We’re back with Younger! After the previous episode, Younger 7×09 “Fallout” focuses again on Charliza, showing us that the problems they have run deeper than we thought. Plus, Younger reminds us why we love Maggie so much and brings surprises for Kelsey. Let’s review!
Here we go!
Charliza is the focus of Younger 7×09 “Fallout”. The truth is that you can tell that we’re reaching the end and, in these situations, relationships usually get worse before they improve… and that is just what happens with Charliza.
At the beginning of Younger 7×09 “Fallout” Charles and Liza get closer thanks to a new project in which, without waiting for it, they embark together. And they begin to remember how good of a team they make, how they compliment each other, how they understand each other with just a glance … and those feelings that they had buried in a deep place in their hearts, resurface with all their strength.
So much so that the longing eyes return, the furtive glances, the hidden smiles … the best of them returns. And they almost forget what broke them. Almost. Because when they are together they just feel and let themselves be carried away by it.
They compliment each other perfectly and just… understand each other in a way that no one can. And they are like in a bubble, in their own world, where only they exist and that intimate connection they have, that great love.
But when this approach became stronger and stronger … it’s time to come face to face with reality. Charles flatly rejects a proposal from the new Empirical writers, without a second thought, without even trying to understand, or listen to another position. That makes Liza wake up from her dream, from the fairy tale, to reality: either Charles does things his way, or he doesn’t.
So she blames him to his face. That is precisely what broke them. The two had a difference of opinion and Charles didn’t consider compromising. I think giving in in this situation is a bit more complicated in terms of giving in with the book because if one of them gave in, in the end that person was going to feel pressured to do or accept something that she/he doesn’t really want.
Although I do think Liza has a point here because Charles didn’t listen to her, he didn’t try to understand her… and then we got to the real problem, at the root of it all.
Charles doesn’t trust Liza to love him like she says, he doesn’t believe it. He wants to have all of her … and he already had it but he just doesn’t think that’s the case and he needs a contract in that declares it to the world … and to him. To somehow feel like Liza is committing to him in a way that makes it much more difficult for her to back down. To feel like she really chose him.
This is a really serious problem because it is not just a difference of opinion but the fact that he doesn’t trust Liza. Trust is the foundation of any relationship. If that trust doesn’t exist … that relationship is hardly going to work, no matter how much love they may feel.
This is really the root of the problem. Lack of confidence. So far, Liza only thought it was Charles’s conservatism, the blow to his pride at being rejected, and his inflexibility in certain aspects of his life… but she didn’t expect this.
Such a lack of trust was not expected from the person she loves the most. From the person who is her all. I didn’t expect it either. But I least expected Charles to be doubly idiotic and throw some of her lies in Liza’s face. “Can you blame me?” it may be the most infamous line ever.
I mean… yes, Charles, we can and do blame you. For one thing, Liza wasn’t the only one who wasn’t sure about her feelings and about risking having a relationship with you. She has a past, just like you have.
And on the other hand, you already know the reason for Liza’s lie about her age and her life in general. Yes, you had the right to be angry at the time but you decided to forgive her and move on and, if you do that, it is not to throw that lie in Liza’s face when it’s convenient, especially in a situation like this.
Forgiving also means forgetting or, at least, not exposing that lie in a situation of anger or vulnerability. Because, then, we must ask ourselves if Charles really forgave Liza. It is one thing to say it and quite another to do it.
Maybe he wanted to forgive her and move on but, deep down, there’s something inside him that still feels like he can’t fully trust Liza, a part of him that will always feel hurt by that lie. Liza lost Charles’s confidence but I think by now she has earned it back… but Charles doesn’t feel that way. And that’s not his fault, we can’t control how we feel.
What Charles did wrong in Younger 7×09 “Fallout” is give Liza that low blow. I think he didn’t expect to do it, he didn’t want to do it, it just came out like that because he was angry, frustrated and hurt by Liza’s words and that’s why he regrets when he says it … but it’s too late.
That’s how he really feels and it’s good that the cat is finally out of the bag. Only then will they be able to rebuild their relationship if there is a future for them. And I think there is, after all, that’s what Younger‘s Final Season is mostly about.
Although they need to work very hard to get it. Charles must trust Liza and heal that part of him that is still hurt. And Liza must recover from this blow because Charles’s mistrust has really hurt her, and broken her heart. I couldn’t bear to see her cry, I almost cried next to her but, in a way, it’s good that she did. Liza hadn’t allowed herself to cry.
They broke up and the next day she put a smile on her face and started saying that she was fine in hopes that she could mean it later. It was all a facade that sometimes cracked but never broke. This is the moment that it has broken. Liza has finally allowed herself to cry over the loss of Charles, a loss that now, with his mistrust, feels more real than ever, crying for what could have been … and was not. For the moment.
Of course Quinn doesn’t miss a chance to score points with Charles. That he and Liza had such a serious relationship makes her feel like a jug of cold water has been poured on her. Until then, she thought it had been a relationship like the one they have but knowing that they don’t … she plans to approach Liza to find out exactly where things stand.
And she finds out. As soon as she sees Charles so… out of place and hurt, she knows that whatever might be left between him and Liza just broke that night… and seizes the opportunity.
Quinn gives Charles just what he wants: someone who is willing to compromise on his terms. In his heart, Charles believes that if Liza were as in love with him as she says, as he is with her, she would not hesitate to accept him … and Quinn makes it clear that she is willing to do so.
I don’t think Charliza deserved this. I mean, I’m Team Josh and I think he wouldn’t have created such a mess as Charles, in fact I think Josh deserves Liza much more at this point than Charles. But I think that the fans of this couple didn’t deserve that Charliza was more of a problem in the story than anything else. Clearly they had things to work out but I don’t think making both of them act silly, especially Charles, is the solution.
For its part, Younger 7×09 “Fallout” shows us the best version of Maggie. After her firing in the previous episode, it’s time to reinvent herself and start from scratch. I love this bravery of Maggie, this courage, this strength to start over and rise from her ashes of stronger than ever. She deserves all the success that I’m sure she will have.
As for Kelsey, as we thought, Rob came to be her new love interest. And I like it. Rob is a cute, intelligent, considerate man… and sure of what he wants, unlike Zane. I think Kelsey deserves someone like that, someone who will fight for her and respect her professionally and personally.
Don’t get me wrong, I still want Zane to come back, apologize for everything, and for my ship to have a happy ending in the series finale. But I’m not going to deny Kelsey being happy in the meantime, she deserves it.
Gemma is the cuteness! Seeing Josh as a father is one of the best things about Younger‘s Final Season. And our Daphne Bridgerton AKA Claire showed up again. I’m more and more convinced that they will give him the happy ending with her. Even though Josh’s true soulmate is Liza… and vice versa. I said what I said.
Here ends our Younger 7×09 “Fallout”. We will be back next week with a new one.
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Younger final season airs Thursdays on Paramount+.