Younger Season 5 Report Card: Saddest Moment, Slimiest Character, Sexiest Scene & More!

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Not only did Younger Season 5 Episode 12 leave us speechless, the show finally came of age.

Going into Younger Season 6, the series matures as Liza's secret is no longer at the forefront of every storyline.

Quinn invested in Empirical while Charles forfeited his position to Kelsey so that he could go public with Liza.

Related: Younger Season Finale Review: Lizability

Much of the fifth season was geared towards #TeamCharles lovers -- the ones who have been waiting for this moment for nearly four seasons. Or at least since Charles planted one on Liza and indirectly screwed up Josh's proposal. 

If you'd like to relive the season, you can watch Younger online here via TV Fanatic or check out our Younger reviews.

Otherwise, scroll down as we dissect the season's sexiest moments, the fashion, the ups and downs, the enemies that nearly exposed Liza, and the moments that made you question which dude you were actually shipping.


1. Sexiest Scene - Charles and Liza's Sex Scene

Sexiest Scene - Charles and Liza's Sex Scene
Charles and Liza finally giving in to temptation had me breaking a sweat. It was HOT! Some #TeamJosh fans said the moment lacked chemistry or passion, but I'd argue that it was an explosion of sexual tension and longing; a moment between two adults that waited so long to do something and then thoroughly enjoyed every minute, no, every crevice of each other's bodies. It wasn't just lust or sex for the sake of having sex either. Younger is showing us that romantic sex can be just as sexy, if not sexier, than rip-your-clothes-off sex when it's between two people who have strong feelings.

2. Storyline We're Over - Josh Pining For Liza

Storyline We're Over - Josh Pining For Liza
I'm not saying we have to scrap Team Josh altogether since the writers assure that he's still a viable candidate next season, but the whole "pining over a woman who doesn't want to be with you and moping around all season" storyline was getting kind of old. Josh deserves better; he deserves a woman who really loves him and wants to be with him. When Younger tried fitting him into main storylines, it was almost cringe-worthy. Why would he think it was okay to scold her for having an adult relationship with a man she's always had obvious feelings for? Or to continue trying to convince a woman to want the same things that you do? Thankfully, his storyline will be slightly less forced and focused on Liza as he'll have his hands full with a major surprise...

3. Most Predictable Storyline - Clare's Pregnancy

Most Predictable Storyline - Clare's Pregnancy
Speaking of that major surprise, we saw it coming all the way from Dublin, Ireland. Like I said in my reviews, there had to be a reason Clare suddenly ghosted Josh after the wedding. Then, when all the baby-talk started between Malkie and Maggie, and Josh contemplated being a sperm-donor, I knew we were headed towards her pregnancy storyline. It's probably why they purposefully kept him storylines to a minimum until that very last second. Is it even his baby? Wait till 2019 to find out!

4. Finally Moment - Charles Finding Out Liza's Secret

Finally Moment - Charles Finding Out Liza's Secret
It's about time Charles finally found out the truth about Liza's real-age. I'm still not to keen on the fact that it was L.L Moore who spilled the beans, nor am I content with how upset Charles was at the jump, but I'm also not holding grudges because it led them to finally exploring the romantic nature of their relationship.

5. Best Reaction to Liza's Secret - Caitlin

Best Reaction to Liza's Secret - Caitlin
Most of the reactions to Liza's secret have been filled with negativity and anger. Caitlin's was a surprising departure from the norm. Caitlin's been featured noticeably more in Younger Season 5 and when she had a similar dating situation, Liza decided it was time to clue her in on the "secret life." Caitlin's reaction was exactly what you would expect from a teenage daughter -- she was stunned and questioned if these people had ever seen her mother up close. Oh, don't you just love how blunt children are?

6. Best Fashion: Diana, Obviously

Best Fashion: Diana, Obviously
No one could take home the gold in this category except for Diana. Do you know how much planning goes into those statement necklaces and earrings? Werk, diva. After all, "neckwear should inspire envy." Also, the necklace she gifted her protege Liza was a $3,000 Gucci vintage piece... we need Diana as a boss, stat!

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Younger Season 5 Episode 12 Quotes

Well, she really wants a baby, and I'm really high on a weeknight and happy that way.


Enzo: You know, this is dangerous. Most plumbers wives forbid them from going anywhere near a Fatberg.
Diana: Really? Should you even be doing this?
Enzo: I have to, I gotta duty.
Diana: (laughing)