The new ‘Girls’ trailer is here and the show has one last chance to get it right
Girls has put us through the emotional ringer with five seasons of Hannah (Lena Dunham), Marnie (Allison Williams), Jessa (Jemima Kirke), and Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) navigating their tumultuous 20s in gentrified Brooklyn. It’s bittersweet that the sixth and final season of Girls premieres in February 2017. The first trailer tease doesn’t give any plot details away, but it looks like it’s going to be a fun ride.
What we know so far: Desi and Marnie are at the very least still friends, maybe back together. Adam and Jessa share an exciting moment. Elijah is still Hannah’s hilarious confidante. That’s it. In the best moment of the 40-second teaser, Hannah vents to Elijah about not being done with New York City. “I haven’t made my mark on the city yet.” He responds in the only way Elijah would: “You’ve made so many wonderful friendships.” Then the pair cackle at the ridiculous statement before Elijah concludes, “That’s not a thing.”
One reason to be excited about season six is how wonderful last season was after the epic failure that was season four. Seriously, who cared about Hannah riding her bike in Iowa while trying to make friends with her snobby grad school cohorts? Nobody. But season five bounced back in what may have been its best season.
Hannah’s girls were able to explore themselves in ways that weren’t central to Hannah. The writing brought out some of the strongest performances from the entire cast, but especially from Kirke and Mamet. In Hannah grappling with Jessa and Adam’s relationship, we witnessed a shift in Hannah, a sort of growing up.
We have a wish list of plot lines that must be addressed in the series finale. Sorry, but Hannah leaving Jessa and Adam a fruit basket on their doorstep is just not realistic. Perhaps it is exactly what the passive aggressive Hannah would do, but at the very least she needs to have a real conversation with Jessa. That conversation should definitely include a lot of curse words, because Jessa is out of line. It’s the kind of girl code you learn in elementary school: you don’t date your friend’s ex. Not really sure how their friendship can survive this, but if it’s wrapped up in a pretty bow like all is forgiven… well, that just better not happen.
Also, Marnie has got to gain some self-awareness. With that self-awareness, hopefully she’ll realize what the hell she’s doing with Desi. I’m torn on whether I like Shoshanna and Ray together, but we do deserve closure on whatever their friendship/relationship is going to be. Also, Shoshanna needs to figure out what she’s doing with her life.
After last season’s redemption, we have high hopes. Please don’t shatter them, Lena. Make us proud.