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‘Girls’ Season 4 finale recap: Hannah’s rebirth

March 25, 2015

After a long season of false starts into responsible adulthood, Hannah finally seems to be growing up.

Girls‘ Season 4 finale, titled “Home Birth,” is an obvious metaphor for our typically immature protagonist’s coming of age. While Caroline is literally giving birth to her daughter Jessa-Hannah Bluebell Poem (yes, you read that correctly), Hannah is experiencing a rebirth as an adult. With ex-boyfriend Adam present during his sister’s frenzied labor, the scene provides the ideal setting for Hannah to show just how much she’s progressed.


‘Girls’ Season 4, episode 8 recap: ‘Your father is gay’

Hannah’s father has come out as gay. It’s a plot twist Girls seems to thrust at viewers without any forewarning, but in fact, the show actually laid the foundation for Tad Horvath’s (Peter Scolari) revelation way before he admits his preference for men. “Sometimes…

March 11, 2015

‘Girls’ Season 4, episode 6 recap: ‘I don’t need you’

Adam is in unfamiliar territory. The white knight, “at his best when he’s nurturing the poor, the lost, the profoundly damaged,” according to loopy sister Caroline, is now dating a woman who is fiercely independent and dispassionate to the point of repression. Mimi-Rose Howard…

February 24, 2015

‘Girls’ Season 4, episode 4 recap: Hannah heads home

After three seasons of ill-advised choices and poor decisions, it often feels like the girls of Girls are stuck in an endless loop of setbacks, with little or no progress being made in their lives. For this reason, it was refreshing to see Shoshanna…

February 8, 2015