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Girls Review: A Grandmother Goodbye

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Ah, we have finally gotten to the "Hannah only" installment of the season.

Girls Season 3 Episode 9 took Hannah to her ill grandmother's bedside to say goodbye.

The Hospital Visit

As brilliant as I think Lena Dunham is, I am not sure that airing this episode against the Oscars was the best idea. However, it felt real and relatable, which isn't always the case when it comes to Girls. Who hasn't dealt with the impending death of an elder loved one?

Who also hasn't dealt with all the extremely awkward side work that comes with the impending death of someone sick or elderly within their family? I'll admit I've seen people dole out prescriptions that were not theirs. I've also seen some gross arguing over who gets what in the will.

People can be vultures and Hannah's mother and aunts were no different.

I've noted before that Hannah is generally in a better and more mentally upbeat place in Girls season 3. I mean, look how she took her grandmother's comment and her weight issues in stride.

Grandma Flo: Wow you look nice, what did you do?
Hannah: Oh I gained 15 pounds.

Hannah is a straightforward chick. Her aunts were annoying her shortly after they greeted each other. Hannah makes no apologies for who she is; that includes the time she told her cousin that her father was going to jail for insider trading and she'd never see him again. And sorry she's not sorry because it was true.

Rebecca, played by Sarah Steele of The To Do List  (awesome movie) and aforementioned cousin, was not down with any of Hannah's humor.

She was not amused by her Grey's Anatomy​ joke, nor the fact that Hannah is excited to have a personal doctor on call whom she can text with questions at all hours of the day. Not going to lie, Hannah and I totally share totally share that dream.

Hannah rightfully called Rebecca out on her blatant rudeness. Why would she invite her to drinks if she disliked her? Though, to be honest, would you rather be around the three crazy sisters or the rude cousin? Tough call. R

ebecca seems like she has a great head on her shoulders (not). She has a boyfriend for one day a week because he has other girlfriends on other days and she is the worst texting driver I've ever seen. My 16-year-old niece with a permit is a better driver than Rebecca.

Interesting how the aunts thought Rebecca was the good influence when Hannah was the one who has actually been non-neurotic and kind of chill for once.

She even went along with her mom Lorraine's crazy idea of saying that she and Adam were engaged to make Grandma happy. Of course, Grandma kind of scared her off with saying she'd want to murder her husband at times, but still.

What confused me was this: Why would Lorriane push Hannah to do that, only to turn around and tell her that she didn't think Adam was right for her? Adam, for all his quirks and awkwardness, had probably been the best thing for Hannah we've seen in awhile.

He's odd, he's angry, he's uncomfortable in his own skin.

Lorraine [about Adam]

So, what do you guys think? Does Hannah belong with Adam?

 

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Leigh Raines is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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I think Lorraine asked Hannah to tell the grandmother she was getting married so that the grandma could give her the family ring.

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You didn't mention that June Squibb played the grandma!

Girls Season 3 Episode 9 Quotes

Grandma Flo: Wow you look nice, what did you do?
Hannah: Oh I gained 15 pounds.

Adam: The only thing I remember about my grandma is that she had rough skin and spit a lot.
Hannah: My grandma's very neat and she had skin like a kitten's ear.

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