Ranking the top 5 moments from “Younger” season 5 episode 12 Season Finale: “I Think There’s Another Way”

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:

5

“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.

4

“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.

3

“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.

2

“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.

1

“I’m happy.”

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!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Younger” season 5 episode 4: “Maybe if you get to know the Real me”

Happy Wednesday TV fans!  After watching TV Land’s Younger season 5 episode 4 last night, I learned that sometimes good things can happen when you least expect them to.  Who would have thought that a clogged toilet at a party could lead to a fabulous and romantic date with an old flame?  Surely not Diana, but it’s about time she gets a chance at her 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, “The Talented Mr. Ridley,” Liza meets a new potential romantic interest who shows her the way of “plus-oneing.” Meanwhile, Josh tries to push the reset button, Kelsey keeps Zane at a safe distance, and Charles continues to try and deal with the truth about Liza.  My top 5 moments from Younger season 5 episode 4 are:

5

“It is a game isn’t it?”

At the beginning of the episode, Diana is hosting a game night party at her apartment and decides that they should all play “Mafia.”  Liza gets randomly selected as the “murderer” and chooses Zane as her first victim.  After Kelsey accuses Liza automatically because she is drunk, Charles tries to lead the townspeople to see through Liza’s lie.  Liza tries to gently remind Charles that it’s just a game, but it escalates further when he tries to take out some of his own bottled anger about Liza’s real life lie on her.  Liza stays cool, however; and convinces the “townspeople” that Charles is the murderer.  Even though it’s just a game, Liza quickly realizes that Charles has yet to come to terms with her earth shattering news.

4

“I said crash not smash.”

After Kelsey has too much to drink at Diana’s party, Zane offers her a place to stay.  Kelsey appears to have strong feelings for Zane, but she has been trying to keep things casual especially since they work together.  After noticing that Zane changed his shirt at work, she asks him if he is going out on a date, but then reminds him that it’s his business.  It’s obvious that Kelsey and Zane have the potential to become a couple, but are they ready to take the next step?  It looks like Kelsey is going to explore a new romantic interest of her own in the next episode, which could be a conflict of interest at work, but will this completely sever any chance she has with Zane?  We’ll have to stay tuned to find out, but I am hoping that both Kelsey and Zane can let their walls down and give their relationship a real chance.

3

“The last time you picked up a stray you married her.”

Josh makes the decision to give up sex and alcohol for 90 days, but quickly learns that this is no easy task.  He explains that he feels like he needs to do a full reset to get his life back on track.  With almost perfect timing, Josh finds a stray dog, Hawkeye, who is impossibly adorable to distract him.  After sleeping with the dog’s owner, Josh returns defeated to Maggie who tries to help him laugh it off and reminds him that a glass of wine and a good conversation can be the actual remedy that he needs.  Josh is still trying to find his way, but it’s nice to see him have friends like Maggie and Lauren there to help him figure it out.  I am still waiting for Josh and Liza to discuss their conversation before his wedding, but it seems like we will need to wait a little bit longer for this moment to happen.  After all, good things come to those who wait and all that.

2

“He knows…everything.”

After Charles lashes out on Liza’s potential new romantic interest and author, Don Ridley, she tries to confront him again and suggests resigning.  Liza confides in Kelsey and tells her what is going on, but promises she will do her best to fix it.  Charles continues to shut Liza out, but ultimately takes a step in the right direction when he tells her that he should not have acted that way toward a potential client and tells her that Millennial needs her to survive.  Liza takes this opening as a chance to potentially make things right and suggests, “maybe if you get to know the real me,” but Charles tells her to forget it.  While Charles is able to apologize to Liza, he is still not able to let her in after all of the lies, but is there any chance that time will help heal his broken trust?

1

“Oh my God I’m going on a date with my plumber!”

After Diana’s toilet gets clogged during her party, Liza assures her that she will call a plumber to take care of the problem.  Diana explains that “this party, like my marriage, is too gay for its own good,” dismissing the idea of finding a potential romance anytime soon.  Diana is beyond surprised when she opens the door and sees Enzo standing in front of her who she had a hot and passionate fling with in the past.  Enzo asks her out on a date and Diana happily accepts.  Enzo takes her to a romantic Italian restaurant in Staten Island and tries his best to impress Diana.  I have to say that I absolutely love the potential romance here and I really hope that it works out for Diana.  It’s about time she finds her chance at happiness.  Fingers crossed!

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!

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Younger” season 5 episode 3: “Sometimes I am blind to what’s right in front of me.”

