Newswire: Girls showrunner shares the plan behind that surprising pregnancy

In Girls‘ final episodes, Lena Dunham’s Hannah Horvath has shown some moments of maturity, a word rarely associated with the character. She’s channeled her frustration over her ex’s relationship with her best friend into a New York Times piece, and debated a lauded (albeit creepy) author. But given the events of Sunday’s episode, she seems to be inching toward her most grown-up move yet: she may become a mother.

Co-showrunner Jenni Konner tells The A.V. Club that Dunham has been mulling this storyline for a while. “Lena’s been talking about the idea that Hannah would get pregnant and would have a child for a long time,” she explained. “Since season one probably.” And, indeed, in the final season it appears that is coming to pass. Hannah gets the news from Patrick Wilson’s Joshua, the handsome older man she had a fling with in …

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