'Ted Lasso' Season 2 Episode 5: Is Roy Kent returning? Ted adds another name to strengthen team
Apple TV+ series ‘Ted Lasso’ continues to warm everyone’s heart with an engaging storyline and hearty laughter. The first three episodes of Season 2 were absolutely brilliant, but it was the previous episode that took the ongoing edition to a whole new level.
The fourth episode saw Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) and the team celebrating Christmas respectively. In the end, they all got together and marked the occasion by dancing on the street. It was indeed the show’s most well-written episodes and the makers had a tough task of continuing their form with a better next episode. So, did they get successful in doing it? HELL YEAH.
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Episode 5 will focus on three storylines, but it mainly focuses on Roy Kent and how he manages to help the team. So, the episode starts with Richmond players watching the highlights of their previous game and seeing the mistakes they committed on the field. We see that one of the players failed to defend a pretty easy ball and the striker of the opponent team took advantage of that sloppy defending to score.
The captain of Richmond, Isaac (Kola Bokinni), gets agitated at one of the players for doing such a rookie mistake. Meanwhile, Lasso says that no one needs to be demoralized because such things happen in the sport and the team just needs to stick together. But Isaac looks clearly out of sorts.
Ted has a plan and meets Roy Kent to help him with Isaac. Roy and Isaac were best friends when they used to play for Richmond. At first, Roy says that he doesn’t want to help and tells Ted to “f*** off.” Roy also says that he is not thinking of coaching the team because he enjoys talking about the game as people tweet about him after he gives his honest opinions about the game. Ted feels that he is lying and still tells him to help Isaac, if not the team. He reluctantly says yes.
A few moments later we see Isaac and Ted meeting Roy as he took them to a mini soccer field where some young men train and play. Roy tells Isaac to play with them, but he is really upset because he feels he is a professional and they are rookies. But when they start playing, Isaac gets wildly tackled by another player. He walks up to Roy and says, “What the hell was that?” Roy tells him to clear his mind and “f*** overthinking and feelings” and enjoy the game like he used to previously.
As soon as Isaac hears it, he becomes a different player and scores goal after goal. However, Roy is still not convinced that he should assist Ted in coaching the team and sits in Sky Studios to discuss the game. When the anchor asks him about a player, he says he doesn’t know how he’ll play because he is not inside the ground. Roy gets emotional while saying that he is not sharing the locker room with the players and can’t tell what’s going on. The anchor asks Roy if he misses being on the field and in the hurdle with his teammates.
To which, he emotionally replies, “I miss all of it.” He gets up in the middle of the broadcast and leaves for the stadium.
As soon as he enters the field, the entire stadium erupts with Roy’s name because they know he was the best player they ever had. Ted sees him and says “Hello Coach, I am really glad you decided to” and Roy cuts him short and says, “You had me at Coach” as he stands next to the management while looking at the game.
Richmond’s best player has returned to the dressing room as a coaching assistant and will now help Ted in winning games as Richmond is close to getting relegated. The episode was a reminder for everyone who loves to do a thing and had to leave it because of unforeseen circumstances. That thing will always be a part of you and whenever you get a second chance to do it, you should take it. Not everyone gets a second chance.
‘Ted Lasso’ continues to show that having a good heart is the most precious thing in the world and when you have a pure heart, there is nothing that can stop you. An extraordinary follow-up to the best episode ever.
‘Ted Lasso’ returns with a new episode every Friday on Apple TV+.