “I love you, maybe I’m an idiot for it, but I always have.” –Charlie
  • “Alright fuck it. Brooklyn Heights is classy, I’m in.” –Ray
  • “Maybe I can deal with your black soul better when I’m older, but I can’t handle it now.” –Shoshanna
  • “Life is intense and you kinda just have to ride it like a pony or you’ll get a haircut.” –Hannah

The So-So:

  • No Jessa: It’s difficult to have a character whose main trait is that they disappear for long periods of time. We were hoping to see Jessa before the season was over. Maybe catch a glimpse of her partying in Jamaica or eating cheese in France. But she’s still completely M.I.A. Bummer.

Overall:

The second season of Girls was dark and gloomy. The show traveled to very ugly places, but looking back, we realize that this period was necessary. “Together” wasn’t the finale we were expecting, but it renewed our hope in some of these pitiful characters. We can’t wait for next season.

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Rating: 9.5/10

Girls will return for a third season on HBO.

What did you think of the second season finale?