Connie: "Last Girls roundtable of the season, you guys."
Nathan: "I can't believe the season is over already. Just 10 episodes seems really short, especially considering that they're only half an hour each"
Connie: "But — and I feel like some sort of kind of parent here — the girls have grown so much, although grow probably isn't the right word. Compare how Hannah, Shoshanna, or Marnie are now to where they were during Episode 1 of this season. But, of course I wouldn't say that they've all been growing positively. It's one step forward, two stumbles backward for the most part."
Annie: "Hannah is such a mess right now. Marnie is back with her longterm boyfriend, which is sort of circular, even if she has had a lot more life experience."
Nathan: "Jessa's gone back into hiding."
Connie: "And, Adam is shirtless again after a few episodes of wearing shirts in public."
Nathan: "Haha, good point. I don't see this season as a 'look how they've grown,' rather than a 'people have a really hard time changing' sort of message."
Connie: "True — they've all started this season out with a goal of some sort…"
Annie: "…And then failed."
Connie: "They've not only failed at their goal — but their pursuit of their goals unraveled them. Hannah's OCD returns, Jessa's gone MIA, and Marnie becomes the kind of girl she used to make fun of."
Annie: "All except Shoshanna and Marnie's boyfriend."
Nathan: "Seriously — that guy seems to have everything he ever wanted. He totally lucked out."
Connie: "All it took was a different haircut!"
Nathan: "And throwing away his turtlenecks. The turtlenecks were restricting his progress (along with his blood flow). Anwayyyyys."
Nathan: "So yeah, Marnie goes back to Charlie after basically failing at everything. Now that he's successful, has a ton of money, and is better at sex, she finds him attractive again."
Connie: "Exactly. It's obvious that it's not even HIM that she really wants. She wants a successful guy that wants to be with her. Even when she's rattling off her list of why she loves him outside of Roberta's, she could have replaced his name with anyone's, and it would have still made sense..."
Annie: "Like Booth's, even. Elijah — maybe? She probably would have been cool with whomever."
Connie: "She was so set on being an independent career woman in the beginning of the season. She went on the interviews she felt like she needed to go on, she had sexual experiences outside her comfort zone that made her excited in a way that Charlie never did. She moved out of Hannah's apartment to lose that burden. She even pursued singing. All it did was made her insecure."
Nathan: "Yeah, it's the opposite of what is supposed to happen."
Connie: "And — apparently — she is completely in the dark about how lame it all is. That rendition of Harder? Sorry to bring it up again, but..."
Connie: "That's a flash forward to what our generation is going to be listening to in 50 years. 'Time/Life's: Greatest Hits Of The '00s, Adult-Contempo.'"
Annie: "I sure hope not."
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