Lena Dunham and Allison Williams have Girls finale viewing party

It asked the show's characters take their hardest, most unflattering looks at themselves and each other, tearing them apart before throwing them back together for a bittersweet dance party before everything changed forever.

In its last episodes, the show has managed to ably tie up loose ends without seeming contrived, and with a good deal of nuance.

And six years of watching Lena Dunham's Hannah Horvath and her friends weather the life of a New York Millennial came to an end on Sunday night in a memorable episode. (As if you thought Girls would end without seeing Lena Dunham pantsless one more time.) She returns to her house, where Loreen and Marnie are drinking wine on the porch. That doesn't feel super self-actualized, so it would be amusing because the audience would be like, "Hanna and Adam are my one true pair, that's my platonic ideal of love", and I would be like, "I want to get together with you and talk this trough with you". Hannah tells Marnie she sucks at being helpful because she is the immature one. I don't know for sure if she supports abortion up to 9 months of pregnancy-but let the record show, she probably does. I had to, right? Because the first thing I learned about the show was that I shouldn't watch it on an airplane.

"But", he continues, "whether or not Hannah should have become a mother, "Latching" has a vision, true to her character, about how she would have become a mother". So I think she's going to be great.

And then Girls' sixth and final season seemed more self-critical than ever.

Then again, it doesn't look like Marnie's having too much fun with Hannah and Grover, either. Everyone grows up on their own.

"We knew that the baby's name was Grover Horvath before we knew that "Grover" was the fantasy name of [Hannah's] water-skiing f-buddy". Hannah and her volatile and magnetic ex (Adam Driver) realized once and for all that they weren't good for each other anymore. Leaving the majority of the cast behind in the penultimate episode dulled any of the emotional punch that you'd expect from a show's series finale.

Last week's episode felt like a finale. I personally believe seasons 3 and 4 are where you started to see "burnout". Despite the similarities between Marnie's proposal and Adam's, Hannah is sold.

According to Dan Fienberg, "This was an ideal finale for "Girls" because, taken in the right frame of mind, it offered the heart and humor that marked the show at its best and gave all three actresses many moments to shine". Girls itself was so invested in New York City that the act of removing the characters from that place in itself made it feel a bit foreign.

Girls became dichotomous in that sense, and despite having an incredible last season, it led itself down a path where its final episode, "Latching", was going to fail on some level no matter how Dunham, Apatow and Jenni Konner chose to close its book. It featured the entire core female friend group, whereas this one only has Hannah, her mom, and Marnie.

What happens in "Latching" isn't almost as satisfying as the blunt and teary revelations of "Goodbye Tour". Loreen asks, recognizing that Marnie's put her own life on hold to stay here with Hannah, and it's holding her back.

After having messy sex from behind with Adam, Hannah finds herself in her apartment drinking opium tea with Marnie, Charlie, Jessa and Ray.

The small amount of joy sparked by Loreen catching Marnie in the middle of weird airline Facetime phone roleplay, and the insight when she subsequently compares Marnie and her daughter to herself and her gay husband, is snuffed out by the episode's cutesy nonsense. Hannah bargains in a way I might have, had my husband mentioned enjoying himself for just one night - does Marnie want to eat cheese at home?

When Hannah's mother Loreen shows up, she provides a stunning wake-up call and a whiplash-inducing side-by-side comparison. Loreen snarls. "Fucking everyone".

During her walkabout, Hannah comes across a shoeless, pantsless girl running away from "an emergency incident".

'She'll take care of you forever even if it means endless pain, ' Hannah told her.

Hannah then lectured the girl and said her mother was just doing her job.

"Even so, Framke concludes that, "'Latching" is, even for "Girls, ' a disorienting and bleak episode. "One of the funniest things was that our writers really turned against us on it".


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