Younger (2015–…): Season 4, Episode 3 - Forged in Fire - full transcript

At a work retreat, Liza and Kelsey reach a breaking point. Liza receives news that changes everything.

[cheery electronic music]

♪ ♪

Damn. What you got going on today, girl?

Oh, nothing. I'm just, uh... you know,

- working in the studio.
- Well, I'd like to stay

and get to know you better,
but I got to get to work.

Get out of here, perv.
That's for Montana.

- Oh.
- She's just here

going through some of my old paintings

to see if anything's worth
including in my next show.

You know, not every boss

wants to sleep with their assistant.

Besides, she's straight. I tried.

Sure you're not still trying?

Montana, this is my roommate Liza.

Oh, hi. So nice to meet you.

It's nice to meet you too, Montana.

- Bye.
- Bye.

Why don't you sit down, take a break.

I made us some delicious avocado toast.

Oh, thank you,

- but I'm actually gluten free.
- Oh.

[sighs] Of course you are.

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Marketing research I did on influencers.

I'm not sure that's going to
come up today, but thank you.

Morning, everyone. I'd like to
jump right in, if we could.

Oh, I have some news. But it can wait.

Invitations went out for Bonfire,

the top-secret Achilles retreat

for leaders in publishing.

Regrettably, Empirical
did not get invited.


Millennial did.

Oh, my God. Are you serious?

- What?
- See for yourself.

Oh, my God. [gasps]

This is huge.

Rod Stewart sat next to me at
Sushi Nakazawa last night.

What does it mean?

I assume it means he
lives in the Village.

No, I mean, is this something

that we need to prepare for?

You have been asked to be

on the "Future of Publishing" panel,

so prepare some thoughts for that.

Otherwise, have a good time.

[squealing softly]

Moving on. Congratulations.

♪ Shoop, yeah, shoop ♪

Kelsey, Diana.

Can I see you both in my office?

- Is something wrong?
- It's about Liza.

[funky music]

♪ ♪

What do you two think

about giving Liza a promotion?

What would that look like for me?

[inhales] I don't plan on

leaving you without an assistant, but...

I think she could handle

more responsibility with Millennial.

Actually, I think that Millennial
could use someone a step above Liza.

We are... [chuckles]
Growing really fast.

Well, in my opinion,

Liza is up to the task...

but I'm open to exploring other options.

♪ ♪

Make a reservation.

We need to have lunch.

♪ ♪

- Thank you.
- That's enough for her.

This is nice.

What's the occasion?

Liza, we have a heavy afternoon,

so I'll cut to the chase.

I know that Kelsey stole your boyfriend.

She absolutely did not.

But she's living with him.

Yes, they are roommates.

But Kelsey hasn't done anything wrong.

Then... you must have.

Whatever, it doesn't matter.
Just fix it.

Kelsey is in a position
now to make decisions,

and I would hate to see
you let personal drama

get in the way of... a promising career.

Of course. You're right.

If you care to talk about it,
I'm a pretty good listener.

Well, the truth is...

the reason Josh and I ended

had absolutely nothing
to do with Kelsey...

Shh! Richard's ex-wife just walked in.

- What?
- Don't, don't...

How do you know?

Because I Facebook stalk her.
Is that what you want to hear?

Her name is Winnie.

She also happens to be a therapist.

Her best friend Cindy lives in Nyack.

Uh... well, we can leave if you...

Don't be ridiculous. We
are not in high school.


Thank you.

Should I introduce myself to her?

No, I don't think so.

- I feel like I know her.
- You don't.

- Diana.
- No, I'm fine.

Hello, Winnie?

- I'm Diana Trout.
- I'm sorry, do I know you?

No, no, but we have a...

mutual acquaintance. Richard Caldwell?

How do you know Richard?

We're dating.

You're Richard's new girlfriend?

[laughing heartily]

I'm sorry... I'm sorry,
you seem very nice.


Hi. We'll take these to go.

[laughing continues]

♪ ♪

- Hey.
- Hey.

I found a bunch of stats
on publishing trends.

"Wall Street Journal" did an article.

So did "Publisher's Weekly."

I thought those might be
useful for the panel.

Yeah, what I really need is for you

to book a rental car from
the Burlington airport.

I'll send you a PDF of
my driver's license...

I'm assuming you don't
want to be in the system.

No, it's okay. I figured out

all the ID tricks a while ago.

Of course you did.

