Hannah Horvath welcomes baby Grover on Girls series finale


At some point along the way Hannah popped out baby Grover-just like Paul-Louis wanted-but she's having trouble breastfeeding, because the baby's not latching on.

"Girls" was polarizing from the start, and it didn't help that Hannah asserting herself as "the voice of a generation" sounded to some like Dunham saying it.

"Girls" with a depiction of Hannah still fumbling at adulthood. Nothing and no one, not even your Marnie. "I'm here", Marnie tells Hannah after offering to help raise her baby. But it's not like Marnie is on vacation right now: She's helping her very grumpy, very hard best friend raise a human child in a town she doesn't know, away from all their friends and family. "I quit the show.'" In an episode of Dunham's Women of the Hour podcast, Kirke explained that as Girls went into its second season, she had become uncomfortable with the portrayal of her character. But she ends up staying home with her best friend.

The moment of clarity comes to Hannah in her pants-less walk around town - after laying into the teen about how her mother only tells her to do her homework because she loves her more than anything in the world.

Proving her friendship is about tenacity: like a pup competing with her littermates, she's determined to win by being the last to let go.

I don't have anything really profound to say about Girls at its conclusion. But the fact is is that they were always hurting each other and we also just never felt that Hannah's end was like, "I finally got the guy who was my fuck buddy when I was 23!"

At the Hudson Valley home, the two role play a kind of millennial "Grey Gardens". But real life is often frustrating and does not turn out how you'd expect - so it's kind of the ideal "Girls" ending, no? Hannah fears something bad has happened to her, and in trying to help, Hannah gives the girl her jeans to wear, and her shoes - leaving Hannah the one pant-less and shoeless.

And like all new mothers, Hannah's flailing. "We're not trying to come down on the side of breastfeeding or not breastfeeding!" she said.

What's In Her Future: In the interest of keeping her sobriety (and beginning to make healthier friendship choices), Jessa will find a new group of friends - a less toxic, self-centered one that supports each other rather than passive-aggressively competing against each other.

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After months of Hannah abusing her assistance, it appears that Marnie has finally reached her breaking point... and it's driven her to consider going to law school. You have a woman who hasn't been able to figure out these certain areas of her life, yet still takes on this incredible challenge is something that's really appealing and it also doesn't have to be neat and tidy.

Jessica: The finale opens with Hannah and Marnie intertwined in bed. As Hannah returns, rebooted by that annoying high school genie, Marnie talks again of starting over, sharing a glass of wine with Loreen. Even though Hannah appreciated her offer, she didn't want Marnie to do so. Co-showrunners Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner told The Hollywood Reporter their own writers room turned against them over Episode 10, arguing "we don't need it", and they should just end the series with the more "traditional" Episode 9.

Getting Hannah out of Brooklyn to a bucolic upstate idyll is the metaphoric equivalent of getting her out of that cluttered head of hers.

"I feel like I'll be calling people "girls" until I'm 67", Dunham told The New York Times.

As much as I would have loved to see Hannah with Adam (Adam Driver), that relationship was wrong for her. Marnie, of course, ignores her until Hannah screams at her to shut up.

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.

Loreen has little patience for her kid's histrionics. "Maybe she thought you'd act like a f-cking grown-up".

When Marnie calls in Hannah's mom for back up, Loreen (Becky Ann Baker) arrives with the thin-ice temper of someone who won't be fooled.

"I don't know how to put this into words!" When Marnie realized she couldn't handle her best friend, she calls Hannah's mom for help. Grover is sound asleep upstairs, on a bottle of formula. He begins to cry and Hannah goes to him. It would be tempting to show motherhood as a cure-all for Hannah's less-than-helpful personal quirks.