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Younger – Forged in Fire (4×03)

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What happens when you stick two city girls in a cabin for a few days? Lots of drinking and truth bombs, which is quite the change of pace for Liza’s, a woman whose life has been a lie up until now.

Kelsey has been giving Liza the cold shoulder for a few weeks now and everyone’s been noticing, including Charles, who was quite shocked to hear that Kelsey didn’t agree that her best friend deserved a raise.

But while things between the girls were getting icier, Millenial was heating up as they scored an exclusive invite to a publishing retreat. Of course, that was almost a setup for multiple awkward silences and much more shade from Kels, who at this point really just needs to stop being petty and take a moment to reflect – why did Liza decide that the best course of action was lying about her age to get a job?

As if being stuck with a person you’re royally pissed at isn’t bad enough, the Bonfire retreat is a “no cell phones” zone. Kelsey’s attempts at ignoring Liza include ditching her during the hologram introduction and staying out all night drinking and sleeping with strangers. When she returns at the crack of dawn, she goes off on Liza assuming she’s about to go all middle-aged woman judgey on her but really, she just wants to let her know that her “tit’s out.” Hands down one of the best moments on television.

Business is business however and they have an image to uphold, which unfortunately for Liza involves drinking a ton of shots and puking in a plant. So, sort of like college right? As the old adage goes, drunk mind speaks sober thoughts and only then does Kelsey really lay it on her co-worker. “Maybe this isn’t working anymore,” Liza says. “Maybe it isn’t,” Kelsey retorts forcing Liza to hand her card over to Ray from Macmillan Publishers who scouted hear earlier about running their millenial imprint.

We know that no matter how much she needed the money, Liza would never try to undercut Kelsey so seeing her actually consider this option showed just how fed up she was with everyone holding this lying thing against her. Will she actually pursue it? Probably not but the initial reaction is probably enough to stir up even more trouble.

As the girls leave the retreat, Liza’s phone is bombarded with voicemails from Caitlin. After being unable to get a hold of her mom, she finally went to the hospital to find out her appendix burst. It’s a pivotal point in the episode, with Kelsey realizing that in the grand scheme of things, this woman next to her is actually a mother. And instead of being a mother this weekend, she was still trying to keep up with her younger counterpart to keep her job. A job she needed to support her daughter after her deadbeat husband left them.

It’s something we’ve realized about Liza for awhile – we’ve known her story, we’ve understood her struggle and her motives. Up until now, Kelsey was going about the situation selfishly because she really still thought that she was dealing with a friend who was walking in her shoes when in fact, this was someone who had experienced way more life. Seeing her final embrace Liza for who she really is was pretty adorable.

Now we’re going to see Liza deal with multiple aspects of her life – she’s going to want to be a better mom to Caitlin and a better friend to Kelsey. She also has to keep up the charade at work. And on top of all of that, she’s still in love with a younger man, who is now sleeping with Montana, Maggie’s new cheeky assistant. Called it! Thank god Josh wasn’t hooking up with Kelsey. Even with all of this happening, I would think their friendship would be stronger than that. spite the possibility, I would hope

Josh’s rebound is expected – he’s pretty hurt about this whole Liza thing. “When someone tells you they’re a liar, believe them,” he tells Maggie. He was in love, he was going to propose, he got cheated on and then he found out she was way older than she was letting on. Of course that’ll screw with a guys head. Does it mean it’s over between them? Possibly. I’m sure seeing Josh with another woman will help her realize whether or not she really has feelings for him or if she’s going to pursue that spark with Charles.

As for Diana, she brought the comical relief this week by introducing herself to Richard’s ex-wife, who she recognized at a restaurant because of cyber-stalking. We all do it, don’t judge her. I don’t know why she thought introducing herself was a good idea but she did and it was welcomed with uncontrollable bouts of laughter. She decides to visit one of the ex’s sessions for an explanation to the reaction and finds out, Richard left because of a mid-life crisis. He wanted to date young models… and clearly, Diana is not a young model. This information paired with her self-conscious mind rattles her to the core but when she confronts him, he assures her their love is the real deal. Is Richard scamming her? I’d hate to think a woman as powerful and poised would get duped but I think that’s where this is heading. And if so, I hope she gives him hell.

Thoughts on this week’s Younger? Are you happy Kelsey and Liza seemingly made up? Will Josh’s romance with Montanna make Liza jealous?

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Younger Season 6 Report Card: Best & Worst Moments!

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Liza takes on New York City after modeling for Infinitely 21 on 'Younger.'

Younger had some great moments and some less than great moments on Younger Season 6.

On a broad level, the storylines weren’t as fleshed out as they should have been, plenty of story arcs got condensed for the sake of time, the characters weren’t as empowered, and the love triangle got pushed so heavily, both Team Josh and Team Charles teams were over it by the finale episode.

