We Need To Talk About This Season Of Younger
Namely, wtf is even happening?
**Note: this article includes spoilers about the current episodes available for Season 7 of Younger on Stan**
Okay. We all know we have been hanging out for the final season of Younger more than we have for bars and gyms to reopen. Does Liza say yes to Charles? What's happening with Kelsey and Zane? Are we finally giving Lauren and Maggie some more screen time? But so far, Season 7 has given us more questions than answers. Like...
Where the fuck is Diana?
Always, best friend! Source: GiPHY
First off, we start at the end of Diana's wedding - and alas, Diana is NOWHERE TO BE FOUND FOR THE FIRST FIVE EPISODES OF THIS SEASON. How can this BE?! Apparently, they have said she is on her 'honeymoon', but my research (note: two seconds of Googling) tells me this was due to 'Covid and scheduling difficulties.' Um, wtf? Diana is easily the best character. WAIT. FOR. HER. As Co-Laller Nikki has said, 'Just don’t shoot. If Diana can’t make it, just postpone.' Did they NOT read our article on Shows That Turned Like Spoilt Milk? It always has to do with the best character leaving. This is completely inexcusable and a total injustice on a woman who has brought us giant necklaces and enough one-liners to warrant her own final farewell. Shame!
What was that weird exit with Zane?
We did not approve. Source: GiPHY
Although Zane was never my fav, bidding him adieu on a facetime call seemed a bit of a shallow way to say goodbye, and it was done so quickly! Again, apparently, there were scheduling conflicts (sidebar - what are these other projects starring Diana and Zane? I'm invested) but like...come on, film them in another location, wait a bit, come up with a better excuse than him being 'jealous' of Kelsey. It was lame.
What's with Charles being over Liza so quickly?
Go back to this! Source: GiPHY
So...let's get this straight. For years they've played the will-they-won't-they. He gave up his company. Kept her secret. Fucked up his relationship with his ex and custody agreements. But the minute he proposes at someone else's wedding (do that at my wedding and die, btw), and she's like, ‘Mmm let me think about it for a hot minute,’ he's like, BYE. It just felt awfully quick for a love story we've watched unfold for years, and kind of out of character.
Why is Liza still working there?
Move on mate! Source: GiPHY
Like...seriously. I think we are meant to think she's poor Liza unlucky in love, but most viewers I know are not about her. Like...how selfish can you get? She cost Kelsey a promotion, Charles his company and his girls, told Josh he can't sell the design of the tattoo he gave her cos it's special to her (she's SUCH a fuckboi) and now seems to want to take Empirical down because they didn't want to publish one book she likes. Get over yourself, Liza, and just GET ANOTHER JOB FFS!
Where is Liza's daughter?
Liza remebering she's a mother. Source: GiPHY
So...is Liza still a parent, or? Her daughter just seems to have made exactly zero appearances and there have been zero references to her as well. She's just...over that, I guess?
Why is this season so...camp?
This felt out of place. Source: GiPHY
As mentioned many times, I am camp af, and I have still found certain aspects of this season cringe-worthy. What's with the song and dance numbers? Liza's ‘theatre’ voice? Leave these where they belong: in musicals, 13 Going on 30, and my living room for me to perform for my dog every night. Otherwise it’s just weird.
Why do Kelsey and Lauren live with Liza's ex?
Just your bestie and your ex living together, no big deal. Source: GiPHY
Is this not weird to anyone else? Josh was literally a stray she picked up at a bar. It didn't work out. The answer is not for your best mates to move in with the guy. You could live...literally anywhere else. But speaking of Lauren...
What's with Lauren in the office?
Yes. It makes no sense to us either. Source: GiPHY
I get that getting her to 'answer Diana's phones' was a vague way to include her in Empirical shenanigans, but like...utilise her properly. Get her to be their PR guru, plan some events, not sit it on pitch meetings. It's weird, although her 30th was phenom and I am waiting for the Lauren spin-off with her mom which I will binge in one sitting with my own Jewish mother.
Where are all the other editors?
Who those people in the background hun? Source: GiPHY
We're meant to believe Empirical is this big publishing house with a board and yet...it appears Liza is the only editor? Like, Quinn, get someone else to edit your motherf*cking book. Literally....any one of those extras milling about in the background.
What's going to happen?
WE MUST KNOW. Source: GiPHY
I'm getting increasingly nervous that they're gonna do something ballsy like, Liza quits and starts up her own company with Kelsey, leaving Josh and Charles in the dust. Some people might like that, but I think it's an insult to the love stories we have invested in, and they have both been good eggs to her. The only way I would tolerate this is if Josh and Charles got together. Apparently, Molly Kate Bernard (who plays Lauren) has stated fans will 'lose their minds' over the ending.
Hopefully, our questions will be answered in coming episodes.
The final season of Younger comes out weekly at 2pm AEST on Stan.