Hannah & Fran Break Up On HBO's 'Girls' & It Sends Hannah On An Interesting Adventure
Since the very beginning of Hannah's relationship with Fran on Girls , I had a feeling it wasn't going to work out. They've just never been right for each other, or even in the same place in their lives. Fran has always seemed more like An Adult Who Has His Life Together while Hannah's still trying to figure herself out, and now, that's finally come to a head. Now that school's out for the summer, these two have packed up and hit the road in an RV to travel for three worry-free months, but that plan doesn't end up panning out. At the beginning of their trip, Hannah and Fran break up, and that sets Hannah off on a completely ridiculous adventure, and it is exactly why I love this show.
At first, everything's good — Hannah and Fran are on the open road, and Fran's pretty happy to get away from Hannah's friends for awhile. (I love them, but can you blame him?) Then, they stop for a bathroom break, and everything changes. Hannah has realized she wants to break up (something I could have told her several episodes ago), and she starts literally running away from him while yelling, "I don't want to be in this relationship anymore!" It's basically the most Hannah Horvath thing I've ever seen, and Fran is a saint, because after all that he still offers her a ride back to the city.
But Hannah is exceedingly difficult these days, so she refuses, and instead, she ends up calling Ray, who pulls up a little while later in his coffee truck. One thing leads to another — that "thing" being Hannah's inspired idea to offer Ray a blow job — and soon, Ray's truck is flipped over on the side of the road. After a phone call to Jessa, Hannah gets confirmation that Jessa and Adam are together, and that upsets Hannah just enough that when a complete stranger (who happens to be Guillermo Diaz from Scandal, BTW) rolls up and offers her a ride, she gladly takes it, even though Ray tries to convince her how high the chances are that she'll be murdered. Oh, and did I mention Hannah's been wearing her pajamas this whole time? Because yeah, she has.
Finally, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel — or really, the road trip. Because the guy Hannah's hitched a ride from is actually pretty kind, and he's excited to get to New York and start his life over. Seeing his eyes well up with happiness at the sight of the skyline reminds Hannah that her life isn't over, and when he says, "It's a good place to start over," it seems like she really believes it. Yep, a fresh start is definitely in order for Hannah. Let's hope it's actually in New York and not in Iowa, though, because that was bad. Except for when Elijah showed up. That was awesome.
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