'Girls': She learns from that fun


In "The Return," "Girls" puts the magnifying glass on Hannah (Lena Dunham) -- she heads home to Michigan for a weekend, leaving Adam, her financial woes and her college friends out of sight (but not out of mind). During the visit, Hannah's childish habits persist: She avoids the rent money conversation, packs her clothes in garbage bags and fibs about her life in the big city. Interestingly, Hannah's mother is a bit of a drama queen herself (she pesters her daughter about texting during a Netflix night, and begs for her menopause prescription). At one point, Mrs. Horvath comments that Hannah "knows how to have fun... and she thinks about that fun, and she learns from that fun," while implying that Hannah learned that sort of behavior from her. The episode pokes fun at the narrative of returning home from the big city. Hannah is just as insecure and idiosyncratic in small town Michigan as...



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