It’s been one whole season full of love and confusion, but Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) has won all our hearts. With the charisma and enthusiasm that he carries around, he spreads blessings amongst everyone he can. He lives by the philosophy of glass-half-full. It’s the hope that keeps him going on. While he has faced some turmoil in his own life, he tries to bring enlightenment and positivity in his way. From friends to family, he’s helped them get through some tough times. Ted tries to bring out the best version in everyone.
When Ted first arrived in London along with Coach Beard (Brendan Hunt), he faced a major cultural shock. Because of that, he found it challenging to socially engage with the people of the city. But ever since he’s been around, he’s done nothing but bring a new change. A change that we all love to embrace so beautifully. What’s exciting is that the loving coach is now set to return for the show’s second season. Season 2 premieres on July 23rd, 2021. Before that, let’s catch ourselves up to date and see what can be bound to happen next.
The mixed emotions Ted has taken us through
With all the energy and love coming from Ted’s way, renowned football club AFC Richmond and its players have had a lot to witness. It’s no secret that this show has taken its fans through an emotional rollercoaster. Ted has turned the tables for everyone as he dealt with arrogant players such as Jamie Tartt (Phil Dunster) or when dealing with someone as ignorant as Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein). But along the way, Ted has made friends that he cherishes for all his time.
When Rebecca Melton, the manager of AFC Richmond, first got Ted to London to coach the team, she was very manipulative and deceptive as to what plans she had for him. In the scenario of destroying her husband’s reputation, Rebecca didn’t notice how cruel and ignorant her behavior was towards Ted. Therefore, she kept doing what she felt best. When Rebecca let Ted know of her mistakes, Ted kindly understood her situation and forgave her. As he was in the same space after his divorce, he decided to be fair, knowing what can happen. But after Ted’s delicious biscuits and never-ending optimism, she dwelled into his kindness and decided to be the best version of herself.
We’ve also seen the great chemistry that Ted has with the Diamond Dogs: Coach Beard, Higgins (Jeremy Swift), and Nathan (Nick Mohammed). Although Nathan and Higgins felt particularly introverted towards Ted at first, they then got comfortable after being exposed to the charming attitude that Ted carried along with him. And along with the Diamond Dogs, so did Keeley Jones (Juno Temple). Keeley is a model who works for AFC Richmond and is Jamie’s ex-girlfriend and Roy’s girlfriend.
Does Jamie come back to AFC Richmond?
Jamie Tartt, the star player of AFC who came down from Manchester City to pitch in for the league. Although Jamie’s character may be shown in great light, he has had his flaws. He has come off as rather cocky and boastful about himself. He has a dominating quality of sorts that doesn’t keep up with the friendly attitude he tries to pass on. He is a man of great personality.
After some backlashes with the team and whatnot, Jamie decided to bury the hatchet with everyone. It was Rebecca’s call to do that, and Ted was never aware. Even after all this, Ted cheered him on and gave him more hope because that is just the kind of guy he is! But after being transported back to Manchester City, he carries some rage towards Ted thinking it was his idea.
After defeating AFC Richmond, does Jamie feel he needs to come back to his old club? Something to find out.
We’ve also explored other character arcs, i.e., the life of Rebecca Walton. After her ex-husband, Rupert tries to come back and sabotage her work environment, Rebecca is now dealing with the situation in a more optimistic way. She feels that with Ted on her side, she is not a force to be reckoned way. Rebecca only feels more positive about her outlook and trusts herself to do what is right for her and her people.
Will Roy play again?
The finale of the first season gave a lot of explanation of how Roy could be hanging up his boots and might retire from AFC Richmond. In this scenario, he might retire from the team and settle down and have a family with Keeley. In the highly unlikely and exciting, Roy, on the other hand, could come back to play for more! Let us see what happens next.
Ready for Season 2 and Season 3!
It has been confirmed by creators Bill Lawrence and Jason Sudeikis himself that Ted Lasso is now renewed for Season 2 and Season 3! They say that they have some resolution to create within the span of three seasons. And with that, a lot of excitement is being gathered around.
For those who do not know, the trailer for Season 2 has already dropped. It has been officially announced that the new season will release on July 23rd of this year. We can only look forward to how Ted comes back and coaches the team after being relegated. The hope now is that they win the championship and take away people by surprise.
With all the hope on Ted’s side, there is now no force that can stop him from taking AFC Richmond straight to winning the championship. The coming two seasons might be full of individual character surprises. It could be a lot of revelations. But before anything takes off, for those who haven’t watched this brilliant creation yet, it’s a strong request that you do. You would only feel better after watching this light-hearted American and British comedy. Enjoy the next season, everyone! Ted Lasso and the gang have a long way to go!