But the magic that made Younger the fresh, inspiring, and addictive show is still there hidden under all of that.

We’re looking back at the best, worst and funniest moments of Season 6.

Most Frustrating Thing About the Season

The love triangle.

We all dug the Charles vs. Josh conundrum in the show’s early days, but we can all agree that Liza’s indecisiveness is tiring.

The best thing that can happen come Season 7 is for Liza to make a choice and stick to it.

 

Funniest Moment

There’s never a shortage of funny moments on Younger.

Ironically, two of the funniest moments involved vaginas: Maggie sticking garlic up hers to get rid of a yeast infection delivered plenty of laughs on Younger Season 6 Episode 4 as did Lauren getting her private parts stuck to an ice sculpture on Younger Season 6 Episode 12.

But my personal favorite was Liza’s micro-dosing experience.

On Younger Season 6 Episode 6, Liza hallucinated Charles and Josh morphing into one person — it would make things easier for her — and then ballroom danced with both men when in reality, she was dancing with a plant

 

Read the full post at TV Fanatic!

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Younger – Forever (6×12)

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Younger Season 6 Season finale review

Usually, proposals call for a celebration. Usually.

On Younger Season 6 Episode 12, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Charles’ proposal couldn’t have come at a worse time, and it drastically underlined how differently he and Liza viewed their relationship.

His speech before the proposal was heartfelt and genuine; Charles has fallen madly in love with Liza and only has eyes for her.

But Liza’s eyes and heart have been wandering for several episodes now. She’s not as fully committed to this relationship as Charles is, and that’s a damn shame.

Viewers have been frustrated with the back and forth that’s been happening all season long.

Related: Younger Season 6 Episode 11 Review: Holding Out for a Shero

There was hope that by the season finale, Liza would make up her mind and move on from this nonsense.

Pick Charles, pick Josh, pick no one, but be an adult and make a decision, Liza.

Kelsey said it best: they’re no longer looking back.

Even Charles’ proposal is pushing for her to make a decision and commit to it.

If Younger Season 6 was about Liza owning up to her lie and accepting her truth, then Younger Season 7 needs to be about Liza deciding to be the grown woman that she is.

Unless Liza is into polygamy, there’s no way she can have them both.

There has to be a sacrifice for any of this to be worth it.

Liza’s indecisiveness becomes even more frustrating when you consider that everything has been leading up until this very moment.

Liza and Charles had chemistry from day one, and despite her other relationships and obstacles, they kept being drawn to each other.

The set-up was perfect: their song was playing (though the magic wasn’t there anymore), they were in the moment at a wedding, and there was talk of their future and blending their families.

Yet, Liza keeps holding onto a memory of what once was for reasons unknown.

On Younger Season 5, she was ready to leave Josh alone and embrace her relationship with Charles.
How did we stray so far from that realization? Why did we lose sight of all the magic Liza and Charles had?

They all deserve better, but after that speech, oh, that speech, Charles deserves so much more.

Charles is a gentleman who is thinking of the bigger picture, and Liza is acting worse than a teenager.

Read the full review at TV Fanatic!

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Younger – Holding Out for a Shero (6×11)

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Younger Holding Out for a Shero Review

“You wrote a letter to the wrong guy.”

That statement at the end of Younger Season 6 Episode 11 oozed so much truth.

And it’s also incredibly sad. My heart sank when Josh said those words as it revealed just how much he still loves Liza.

Liza’s love triangle keeps getting messier, and though she tried to make a choice and wrote Josh a “Dear John” letter hoping to cut ties with him and focus on her new squeeze, Charles, she opened up a can of emotions instead.

Related: Younger Season 6 Episode 10 Review: It’s All About the Money, Honey

As a fan who has been pushing towards a resolution to this drawn-out triangle, I applaud Liza’s efforts for wanting to give her new relationship a shot but clearly, there are feelings that keep pulling her back to her ex-boyfriend despite being “content” with Charles.

Because at this point, that’s just what it is.

Team Charles fans have waited so long for Liza and Charles to get together, and the moment they did, their chemistry died off and things became mundane.

Since she’s gotten with Charles, Josh has always been lurking there subconsciously.

She wasn’t even able to justify her reasons for Charles being the one; there’s nothing sweep-me-off-my-feet romantic about dating someone because they’re your peers and age-appropriate.

And she can’t deny that being with Charles reminds her of being married and suffocated, which is the first thing that came to mind after her confrontation with Josh.

After everything she’s been through to get to this point, Liza doesn’t need to go back to how things used to be.

The tension has been building up between Liza and Josh for a while, but this was the confrontation Josh fans needed.

He needed to call her out on her bullshit.

Read the full review at TV Fanatic!

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