More people should react to Liza’s big secret the way Caitlin did on Tuesday’s episode of Younger.
After learning that her daughter got her heart broken by an older boyfriend (aka her former teacher!) who had to keep their relationship a secret, Liza decided to share a similar anecdote from her current relationship with Charles. Unfortunately, this story required context, which meant that Liza had to come clean about her double life as a 27-year-old — and Caitlin’s response was incredible.
“You’re messing with me,” she said, fighting to hold back her laughter. When it became clear that Liza was, in fact, telling the truth, Caitlin replied, “Have they seen you in daylight?!”
After the mixed reactions we’ve seen from Liza’s secret over the years — Josh, Kelsey and Charles all exhibited various forms of outrage before eventually forgiving her for lying — it was really refreshing to see someone simply laugh off this ridiculous premise. And who better to do so than Liza’s own daughter?
Unfortunately, Liza’s advice to Caitlin (“We accept the love we think we deserve”) led to her pumping the brakes on things with Charles. “I just spent the weekend telling my daughter not to be some guy’s secret,” Liza told her boss-with-benefits at the end of the episode. “I don’t want to be in a relationship I can’t be open about.” And when Charles reminded her that “now is not the right time,” she simply replied, “Call me when it is.”
Elsewhere this week…
* Is Josh really over Liza for good? Upon learning that she and Charles are still a thing, he flipped out, telling Liza, “You don’t even know what real is anymore,” adding that her relationship with Charles will never be real. Personally, I think he was speaking more out of hurt than out of truth, but he still got his dragon tattoo removed at the end of the episode. (“I’m done with it.”)
* Diana’s hubris got the better of her when she told Enzo’s mother she can cook, earning her an invite to Sunday dinner — where she was expected to help out in the kitchen. (Her willingness to stick her hands in a bowl of eels should be proof enough that she loves him.) Unfortunately, her hasty decision to garnish those eels with cheese earned her a public shaming, causing her to put Enzo’s entire family in its place before storming out. Fortunately, this story has a happy ending: Enzo decided to rent an apartment in Manhattan and finally move out on his own. (“I have a crazy family, and I might be a late bloomer, but I’ve got a lot to give,” he told her.)
Very frustrating episode. They both decided to keep it quiet for as long as possible, he is her boss even if you forget all the lies. It’s not as simple as marching into work and announcing it, especially if she wants to continue pretending to be 26. Not telling people has been to protect her, not him.
I’m over the Charles nonsense Liza and Josh need to get back together already
Me too. I am a few episodes behind. But I just watched the one where Charles and Liza hooked up for the first time and man was it a snooze fest. I literally see no chemistry between them. I’ll admit in the first few seasons I did. But now that they were/are together, it is blah.
The only time I saw some chemistry was when Charles became upset last season when he thought that Liza was dating an older man and he became jealous. Otherwise, even their kissing seems forced and dry as dirt.
Yes. I have no idea how people see something completely different haha.
Liza and Josh definitely had a much better relationship than this childish nonsense with Charles. Maggie was right about Liza being a sidepiece. Josh was also on point about how crappy Charles and Liza are. I love the fact that the younger man is the one who has it together and knows exactly what he wants and the older adults, are a train-wreck. Its telling on the part of the writers that being ‘younger’ doesn’t mean a lack of maturity and insight and he’s by far a better partner than stuck in a rut Charles. I mean the man’s wife left him and he sat there for over a year before even considering officially breaking up with her.
Eh, Josh is great and all but it’s been pretty clear from the get go that Charles is Liza’s peer and much more her speed. Even if you don’t want her with Charles, Josh isn’t the right fit.
Love Liza and Charles, but they need to find a way to be together! Josh definitely needs to get over it.
I am tired of Josh being all in his feelings. His temper tantrum after finding out about Liza and Charles was pathetic, especially since he got married a few months ago (not that the writers remember). Diana is everything….as usual.
We need more of this show, and hour long episodes not 30 min. It is too wonderful. I literally use the 30 sec. rewind feature just to savor every moment of it. As a 40-something single living in the city, it’s just too perfect. And Diana and Maggie are everything!
I love that Younger is a thirty minutes. It is an intelligently written and fast paced piece of fantasy!
I’m finding I am getting sick of Eliza lying to everyone. It was cute at first but as time goes on, its just getting a little tiring. (yes, I do realise this is the plot of the show.) Especially when almost everyone at Empirical knows anyway. Except for Zane and Diana. Geez. At the very least they need to tell Diana. I feel like she will be pretty hurt that everyone else knew and she was left out of the loop.
Only like 2 people at Empirical/Millennial know (not counting Liza obviously). There are (probably) more than five employees at the company so saying “everyone at Empirical knows anyway” is really wrong.
Also I think Liza not telling the truth about her age at work has a lot to do with Millennial. She is a co-leader of a publication marketed as being for Millennials by Millennials. If people were to find out it was run by a forty year old it can have repercussions for the print.
This show reminds me of Suits in that the central character is lying and eventually pulls all the people they come to care about into the lie. After a while, it becomes harder to like them. I’m not there yet with Liza but I can see it coming. That’s why I love that Diana, Kelsey, Maggie, and Josh have their own stories.
I have long suspected that Diana might have known the truth about Liza for quite some time, if not from the very beginning, and is just playing along thinking that nobody else knows. Liza was originally hired to be Diana’s assistant and she seems like the type that would not trust human resources to properly vet someone who was going to be working for her. I think maybe once Liza got hired and proved rather quickly that she was invaluable to Diana she probably had a background check run on her.
I’ve thought that as well!
Considering all the insults Diana continues to throw at Liza about her supposed age/generation Diana knowing the truth seems fairly implausible.
Liza is such a hypocrite. If she doesn’t want her relationship with Charles to be a secret, she needs to come clean to everyone about her age.
Agreed, shes lied all this time and he is lying to protect her, yet everyone was acting like he was doing her wrong. Just watch, she will run back to Josh in the finale because how dare Charles not shout from the rooftop that hes dating his “26 year old” employee.
My only complaint is that 30 minutes is way too few! I love this show !!
Crazy Ex-girlfriend said it best, “Josh Is Irrelevant.”
Josh is the best.
I just want to say I am 62 years old and I just LOVE Younger! My niece is in her late 30’s and we both love talking about it. It is the best show on tv, my husband does not bother me when my show is on.
Younger is an intelligently written fantasy world where a forty something could pass for a twenty something. I like television that momentarily takes me away from tealiry.
Is anyone seeing the Josh Caitlin chemistry? I see it sneaking in.
Totally! When they hugged at his event I started wondering if the show was going to go down this road. I hope they don’t though, it’s pretty gross and I’d hope they’d both repress those feelings, if they are there.
That’s a hard NO to Josh/Caitin, just wrong on so many levels. In the words of Valerie Cherish, “I don’t wanna SEE that!.”
Would love to see the Liza -Charles story line have a more positive season end … even if they meet eachother half way.
Also would love to see Martha Plimptons character (Cheryl Sussman)outed for being the ruthless underhand person she is
& finally would love to see Kelsey realize Liza is one of the best people ever and for her to treat her well.