Hormones were racing at the speed of light on this week’s Younger, but was everyone pleased with the “hook-ups?” Not quite.
The episode picks up almost right after Charles’ blunt and steamy confession last week and if you weren’t over it, be warned, this is not doing you any favors. After a confession like that, Liza does the only logical thing – she waltzed right into his office, a hot makeout session ensues as he pushes her against the bookshelf and clothes begin flying off. As Liza’s pretty much screaming “YES, YES, YES,” we’re all screaming “NO, NO, NO” because that largely teased and highly anticipated scene was literally just. a. dream.
Liza’s left feeling all hot and bothered but thankfully, Charles took a personal day so her focus remains largely on listening to thousands of terrible pitches at Pitchfest. That face you made when you realized the hook up was a dream is literally the same face Liza is making through it all. It’s publishing hell. That is until she meets Pauline, a woman who pitches her an “in the works” book about feeling trapped in her marriage. It intrigues Liza, mainly because she can totally relate to it – she too was married to a guy who caused her to lose her identity and press pause on life. She promises to read the chapters thinking it might serve Millenial readers as a “warning guide” to “death do us part.”
Working late proves to be in Liza’s favor because Charles is also burning the midnight oil. Knowing that they can’t avoid each other forever, she finally confronts him and the first thing that comes out of her mouth is: “it’s probably hard by now,” a reference to Charles’ birthday cupcake. One thing leads to another and pretty soon, they are making out, ties are flying, buttons are coming undone and a janito walks in. Seriously people, learn to close your doors! The one moment we’ve waited patiently for has been ruined by a poor man just doing his job. waiting for is RUINED by this poor man that’s just doing his job and clearly knows something almost went down.
And things just keep going down hill when Liza shows him the new chapters from Pauline, who turns out to be his EX WIFE. What are the odds right? I’m usually pretty intuitive and can smell a storyline from a mile away but this took me by surprise, which I guess is good. Pauline, as innocent as she seemed, is definitely scheming up something bad. I’m going to guess that she knew who Liza was because Charles’ daughters talk about her a lot since they like her. She knew that Liza wouldn’t know who she was and was hoping she’d bring the chapters to Charles so he’d finally read them. And she did. Now we’ll see if he’ll pursue publishing the book and allow Liza to spearhead the editing process. Would he want to mix business with pleasure like that? It’s risky. And yet another obstacle for these two to get over before they can get under each other.
Kelsey also decided on a personal day after basically allowing Zane to steal Empirical’s biggest author from them. Running away from her problems consists of a day on the lake with Lauren and Josh and a bunch of penis decor because Younger can get away with stuff like that and we love it. But she soon realizes, you can’t run away from your problems and creates even more. Lauren made it a priority to put it out into the universe that Kelsey and Josh would hook up so naturally, they did. We all knew that the Kelsey and Josh kiss was bound to happen and fans are torn – some are all for this relationship, some think it’s way out of line. I was on the fence until I saw that brief kiss and felt my stomach churn. Liza may have deceived them but she didn’t do it out of spite and she doesn’t deserve this. Would she be fine with it? After awhile, if things worked out with Charles, I’m sure she’d come around to the idea, but honestly, it’s still a best friend and an ex and that’s a NO from me. Thankfully almost immediately after they decided to kiss, they both realized it was a terrible idea. However something tells me, it’s not completely over.
Final though – there is never enough Diana… but even when she’s there, she delivers the best offbeat one-liners proving she’s a small character with a big presence.
Thoughts? Are you a Kelsey and Josh shipper? When do you think Liza and Charles will finally get their moment? Do you think she’ll tell him the truth before it goes further? Will that ruin her chances with him?
Younger – Big Little Liza (5×05)
Younger – The Talented Mr. Ridley (5×04)
There are so many layers to Charles’ anger. It’s almost as if he’s going through the five stages of grief.
On Younger Season 5 Episode 4, we get to explore the “petty Charles stage” as he attempts to punish Liza for lying to him.
I’m hopeful for their eventual reconciliation because the fact that he’s getting to the next stages means that he’ll come to terms with it and possibly even give her a chance to explain.
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The cat is out of the bag. And while not everyone is on the same page, everyone is more enlightened by the end of Younger Season 5 Episode 3 when it comes to Liza.
This puts Liza in either a really good spot or a horrible one, depending on how you look at it.
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