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The season finale of Girls contained what so many fans have been missing this season - it focused on many characters, had hilarious and witty one-liners, and best of all, it brought back the charm.
Hannah's publisher is not-so-patiently waiting for more pages, while Hannah continues to blame her ruptured eardrum for her lack of productivity. It is clear that Hannah is paralyzed with fear and is unable to work under such strict deadlines. Despite her attempts to get out of the pressure-cooker situation, her publisher is firm and says she will be sued if she doesn't give him what he wants. Even her dad doesn't come to the rescue this time, and says he won't be manipulated into loaning Hannah the money to pay back the down payment she has already spent.
Her publisher asks: Did you already spend the check?
Hannah replies: Well, it's hard to know if I spent that check, or another check, so I'll have to...check.
If the depth of her vocabulary is any indicator, Hannah might have a tough time giving the publisher what he wants.
Shoshanna is clearly not just going through a phase of doubt in her relationship with Ray - she is over him. She continues to blame his lack of ambition for why she is "being weird" so Ray goes to Grumpy's to speak to his manager. The manager says that he is opening a new branch of the coffee shop and he would like Ray to build the store from the ground up. After brainstorming a fancy title to impress Shoshanna with the news, she finally has to admit to him that she no longer loves him. In a refreshing moment of honesty, Shoshanna tells Ray that she can't be the only thing that he likes, and they finally break up.
Acting as an inverse to the Shoshanna-Ray situation, Marnie and Charlie are hooking up again. Marnie assumes (as she did with Booth Jonathan) that since they are hooking up they are dating, but Charlie doesn't seem so sure. Upon making this discovery while out to brunch, Marnie makes a dramatic exit from the restaurant and Charlie chases after her. An incredibly charming exchange follows, where Marnie tells him that she wants to have Charlie's "brown babies" and "watch him die" - to which Charlie replies that those words are all he has ever wanted to hear. The moment is somewhat tarnished when Marnie assures him that she doesn't love him for his money, but it is clear the two are a great match and that a year apart allowed them to realize it.
The most heartwarming part of the episode comes last. Adam is busy destroying things out of frustration in his apartment when he gets a call from Hannah. She accidentally puts him on Facetime (a video call) and is surprised to find that Adam now has an iPhone. They chat briefly and Adam asks Hannah what is wrong - he notices she is doing the "OCDC" thing from high school again. Hannah confesses that she isn't doing very well, and Adam starts running to her apartment, still talking to her through Facetime. When he arrives Hannah refuses to let him in, so Adam breaks down her apartment door and rushes to find her in her room.
Hannah: You're here.
Adam: I was always here.
Again, the finale was a reminder of everything there is to love about Girls. Season 2 has not been entirely disappointing, but the brilliant end will make audiences all the more anxious to see what next season will have to offer.