Younger Season 6 Episode 3 “The Unusual Suspect”
I love this episode! “The Unusual Suspect” gave me the cattiness, the drama, the absolutely hilarious one-liners and the kicker at the end that makes me love this show. We start the episode with our favorite gang discussing a true crime podcast called “Exonerated” . . . and the intrigue around an Audrey Colbert – who may or may not have murdered two people in their hotel room when they invited her up for a threesome. It’s what everyone is talking about. Kelsey and Liza have an inside deal with literary agent Redmond and have a meeting set up with Audrey. We also have a major battle with Quinn and Kelsey about to ensue. Let’s dive in.
Audrey The Murderer – Allegedly
As the ladies of Millennial are prepping for the meeting with Audrey, Diana is baffled and disgusted by the interest in this true crime drama. Liza says “It lets people experience danger from a safe distance, it’s exciting”… Diana is not pleased a double murderer is coming to their conference room. She says “She killed two people, I’m not going in there”. I just love Diana and her honesty.
I love Redmond’s presentation of Audrey to Liza and Kelsey. Redmond tries to spin Audrey in the best light and she’s just sitting there staring, sizing up Liza and Kelsey. Liza and Kelsey are trying to not look totally freaked out. It’s my favorite scene from the episode. Redmond had tried to coach Audrey into playing the part she should play, which she refuses to do. He’s so flustered by her and her use of words like “sliced” and “chopped up”, he’s just beside himself.
Liza and Kelsey want to publish Audrey’s story in her own words and Audrey wants to know if they think she committed the murders, which they cautiously say NO too. Audrey says that’s good because she couldn’t trust someone who thinks she did it and then still wanted to publish her book; this is her opportunity to clear her name. The offer is currently set at $650,000 and Redmond promises no one will even know she’s writing a book until it’s announced.
The Battle Begins
Kelsey and Quinn clearly don’t ever see eye to eye. Quinn has forced Kelsey to publish a book that no one likes and by all accounts is terrible; Kelsey now sees the book trending on twitter and climbing up the New York Times Best Seller List. Kelsey is mystified and clearly annoyed. Quinn shows up at the office and condescendingly shares the news that she wants Kelsey to interview her for The Cut- How I get it done series. I love Kelsey’s stink face as she begrudgingly agrees.
A Clue Something is Coming
Kelsey runs into Zane at the liquor store; both looking to celebrate a win. She keeps asking him if he’s found work and he keeps dodging the questions. He says, “I have found something, and when I close it, you’ll hear about it”. She offers to pay because he’s not working and he insists he pays for the champagne and states she’s just not listening. Then he asks her to celebrate and drink it with him.
First Shoe Drops
Diana comes hobbling into the office on crutches and in an absolute panic. She was at Pilates with her publisher ladies and she announced to her friends that “The Claw” is going to be #1 on the New York Times bestseller list this week, officially. So to one-up her, Jackie Dunn claims she has an inside track on a new book by Audrey Colbert. Apparently, she’s pitching half the major publishing houses in town. Kelsey and Liza are outraged. That’s their book and Redmond promised it to them. They immediately go to get Redmond on the phone.
Liza and Kelsey call Redmond to confront him about the Audrey Colbert book. I love all the little zingers he throws in the as he lets them know that their “bestseller” comes with a dagger; which means those sales numbers include bulk orders, so essentially they bought their best seller. He states Chinese bots are inserting #claw into all their Twitter conversations. Which means, it’s a scam and suspicious and Audrey already has enough of that, so they’re out. This points the attention directly to Quinn.