[dance music]

♪ ♪

[knocking at door]

- Hey, you sick of me already?
- Uh-huh.

- [chuckles] No.
- [chuckles]

- I got invited to Bonfire.
- Oh?

¿Qué es Bonfire?

That internet company, Achilles,

sponsors this invite-only conference

for people in publishing to network.

Mm-hmm. Sounds like an excuse

- to hook up.
- Oh, yeah, that too.

I need to go on a little retreat.

[sighs] I'm telling ya...

Mm. Hello, beautiful strangers.

- Tinder?
- What?

Do you have a better suggestion here?

- No.
- All right.

I fully support you.

Aww, thanks.

[Maggie Rogers' "Alaska"]

[tranquil electronic music]

♪ ♪

♪ I was walking ♪

♪ Through icy streams ♪

♪ That took my breath away ♪

Hey, I found some camping gear

that some old girlfriends left behind.

I thought you could use it for
your adventure in the woods.

Uh, thanks, but I think this is going

to be more like "glamping" than camping.

What's this?

Oh, it's a bunch of
stuff that Josh left.

I feel like I should get it back to him.

Well, you only take stuff back

if you're looking for
an excuse to see him.

Are you?

[clicks tongue] No.

Well, then it's yours.

- You should see my pile.
- [chuckles]

A hot/cold canteen is a
little less valuable

than his vintage leather jacket.

- Not to Gretchen.
- Really? This says "Lani."

Lani's someone that
Gretchen dated before...

Jeez, I'm a lesbian archive.

Yeah, I don't want this
bedroom to turn into

- a Josh museum.
- You know what?

I'll get his stuff back to him.

You don't have to be involved.



Thank you.

[upbeat music]

♪ ♪

- Liza Miller and Kelsey Peters.
- Wonderful.

We have you both in cabin 12.

Oh, what's the Wi-Fi code?

There's no Wi-Fi in the Achilles Forest.

It's a chance to unplug,

so people can actually
talk to each other.

- That's nice.
- You're kidding me.

We do have a counselor on-site
if you experience withdrawal.

This map will show you how
to get to your cabin.

Would you like two keys?

- No.
- Definitely.

♪ ♪

Can I get another map?

♪ ♪

Hello, everyone, and welcome to Bonfire.

Wow, is that Boomer?

He doesn't actually come anymore.

He just beams in.

I'm honored to be in the presence

of some of the greatest minds

in the publishing industry.

I hope you all came here ready to give

and open to receive.

Boomer's a little creepy, am I right?

Said the woman who's talking to herself.

If there's anything you need,

don't hesitate to ask your Boomer Bots.

Panels begin in the morning, so...
have fun tonight.

- To you!
- ALL: To you.

[upbeat music]

♪ ♪

♪ I lived an ordinary life ♪

♪ Couldn't catch a break ♪


♪ Oh, yeah ♪

Did you have fun last night?

I did.

Good. We have that panel
in a couple of hours.

I know, Liza.

[foot stomps]



No. What is it, Liza?

Nothing. No big deal.

Yeah. [chuckles] I was out all night.

I slept with a stranger.
I drank too much.

I have no problem being
honest about who I am.

So go ahead, don't hold back.
Say what you were gonna say.

Your tit's out.

♪ ♪

[upbeat music]

♪ ♪

- You feeling okay?
- Mm-hmm.


Good morning, and welcome to

"The Future of Publishing" panel.

My first question is for Millennial.

What was your most innovative
marketing campaign

of the past year?

Well, we did an Instagram campaign,

with influencers posting "shelfies."

That was quite successful.

- "Shelfies"?
- People posting photos

of their bookshelves, because
they want you to see

- what they're reading.
- Or at least pretending to.

[scattered laughter]

Is there a book this year you wish

you'd gotten to publish, but didn't?

Absolutely. Colin
McNichol's "The Algonquins"

could've been a huge hit

if they published with Millennial,

but instead, they went with some big,

mainstream publishing house
that fumbled the ball.

[chuckles] Perhaps that's why no one

from the aforementioned publishing house

is here at Bonfire.

[crowd chuckles]

[people conversing quietly]

Oh, excuse me.

Ah... Liza Miller?

- Right?
- Uh, yeah.

Hi. Jay Mallick.

I'm with Macmillan. I saw the panel.

Millennial's killing it.

Yeah, Kelsey's doing an amazing job.

Mm-hmm, well... she's
not doing it alone.

