Younger’s Sutton Foster Has Revealed All The Deets On THAT Season Premiere Bombshell
Younger returned to our TVs yesterday and the juicy final minutes of the first episode gave me serious heart palpitations. I’m actually still not okay.
EPISODE ONE SPOILERS AHEAD, FAM.
The series premiere dropped a bombshell that has been four seasons coming. In the midst of sexual misconduct allegations, creepy author Edward L.L. Moore told Charles Liza’s actual age and marital history.
It was MASSIVE and I actually screamed at my laptop. But what a cracker of a first ep!
In an interview with Vulture, Sutton Foster, aka Liza, revealed that Charles was originally meant to find out at the end of Season 4.
“This was something the writers wanted to do last season, actually. This was one of the ideas on how they wanted to end season four, so for them to do it in the very first episode was a very “WTF?!” moment,” she said.
WTF indeed. Viewers totally lost it.
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Sutton filled readers in on what’s next for Charles and Liza. Tbh, it doesn’t sound like they’re hooking up any time soon.
“He’s going to feel incredibly betrayed and hurt and confused. It was the last thing that would’ve crossed his mind,” she said.
“Now he’s dealing with an imposter — not just an imposter in his life, but an imposter in his company and someone he was romantically involved with in some degree. It gets pretty intense and takes them a bit to find their way to each other.”
While it all seemed too perfect, it turns out the plan for Moore to be the one that outs Liza was not initially intended.
Sutton says that following Season 4 and the emergence of the #MeToo movement, the writing team decided that the author’s previous inappropriate behaviour could not be left unchecked.
“When they first introduced this character, they definitely didn’t have this storyline in mind, and between the seasons, this was not a storyline they were heading down. The #MeToo movement definitely sealed Edward’s fate,” Sutton said.
“The world changed between season four and season five. The writers created this L.L. Moore character who was a “flirty old man” and said inappropriate things in prior seasons. With #MeToo and #TimesUp, it wasn’t hard for the writers to address him in this new light.”
I can’t think of a better way to kick off the new season but tbh I will be in fits of anxiety until the next ep drops.
BRING ON NEXT WEEK!!!
— Alexi Doloughty (@lex_doloughty) June 6, 2018