It incisively probes the connection between the racism of the “liberal elite” and good old-fashioned white supremacy.
The last few minutes of the episode are suffused with the potent mixture of love and bemusement.
The episode deals with several kinds of love: romantic, platonic, and that sparkly feeling somewhere in between.
The tectonic shifts in the inner lives of Girls’s main characters sometimes bring them back together.
The episode belongs to Marnie, who breaks the seal on the superficially successful but spiritually unfulfilling life she’s clung to up until now.
Like a Jane Austen novel, Girls seems obsessed lately with pairing its main characters up with long-term mates.
The season-five premiere of Girls is a microcosm of the series as a whole.
“Daddy Issues” is all about boundaries—the necessary divisions we erect between our public lives and our private ones—and how quickly they can dissolve.
Like much of this season of Girl, the episode focuses on the gap between how we see ourselves and how others see us.
“Close-Up” begins with a tender portrait of romantic devotion that the episode slowly, cunningly upends.