- Well, it is her baby.
- Right.

And that's why I wanted to talk to you.

Look, Macmillan is launching
its own Gen-Y imprint,

and we are looking for
someone to head it up.

I don't mean to be too forward,
but would you be interested?


Okay, that was entirely too forward.

I'm sorry. Um, let me just back up.

[laughs] Can I get you a drink?

Sure. A drink sounds

- much more manageable.
- Oh, look, there's a bar.

[both laugh]

♪ ♪

♪ Front and center ♪

♪ I represent her ♪

♪ On the surface, on the cover ♪

- Hey.
- Oh, hey.

- Thanks for coming.
- Yeah.

How's it going? All right?

Good. Thanks for bringing my stuff.


- That's not mine, though.
- No, no, no.

That's a gift. There's
a couple of flares

in there, a pair of
women's long johns...

- [laughs] Canteen?
- Yeah, knock yourself out.

- Thanks.
- Here you go.

- Thank you.
- [exhales]

- Hey.
- Hey.

Can I get you something?

You get the friends-of-Maggie discount.

Mm. Yeah, I'll take an Americano.

- Okay.
- Thanks.


I see why you wanted to get coffee here.

Yeah, she works for me part time.

- Really?
- Mm-hmm.

- She's hot.
- If you like straight girls

with sexy hair.

- That's kind of my thing.
- [inhales deeply]

I'm sorry how it went down with Liza.


You mean how I caught
her cheating on me?

Yeah. She messed up.

But it wasn't that night.

It was the night that
she met you at that bar

and thought it was just gonna be fun.

I mean, you were way more
than she bargained for.

Well, she definitely taught me a lot...

like if someone tells
you they're a liar...

you should believe them.

Yeah, well, I'm exactly the same age

that I told you that I was,

so I hope we can still be friends.

What are you talking about?
You never mentioned anything

- about your age.
- Yeah, let's keep it that way.

[chuckles] All right.

[birds chirping]

- [laughing]
- Okay, okay...

Jane Austen, Charlotte
Bronte, and Virginia Woolf.

- Go.
- [groans]

That is tough. All right.

Virginia would not be
happy either way, so...

- [slicing sound] She's gone.
- Mm.

And... I guess I am

gonna marry Charlotte
and give it to Jane.

- Nice.
- Yeah?

- Hey.
- Hi.

- Excuse me.
- Okay, uh...

You've been talking to
that guy for over an hour.

- Move on.
- I've talked to other people.

I talked to that independent
publisher from Indiana.

- The nun?
- Her name's Sister Angela.

She's got a really great story.

We got invited to Bonfire
because we're millennials,

and our brand is young and fun.
So I'm gonna need you

to be a little more on-brand, okay?

♪ ♪

Keep up.

- [sighs]
- Move.

[mumbling with mouth full]

♪ ♪

[knocking at door]

[buzzer sounds]

- You're my 7:00?
- Hi.

I just thought since we work
in the same neighborhood...

and we have similar tastes in...

- Men?
- Restaurants...

we might bump into each
other from time to time,

so I wanted to come in and
clear the air about something.

I'm listening.

When I told you I was dating Richard,

why did you laugh?

You weren't what I was expecting.

How so?

When Richard left me

after 18 years of marriage,

he said he wanted to
recapture his youth.

According to him, that
meant buying a truck,

which is impractical in the city, and...

dating models.

- Oh.
- So you can see why I laughed.

[quirky music]

Thank you for clearing that up.

That'll be $300.

And I don't take insurance.

♪ ♪

Some big, mainstream publishing house

- just fumbled the ball!
- Hmm.

- Right, Liza?
- Right, mm-hmm.

- Oh!
- I'm gonna cut myself off.

I've had four... already.

I'm feeling a little "whoo-whoo."

I've had six.

And he has had six, and Hat...

has had, like, seven or eight.

- Glass, please?
- All right,

maybe I just need something to eat.

Okay, maybe not.

- As I was saying...
- [retches, coughs]

Some big, mainstream company fumbled it!


Uh... hey.

Hey. Where's your glass?

- I'm done.
- What... we're having

- a great time.
- I barfed, Kelsey.

- Well, boot and rally.
- No, boot and go home.


[groans softly]

What is the problem, Liza?
Isn't this part of the fun?

You get to relive your glory years.

You get to pretend to be 27 again.

When I was 27, I was married with a kid.

I was boring.

