**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!
If you haven’t watched Younger yet, you can catch up now on Paramount Plus and Hulu!
Feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Younger in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
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