Hannah (Lena Dunham, fearless as ever) tried to reignite her writing career and deliver her eBook to her oddball publisher (the peerless John Cameron Mitchell), while remaining deeply committed to her eccentric squeeze Adam (Adam Driver, usually shirtless, always sublime), who’s now a burgeoning Broadway star, and coping with his completely deranged sister (Gaby Hoffmann, perfectly cast).
Peter Pan Allison Williams) is still working out her endless issues (that “What I Am” video caused her much deserved shame), while Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) attempted to balance partying with her studies and Jessa (Jemima Kirke), after getting booted from rehab after seducing a vulnerable lesbian, befriended a flamboyant father figure. So, you see, the girls are still complex, still frustrating and still completely relatable.
Yet what gives the series its poignancy for LGBT viewers is undoubtedly the complicated dynamic between Hannah and her ex-boyfriend and current gay bestie Elijah (the scrumptious Andrew Rannells). Our fingers are crossed there’ll be more of this next season.
If you need a refresher before the January 11 premiere of season four, Girls: The Complete Third Season will be available on Blu-ray ($39.98) and DVD ($29.98) on January 6. To tide you over until then, here’s a fun deleted scene of Hannah and Elijah shopping in a slutty shop.