'Girls' Season 3 Finale Recap (Spoilers Ahead)

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Last night's season finale of 'Girls', titled, "Two Planes Ride," found all of its characters in compromising positions.

For one thing, Hannah and Adam's relationship is more precarious than ever. Marnie is playing the part of the "other woman" in a seedy love triangle and Jessa may have possibly killed someone.

Oh, and Shosh is in the midst of a mental breakdown. The end of the episode left us with an overwhelming number of questions. Let's break this down a bit, shall we?


The episode opens with Hannah learning that she's been accepted to Iowa's writing program. Though she has some doubts at first about whether or not to take advantage of the opportunity, her parents convince her that she'll regret it if she doesn't.

Confident that everything will somehow fall into place and thrilled about finally getting somewhere with her writing, she shares the news with Adam...right before his opening performance (yes, even that had to become about her).

Suffice to say, she doesn't get the reaction she's hoping for.

Rather than expressing excitement, Adam is more or less shell-shocked. After the play, he ends up accusing Hannah of botching his performance by dropping the Iowa bomb on him right before he went on stage.

This isn't just about her poor timing though. Adam is, understandably, worried about what will become of their relationship:

Adam - "So now you're leaving me?"

Hannah - "Adam, you're the one who moved out of our apartment."

Adam- "I moved a few blocks away for a few weeks."

Hannah - "I know that this is complicated, but I also know that we can work it out."

Adam - "Well I'm sick of trying to work it out. Can't one thing ever be easy with you?"

Ugh. The scene ends with Hannah storming off.

The last we see of her is when she's alone in the apartment, holding her acceptance letter and wearing a self-satisfied smile.

She looks considerably better off than Adam does. Will she choose Iowa over Adam, or will they find some way to work it out? Things are looking pretty grim.


When we last left off, Jessa had just secured a position as an assistant for the aging photographer, Beadie. Instead of assisting with the artistic process, however, Jessa is asked to assist with euthanasia. Beadie rightly assumes that first: Jessa has access to a large amount of drugs, and second: that Jessa is morally inclined to help her succeed with her suicide. With some gentle prodding, Jessa agrees to help. The plan backfires when, having already been fed a lethal amount of pills, Beadie suddenly decides she wants to live.

At the end of the episode we see Jessa dialing 911. The big question is whether or not it's too late.

There is a strong possibility that Jessa may be charged with murder. Just when we thought she was on her way to a fresh start, too.


Shosh hits a low point this episode and its pretty painful to watch. Her downward spiral begins when she learns that she won't be graduating on time because she failed one of her classes. Bummer. As if that weren't bad enough, however, Marnie decides that now is the time to admit that she's been sleeping with Ray on and off for the past few weeks. This news might not have had much of an effect on Shosh before, but her self-esteem is so low at this point that she loses it; she assaults Marnie and corners Ray.

In desperation, she confesses her love for Ray and asks him to be her boyfriend again. Having been toyed with enough by women over the past three seasons, Ray turns her down. Good for him...not so good for poor Shosh.

Being rejected by the very guy she so mercilessly insulted and then dumped can't feel too great. We hope that Shosh will be able to pick herself up by next season.


Marnie always seem to want what she can't have; she wanted Charlie back only after she had dumped him, then it was the promiscuous and emotionally unavailable Booth Jonathan, followed by the too-embarrassing-to-be-seen-in-public-with Ray. Now it's guitar-playing Desi, who already has a girlfriend.

Unfortunately for her, Desi's girlfriend, Clementine, can see right through her. They have an awkward interaction in the ladies room during which Clementine tells Marnie exactly what she thinks of her:

Clementine- "You know what, can you cut the shit, please? I mean, I know what you're up to.

It's written all over you. I don't blame you, he's f**king sexy, but...if he hasn't realized it yet, he's going to soon...that you're just like, a sad, pathetic mess."

Ouch. Hit the nail right on the head with that one.

Whether or not Marnie will actually back off of Desi or continue on her path of being a home-wrecker is unclear.

We just hope that she'll stop relying on men for validation and focus more on being happy with who she is.

H'BO has confirmed that 'Girls' will be returning for a fourth season. Let the wait begin. This brings us to our last and most important question following the season's finale:

how are we supposed to occupy our Sunday nights in the meantime??