'Ted Lasso': 5 burning questions we’ve got for the sequence finale

Ted Lasso is barreling down the pitch towards its sequence finale, however there are nonetheless many questions it must reply earlier than it wraps up for good.

The sheer quantity of unknowns left hanging comes courtesy of the bigger scope of Season 3, which launched seemingly extra plotlines than the primary and second seasons mixed. A few of these have wrapped up in the previous couple of episodes: For instance, Keeley (Juno Temple) regained management of her PR agency with Rebecca’s (Hannah Waddingham) assist, and Colin (Billy Harris) got here out to a supportive staff. Nonetheless, Ted Lasso nonetheless has a number of dangling plot threads it must resolve — will it have the ability to present Ted (Jason Sudeikis), Rebecca, and the Richmond Greyhounds with a satisfying ending?

With the finale quick approaching, listed here are 5 questions Ted Lasso completely must reply.

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1. What’s Ted’s reality bomb?

Ted Lasso walking through the streets of London.

Jason Sudeikis in “Ted Lasso.”
Credit score: Apple TV+

Ted Lasso has made a behavior of Rebecca dropping reality bombs on Ted towards the top of every season. Season 1 noticed her confess to utilizing Ted to sabotage AFC Richmond, whereas Season 2 led to the reveal of her relationship with Sam (Toheeb Jimoh). Nonetheless, Season 3 breaks that sample fully. When Ted inquires about her potential reality bomb within the present’s penultimate episode, “Mother Metropolis,” Rebecca confesses she’s arising empty. That is when Ted turns the tables. Seems, he is received a reality bomb of his personal. “Mother Metropolis” ends earlier than Ted can communicate his reality, however we have a probable guess as to what it could be: After this season, Ted needs to return to America.

All through Ted Lasso‘s whole run, Ted has agonized over being so far-off from his son Henry (Gus Turner), and this season particularly, he is been asking himself why he is nonetheless in England. After his mother’s go to in “Mother Metropolis,” it is seemingly Ted’s realized that he must be nearer to Henry for each their sakes. His option to return dwelling wouldn’t solely be a pure conclusion to the sequence — it might even be the reality bomb to finish all reality bombs.

2. Will Richmond win the Premier League title?

Roy Kent, Coach Beard, and Ted Lasso stand on a soccer field.

Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, and Jason Sudeikis in “Ted Lasso.”
Credit score: Apple TV+

If Ted is de facto planning on going dwelling to Kansas, the very best send-off for him could be for Richmond to win the Premier League title. That aim is nicely inside attain because of the Greyhounds’ “Mother Metropolis” win over Manchester Metropolis: Yet another win and so they might clinch the title.

One other query, then: Who will Richmond play on this climactic match? All indicators level to West Ham, and by extension to Rupert (Anthony Head). After poaching Nate (Nick Mohammed) to handle the staff, Rupert and West Ham had been poised to be the principle antagonists of Ted Lasso Season 3. And whereas that was actually true within the first few episodes, the second half of the season has largely left that rivalry to the wayside. Rupert and Rebecca even bonded considerably at Edwin’s (Sam Richardson) failed assembly to start out a Tremendous League, though his try and kiss her was wildly pathetic on his half. Rebecca has stated she not cares about beating Rupert, however can Ted Lasso resist giving her yet another probability to squash him into the bottom?

3. How will Nate’s return have an effect on Richmond?

Nathan Shelley coaches from the sidelines of a soccer field.

Nick Mohammed in “Ted Lasso.”
Credit score: Apple TV+

As of the top of “Mother Metropolis,” it is official: Nate is returning to Richmond. The gamers and managing staff have all agreed to present the Surprise Child a second probability, however might his arrival on the tail finish of the season throw the staff out of whack? The Greyhounds have been enjoying exceptionally because of their Complete Soccer tactic, so a brand new variable this late within the recreation dangers disrupting their progress. Nonetheless, Nate has confirmed to be a talented tactician, and if Richmond does certainly play West Ham subsequent, having that staff’s former supervisor in your aspect is a significant benefit.

