After an “okay” season three premiere, the second episode is praiseworthy in getting called up to the Premier League. CHELSEA is a special episode because it contains all the elements that make TED LASSO worthy of Beard’s excited “scream.” It’s the quotable dialogue, the character likability, and the growth, and it tugs at the heartstrings while also making us laugh.
The MVPs this week were easily Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein), Keeley (Juno Temple), and Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham). Even though Roy is essentially a one-note grunting character, he wears his heart on his sleeve. It’s fantastic character development to see him stuff his emotions down only to let them explode. Also, I’m calling it now. Roy Kent will get back together with Keeley by the end of the season. As for Rebecca and Keeley’s friendship, I ❤️ how much they genuinely care about supporting each other. Watching them at the big matchup was so heartwarming.
Outside of the three MVPs, we had a ton of plot progression. I won’t spoil it here, but there’s a reason this episode is nearly fifty minutes long – a lot happens.
Here are my favorite Ted quotes for the week:
- “I beg to differ, Claudia Schiffer.”
- “Right now, we are being so un-offensive we might as well be a Hallmark Christmas movie.”
- “Hey, look, I don’t know what your beef is with Trent, but I’m gonna need you to order off the vegan menu right now and squash it.”
- Coach Beard says, “Jane and I are gonna go see her friend’s immersive theater show about the menstrual cycle.” Ted replies, “Oh. All right, well, I hope you’re not late.”
Tune in to TED LASSO on Apple TV+ to watch the AFC Richmond team continue to score goals in season three.