'Ted Lasso' Season 2 Episode 4: Ted and team celebrate Christmas in show's finest ever episode
Season 2 of ‘Ted Lasso’ has once again made us realize that it is not important to have laugh-out-loud moments every now and then to make the show funny enough. Sometimes, it can be achieved by good moments that make you feel wholesome and Episode 4 is just that.
In the previous episode, we saw the team getting together and celebrating their first loss. Yes, Richmond FC literally celebrated their loss in the Premier League. Meanwhile, the latest episode is all about making everyone happy because it’s CHRISTMAS, baby. The entire team is celebrating the occasion by playing Secret Santa in the locker room. Ted (Jason Sudeikis) asks everyone how they are going to celebrate the holiday. Higgins tells the management that they host a Christmas party for every player away from home. However, he also reveals that only two people come every year.
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But, it is Ted who is hiding sadness behind his positive attitude. This is his first Christmas after the divorce and he planned to celebrate it by talking to his son on a video call. His son loved the present he sent and excitingly leaves the call to try it. In the end, our protagonist is left alone sipping alcohol and watching ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ on the telly.
Did he get a chance to be happy on Christmas? Yes, he does and it’s Rebecca (Hanna Waddingham) who makes the occasion happy for him. The two basic plotlines here belong to Higgins and Ted. For the first time ever, every single player of the team reaches Higgins' home to celebrate the occasion. On the other hand, Rebecca and Ted visit some houses to give presents to little children.
The whole episode will make you realize how important it is for everyone to have someone in their lives. Higgins got really emotional after a spectacular day with the team while Ted felt that this is what he needed. The episode ends with Ted and Rebecca reaching Higgins’ place and singing their hearts out on the street as everyone in the neighborhood dances while it snows.
Every week Apple TV+ and the makers give fans one more reason to love the show. It is not Christmas yet, but the episode would want you to visit your loved ones and give them a hug. The show has always been about uplifting others, but it is also about making everyone believe that they are never alone.
Christmas is about happiness and ‘Ted Lasso’ does an extremely amazing job to showcase that on the screen. Once again, Sudeikis and the team tell us why decency is the most important thing in the world. For me, personally, it is one of the finest TV episodes I have seen in the last four or five years.
‘Ted Lasso’ returns with a new episode every Friday on Apple TV+.