Happy Wednesday TV fans!  After watching TV Land’s Younger season 5 episode 3 last night, I learned that sometimes you want to believe in the lie so much that you start to actually think that it’s the truth.  Only it eats away at you until you ultimately make the decision on whether or not to release it.  Even though it may be easier to have others believe in the story, sometimes being real and upfront can show others that a happy ending is possible, but it may not be in the cards right now and that’s perfectly OK.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “The End of the Tour,” Pauline is having a difficult time coping with the end of her marriage when she goes on her book tour.  Meanwhile, Kelsey joins a new dating app, Lauren tries to talk some sense into Josh, and Charles confronts Liza.  My top 5 moments from Younger season 5 episode 3 are:

5

“You probably don’t need to get that detailed.”

As Pauline prepares for her book tour, she has trouble coping with the fact that her marriage is over.  Diana suggests that she “postpone the truth,” but Pauline is interested in what Liza thinks.  Liza explains that people find themselves wanting to believe in the story, but Pauline is not so sure she can keep the lie going.  After over sharing about her sexcapades with Charles outdoors, Liza gently reminds her that perhaps they don’t need to get that detailed with the lie, but it seems like Pauline is hanging on by a thread at this point.

4

“You’re a born romantic.”

After being dumped by Claire, Josh is trying his best to move on and have as much meaningless sex as possible.  However, Lauren tries to set him straight on this and explains that as his roommate there should be some common courtesy, which includes “no roamers, no moaners, and no giving out the Wifi password.”  I have to say that I am loving the budding friendship between Lauren and Josh.  Sometimes Josh needs someone to just tell him how it is without worrying about hurting his feelings.  Josh confides in Lauren that he thinks that he might have already met the right person and Lauren shows off her softer side when she tells him that if it’s meant to be, nothing will keep them apart.  While we don’t know if Josh and Liza will patch things up anytime soon, it looks like Lauren will be a good influence on him.

3

“My story isn’t over and my happy ending is still out there.”

Pauline’s book tour isn’t going exactly according to plan.  While she is able to read a passage from her book eloquently, once we get to the question and answer portion she breaks down in tears whenever she is asked about her own personal relationship and how she was able to get back together with Charles.  In “Marriage Vacation,” she has a passage where she compares her sex life to a restaurant and is asked what restaurant it represents now.  Pauline hilariously breaks down in tears and blurts out something about Korean Barbecue and how it’s so “spicy.”  When Charles comes to one of her readings, Pauline cannot pretend anymore.  She tells the audience the truth and explains that her story isn’t over just yet.  Pauline feels much better now that she has cleared her conscience and it seems like her readers will respect her even more now.

2

“I love your confidence.  Sometimes it’s even sexy…sometimes.”

The sparks continue to fly between Kelsey and Zane and escalate even further when Zane comes up on her Yara dating app, which is apparently a big deal.  Kelsey is not as excited about it, but starts to think that it may have more potential than she initially gave it credit for when it also presents a potential match in Jake who will be working with both her and Zane.  Kelsey even asks him if “three’s a crowd,” which seems like it will now present even more of a dilemma for Kelsey both professionally and romantically, but we will have to stay tuned to see how this unfolds.  Either way, I am loving the vibe between Kelsey and Zane, but it seems like she is having mixed feelings at this point.

1

“Sometimes I am blind to what’s right in front of me.”

After brooding for some time, Charles confronts Liza at the end of the episode and asks her, “Who are you?”  Clearly Charles is hurt and frustrated when he finds out that she has been lying to him all this time.  He tells her that she betrayed him and that their relationship will be a professional reporting one from now on.  Liza tries to interject and suggests that perhaps she should leave instead, but Charles harshly reminds her she did all of this to be able to work.  When Charles walks away from Liza, the lie has finally caught up to her and I’m not sure if she will be able to mend his broken heart.  Perhaps it’s about time Liza comes clean with everyone, but is it too late for that?

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!

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Younger” season 5 episode 1 season premiere: “My Feelings are There and they’re Real”

Happy Saturday TV fans!  So I finally got the chance to binge-watch the first four seasons of TV Land’s Younger on Hulu and I have to admit that I’m absolutely hooked.  If you haven’t gotten a chance to watch the show yet, I absolutely recommend it.  It kind of has a romcom feel, but goes so much further than that.  You will absolutely fall in love with every character on the show and the episodes are a little over 30 minutes each so you can get through full seasons rather quickly.  Sutton Foster is absolutely fabulous as Liza Miller.  You may think you know what the show is about after seeing some of the previews or commercials on Hulu, but I have to say that the show went far beyond my expectations.  While the love triangle between Liza, Josh, and Charles is addicting enough, what sets this show apart is its ability to redefine labels and stereotypes in a world focused on social media and appearances.  It may seem slightly far-fetched that Liza is able to fool almost everyone into thinking that she is 26 years old, even though she looks amazing for her age, but somehow it works.  Her continuation of her new identity allows her to reinvent herself, but not without making mistakes along the way.  Now that I am finally caught up, I was excited to watch the season premiere of season 5 on my DVR.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, Liza comes back from Ireland and tries to tell Charles how she feels, but is interrupted by an HR convention on sexual harassment.  Meanwhile, Kelsey and Zane try to balance their feelings for one another, while maintaining an even playing field at work.   My top 5 moments from Younger season 5 episode 1 season premiere are:

5

“Do you want to say something Liza?  Could destroy the company but we’ll support you.”

