‘Girls’ Season Finale: ‘She Did’ – A Roller Coaster Filled with Surprises

by Kelly Sater on June 18, 2012 · 0 comments

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Last night was the season finale of Girls and it was filled with surprises. Jessa (Jemima Kirke) threw a mystery party that shocked us all, Marnie (Allison Williams) was still a mess, Adam (Adam Driver) wanted to move in with Hannah (Lena Dunham), and Shoshanna (Zosia Mammet) finally lost her virginity. It was a roller coaster of a season and the finale didn’t exactly end on a high note, but it was still as entertaining as ever.

Jessa invited everyone to a mystery party that she claimed would be the most important party of her life. It turned out it was Jessa’s wedding to Thomas John (Chris O’Dowd), the man she met only a few weeks ago.  It looks as though Jessa is grasping at anything to find happiness and Thomas John was her next victim. Hopefully the couple will make it but with Jessa’s flaky nature it’s not likely.

Jessa’s mystery wedding surprised everyone. Shoshanna was actually upset that she didn’t know and she was extra upset that she wore white. Thankfully Ray (Alex Karpovsky) was there to profess his infatuation for her. Good news is that the duo went home to have sex. Now Shoshanna has to figure out what her new baggage will be.

Marnie was a mess. She spent the evening downing drinks and desperately tried to seem like she was doing fine. She was still jealous of Jessa’s free spirited nature but too blind to see that Jessa is just as messed up as her. At the end of the night she made out with a random guy right in front of her ex-boyfriend Charlie. Marnie took for granted all the things in her life that were good and now she is spinning out of control.

The wedding affected Hannah and Adam as well. Earlier in the episode Adam told Hannah that he would move in with her. Hannah was nervous about it so she asked her gay ex-boyfriend to move in instead. This clearly upset Adam who then told Hannah he loved her. Of course Hannah didn’t reply. The two had a blowup and Adam was right to be pissed. Hannah spent so much time chasing him like a puppy and now that she has him she doesn’t know if she wants him. She claims she’s scared but that sounded like garbage excuse. At the end of their fight a car hit Adam. He seemed to only have minor injuries but he wouldn’t allow Hannah to ride with him in the ambulance.

As if Hannah’s life wasn’t going down the toilet fast enough, she fell asleep on the subway and ended up in Coney Island without her purse. The episode ended with Hannah sitting alone on the beach with nothing, a perfect metaphor for how bad her life is going. No job, no best friend, no success, no boyfriend and now no way home. It was certainly a depressing way to end a season, but Lena Dunham painted the picture so well it was a pleasure to watch.  We can only hope Hannah grows from this experience.

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