The season two finale of Girls, while certainly entertaining, leaves a lot to be desired. Loose ends are tied up and problems are resolved, but in ways that seem uncharacteristic of the tone of the show.
With only one episode of Girls left this season, "On All Fours" left us with plenty of cliffhangers to ponder as the characters continue to flail and look for some sense of direction. In last week’s episode, “It’s Back,” they seemed particularly lost and inconsistent in their actions.
In this week’s episode of Girls, “It’s Back,” things got a bit…erratic. The show’s growing tendency for, well, randomness is becoming difficult to ignore. For one, this episode offered an inside view of what Adam (Adam Driver) has been up to since Hannah (Lena Dunham) left him, and we watched as he attended an AA meeting and went on a blind date with a beautiful girl (Shiri Appleby).
While HBO's Girls might be known as one of the more honest and biting of HBO's returning series, bringing a true-to life kind of dystopia to the heartily un-glamorous lives of 20-something Brooklynites headed up by creator and star Lena Dunham (Hannah Horvath) and also including Allison Williams (Marnie Michaels), Jemima Kirke (Jessa Johansson) and Zosia Mamet (Shoshanna Shapiro), the new teaser trailer gives a distinctly different impression.
In the season finale of Girls, everyone loses something important by the end of the half-hour episode, creating cliffhangers for next season. Marnie (Allison Williams) temporarily moves in with Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet), and the two start to question Jessa's (Jemima Kirke) absence.