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Probably the most attention-grabbing a part of Nate’s return will little question be his teammates’ reception of him. Simply because they’ve agreed to carry him again doesn’t suggest that forgiveness will likely be an in a single day course of. Actually, it had higher not be. One in all Ted Lasso‘s largest errors this season has been preserving Nate sequestered from the remainder of Richmond and rushing via his “redemption” arc individually from the individuals he harm. For Ted Lasso to stay the touchdown on this storyline, it must spend a major period of time (and possibly a heart-to-heart or two) on Nate making amends.

4. What does the long run maintain in retailer for our Greyhounds?

The Richmond Greyhounds celebrate on a soccer field.

The ensemble of “Ted Lasso.”
Credit score: Apple TV+

Given Ted Lasso‘s sprawling ensemble, it is solely pure we’ve got a ton of questions in regards to the destiny of every character. If Ted goes again to Kansas, will Coach Beard (Brendan Hunt) comply with him, or will he keep at Richmond? Will Sam ever get to play for Nigeria? Will his restaurant proceed thriving? And can Jamie (Phil Dunster) proceed his spectacular self-improvement journey? There’s extra the place that got here from, however maybe we’ll hear the solutions from the e book Trent Crimm (James Lance) has been writing all season lengthy. Possibly we’ll even get an excerpt to shut out the present?

5. Ted and Rebecca, Rebecca and Sam, Roy and Keeley… How will Ted Lasso wrap up its romances?

Rebecca Welton and Ted Lasso sit in front of a projector playing a movie.

Hannah Waddingham and Jason Sudeikis in “Ted Lasso.”
Credit score: Apple TV+

Ted Lasso loves itself a rom-com, and boy oh boy, does it have a whole lot of “rom” storylines to complete up. First up, Keeley and Roy (Brett Goldstein). After spending most of Season 3 damaged up, the 2 have reconciled, though they’ve advised staff members they’re “simply buddies.” (Based mostly on Roy sporting Keeley’s pink gown in an earlier episode, we’re gonna enterprise “buddies with advantages” could also be a extra apt description.) Roy does inform Keeley that he does not wish to simply be buddies in “Mother Metropolis,” however earlier than she will be able to reveal how she feels, Jamie interrupts their second. Given Roy and Keeley’s fan-favorite standing and growth all through the sequence, although, I am guessing we’ll see these two get again collectively by the point Ted Lasso involves an finish.

On the extra sophisticated aspect of the romantic plotline spectrum, we’ve got Rebecca. Initially of Season 3, a psychic advised her she would discover love, have a household, and develop into a mom. And based mostly on sure indicators that maintain popping up all through the present, reminiscent of a inexperienced matchbook from Sam’s Nigerian restaurant, it looks like the psychic could also be onto one thing. The query stays, the place will Rebecca discover love? Will she rekindle her relationship with Sam, because the matchbook and numerous significant seems to be between the 2 might recommend? Or will Ted Lasso throw in a twist by the title of “Tedbecca” on the final second?

“Tedbecca” is the ship title for Rebecca and Ted, a preferred pairing whose members have but to display any outward romantic emotions for one another, however who nonetheless share a deep friendship and mutual respect for one another. Might these platonic sentiments result in one thing new within the present’s ultimate episode? Apologies to the Tedbecca stans, however I do not suppose that would be the case. Between Ted probably going again to America and Rebecca agreeing with Sassy (Ellie Taylor) that Ted is an excessive amount of of a multitude for the time being, a romantic arc merely does not look like within the playing cards. Nonetheless, we have not gotten to the a part of the psychic’s prophecy involving thunder, rain, and being the wrong way up but — possibly that has one thing to do with Ted? I am truthfully extra preoccupied with the truth that Ted Lasso has a canonical psychic. Can she use her abilities to inform us who will win the Premier League title, and the way the remainder of the present will finish?

The Ted Lasso finale is streaming on Apple TV+ Could 31.(opens in a brand new tab)


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