We’re back with Younger! After the emotional episode of the previous week, Younger 7×11 “Make No Mustique” returns with the long awaited and romantic Charliza reconciliation, as it begins to close some stories and floods us with new possibilities. Let’s review!
Here we go!
Younger 7×11 “Make No Mustique” finally gave us the long-awaited Charliza reconciliation! I think it’s been a really nice way of doing it, involving Pauline in all of this.
At the beginning of the episode, Liza was trying not to get excited about the moment that she and Charles had in the previous episode but the truth is that her heart was beating fast … and she was trying to remind herself that it is better that they go their separate ways … and that Charles already chose Quinn.
I loved that Pauline came back. When I saw her it was like “oh hi, thanks for practically ruining Liza’s life. Goodbye.” But I like that she’s come back and closed this chapter of her life and helped Liza close it too. With time and distance, she realized that she practically ruined a person’s life out of jealousy. And that was not right, now she wants to repair the damage.
She knows that Charles doesn’t love Quinn, he loves Liza. She always knew it, just… she didn’t want to accept it. She clung to Charles and that marriage that made them both unhappy. But not anymore. Liza is a good person, just like Charles, they deserve to be happy and their happiness is next to each other. So she is determined to help the two of them stop the bullshit and get back together.
It’s just too painful for Liza. It’s like reliving the nightmare where they broke up over and over again. It’s like opening her wound and pouring salt into it non-stop. So it’s too much. Charles has already chosen, he and Quinn are together and if he wants to marry her, Liza can only wish him happiness.
That’s why she goes to the airport. She needs to close that chapter of her life at once. She no longer supports the illusions, the moments, the maybes… it’s time to let Charles go, even if it’s destroying her.
Maggie is right that she doesn’t need to be a martyr and it is one thing for her to leave Charles free to decide on his life and quite another that she is the one who makes it possible for him to go with someone else, but Liza needed to. She needed to say goodbye to his face.
So she does. She is ready to say goodbye and wish his happiness. But Charles just can’t pretend anymore. He can’t pretend that he feels something for Quinn – especially when she treats him like that, as if he were her lap dog or an employee, showing her true face, he started a relationship with her just out of spite and it’s time for him to face that reality . He’s in love with Liza, with no one else. So he doesn’t get on that plane and go to Liza.
He doesn’t care that she doesn’t want to marry, he only wants to be with her, he trusts his heart and decides to make the leap of faith. She loves him, he finally knows it. He just hopes it’s not too late… but it’s not. Of course it’s not. Liza had been dreaming of this moment since they broke up. So she kisses him with everything she has.
The truth is that, although I’m still Team Josh, this reconciliation is very beautiful. That said, I still believe that the way they treated Charliza this season isn’t fair and a race against time at the last minute and a beautiful speech doesn’t completely erase the bad taste in my mouth about them … but well, it’s fine, I guess. They are already together and gave their happy ending to finish Younger on a good note. Which I appreciate.
Josh doesn’t trust Rob at all, and neither do I. I don’t like at all how he goads Kelsey into somehow betraying Charles’s trust and how, later, he betrays her by teaching her project to other people … until it gets to Quinn, who will surely use it to get revenge.
I also think it was really easy for him to break up with Claire and start something with Kelsey… and I love the way Josh wants to make it clear to Rob that he doesn’t intend to allow him to hurt Kelsey. She can defend herself and doesn’t need anyone to save her from her battles but he wouldn’t be a good friend if he didn’t short-tie Rob and tell him to his face that he doesn’t trust him. How can you not love Josh?
Younger 7×11 “Make No Mustique” gives us the opportunity to meet Lauren’s parents and I already love them. They are as crazy as their daughter! Although they are somewhat traditional in that they want to see Lauren married to someone who makes her happy, but I think they just want to see her happy, nothing more. And I love them more for this.
However, the appearance of both makes it possible for Lauren to reunite with Max, a love from her past. And it seems that where there was fire … ashes remain. The relationship between Lauren and Max didn’t work out but… what if they tried again?
I think they are giving us a hint here on how Lauren is going to end her story. Although I would have liked this not to have explained just in the penultimate episode of Younger. And, to be honest, if we’re reliving old loves, I would have liked to see Lauren with Maggie again. Together they were explosive!
On the other hand, I really liked that Younger 7×11 “Make No Mustique” showed how Charles trusts Liza and Kelsey and their instincts to lead such an innovative project. Actually, he always trusted them and if he was ever uncompromising it’s because he thought he had no choice but to be if he wanted to keep Empirical going. It is a pity that because of Rob all this is going to explode in a very bad way in their faces. I’m already hating him …
Maggie is a queen! That’s all. She’s a queen forever and ever.
Here ends our Younger 7×11 “Make No Mustique.” We will be back next week with our series finale review. Yes, we’re crying too.
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Younger final season airs Thursdays on Paramount+.