Younger Season 5 Episode 9 Recap
Younger Season 5 Episode 9 Honk if you’re Horny
KC: Charles cooks, too?
CC: Charles is cooking! And half-beard is the perfect compromise.
KC: *swoon* Divorce talk is soooo sexy.
CC: Talking about real-world stuff – divorce, children, and she’s working in his house…
KC: Oooh! A story of addiction set in the world of publishing? I’d actually read that.
CC: Liza is so comfortable being herself now and Charles adores her. This is pretty sweet.
KC: Charles totally makes passes at girls who wear glasses.
CC: Lauren! Lauren and Josh! And Kelsey. This is all too good.
KC: Lauren’s skirt is so cute.
CC: Yes. And her hair is still so on point. Oh, Malkie and Maggie and Liza is MIA! Aw. Her loss.
CC: OH MY GOD
KC: ALISON JANNEY
CC: ALISON JANNEY
KC: SHE BETTER BE HERE
CC: I’M IN OVERDRIVE
KC: I WILL DIE
KC: I WILL ACTUALLY DIE
CC: ALL MY FAVOURITE WORLDS ARE COLLIDING
KC: I CAN’T BREATHE
CC: Lauren to Kelsey: “I’ll be even happier when you put me on retainer. That’s a conversation for later.”
KC: Enzo and Diana in bed.
CC: I’m not sure she’s vibed. God… Enzo’s… honk.
KC: And Enzo honks!? I mean, does his mom listen to that?
CC: Honk if you’re horny?
KC: And the episode title suddenly makes so much sense.
CC: And a scene at the Empirical offices to remind us all that these people ostensibly work
KC: Kelsey is feeling her press. So much attitude.
CC: Oooh, and our favourite (slash, apparently the only) New York agent is back. I actually love a world where Lauren is Kelsey’s publicist.
KC: Diana to Kelsey: “You certainly have the hair for it.” Oooh Glamour-cover-model blow-out burn 🤨
CC: Oh, Diana. So Cold! Diana’s outfit is so perfect. Those earrings.
KC: Oh, Diana. “I do have a personal life.” With someone who honks.
CC: Charles’s breast pocket!!
KC: Charles’s splendor extends to the sartorial.
CC: Oh, my, God. That scene! The looks! The secret texting! So flirty and hot! They do good text!
KC: What wine would go with PB&J? It would depend on the jam, right? Like red for strawberry and white for apricot? It’s red for red and white for white. That’s the way it works. Meanwhile, Diana and Lauren are also flirting.
CC: Where does Lauren know Enzo from? Oh, it’s okay. She’s on the case.
KC: I did not know that I needed Diana and Lauren together in one scene. But I so did.
CC: Maybe they’ve made him honk because he’s about to become a bad guy?
KC: Hello, Redmond!
CC: REDMOND. The only agent in NYC happens to be in the same neighbourhood Liza and Charles have sneaked off to for a secret dinner.
KC: And the Crigger manuscript is back.
CC: Redmond about Kelsey: “Our mean little friend.”
KC: Oops. This is awkward. Also, Liza is going to call him ‘sir’ again very soon. Probably naked. Do you think Charles will take the Crigger?
CC: That would be bad if he did. Poor Liza. I think she’s probably really sick of lying. About everything.
KC: Redmond is actually a pretty good agent. He’s doing good agenting here. I mean, until he insults Empirical to the boss. That’s not great agenting.
CC: I don’t think Redmond is doing himself any favours there. Oh, NO!
KC: OH MY GOD, ENZO IS IN PORN.
CC: But… that hairstyle. It looks like a long time ago. OH! The honk!
KC: vintageporn.us I’m so googling that later. THE HONK.
CC: Josh is so hot. I need him to find out about Liza and Charles now.
KC: “I thought all men came like geese.”
CC: So Lauren. Oh, Liza’s dress! I love it. I’m so glad Diana is off her cleanse.
KC: Diana is buying a table at the Glamour awards? Yes, Diva.
CC: Kelsey: “But let’s do it now, before you change your mind.” I’m so glad to see Kelsey’s pants are better this week. Uh oh. Charles going over Kelsey’s head is not good.
KC: I mean, he is her boss.
CC: But still. Millenial is her baby. Oh, poor Liza.
KC: This is something that would totally happen.
