Like its iconic predecessor, Sex and the City, Girls spends a lot of time focusing on male/female relationships, but the show is ultimately more concerned with the platonic bonds between, well…girls. For example, last week's fight between Hannah (Lena Dunham) and Marnie (Allison Williams) resulted in more dramatic fireworks and emotional wounds than any of the romantic dustups the series has portrayed thus far. On this week's episode, the flames of animosity have died down, but Marnie is sticking to her decision and moving out on the unemployed, newly un-single Hannah. It's the first time that Hannah may have to pay a long-term price for her selfishness, but she's still in a state of bliss thanks to her perpetually shirtless beau, Adam (Adam Driver).
While Adam offers to move in, Marnie takes up temporary residence with Shoshanna, who is of course thrilled with what she perceives to be an endless slumber party. As if the day weren't eventful (or, as Shoshanna calls it "totally weird") enough, Jessa invites the whole ( everyone else she knows) to a "mystery party," which turns out to be an impromptu wedding. Not only is the most free-spirited of the girls settling down, she's doing so with Thomas John, the cartoonishly smug investment banker who tried to have a threesome with her earlier in the season.
"If I ever saw that crazy b*tch again, I would make her my f*cking wife," says Thomas in his uber-romantic vows. "Not only did I find you really creepy, I found you really boring," Jessa fires back. She then attempts to explain what she sees in Thomas, before prematurely flinging her garter into the crowd. Despite Jessa's impassioned plea, no one in attendance seems the least bit convinced this thing will last…except for Adam who sheds his misanthropic facade long enough to show an emotion that's not seething rage.
For everyone else, it's either a reason to party or a reason to shake their head in stunned disbelief. In the grand tradition of season finale weddings, several loose hanging plot strands are tied together in one night: Marnie and Charlie nearly hook up, but decide against it; Shoshanna finally gives away her scarlet V-card; and, perhaps most importantly, Elijah, Hannah's gay ex-boyfriend finally admits to giving her HPV. Hannah has her own grand tradition to maintain – royally screwing things up – so she asks Elijah to move in with her in Adam's stead.
Adam, of course, flies into one of his characteristic rages, but this time he's fully justified. Adam is pretty much the only good thing left in her life, yet Hannah pushes him away with a series of BS justifications about her "goals" and how "afraid" she is. It's a bit uncharacteristically cliche for one of TV's most unpredictable shows, but Adam and Hannah get in a heated fight that spills into the street, and leads to him getting hit by a car. He's okay, but it's a fitting (possible) end to an almost violently emotional relationship.
Of course Girls can't end its inaugural run (surely, one of the strongest first seasons of any show in recent memory) without one final humiliation for Hannah, so she falls asleep on the F train and gets her purse stolen before waking up in Coney Island. And with that, things end the way they began for one of television's most maddening, engrossing and believable characters. As difficult as she is to root for, we're eagerly anticipating another season of laughing at Hannah's fumbling attempts at normalcy.