‘Girls’ Season 4, episode 8 recap: ‘Your father is gay’

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Hannah’s father has come out as gay.

It’s a plot twist Girls seems to thrust at viewers without any forewarning, but in fact, the show actually laid the foundation for Tad Horvath’s (Peter Scolari) revelation way before he admits his preference for men. “Sometimes … the stupidest f*cking decision in the world is the right decision for you,” he told Hannah in episode 4 when she contemplated leaving the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Tad’s advice seemed ill-considered at the time, but makes sense when interpreted as a projection of own personal struggle. In other words, coming out may be a “stupid” decision in that it will upend Tad’s life and that of his family, but it’s the right one for him Read more…

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