‘Younger’ Recap & Review: “Big Day”
Younger recently came back to TVLand for its sixth season and Kelsey’s first day as the new publisher at Millennial is difficult, to say the least. And the episode ends with a very short but entertaining musical number.
We start the episode by seeing Liza and Charles together. Liza leaves but accidentally blurts out the “L” word just leaves in shock. Once she gets to the office, everyone in the office is gossiping about Charles’s exit and the reason why. Diana, out of everyone else there, seems the angriest about it for some reason. It also doesn’t help that Molly’s following Kelsey around for Millennial’s social media page as their new social media strategist. Everyone assumes that Charles was having an affair with Kelsey, as she’s the one replacing him. After some back and forth, Liza yells out the truth to Diana and the entire office, which somehow just makes her angrier.
To retaliate, Diana starts job hunting and gets Redmond to spread the word essentially. Word gets back to the office so Kelsey and Liza proceed to do everything they can to try to get her back. Including singing her favorite song and her favorite bar, “9 to 5”, hence the short musical number. We don’t explicitly know if they successfully got Diana back but at the very least, it’s implied. In addition to that, Kelsey struggles with figuring out what to do with Millennial’s essentially failing business. She also realizes that a male boss handing the company to a woman when it’s failing, unfortunately, isn’t uncommon.
Meanwhile, Josh is preoccupied with the possibility that he could a father. Everyone else convinces him to take a paternity test, which is wise because Clare hasn’t exactly proved to be very trustworthy in the past. Turns out, he is the father and reminisces with Liza about their breakup, getting at the fact that they broke up because Josh wanted kids and Liza doesn’t want anymore. If anything, this just means the love-triangle between Liza, Josh, and Charles isn’t as over as we may have thought it was.
Overall, I thought the episode was incredibly short, although if I’m being completely honest it always has been. I’m personally much more impartial to Liza and Charles’s relationship opposed to Josh but I know there are a lot of hardcore fans out there who would disagree. The fact that Kelsey has to deal with a failing company is unfortunate, especially when she’s proven time and time again that she is more than competent to manage a business. As for Josh’s baby situation, I’m happy for him. He wanted a baby, he got one. He didn’t necessarily want it to happen this way but that doesn’t mean that’s necessarily a bad thing. What did you think of the season six premiere of Younger? Are you on Team Josh or Team Charles? Let me know in the comments or tweet me @mzsnguyenthai.
Younger airs on Wednesday nights at 10:00 PM on TVLand.
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