April 4, 2016 at 6:41 pm #662059
Thought this was a terrific episode. Probably the strongest season since S1.April 4, 2016 at 6:47 pm #662062
^^ That’s great news! All seasons except for the 3rd have been 10 episodes, so I’m glad that HBO is giving Lena and co a vote of confidence for the final season!
I said hope Mike. I hope they give the final season 12 episodes.
Kathy Bates for Best Supporting Actress (Richard Jewell)April 5, 2016 at 11:34 am #662185
Great episode. Jake Lacy and Andrew Rannells were stellar.April 5, 2016 at 12:46 pm #662206
[quote=”mikeboy898″]^^ That’s great news! All seasons except for the 3rd have been 10 episodes, so I’m glad that HBO is giving Lena and co a vote of confidence for the final season!
I said hope Mike. I hope they give the final season 12 episodes.
Got carried away. My bad.April 5, 2016 at 3:12 pm #662225
The real-life man who murdered Kitty Genovase just died in prison. Killer timing, “Girls”! (That was bad, sorry.)April 6, 2016 at 10:58 am #662340
Excellent episode, and a worthy successor to the perfection of “The Panic in Central Park.” The big reveal with Jessa and Adam was well done; poor Hannah’s pain at the end was palpable. Rannels was also very fine in the scene in Dill’s bathroom; it’s no fun finding out that your paramour is dallying with others. Been there done that.
Atypical — google “Sleep No More.” It is an interactive play in Chelsea where the actors perform around you in tight spaces. I did it a few years ago, and it was incredibly creepy but fascinating.April 6, 2016 at 5:52 pm #662401
Lovely scene of Hannah figuring out Adam’s new lover. Don’t like where the Corey Stoll storyline is going.April 10, 2016 at 10:27 pm #663082
Pretty exciting (and unexpected) to see Lisa Bonet again! Road trip scenes didn’t do much for me (poor Fran), but at least all four girls were featured prominently in tonight’s episode. Can’t wait for the finale. I think it’s going to be a strong cap to an outstanding fifth season.April 10, 2016 at 10:38 pm #663083
Hannah going down on Ray is just bad writing. Lisa Bonet was the most welcomed surprise of the episode.
Kathy Bates for Best Supporting Actress (Richard Jewell)April 11, 2016 at 8:49 am #663125
Zosia Mamet is killing it this season! Even though she’s getting the short end of the stick story-wise, she’s making the most of every moment. Interesting that, upon returning to America, her first instinct isn’t to see Jessa, Hannah or Marnie. I guess after her hyping up Japan for them in the season premiere, she doesn’t want to confront that she hated it and had to move on. Adam and Jessa’s story is moving toward the conclusion I expected, but not necessarily the one I wanted. Call me crazy, I actually like the two of them together. Hannah and Fran’s breakup happened pretty quickly although it’s not unexpected what with Hannah’s insistence on ruining everything and Fran not being the “good guy” Hannah thought he was (or maybe being too good a guy, which is never gonna work for Hannah). I’m fully ready for Marnie to cut ties with Desi, although I find him less annoying and more comical now. After her bottle episode, it’d be great to see Marnie realize she can trek out on her own without him both in marriage and in her music career. But I’m not fully confident that’ll work itself out. This was the first episode outside of the premiere to feature all four girls prominently, and I’d love to see the show return to that point with the finale and the final season. I think the show works best with these girls are together versus apart, but with the state of their friendship right now, that may be wishful thinking. Another great episode in a turn-around season!April 11, 2016 at 10:56 am #663152
I really like Jessa/Adam too and want them to end up together. But it doesn’t seem to likely.April 11, 2016 at 1:29 pm #663186
Very LOL-worthy episode, after a pretty dark previous 2 episodes. While what the girls are all going through is pretty dramatic, I do like how many funny scenes were scattered throughout the episode. Lena Dunham plays obnoxious Hannah so well. Loved the Hannah-Ray adventure.
I like when the writers decide to take things in different directions than what I was expecting with this season. While there were hints that Hannah and Fran’s relationship was not going to last, I’m surprised it fizzled this quickly (although, apparently they had been dating for a year!). And you know that the Adam-Jessa storyline is going to end up being the most dramatic, heartbreaking one this season.
Ready for Desi to go away. NOW. Please, lawd.
I can’t believe the (2-part) finale is already next week – this season flew by!April 17, 2016 at 10:00 am #1201746816
Episodes Titles: “Love Stories”; “I Love You Baby”
Synopses: Hannah gives Principal Toby some unexpected news; Marnie has an unsettling dream; Shoshanna offers to help Ray with marketing his business; Elijah wants an exclusive relationship with Dill; Hannah plans to participate in Moth Story Slam; Marnie prepares to go on tour with Desi; Shoshanna’s idea for Ray’s coffee shop takes off; Jessa and Adam argue; Season Finale.[/i]
Discuss.April 17, 2016 at 8:01 pm #1201746897
That could have been a series finale. Both brilliant and devastating. Holy shit! This is too good for the Emmys now. Yasssss!April 17, 2016 at 8:47 pm #1201746905
Holy shit. They stuck the landing with that two-part finale and pulled out a fantastic season. It’ll suck when this season is snubbed at the Emmys because they’ve moved on from it, because good Lord do they deserve the recognition this year. The stories ended just a bit off from what I was expecting, but in a perfect spot for each character. There was so many beautiful moments in just these two episodes alone, and that’s ignoring what happened throughout the rest of the season. Lena Dunham was fantastic in her scenes with Jenny Slate (who I didn’t really like in her other appearances in earlier seasons, but loved tonight) and her one-shot monologue in the finale was one of her best acting moments ever. Jessa and Adam were on a completely different level tonight and I can’t wait to see where their relationship goes. Marnie and Ray’s story felt a little rushed and I would’ve liked just a bit more resolution with Desi, but I assume that story will still need to be worked through next season. Zosia Mamet killed it this season and it sucks that she got pushed to the sidelines, but her season-ending arc was a lot of fun and she had me laughing out loud. Andrew Rannells was phenomenal tonight, and as with Mamet, he killed it with the few moments he actually had. Even with their limited screentime, Mamet and Rannells might make my personal supporting nominees list. Williams would also be worthy based off her bottle episode alone. Dunham had some great acting moments this season and should be in the Lead Comedy Actress race. “The Panic in Central Park” was the high-point of the season both from a writing and directing viewpoint, but the premiere and two-part finale were all wonderful episodes too. Shoutout to Alex Karpovsky and Jenni Konner on their directoral efforts tonight! I’m sad this season is over so soon, but I’m fully confident that “Girls” will go out on a high note in its final season.
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