This is the drunkest I've
been in my entire life.

I love my job,

and I think I'm pretty good at it.

And if that isn't good enough for you,

then maybe this isn't working.

Maybe it's not.

[dance music]

♪ ♪

You can't... that's crazy, right?

- You get...
- I'm interested.

[sassy music]

♪ ♪

I'll call you.

Oh, my God, there's barf in here.

[upbeat music]

♪ ♪


Can, uh... can I still
get a drink, or...

We close in two minutes,
so can you drink fast?

Well, is there any other
place around here

that stays open any later?

[laughing] Yeah, I'm
sure there are a lot...

- [laughs]
- Lot of places.


Will you be at any of them?


♪ Sitting, watching, waiting, wishing ♪

♪ I tell you one thing,
you never knew it ♪

♪ At the back of the bus
there is so much to give ♪

We can, uh...

- we can skip the tour, right?
- Yeah.


♪ ♪

[breathes deeply]

I almost finished an entire
"New Yorker" article

while you were in there.

Is everything okay?

I met your ex-wife.


Is there more than one, Richard?

No, uh...

- What happened?
- I introduced myself,

and she proceeded to laugh in my face.

Ah, well, she was probably

just flight-testing some new meds.

She said it was because when you left,

you did so to pursue the
fantasy of dating...

models. [chuckles]

I said a lot of ridiculous things

when I left her.

But then again,

I did end up meeting
someone beautiful...

♪ ♪

Inside and out.

I only care about out.


♪ ♪


♪ ♪

If I didn't know your real age already,

I would today.

I don't feel like talking.

[tranquil music]

♪ ♪


[phone chiming continuously]

Ah! My God, we finally have service.

[phone chiming]

[phone chiming continuously]

What's going on?

- I'm sorry, it's my daughter...
- _

- [tense music]
- _


- What?
- She's in the hospital.

[line ringing]

Come on, answer, answer.

It's Caitlin... holla at your girl.

Caitlin, it's your mom.
I'm on my way, okay?

- Hey, what's going on?
- I think her appendix burst.

Oh, my God.

[gentle music]

♪ ♪

- Here.
- Hey.

I just spoke to Rose,
Caitlin's roommate.

- She's out of surgery.
- Is she okay?

[exhales] I don't know.

I think so. She's gonna call me

- when she wakes up.
- So what happened?

[sighs] Well, apparently,

she didn't go to the doctor
when she first started

having pain, because she was afraid

she wouldn't have enough
money for the deductible.

God, I have been feeling
like a shitty person lately,

and now I feel like a really shitty mom.

No, Liza, there's nothing
that you could've done.

She got sick.

I could've answered the phone

and told her to go to the doctor,

but I was in the woods getting drunk.

What about her dad?

He's not the one you contact
when you have a crisis.

It's me. It's always been me.

I'm really sorry.

I wish there was something I could do.

- [phone chiming]
- Oh, my God, it's her.

- Caitlin, hey.
- Hi, Mom.

Hey, hi! You okay?

I've been better.

Ah, I am so sorry I
didn't get your call.

It's okay. Are you coming?

I am on my way. I promise.

And, honey, just so you know,
when it comes to your health,

money is not an issue.

I am so, so sorry you
had to go through this.

♪ ♪

[dance music]

♪ ♪

Hey. Liza went hard at Bonfire,

so I told her to take the day off.

Oh, thanks so much for thinking of me.

You would've been so proud of her...

she partied with all the right people.

Oh. I'm surprised.

My bet was on you for
being queen of camp.

- [knocking at door]
- Hey, Charles?

Good morning.

You were right. Liza definitely deserves

that promotion.

What do you think about
bumping her title up

to "associate editor"?

Yeah, that's great, but she...

- also needs a raise.
- Ah.

You can take it out of my
salary if you need to.

I could not do this job without her.

That won't be necessary.
I'll find the money.

[upbeat music]

She was lucky she got to
the hospital when she did.

Yeah, they had to irrigate
my abdomen, Maggie.

Ooh, that should keep you out
of classes for at least a week.

- [chuckles]
- Oh, yeah.

- How are you holding up?
- I am so lucky she had Rose.

- A good roommate is key.
- Absolutely.

Hey, did you happen to
get Josh's stuff back?


- ♪ Your love makes me ♪
- I did.

♪ Someone else ♪

♪ Whoa-oh ♪

♪ Someone else, oh, oh-oh ♪

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