WARNING: Spoilers for HBO’s Girls
The penultimate season of HBO’s Girls kicks off tonight. Here’s what HBO has to say about what to expect:
Hannah is putting her writing ambitions aside for the moment, continuing to work as a teacher alongside new boyfriend (and nice guy) Fran. Marnie micromanages her upstate wedding to Desi, but soon begins to realize she needs more space, literally and figuratively. Working towards becoming a therapist, Jessa tries to stay on the straight and narrow while managing a budding relationship. Shoshanna thrives at her new job in Japan, where she flirts with her boss, despite a long-distance relationship back home.
Through the first four episodes of Season 5, Girls is very strong. Of course, the four women at the center of all the action continue to clash as much as they support each other. Lena Dunham et. al. have a way of making things alternatively annoying, awkward and awesome. Sometimes it’s all three at the same time, which means any given episode of Girls is never dull.
What we’re loving this season so far:
- Hannah and her dad. He’s out and dealing with it. And not dealing with it too well. He turns to his daughter for help.
- Jessa and Adam’s friendship. It was one of the best things to develop about last season.
- Shoshanna’s Tokyo Chronicles. We get more than a glimpse of her life in Tokyo. She’s really found her happy place there. Can it last?
- Andrew Rannells. He’s always been one of our favorite Girls charactersÂ and now he gets a chance to shine. Elijah meets someone. 1. It’s about timeÂ we see himÂ in a relationship.Â 2. He’s shirtless and in his underwear for three of the first four episodes and not necessarily because of this new guy in his life. Wonder ifÂ that trend will continue now that he does have someone.
- Ray. Ray still pines for Marnie and he’s really turned into a brother-type figure for Hannah. Plus, we can always count on him to stumbleÂ into some sort of odd situation and that’s another trend that continues.
As for tonight’s Season 5 premiere, it’s Marnie and Desi’s wedding day and the characters are all dealing with that fact in their own special way.
Official HBO Synopsis for “Wedding Day”:
Marnie micromanages her upstate wedding to Desi while trying to maintain the facade of the breezy bride, and tasks Shoshanna with kicking out Fran, Hannahâ€™s date, so the girls can get ready. Banished to the boysâ€™ den, Fran has an awkward moment with Adam. A dejected Ray steps in to help Desi with his wedding-day jitters.
“Wedding Day” Teases and Questions
- As you can imagine, the road to saying “I Do” doesn’t go smoothly. And it might not happen at all. Some characters have a tough time dealing with this significant life event. You probably won’t be shocked to learn that Marnie’s in major bridezilla mode. What kind of bridesmaid does Shoshanna make? Will Hannah be able to get through the day without making it about her? What does it say when Jessa’s the one that’s trying to keep the situation from getting out of control? And the most important question: will it rain on Marnie’s parade?
Find out tonight when the fifth season of Girls premieres on HBO at 10/9c.
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