The final episode of “Girls” failed to tie up loose ends and left a bad taste in its audiences' mouth, infers Christina Izzo of Time Out. She believes that it left out the rest of its intriguing cast by focusing on the plight of Hannah, the main character, losing the impact that one expects from a series finale. Izzo claims that its most interesting characters and their stories are ignored to focus mundanely on its protagonist. Frustratingly anti-climactic, the show doesn’t offer satisfying conclusions to previous themes and misses a great opportunity to do so, determines Izzo. In her view, the final episode of the series fails to live up to the buildup of the previous episode and the high standard "Girls" set itself over six seasons.
The "Girls" finale perfectly embodied its characters, highlighting the open-endedness of their continuous self-destructive behavior, writes Hank Stuever for the Chicago Tribune. He suggests that the show never strived to make its characters likable or provide happy endings, but to give an almost documentation-like window into the complex and flawed lives of modern people. Its lack of a solid conclusion highlights the ambiguity of the mistakes that its characters, who refuse to learn, will undoubtedly make, speculates Stuever. According to him, “Girls” captures growth into adulthood magnificently, serving mainly as a warning to its audience rather than an example.