TVOM: "Girls Season 4 finale started with a cold opening that did not set the stage for the happiest of conclusions. In polar opposition to how the season started with the green fields, the open space, and Hannah having infinite potential in the next chapter of her life, “Home Birth” begins with Hannah trying to normalize her breathing, going through a panic attack. Then, in what I would call mild awkwardness, Fran comforts her. Aside from him kindly providing support and being a gentleman, it was very refreshing to see how calm Hannah was about her anxiety. Her episode was not overdone. I have never described a panic attack as balanced, but this one was. And it works because you can still see her pain and how overwhelmed she is; there is no satire. Hannah has gone from a caricature to a person, and it’s a very welcomed, and becoming, change."