Editor’s word: The next article comprises spoilers for Season 3, Episode 11 of Ted Lasso.With just one episode left earlier than the doable collection finale, Ted Lasso is speeding to tie each unfastened thread. That’s why Nate’s (Nick Mohammed) redemption and his determination to depart West Ham occurred off-screen. It’s additionally why Keeley Jones (Juno Temple) was principally wasted in Season 3. Nevertheless, essentially the most baffling second of the season might need occurred in Season 3, Episode 11, when Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) receives the surprising go to from Bex (Keeley Hazell) and Ms. Kakes (Rosie Lou). Certainly, this shock go to anticipates the downfall of Rupert (Anthony Head), who has confirmed time and time once more he’s past redemption. However such an vital plot level ought to have began earlier within the season.
What Does That Rebecca and Bex Scene in ‘Ted Lasso’ Imply?
We had been first launched to Bex in Season 1 of Ted Lasso when Rebecca discovers her ex-husband is courting a youthful girl, additionally known as Rebecca. To make issues much more awkward, Bex and Rupert had an affair earlier than Rebecca’s divorce. Even so, whereas Rebecca met Bex within the worst manner doable, the youthful girl shouldn’t be that dangerous. She truly appears to be in love with Rupert and devotes her power to elevating their little one. Sadly, Rupert remains to be an asshole, and never lengthy after his new marriage, he turns his gaze to different ladies.
In Season 3, we’re launched to Ms. Kakes, Rupert’s new secretary. Rebecca catches Rupert with Ms. Kakes, realizing the West Ham’s proprietor is dishonest on his new spouse. Whereas Rupert’s actions are reprimandable, having an affair shouldn’t be unlawful. So, whereas Rupert is definitely a sexist pig, to this point, his habits has solely been borderline legal. However with Bex and Ms. Kakes paying Rebecca a shock go to, Ted Lasso would possibly put Rupert in the course of a sexual harassment case.
We all know Ms. Kakes all of a sudden vanished from the collection. And when Rebecca questions Rupert about his secretary, he claims Ms. Kakes was fired on account of some allegedly inappropriate workspace habits. It’s a false declare, for positive, and Rupert might be making an attempt to cowl his affair by firing Ms. Kakes. Nonetheless, if Rupert’s present spouse and Ms. Kakes are working collectively and even requested for the assistance of the millionaire’s ex-wife, we will assume one thing extra severe than a consensual affair occurred behind the scenes. However whereas we’re all anxious to see Rupert’s reckoning, the three ladies ought to have joined forces manner earlier this season.
Rupert’s Reckoning Shouldn’t Be Rushed
Whereas we nonetheless can’t know for positive which of Rupert’s despicable actions led Bex and Ms. Kakes to go to Rebecca, it’s pretty cheap to suppose the three ladies will work collectively to show the millionaire’s poisonous habits. As a person able of energy, Rupert took benefit of his secretary, which is already motive sufficient to go after the villain. Sadly, there’s simply not sufficient time in Ted Lasso to deal with the matter with the seriousness it deserves.
Ted Lasso likes to combine truth and fiction by drawing inspiration from actual issues that hang-out the sports activities trade. So, it would not be stunning for the present to discover how previous white males suppose their cash buys them the appropriate to abuse ladies. However, this can be a delicate topic that shouldn’t be rushed, which is exactly what’s going to occur subsequent week. That’s as a result of there’s just one episode left in Season 3 of Ted Lasso, which could be the present’s closing season. And writers can match solely so many storylines in a single hour.
If Ted Lasso ends with Season 3, the collection should use the ultimate episode to say goodbye to Ted, clarify if Richmond will win the championship, give all the person gamers a correct farewell, reintroduce Nate to his place as a coach, reveal if Sam (Toheeb Jimoh) will ever escape persecution from Edwin Akufo (Sam Richardson), resolve Keeley and Roy’s (Brett Goldstein) relationship, and decide on Rebecca’s romantic future. How on earth will they discover Rupert’s downfall in a manner that correctly tackles the difficulty of sexual harassment within the workspace? It’s simply not doable! So, both Apple TV+ lastly greenlights a brand new season, pushing a few of these plot factors to the long run, or it’s going to threat speeding by way of yet one more vital topic that deserves extra care than Ted Lasso can presently give.
Earlier this season, Ted Lasso already misused Keeley’s leaked intimate video to maneuver plot factors that had little to do along with her. And whereas the present makes a degree responsible the hackers that received to Keeley’s private video as an alternative of the ladies who determined to make these movies within the first place, the entire affair was dropped in simply a few episodes. So, whereas the unlawful exposition of girls’s our bodies is a urgent matter, the collection simply brushed over it and moved ahead as an alternative of giving everybody the right time to know the magnitude of the difficulty. As a lot as we love this present, Season 3 has a extreme pacing difficulty that continues to wreck vital storylines about severe points, and Keeley units an unlucky instance of how Ted Lasso will in all probability deal with Rupert’s predatory habits.
Rupert is Ted Lasso’s greatest villain, and we’re blissful he’ll lastly face the results of his actions. However sexual harassment shouldn’t be one thing the present can simply decide up for a single episode and say their work is completed. As well as, for Rebecca and Bex to create a bond, they want the right time to discover their relationship. And it’s even worse to understand Ms. Kakes didn’t even get a primary identify in Ted Lasso, solely displaying up for a couple of minutes of runtime. Lastly, Ms. Kakes has reemerged after having some alarming encounters with Rupert, however that is yet one more story improvement that occurred off-screen.
It is sensible for the three ladies to hitch forces towards Rupert and present the facility of the sorority towards the patriarch. Sadly, this plot was launched too late within the season, and we’ve little hopes Ted Lasso will deal with this storyline with the care it deserves.
The ultimate episode of Ted Lasso Season 3 involves Apple TV+ on Wednesday, Could 31.
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