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Sutton Foster Teases ‘Younger’ Season 2 Finale, Talks About That Shocking Death

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead, if you have not watched last week’s episode of “Younger,” titled “Secrets & Liza,” which aired March 16.

Younger” has put out the unexpected (hello, Matthew Morrison), but never has the TV Land dramedy killed off one of its own — until last week.

Just as Kelsey’s (Hilary Duff) fiancé Thad (Dan Amboyer) told Liza he was ready to spill her aging secret, he became the unlucky victim of a construction accident, and was fatally hit by fallen scaffolding.

“I never in a million years thought they were going to kill him,” star Sutton Foster tells Variety, adding that the writers warned the cast that “something big” was going to happen during the season, but no one thought death was on the table.

“Once Kelsey and Thad got engaged, it was like oh no! He’s such a douchey character so we were like, ‘How are they going to get out of that?’ Because you know in your heart Kelsey is not going to end up with him,” Foster says. “We didn’t find out until the table read when we all read together.”

Though she was surprised, to say the least, Foster says Thad’s death makes a lot of sense for the storyline moving forward.

“What I love about this show is that this show is surprising and exciting and entertaining. It’s TV show, it’s a fantasy,” she says. “The reason why I loved that episode is that it’s this meta episode with the ‘Game of Thrones’ scene, and then it’s like holy sh-t! It all kind of goes down. I think it makes the show even more unpredictable. Our biggest problem is that we love Dan.”

With Thad’s death, Wednesday’s season finale will be a bit darker in tone compared to previous “Younger” episodes, Foster says.

“The big question about this is that Liza really has to look at this lie of hers and if it has gone too far. Now someone is dead so how much of that is on her head? Is it an accident? Yes. We can talk in circles about all things that happen in life and why, but Liza is really facing an enormous moral issue here. Is it all worth it?” Foster brings up, adding that the finale episode will deal “with the fallout of that death and having to look at her life and decisions in a different way.”

One big decision that will arise in the finale is Liza’s choice to tell Kelsey that her now-dead fiancé was cheating on her.

“It’s another moral issue,” Foster explains. “Is it worth it now with Thad being gone to tell her the truth that he was cheating on her? Some things come to head with Liza and Kelsey and there’s a big moment with their friendship [in the episode].”

And, of course, the biggest question of all still remains: will Kelsey tell Liza about her age? “Potentially,” Foster teases. “I think that’s very, very close at hand. It’s time that Kelsey knows. That relationship is a real friendship to both of their lives, and I think that hopefully she will be the next person to know.”

The “Younger” Season 2 finale airs Wednesday at 10 p.m. on TV Land.

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