CC: WAIT UP. HOLD UP. Liza was a little too obvious there? Oh, a half-truth. Okay… I mean, I’m glad she’s telling Kelsey the truth but Kelsey not being okay with Chiza is HYPOCRITICAL. As you have pointed out a billion times, she has literally no line between work and play.
KC: Also, she’s being a diva here. And so hypocritical. And BTW, I’m not on board with ‘Chiza’. We are going to discuss that later.
CC: Agreed. In a pitch meeting and Kelsey needs to calm the eff down.
KC: Seriously. Kelsey.
CC: So unprofessional. It’s a business pitch. I really don’t think Liza deserves to be frozen out like this. I’m not happy with Kelsey. Do you think it’s a coincidence that Liza’s dress is very school girl? And this is so school yard? Is Kelsey going to blackmail her boss? OH MY GOD. :O
KC: SHE TOTALLY IS. THIS IS SO NOT ON.
CC: NO. What’s happened to Kelsey!?
KC: KELSEY, LIKE WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?
CC: First season, first ep, Kelsey, “I’ve got you, girl.” Where’d she go!? Charles tells Liza, “We need to talk.” What about!? OH MY GOD, Lauren’s dress! “Kelsey Peters, Maverick.”
KC: Diana and Lauren watching porn at the Glamour party is my new aesthetic.
CC: I want to be at that table. “Thank you, Diva.” I’m in love with this.
KC: Anytime, Diva.
CC: Their new friendship could be world-ending.
KC: Diana and Lauren need to open their own marketing firm. And then film it. And have a Younger spin off.
CC: Okay, Charles is going to bite back….Kelsey is his protégé! She can’t blackmail him.
KC: And Charles is totally giving into the blackmail.
CC: “What I do in this company, and in my life, is my business. Because it is my business.”
KC: Yes, Charles! Tell her!
KC: She was WAY out of line.
CC: Wait. Why has he shaved off his half-beard?
KC: Because all beards have faecal matter in them.
CC: Even in 2mm?
KC: WHAT THE HELL IS UP WITH KELSEY?
CC: She’s all over the place, I know. I have goosebumps though. That was a beautiful scene.
KC: Also, Liza is making Kelsey feel all the bad feelings she should have been feeling in the first place.
CC: I mean it’s also a catch 22, because any friend that would make you choose between them and a man you love isn’t a friend worth having.
KC: No! No! NO ALLISON JANNEY!
CC: And WHAT? NO ALLISON JANNEY? I’m feeling very anxious about this. Is Kelsey (new, kind of crazy Kelsey) going to spill some kind of danger beans?
KC: Agreed. Kelsey better be making one hell of a public apology right now.
CC: “A partnership like ours is rare, and sometimes challenging.”
KC: Keep going, Kelsey.
CC: Yes, okay. That was better. This makes me happy. But woah, she was cray cray for a while there.
KC: As apologies go, I’m going to grudgingly accept on Liza’s behalf. But I’m going to be watching her. 👀
CC: Ooooh, Enzo explaining the porn. It just makes him hotter.
KC: Enzo- I come with baggage. Diana – I know how you come.
CC: “And it’s not like anyone else.”
KC: Diana! SAUCY.
CC: Oh, this is adorable. This episode has all the feels. Oh, God. Is Charles going to put the brakes on things!? Again!?
KC: This episode is all chicks before dicks.
CC: Oh, no, phew. Just reinstating secrecy.
KC: Ovaries before brovaries. “Nothing worth having comes easy.”
CC: I’m love that.
KC: New status quo obtained. And still Diana is in the dark.
CC: Okay, that was good. But yet again, Younger play it a bit fast and loose with their characterisations!? Kelsey doesn’t really have that reaction in her. I mean, yes, be disgruntled, but to take it out in a business meeting? And not to show any concern or want to talk to Liza about this development? But there’s a new secret – because the age secret had kind of lost its juice.
KC: New secret trumps old secret.
KC: That could be the big reveal though. Diana? I’m sleeping with Charles. Also, I’m forty, but Charles and I are together. It’s like a shit secret sandwich.
CC: t’s totally a shit-secret-sandwich.
KC: I wonder if Diana and Enzo are going to watch the video together.
CC: Same! I also wonder about their long term. Could Diana be heading for marriage!?
KC: I mean, if she can find the honking appealing, that’s long-term potential for sure.
CC: That honk is like a barge pulling in.
KC: It takes all kinds, my friend. It takes all kinds.