As you’ve probably heard already if you spend a lot of time on the internet, Christopher Abbott, who plays Charlie on Girls, won’t be coming back for the show’s 3rd season. Too bad, so sad. And also, kind of abrupt.
Per a vague statement from his representatives, “[Chris] is grateful for the experience of collaborating with Lena, Judd [Apatow], and the entire Girls cast and crew, but right now he’s working on numerous other projects and has decided not to return to the show.” Well, fine. Supposedly, his departure is more related to “off-camera drama” and “creative differences” with Dunham, but with no way to corroborate that, all we can do is mourn, and reminisce. Charlie was sort of lame, sure — he and Marnie deserved each other, if nothing else — but no one can say he didn’t have his moments. Let’s take a little time to say goodbye.