**Please note MAJOR spoilers are ahead if you are not caught up with this series.**
I woke up bright and early today to watch the Younger series finale and even though I have had some issues with the final season, I went into it hoping for the best and boy did it deliver!
In last week’s post, I talked about some of my predictions and questions that I had and I think that most of them were answered in the finale, but there were still a few loose ends I had some issues with.
First, let’s talk about Kelsey’s decision.
I was really happy that Kelsey made the right decision about Rob and decided to go out on her own even though she didn’t really have an investor anymore for Inkubator. I thought that her speech at the party was really heartfelt and inspiring and I was rooting for her to find her own way.
Well, she did and thanks to the group behind Reese Witherspoon’s book club, she now has an investor. Kelsey will be moving to California and will be starting a new life, which was bitter sweet since she will be leaving Liza behind.
I have one issue with the Kelsey story and it involves Zane. I don’t like that we are just supposed to assume that Zane couldn’t handle Kelsey’s promotion and left things the way they were. I understand that the pandemic prevented some actors from returning, but Kelsey could have gotten a congratulatory text from Zane, perhaps?
Lauren and Maggie get a chance at love.
While not exactly what I expected for either of them, their choices were far from boring and I think that it suited their characters. I am really happy that we got to spend a lot of time devoted to them this season.
The end of Charliza…
I went into this series finale thinking we were going to get a cheesy Charliza ending and I was glad that the writers went in a different direction. Liza and Charles realize that they are not going to make it and part amicably this time.
Liza is going to be the editor-in-chief at Empirical and I was honestly really excited for her. This show has been a journey of self-discovery for Liza in a lot of ways and I think that this promotion proves that she has made it and then some.
The only thing missing here is that she needs Diana to join her team again…seriously not even a mention in the series finale? That was another missed opportunity.
OK, so let’s talk about that ending!!!!!!
I’ve been complaining that Josh has seemed mostly filler in the final season and deep down in my heart, I have always shipped Liza with Josh. The show ends exactly as it should. Everything comes full circle and Liza ends up at a bar…with Josh.
She points out that she didn’t even know he was there and he reminds her that he always has been.
The implication is there, which is exactly what I was looking for. We don’t get this over-the-top kiss or them walking off into the sunset, but we do leave things open enough to make our conclusions about what will happen between them.
I think that Younger redeemed itself in its final episode and I thought that it nailed the series finale, which is not easy to do.
I have seen a lot of shows fail at this miserably over the years and Younger took a simple and effective approach and it paid off.
I’m a Younger fan for life and I will miss watching the episodes, but there’s always time for a re-watch!
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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
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One thought on “Reaction to the “Younger” Series Finale: The Ending I Dreamed of Came True”
Couldn’t disagree with you more. Terrible execution. Worst season. With no buildup to that ending, it was just silly fanservice to a hot background character. Josh always told her she was a liar, blackmailed her into lying for him in Ireland, punches people, and tries to tell her what she feels isn’t right. Also hasn’t “been by her side” for 4 full seasons. Unless you count “being there for her” the times he tells her she still really wants him and doesn’t know herself well enough. Gag.
I don’t think we needed a cheesy Charliza ending either. They could have stayed broken up but worked together with a hint that they might still have something after that Quinn nonsense was over. But breaking them up over nonsense “he doesn’t trust her but also lets her run his company and decides to write a book thanks to her” made no sense. They had been through a lot and he forgave her lie when they were together and then he left his own company. He lied to her before with his company, no way would they be that “oh well, it won’t work bc of one lie that helped him” after declaring their love multiple times just this season.
Josh was/is the bad pancake. Liza doesn’t want to raise his baby or have future babies with him. She hated everything they did together, and complained to Maggie about it.
It just wasn’t believable. No way she’s running a publishing house waving a shoe at a bar. True full circle would be her hiring a 40 year old.
Also interesting that Cass and Quinn get away with their actual deceptions. In Quinns case telling Charles she would get married but telling Liza she doesn’t want to just for her campaign. But then Liza must suffer with that awful play and then losing the man she actually loved. But yay, Josh at a bar reminding her that he exists! She can have him instantly with no work. What a great ending. Not. Josh should have just had another baby with Clare or any other girl who wants babies.