I found this weeks episode and season finale to be incredibly poignant. I know that in the past few reviews I’ve touched on how much of a downer the show has been coming across to me lately, but when I finished this episode I rewound it and watched it again, then once again starting from the Hannah Adam FaceTime call sequence. Hannah’s vulnerability didn’t translate as adolescent, annoying, or selfish like it usually seems to to me, so much as a broken person finally admitting they’re taking on too much and in need of help. With the exception of Jessa, all the ladies of Girls really came through in addressing what they needed in their lives pretty fearlessly.
It’s good to see Shoshanna stepping out of her shell a bit. I mean she obviously feels a great deal of shame and guilt over her recent case of the wondering eye and I keep having to remind myself that she’s just coming to terms with her sexual identity. I can’t help but feel sorry for Ray, despite wanting to just make Shoshanna happy, he in so many way is still trying to figure himself out too. I mean, that’s what your 20′s are for right? I’m not sure that he really felt that being a manager of a coffee shop was such a bad thing until Shosh pointed it out and made him feel like a loser and in many ways I think this break up was a great thing for both of them.
Regardless of how tumultuous Adam and Hannah’s relationship has been, who didn’t know that sooner or later Adam would come to her rescue? I mean he literally ran shirtless, (not that that’s a big switch from what he normally wears, or doesn’t wear for that matter) to bust down her door and save her from herself. His understanding of needing help himself, always seems to land him in the position to try and save other people despite how crass and harsh he may come across. Bottom line, this episode really touches on how much we actually all need people. I’ve definitely done the phone call where I act like everything’s fine and then about a minute in just lose it. There’s always going to be a point when we can’t take on the burden ourselves and that’s alright. I think a huge part of being in your 20′s is not only admitting that you don’t know everything, but in fact you actually know close to nothing.