Girls Series Finale Jessa Shoshanna

Girls Finale: Jessa and Shoshanna Won't Appear, Lena Dunham Confirms

Not ready to say goodbye to Girls yet? Well, turns out you’ve already said goodbye to two of the main characters — whether you knew it or not.

Jemima Kirke’s Jessa and Zosia Mamet’s Shoshanna won’t appear in next Sunday’s series finale (HBO, 10/9c), according to an Instagram photo that star/creator Lena Dunham posted (and later deleted) on Monday. Next to a trio of photos of Kirke and Mamet together, Dunham’s caption confirmed that this Sunday’s penultimate episode was the last for the two actresses, thanking them and celebrating “this insane Hepburn/Tracy Laverne/Shirley energy” they had “that just made us laugh so hard and feel so much.”

In Sunday’s episode, “Goodbye Tour,” Shoshanna revealed she’s now engaged (to a guy we’ve never seen) and basically disconnected herself from the rest of the group. At her engagement party, Jessa apologized to Hannah for “everything” (including the whole messy Adam situation), and the four girls danced — though, it should be noted, not with each other.

Girls Series Finale Marnie HannahSo with Jessa and Shoshanna out, what does that mean for Sunday’s finale? One advance photo HBO has released features Dunham’s Hannah (who’s moving upstate to teach at a local college) hanging out with Allison Williams’ Marnie, and we know Hannah’s mom Loreen (Becky Ann Baker) also makes an appearance. But what about Adam? Elijah? Ray? Guess we’ll have to wait until Sunday to find out… unless Dunham posts on Instagram again, that is.

Will you miss Jessa and Shoshanna? And what are you hoping to see in Sunday’s Girls finale? Hit the comments with your predictions.

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18 Comments
  1. april-ann says:

    I’m okay with that. I totally felt both the Shoshana and the Jessa closures in “Goodbye Tour”.

  2. stefanie says:

    Allison Williams also posted about and deleted that Shosh, Jessa, and Elijah won’t appear in the finale. Andrew Rannells posted on IG about his final scene being in the penultimate episode.

  3. Dennis says:

    Love them!!

  4. In retrospect it makes sense. Shosh and Jesse both had closure this episode, especially Jessa. I don’t know why Soshanna was so under used this season.

    • Tim says:

      They should have just kept her In Japan—that was a cool storyline.

    • Josh says:

      Shoshanna was intentionally left out of a good portion of this season to illustrate how far-removed she’s become from the other characters, Hannah in particular. Hannah has been out of touch with Shoshanna up until this episode and so she, and by extension the audience, have had no idea what’s been happening in her life. It’s only when Hannah shows up at Shoshanna’s apartment that she finds out that Shosh has not only met someone but also gotten engaged in the time they’ve been estranged. While she’s been off screen, Shoshanna has moved on with her life and away from her former friends.

  5. Tracy says:

    Nooooo, totally sad, wanted to see all four in the final.

  6. Well that’s disappointing. Yeah Jessa and Hannah make up? But so what? What happens to her next? Shoshanna might be getting married? But again, so what? Does she have a career in fashion? Does it drop it forever to be a housewife?

  7. N says:

    I hate to say it but we probably saw the last of Adam 2 weeks ago in ” what do we do about Adam this time”, and if that’s the case it was a strong episode to go out in. It wouldn’t shock me if it was curtains for ray as well. I get the feeling the finale will have a time jump.

  8. Big Cheddar says:

    I read on different site that Elijah, Adam & Ray have already appeared for the final time.

  9. iHeart says:

    well it’s not the first time a star wasn’t in the final episode, Michael Imperioli wasn’t in the final Sopranos episode

  10. Lauren says:

    That’s disappointing. We didn’t even find out if Jessa was still with Adam. And, are they really going to have the last thing from Shoshanna be that she’s done being friends with all the girls?

  11. SimonSays says:

    I hope when all is said and done, all of the girls and boys end up on new journeys. I do not feel like any current relationships on the show are worth saving. It seemed like whenever one of the main characters met someone from outside the group, they were happier, more mature, and able to do work that suited them. The second they get back with the dysfunctional group, it all blows up in their face. So my only hope is that during the series finale all the characters realize that they are thankful to have known each other, but it is time to move on and do better in life.

  12. Jared pitts says:

    I’m sad that we won’t find out what happens with Jessa n shosh. But I’m glad Hannah is shown as the crazy self centered loser she is. The child rejects her cuz she is a bad person her heart is black. Hannah is the epitome of what’s wrong in the modern society of women having babies without men around. Thinking that it’s ok or even right to do so