At its coronary heart, Youthful has at all times been a narrative about Liza following her goals and the friendships she forges alongside the best way, however that hasn’t stopped us from obsessing over all of the dramatic love tales. Whereas Liza has dated a handful of males all through the sequence, her most intriguing romance has at all times been her love triangle with Josh and Charles. The sequence first began together with her relationship the charming tattoo artist, Josh, however over the previous few seasons she has developed a relationship together with her Empirical Press boss, Charles. There have been a whole lot of debates over whom Liza ought to find yourself with — with convincing causes for all sides — and within the sequence finale on June 10, we lastly get our reply. And let’s simply say it is fairly disappointing it doesn’t matter what staff you are on.
After reuniting with Charles within the earlier episode, their relationship is examined but once more as Charles finds out that Kelsey and Liza are engaged on taking Inkubator outdoors of Empirical. As a substitute of asking Liza about it, he makes use of it as a method to “take a look at” her to see if she shall be sincere with him going ahead of their relationship. She finally comes clear, revealing that whereas Kelsey desires to depart the corporate, she plans on staying; however the injury is already finished. As the 2 lie in mattress collectively later within the episode, they notice that whereas they need to work issues out, they may by no means be capable to transfer ahead since they can not belief one another. Although they break up, they’re nonetheless on good phrases as Charles finally asks Liza to take over for him at Empirical whereas he finishes his e-book.
After breaking apart Charles and Liza, the sequence does a whole 180 by seemingly placing Josh and Liza again collectively. As Liza and the gang rejoice Kelsey shifting to LA to start out Inkubator, Liza runs into Josh on the bar. Whereas they recreate their whole first interplay within the pilot episode, the present teases that their love story is not over, however merely restarting. As Liza apologizes for not seeing Josh on the bar, he quips, “Actually? As a result of you already know what, I have been proper right here by your facet all alongside.” And that is how the present ends: with Liza and Josh staring lovingly into one another’s eyes.
Having watched the sequence because it first premiered, the ending not solely feels rushed, however utterly unsatisfying. As a Staff Charles fan, I felt just like the present utterly ruined his character this season. After establishing his romance with Liza the previous few seasons, they undid the whole lot they have been working in the direction of by splitting them up and placing him along with Quinn. Pairing him with Quinn was not solely irritating, however actually out of character for him. Simply as I loved watching the sluggish burn of their preliminary relationship, I might have quite seen Liza and Charles slowly develop aside as a substitute of the whiplash of getting them break up, get again collectively, and break up once more.
Whereas I am Staff Charles, I additionally get the attraction of Staff Josh. He was Liza’s first huge love on the present, and it is comprehensible why followers are so enthusiastic about their relationship. They’ve nice chemistry, they’re tremendous supportive of one another, and so they make one another comfortable. However pairing Liza with Josh on the final minute can also be an enormous disservice for Staff Josh followers. This entire season Josh barely had a storyline, so it appears utterly out of left discipline to abruptly put him again along with Liza. Much like Charles, I might quite have seen a sluggish burn and watch Liza and Josh slowly discover their manner again to one another. Recreating their first interplay, although cute, additionally felt prefer it was merely for the nostalgia issue. It ties the whole lot up in a pleasant little bow, however nonetheless leaves us with a whole lot of questions. Are they really collectively, or not? After seven seasons, I need extra. The lovable characters deserved a greater send-off.