A baby makes all the difference on “Girls.”
The series finale episode opened with Marnie (Allison Williams) offering Hannah (Lena Dunham) some help with raising her child.
Five months later, Hannah finally gave birth to her son. She named him Grover, as suggested by Paul-Luis (Riz Ahmed), the father. The earlier days were a struggle for the new mother, especially when it’s time for breastfeeding. Hannah was at wit’s end. Apart from that, her relationship with Marnie started to become fractious.
Marnie decided to call Hannah’s mom, Loreen (Becky Ann Baker), for help, which made the single mother furious. After a big fight, Hannah left the house, leaving Grover to the other two women.
While strolling, Hannah met a barely naked teenager. Thinking she was running away from a rapist, Hannah took off her pants and gave it to the girl. It turned out that the youngster escaped from home because her mother ordered her to do her homework.
Hannah scolded the girl, and she eventually realized how hard motherhood would be. She went home and found Marnie and Loreen sitting on the porch. Meanwhile, Grover was asleep. When he woke up, Hannah tried to breastfeed him again, and this time, it worked.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, show creator Lena Dunham and showrunner Jenni Konner confirmed that they had figured out the end story before the final season started. However, putting it into action was a bit complicated.
“We didn’t sleep for like six months,” Konner stated.
“Jenni was directing it and she had a super clear idea about what she wanted to do and the feeling she wanted to evoke, but we weren’t exactly clear how to get there plot-wise,” Dunham seconded.
Nevertheless, they were able to capture how they wanted the HBO series to end.
“There was always some sense that for Hannah, finality didn’t have to do with a traditional romantic partnership, but it did have to do with some kind of partnership,” Dunham explained.
“She came, she tried it, and this is the right choice for her and her child,” Konner added.