According to Girls star Lena Dunham, the popular HBO series’ finale is going to feel more like an postscript rather than your expected, traditional last episode.
“We were obsessed with our finale and we talked a lot about other shows that we thought did it right, but we actually sort of purposely didn’t model ours on anyone else’s,” Dunham shared with Rolling Stone. “The ninth episode of the season is sort of the more traditional finale, and then the 10th is almost like a short-film epilogue. We did it a little bit of a different way.”
In the teaser for Sunday night’s episode titled “Latching”, Dunham’s character Hannah is preparing to embark on a new chapter in her life. We learned last week after a skip-ahead installment that the show’s protagonist has moved upstate, where she intends on raising her baby.
The 30-year-old added, “The show’s never been about that traditional connection, where it’s four best friends who just can’t get enough of each other. So to do a traditional everybody-gets-their-happy-ending finale didn’t feel right. At the same time, we wanted people to have the satisfaction of closure. I think we found kind of a creative way to do that. We’ll see if other people feel the same way.”
The Girls series finale airs tonight, April 16 at 10PM on HBO.