'Girls' Already Said Goodbye To Jessa And Shoshanna

by Allie Gemmill
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Saying goodbye is never easy, but saying goodbye to the cast of Girls? It's practically unbearable. But, as fate would have it, the Girls series finale won't feature Jessa or Shoshanna, so it looks like we've actually already said goodbye to them. Say it ain't so! According to TV Line, Lena Dunham wrote a now-deleted Instagram post about the special connection the two characters and the actors who play them, Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke respectively, shared during the show's run. The caption also confirmed that Girls had said goodbye to Jessa and Shoshanna.

"Last night was their final episode of Girls," Dunham wrote in the Instagram caption, according to Entertainment Weekly. "No words for how we’ll miss writing for them, watching them, working alongside them.” So, where exactly did Girls leave Jessa and Shoshanna? Well, on the penultimate episode "The Goodbye Tour," we last saw them dancing. Quite literally. The final scenes of the episode showed each of the girls – Hannah, Marnie, Jessa, and Shoshanna — all dancing on their own or mingling at Shoshanna's engagement party. The implication was that each of these girls had grown up in a way that they didn't need each other any more. Sometimes, friends come and friends go; these friends were now perfectly happy dancing on their own.

Before the dancing commenced, there was a lot of issues that needed to be hashed out. Jessa and Hannah finally made peace with one another. After a season of full of cold-shouldering each other, the two friends made up, forgave each other for the wrong they had done, and left the door open to possibly come together at some point in the future. The implication here is that Jessa would continue with her relationship with Adam and wouldn't go back to school. She happy now, even if she doesn't have it all figured out.

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Meanwhile, Shoshanna is very happily engaged. After making it clear that she had no interest in remaining friends with Marnie, Jessa, or Hannah, we got to see that Shoshanna actually might have it the most together out of the four. She met her fiancé at a cupcake ATM, she has friends with real jobs and nice personalities, and she appears comfortable with who where her life is headed. This is the put-together Shoshanna that was practically on a vision board she would have been prone to making in Season 1.

So, despite the fact that they're now officially out of our lives forever, I don't think there's any reason to worry about Jessa or Shoshanna. It was a bittersweet goodbye, but true to the Girls form, even if things do get messy for them somewhere down the road we know that they'll be alright.

Even though there's one more episode of Girls left, it looks like we'll really be focusing on the end to Hannah's story as opposed to neatly tying up the loose ends for every character.