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  • When Hannah convinces Adam to do his play. The entire 1x08 episode shows Adam and Hannah are an awesome couple, and she makes him a better artist.
    Adam: I'm going to do that fucking play. I'm going to do it so you can watch it.
  • Adam's Race for Your Love at the end of Season 2 after seeing a devastated Hannah with a homemade haircut on Skype, while skyping her and racing through several blocks to her apartment where he uses his body to knock her door down. Just an athletic feat of awesomeness with and old-fashioned liplock and Bridal Carry.
  • Shoshanna's "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Hannah, Jessa, and Marnie for how they act and how they treat her "like a cab driver" and ignore her.
    • She gets another one in the penultimate episode, calling the group's narcissistic, destructive, and toxic behavior out, asserting that she has a new friends group full of well-adjusted and kind women and has become her own confident adult with a fiance in tow, and effectively ends the group in a devastatingly realistic and understandable way.
  • Hannah getting accepted into the writer's workshop in Iowa. Her look at the end is so gleeful.
  • Ray tearing Desi a new one, saying all kinds of thing the audience wanted to say to him all season long:
    Ray: Don’t ever think that you get on stage anywhere where the vast majority of the crowd doesn't think, ‘douche!’ Douche! You know how you feel when you watch Imagine Dragons play? Well that’s how we feel about you. And you know what Imagine Dragons are great, and you’re the douche.
  • "Home Birth," the Season 4 finale, had CMOAs for all four of the main cast:
    • Marnie puts on a good performance after Desi fails to come through at an important gig.
    • Shoshanna seizes her destiny by taking a job offer in Japan rather than depend on a guy that doesn't love her.
    • Jessa seems to have found a calling after helping with Caroline's delivery.
    • Hannah finally breaks the cycle with Adam and finds love with someone she seems genuinely happy with.
  • Jessa in the Season 5 premiere saves what could've been a disastrous wedding day by drying hers and Hannah's bridesmaid dresses, re-doing the Uncanny Valley Makeup the make up artist gave Marnie, and other cosmetic disasters.
  • Shoshanna's work day in Japan is this: the ditzy, insecure girl from Brooklyn seems a stranger compared to the more confident, Japanese speaking, and socially blossoming ex pat in Tokyo.
  • The Panic In Central Park, both in show and meta for the fans: Marnie has an incredible time and later tells Desi she dislikes being married to him. Take That, Scrappy! indeed.
  • Hannah formally splitting up with Fran at the beginning of Love Stories, she has both gave him a gentle version of "The Reason You Suck" Speech by detailing how he doesn't even like her and how he's so judgy and it doesn't really matter who is the asshole, and she has proven how she slightly matured over the years.
    • Shoshanna forming her plan to make Ray's the anti-hipster cafe.
    • Hannah, with a former frenemy get high, and when they see Jessa and Adam...they start laughing and the couple are called "Miss" and "Sir". They were high, but considering how angsty Hannah was when she found out about them, it shows how far she came.
  • I Love You Baby
    • Ray's as an anti-hipster cafe is a huge hit, attracting more customers and a journalist wanting to write about them.
    • Hannah telling her own story at The Moth and realizing how she is so over being jealous and betrayed by Jessa and Adam, she even noted leaving a fruit basket for them with a cordial letter.
    • After being closeted and wimpy, Tad finally gets the nerve to approach the guy he left in the lurch and looks like as though they'll have sex or start a relationship.
    • Hannah calling out her parents, when they stop by to see her unexpectedly, after they laugh at her saying (genuinely) that she's running. She states it gives her endorphin which she needs because the stress their relationship and mid-life crisis puts on her.
    • Hannah doing a triumphant run at the end, she is genuinely happy, the longest she has been in a long time.
  • All I Ever Wanted
    • Hannah's piece "Losing My Best Friend To My Ex-Boyfriend" is in a newspaper. She is finally published somewhere after a whole series of her struggling with her craft. Marnie's face as she reads the piece is sweet.
    Hannah's in print!.
    • The music sequence where Hannah and Paul-Louis are making out on the beach set to "My Sweet Lord".
  • Hostage Situation
    • Hannah kicking Desi out after his argument with Marnie turns violent. Later during a heart to heart, Hannah tells Marnie the reason she didn't notice Desi's addiction to Oxy-Contin was because she is self-centered, something Hannah understands. It's a real growth of maturity.
    • Shoshanna calling Jessa out for her behavior and how she never takes responsibility for her actions and for her self-centered behavior.
      • As a Tear Jerker, it's the moment where Shoshanna realizes her friends are the kind of people who aren't enriching her life and that she has outgrown them.
  • American Bitch
    • In a Meta sense, for showing how easily someone could be manipulated in a way that they end up getting sexually harassed or assaulted and for showing how easily one can live with the shame of being coerced into an act they had not consented for; it is right up with Mad Men episode "The Mountain King".
  • Painful Evaluation
    • Hannah shortly telling off her one-time lover and doctor for abruptly assuming she'd get an abortion after she learned she was pregnant.
  • In Gummies, Ray FINALLY breaks up with Marnie after she has been less than supportive of him grieving the death of Hermie. Ray is running a business, going to film a documentary Hermie wanted, and is a Councilmember; no time for Marnie's self-absorbed behavior.
  • Full Disclosure
    • Hannah telling Jessa off after the latter comes to beg about the film about Hannah. And being apathetic when Jessa calls her a psychopath.
    • The final product of Adam's film, the opening scene practically looks like a flashback to when Hannah and him met.
    • Elijah tries his lines on one of his co-workers and proves to be an excellent actor.
  • The Bounce
  • What Will We Do This Time About Adam?
    • As painful as the scene was, Adam and Hannah deciding not to move with raising her baby together was the best thing for one another and proved how grown these characters have become. Especially Hannah, who decides she won't be in a relationship just to not be alone.
  • Goodbye Tour
    • Hannah gets a job offer at a University outside of the city after a creative writing professor found her work online and loved it; Hannah is moving up in the world and is practically adult. She has her own career, baby coming, and her home.
    • Shoshanna telling Marnie, Hannah, and Jessa off for being cruddy friends and that she wants out from the friendship; Shoshanna has come a long way from the naive, insecure student who was in awe of her irresponsible cousin and was used to her friends treating her like "a cab driver", now she is a professional, she has a circle of successful and generous friends, a fiance, and has outgrown the dysfunctional group she hung out with for 6 seasons.
    • The montage where the girls party one last time as friends and where Hannah is settling into her new house upstate is just awesome and well-edited.
  • Latching
    • Loreen has gotten her crap together since she overdosed on weed and tells Hannah off when she is being whiny about how hard life is.
      Yeah well you who else is in Emotional Pain? Fucking everyone! For their whole lives!
      • She also stands firm even after Hannah insults how Loreen ended up married to a closeted Gay man.
    • The episode had a good discussion about the pressures Mothers have to breastfeed and it didn't really make a anti-formula argument, stating that plenty of Mothers feed formula or bottle feed breast milk to their children and it doesn't make them lesser Mothers.
    • Hannah becoming less self-centered for the good of her and her baby.

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