We’re back one more week! After last week’s marathon, Younger 7×05 “The Last Unicorn” shows us the twists and turns of various characters while settling future conflicts and taking us deeper into Charliza’s emotional problems.
Charliza is once again the elephant in the room. It seems that Quinn and Charles’ relationship is a reality. And the truth is that I wonder, what the hell are you doing, Charles?
The first thing is that it seems too early for him to start another relationship. He broke up with Liza like 5 minutes ago, what the hell is he doing starting another relationship so soon? And, on top, with Quinn.
I mean, isn’t there an unwritten rule about not hooking up with your ex’s arch enemies? This disgusts me, seriously. Charles knows Quinn. He knows what she’s capable of, he knows she’s always tried to manipulate and sink Liza and Kelsey, even tried to sink him, for God’s sake, how is he capable of dating a woman like that?
It’s not just the fact that Liza might feel about it, it’s … Quinn is a bad person and that Charles considers being with such a person disgusts me in every way.
Also, I think it’s a very low blow because if Liza was already going to hurt that he moved on with her life, he knows that the fact that he’s in a relationship with Quinn was going to hurt her twice. Yes, now more than ever, I think that Charles doesn’t deserve Liza. Josh would never have done that to her, just saying (wink, wink)
And yes, I know that you are going to tell me that Liza slept with another man in the previous episode and we already talked about that and in this episode she had a date (which we will now analyze), but what happened with her is nothing serious, it is because spite and it shows that she didn’t get over Charles but he, well … it’s quite indifferent.
In fact, he apologizes for the way she found out but, honestly, he can get put that apology where the sun doesn’t shine because a) he didn’t have the guts to tell her face to face and b) if he doesn’t react even after seeing the way Quinn played with Liza with the sole aim of hurting her, I’m starting to doubt that Charles ever really loved or respected Liza.
I know that all this can be the result of spite and the fact that Charles feels hurt and feels that Liza broke his heart and wants to make her feel a fraction of what he is feeling and, for that, the best candidate is Quinn but, how far does he plan to go with this? Because Liza loves him and she made it clear to him. It is one thing for him to decide to break up with her (which was a good decision) and quite another for him to punish her for it.
As for Liza, well, all this hurts her immensely, it tears her heart apart, but she tries to put a good face so that neither Charles nor Quinn realize how much it affects her that they are together. And I love that she gives Charles a metaphorical slap by putting on that costume, so he can see what he’s missing.
Now is the time to talk about Liza. She goes to a costume party for her old friend who “cheers up” her in her way. She basically keeps reminding Liza that Charles is starting to turn the page with Quinn, making Liza feel worse.
There, Liza is reunited with an old friend and between dances and laughs he invites her out on a date. She is reluctant … but in the end she accepts. And, how could it be otherwise, nothing goes well.
I really like the way they overlap the date between Liza and her old friend with the date between Charles and Quinn, seeing how they both try to turn the page… even though they don’t quite succeed. Well, more like Liza, Charles is basically there, letting go without resisting. But Liza… she ends up exploding in the middle of dinner and saying out loud everything she was keeping.
She thinks she’s ready for life to surprise her again, but spoiler alert: she’s not. She doesn’t want casual sex, she wants a life partner, someone to grow old with, a soulmate, a serious and committed relationship… she thought she had found that with Charles. She had that with Charles. Just … she doesn’t want to get married, or move out, or have her life revolve around that person. Is that so horrible? Why is she the one who has to give in? Why didn’t Charles understand it and break up with her?
The most interesting thing here are those last words from Liza. She believes that marrying Charles would make her life revolve around him and she thinks so because it’s just what happened with her ex.
She had a job, dreams, a life and then she got married and her dreams were diluted and she became her husband’s cheerleader, someone who watched him fulfill his dreams and achieve his goals while she had to give up hers. She doesn’t want that to happen to her again.
It’s unfair that Liza compares these two situations but we are made of our past experiences so it is inevitable that she does.
Although she has to learn that Charles and her ex-husband are different and she doesn’t have to have the same experiences.
But I’m with her that Liza doesn’t have to give in on this, it’s always the women who give in. She is clear about what she wants and what she doesn’t want, and she doesn’t have to change that. And Charles doesn’t have to change his mind on this either … the only thing left for them to do is to assess whether it is worth getting lost before re-evaluating their positions.
We all know that Quinn always has a double game. Always. It’s just the way that she is. So Liza is determined to try and figure out what that game is even though she doesn’t find out anything out of tune … at first. In fact, Quinn approaches Liza trying to make a truce that Liza has no choice but to accept, and this is extremely suspicious.
If Quinn is something it’s combative and would not offer peace to someone without a hidden agenda, and less when she knows that she has the upper hand, so, yes, we don’t trust her at all … and we’re right.
At last, Liza discovers what exactly Quinn’s game is. She is arrogant, classist and evil but the publishing world is still a sexist world and what has managed to end her dream of being a writer is … that she is not married. So she needs someone to fill that role, a traditional man who can give her the image of the perfect family.
And Charles fulfills all those conditions and, if that weren’t enough, getting close to him hurts Liza. It is a win – win situation for Quinn and of course, she was not going to let this opportunity pass.
Really, when I think that this woman can’t fall any lower, she always surprises me. The way she uses people at will, manipulating them is twisted and disgusting. Hopefully she ends up as she deserves: alone and sunk. I pick up the popcorn to see it.
It seems that they read our review from the week before because our Daphne Bridgerton has gone through Younger again. Claire leaves the adorable Emma in the care of Josh-seriously, this girl is the cuteness – and so, by chance, we find out that she is single again. And that she appears to be fine … but she is not. So Kelsey and Lauren decide to try to cheer her up.
This, all this … makes me suspicious. As we commented in the previous review, as much as it hurts us and we disagree, it seems that Younger chose Charliza as its endgame. So where’s Josh in all this? He deserves to be happy and Claire is the mother of his daughter … maybe they are thinking of giving him the happy ending that he deserves with her. In fact, for Kelsey and Lauren, both of Josh’s closest friends along with Maggie and Liza, begin to forge a relationship with her … I think it’s for some specific reason. We just have to wait and see.
Here ends our Younger 7×05 “The Last Unicorn”. We will be back next week with a new one.