When Zane joined Empirical, he brought back one of the top selling authors, Edward L.L. Moore, who is beyond eccentric and extremely creepy when it comes to his advances toward Liza when she is dressed up as “Princess Pampam.”  While this seems like a huge win for Empirical, Moore is accused of inappropriate behavior, which could bring more trouble than he is worth.  Charles tries to speak openly to Liza about Moore’s past behavior toward her and Diana impatiently waits for a response.  Miriam Shor is absolutely hilarious as Diana, as she combines the perfect blend of unaware rudeness with a get-to-the-point attitude.  While she may come across harsh sometimes, she has displayed some wonderful moments with Liza as well, proving that she does care about others after all.  Diana basically says everything that you may be thinking, but shouldn’t really say out loud, but she refuses to apologize for this and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  After watching the previews for upcoming episodes, I’m excited to see that her mystery construction man will be making another appearance, which may finally give Diana a chance at some real adventure and love.  Maybe she’ll even bring back the jeans into her wardrobe.

4

“I think he’s making a mistake but I’m the last person who could tell him that.”

Liza and Kelsey rehash what happened in Ireland and are shocked by Josh’s impetuous behavior.  After putting his feelings out there for Liza the night before his wedding, Josh ultimately decides to go through with it, crushing my hopes and dreams for these two to get back together.  Even though Josh, played by Nico Tortorella, is charming and absolutely swoon-worthy, his immaturity often gets the best of him, causing him not to always make the best decisions.  While Josh hasn’t returned just yet, I can’t imagine that the drama is over between him and Liza.  We’ll have to stay tuned to see how long he actually stays married to Claire, but I’m going to give it three weeks top.  After all, that will match the actual time they have been together.

3

“You’re so desperate for my approval.”

So I am absolutely shipping Kelsey and Zane.  I am a big fan of Charles Michael Davis from The Originals and it’s nice to see him put the blood-lust on the back burner while he shows off his immaculate suits and irresistible charm on Younger.  Kelsey has not had the best luck with men.  I am still beyond shocked over her fiancé, Thad getting crushed by construction debris earlier in the series.  I mean I was not a fan of Thad at all or Chad for that matter, but that was not what I had in mind for his exit from the show.  I definitely did not like the hinted vibes between Josh and Kelsey after they became roommates and was thrilled to see the introduction of Zane’s character in season 4 to steer away from this.  Zane is the perfect match for Kelsey and I think that if they ever moved in together, they would have the most amazing wardrobe between the two of them.  While Kelsey seems hesitant about moving forward with Zane, it doesn’t look like he is giving up on her just yet.  But will their competitiveness at work block all possibilities of a stable relationship?

2

“What happened in this office was incredible.  My feelings are there and they’re real.”

When Liza comes face to face with Charles again, her feelings come rushing to the surface as well.  Josh has moved on and put a “ring between them,” but Liza realizes that a relationship with Charles would be beyond complicated.  Especially since she has gotten so close to his wife, Pauline, which would make things very messy.  When Liza tells Charles how she feels, he awkwardly explains that he is asking Liza about what happened with Edward L.L. Moore and they are then interrupted by Diana before they can discuss their feelings any further.  I have gotten used to the unresolved tension between Liza and Charles and it seems like the timing is never quite right, but it seems like everything is about to change.

1

Edward L.L. Moore tells Charles the truth about Liza.

At the end of the episode, Charles announces that they are postponing Moore’s books because of the allegations against him.  Moore is not about to go quietly, however; as he pays Charles a visit.  He reveals that he has files on all of the women involved, including Liza.  He tells Charles about Liza’s real age and that she is a divorced housewife from New Jersey.  Charles is beyond shocked, but can’t dispute the evidence in front of him, especially when he sees the marriage certificate.  I have to say that it is about time Charles found out the truth.  We know that Liza’s deception had damaged the relationship between her and Josh and her friendship with Kelsey in the past, but this discovery is something earth shattering.  Charles is Liza’s boss and he also has very real feelings for her.  Even though they haven’t gotten a chance to see their story through, what will happen now that Charles knows the truth?  Stay tuned!

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!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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