Liza chooses between Josh, Charles – Interview

Warning: this story contains spoilers for the Younger end of the series.

It’s official: Liza (Sutton Foster) You have made your choice – something like that. In the series finale of TVLand turned into Paramount + drama, Liza and Charles (Peter hermann) quickly realized that their reunion would not be a long-term relationship. While in bed, after promising to always be honest with each other, they realize that they may not be able to keep that promise, and she asks, “We won’t make it, will we?” When he replies that they are not, they hug, apparently for the last time.

So what went wrong?

“Liza’s relationship with Charles was based so much on their projecting to each other,” creator Darren star He said TVLine. “They hadn’t been together authentically for very long, and when it came time to push at the end, they realized they weren’t right for each other. More importantly, he was never going to get over this lie he told at the beginning of the series. The lie had consequences. It gave him a career, but it cost him personal relationships. “

The 'youngest' boss defends that final scene, Liza's ultimate choice

Sutton Foster as Liza and Peter Hermann as Charles in “Younger.” Nicole Rivelli / 2021 ViacomCBS, Inc.

Despite their separation, Charles asked Liza to take over Empirical while he was not writing at Yaddo. So, he went from assistant to running the company over the course of five seasons. While celebrating his success, he dated the girls. When he was going to the bar for another round, he flapped his shoe to try to get the bartender’s attention, just like he did in the show pilot.

Again, just like in the pilot, Josh (Nico Tortorella) showed up. After some of the same dialogue, and check out their very similar outfits too! – Liza told Josh that she hadn’t seen him there.

His answer said it all: “Really? Because you know what, I’ve been there by your side the whole time. “

With that, the camera zoomed out and she ended up with the ex-boyfriends talking at the bar, a way to show that Liza didn’t really make up her mind.

The 'youngest' boss defends that final scene, Liza's ultimate choice

Sutton Foster as Liza and Nico Tortorella as Josh in “Younger.” Hulu; Nicole Rivelli / 2021 ViacomCBS, Inc.

“They have always had each other in their lives, and the journey continues,” Star told TVLine. “I think of all the paths her story and her life could take, and we wanted to leave her open to all possibilities. For me, there was something elegant about closing the circle in his story. “

After the episode, Tortorella, 32, took to Instagram to celebrate the end of the show and #TeamJosh.

“IT IS THE FULL CIRCLE FOR ME. team josh for the winning family. but personally I am the youngest of the team. True story, this scene from the pilot was the first day I met Sutton Foster. this scene at the end was my last day of work on the youngest. not a goodbye forever, but a goodbye for now. and what a journey it has been, ”the student of Next subtitled in a video of the final. “Josh will always love Liza. It does not matter that. and I will always love @suttonlenore even more. Congratulations to @starmandarren and the rest of our writers for wrapping up a series in such an epic way. and the rest of our cast? speechless. you are all really my family. we will share again. ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ ¡¿

Younger is available to stream on Paramount +.


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