Girls Finale "Latching" Recap: Girl, You'll Be a Woman, Soon

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It wasn't always amusing, enjoyable or even sympathetic to its own cast, yet Dunham and company managed to consistently create an over-the-top, yet excruciatingly real at times, series about what it's like to have no clue what the hell you're supposed to do with your life in your mid-20s.

Williams talked about how she tries to find compassion for her "Girls" character, why she had to be in "Get Out" and her next move. Shosh is getting married, for Christ's sake. Not a whole lot happened - we jump forward five months so we don't actually see Hannah go into labor, avoiding what would likely have been a very amusing but inevitably clichéd birth scene.

"[To] our entire GIRLS family, you will forever have a place in my heart", she wrote.

For a show that has reveled in the misadventures of youth, "Girls" cast a pretty accurate picture of the responsibilities of new motherhood in its finale Sunday night. The series debuted five years ago, in 2012, and was considered the first of its kind for portraying the "real" trials and tribulations of contemporary 20-something female life-in many ways in direct opposition to the sort of unerringly glamorous fictional characters captured by that other HBO show anchored by four female New Yorkers, Sex and the City.

Marnie decides she's going to dedicate herself to Hannah and the adorable little Grover. More than she ever loved Adam. Marnie and Hannah are sleeping together in the same bed, legs intertwined. As they dance, Hannah wraps her arms around Marnie as "Dancing On My Own" plays and the screen fades to black. Marnie is in the waiting room. Marnie surprises Hannah at her new upstate home and pulls an Adam, telling her that she wants to help her raise the baby, which Hannah has named Grover after Paul-Louis's suggestion.

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So Marnie does exactly what you'd expect: She calls in an adultier adult for support. "Girls" ended quietly with Hannah singing "Fast Car" as a lullaby while the credits rolled. She assumed the girl was escaping an abusive situation - but it turned out the high schooler was just mad at her mom for making her do a homework assignment instead of hanging out with her boyfriend. From its first episode, Lena Dunham and Judd Apatow's creation always played with numerous traditional sitcom tropes of TV past in ways that made it extremely intriguing despite having very few likable characters. The problem, however, was that the show had made that type of closure and full-circle storytelling part of its genetic makeup over the last few years. It's her coming to terms with how it's really hard sometimes, but she will survive it, even thrive, just like Grover will. Another Loreen quote, but she speaks so much truth! It seemed Hannah was as bad of a mom as her former roommate and friend Elijah (Andrew Rannells) predicted she would be earlier this season. Though plenty of people have trashed it, I've found it pretty entertaining, and even occasionally relatable in that early-20s, awful nostalgia kind of way.

Nearly as soon as Hannah sits down on the front porch, Grover cries and Marnie and Hannah's mom both jump to check on him, but Hannah tells them no, she's got it. She's convinced her own baby hates her.

While Hannah is off on her misadventure, Loreen and Marnie have some QT. Only a classic Girls device-steering Hannah into a one-off encounter with a stranger-will do the trick. Loreen asks her if she is happy here, and she tells her she doesn't need to be happy - that helping Hannah and the baby is more important right now. "Also, she was Jessa's younger cousin - she wasn't quite on their level at the beginning, and I think she always felt different than [the others]".

"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". Marnie drives her home from the appointment, convincing her not to give up. Loreen then wanted to chat with Marnie about Hannah. She still wants to breastfeed him and she still wants to stay, for his whole life. And she walks and walks, giving herself pause, and some time away from the stress she's feeling at home from her mom, Marnie, and Grover.

"Oh "Girls, ' you did the most 'Girls" thing possible: After loving most of the lyrical and emotionally acute final season, I spent a good chunk of the finale wanting to scream and fending off a migraine".

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