Happy Wednesday TV fans! After watching TV Land’s Younger season 5 episode 12 season finale, I realized that Charles got it absolutely right when he said that “you can’t make an omelette without breaking some eggs.” This basically means that it’s difficult to achieve something truly significant without causing some unpleasant effects along the way. But is it worth it in the end? We’ll have to stay tuned to find out, but it looks like some of our characters may be paving the way for their very own happy ending. Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet. In last night’s episode, “Lizability,” Liza takes the next steps to accept Cheryl’s offer, but starts to have second thoughts when she hears what is going on at Empirical. Meanwhile, Kelsey learns the truth about Zane’s actions, Josh goes on a spiritual journey with Lauren’s help to find out if he is ready for fatherhood, and Diana has second thoughts about her relationship with Enzo. My top 5 moments from Younger season 5 episode 12 season finale are:
“It’s not going to end well.”
In the beginning of the episode, Liza takes a tour with Cheryl at her potential new place of work and discovers that she would be running her own imprint called “Chick(y).” Don’t forget the “y” in parentheses, which symbolizes that they are not entirely excluding the male gender. While the name of the imprint leaves something to be desired, Liza starts to see all of the benefits of leaving her current job, especially when she sees the salary offer. While it would be great for Liza to start over and not have to lie anymore, things get a little more complicated when she finds out that Quinn is planning on investing in Empirical, but making Millennial the primary focus, which would be a huge opportunity for both Kelsey and Liza. Liza tries to warn Kelsey and Charles that she is a liability and a “ticking time bomb,” but it’s clear that she is having second thoughts about leaving as well.
“I told you it was dangerous.”
Everything has been going somewhat smoothly between Diana and Enzo, but Enzo gets upset when Diana laughs at his new opportunity, which involves working on a “Fatberg,” which is basically a huge lump of sewage. Sure it sounds absolutely disgusting, but Enzo is clearly very excited about his new opportunity and is hurt when Diana makes light of it. Diana confides in Liza about the argument and points out that “two things I am not are 1: sweet and 2: compatible with a plumber.” While Diana may have a point, Liza reminds her about what’s more important when she says, “who cares what he does if the feelings are there?” Later in the episode, it is broadcasted on the news that Enzo is trapped while working on the “fatberg” and Diana leaves everything to be there. When Enzo is finally retrieved, Diana rushes over to him to embrace him and is finally all in…sewage and all. While Enzo definitely needs a shower at this point, Diana proves that she wants to be with Enzo just as he is, which is a huge step for her.
“Because I was in love with you.”
Kelsey is shocked to find out that Jake doesn’t want her in Washington D.C. at his party and Charles explains the reasoning. After Kelsey admits to having a “moment” with Jake, Charles points out that Zane was the one who refused to take over the book. Kelsey later confronts Zane about this, asking him why he would do this, not believing that it was just because he didn’t want his name on a book he didn’t edit. The truth finally comes out when Zane admits that it was “because I was in love with you,” completely shocking Kelsey. While Kelsey does not reveal her feelings to Zane just yet, things are about to change even further when Zane quits. Kelsey rushes toward him in the elevator and realizes that he already has a new job offer, explaining that he could never work for Kelsey. With Zane’s departure, is this the end of the blossoming relationship between him and Kelsey? Will Kelsey finally be able to tell Zane how she truly feels? We’ll have to stay tuned for next season, but I really hope that these two can finally get the chance to be together.
“Did you get your answer?”
Maggie approaches Josh about considering Malky’s offer about using his sperm for the baby, even though she is not ready to be a parent yet. Josh actually really considers it and in a sweet moment, he tells Maggie that he would have done it for her. Josh enlists the help of Lauren to find out if he is ready for this and she pulls out all the stops by creating a ritual for him to meditate and call on “Mother Cacao.” In a dream, Josh sees himself with a baby, but he has Liza right by his side. While we don’t know if a relationship is in the cards yet for Liza and Josh, this helps Josh realize that he wants to raise his own child and he would not be able to go through with what Malky is asking. However, it’s clear that “Mother Cacao” has other plans when Josh’s ex, Claire, shows up at his door…extremely pregnant. Perhaps Josh will get the chance to try out fatherhood after all, but why did Claire wait so long to tell him? We’ll have to wait and see what happens next, but I have so many questions already.
Liza is still not sure what to do yet and she ends up telling Quinn about her real age and the lie. Liza ultimately turns down Cheryl’s offer, hoping she made the right decision. Quinn is confident that she can spin Liza’s age to her advantage, but Cheryl threatens to leak a photo of Liza and Charles and Quinn recognizes that she can’t afford the liability of a scandalous affair like this. Charles thinks that there is another way and announces that Kelsey will be the new publisher and that he will be the chairman of the board. While this is presented as a promotion, Liza learns from Diana that this basically means that they are putting Charles “out to pasture.” Liza confronts Charles about his decision, understanding that this company was his life. Charles explains that, “Maybe it’s time for a new one…with you.” The freedom would give Charles the chance to explore a real relationship with Liza and he would have more time for his kids as well. Even though his father’s company is important to him, he did help ultimately save it and is ready for the next chapter of his life. First chapter: holding hands with Liza in public. The two share a sweet kiss and Liza confidently takes Charles’s hand, as the fantasy has now truly become a reality. It’s about time! Team Charles fans rejoice!
I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own theories and thoughts on Younger below in the comments section. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
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