'Girls' Recap: 'The Return'

It was back to the 'burbs last night for our favorite unemployed Brooklynite, as Hannah packed her garbage bag of laundry luggage to fly home for her parents' 30th wedding anniversary. "The Return" was co-written by executive producer Judd Apatow, and it was hard to miss the shades of his dearly departed "Freaks and Geeks," with the episode's small-town Michigan setting and appearance by erstwhile Mrs. Weir, Becky Ann Baker.

Driving home from the airport, Hannah's parents enthused about spending their milestone with their best friend, "the person we created." As the conversation turned to Hannah's life in New York, she was open about ending things with Adam but didn't admit to quitting her job or that she needed money to pay rent. And once she stepped over the threshold of her childhood home—as is often the case—Hannah reverted to petulant child mode, whining at her parents for encroaching in her personal life and stuffing her face with all of the leftovers. Familial roles are just hard to shake, I suppose. Read More...



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