'Ted Lasso' Season 2 Episode 3: Ted lets out his alter-ego to make Jamie Tartt a hero
Season 2 of ‘Ted Lasso’ has started on a promising note and it seems like even though the AFC Richmond have drawn their first eight matches, the side seems to look pretty comfortable with each other. All thanks to the coach Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis). However, the third episode is undoubtedly one of the most important episodes of the ongoing season.
The third episode of the Apple TV+ series sees Jamie Tartt (Phil Dunster) back in Richmond’s dressing room again. The entire team is not happy with his inclusion and even when he apologizes to everyone for being a jerk, they are not ready to accept his apology before teaching him a lesson. After a brutal training session on the ground, Tartt reveals to Ted that he will buy everyone a PlayStation 5 and win their hearts.
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Lasso is not so thrilled about it and says that’s not how you win hearts. But Tartt says that he will be doing this. At that moment, Lasso tells Coach Beard (Brendan Hunt) that it is time for everyone to meet Led Tasso. As soon as Coach Beard hears this name, he gets nervous and says there is no point in bringing him here. Lasso refuses and is adamant to bring him in.
Who is Led Tasso?
The Richmond team heads out to the ground for training when Ted comes out wearing sunglasses and a cap, shouting at everyone. Everybody is clueless as to what happened to him and could not even imagine that Ted is shouting at people. So, the reality is that Led Tasso is Ted’s alter-ego and he brings it out when he feels that he needs to be the bad guy.
When Bumbercatch (Mohammed Hashim) makes a mistake during the training, the main protagonist says that he knows no one believes that messing up during the training sessions is not a big deal, but it is. After seeing his alter-ego, the entire team gets really scared and tells the entire team to go for 10 laps before starting the session. He says, “I hope you all drank a lot of water today, cause’ you all are gonna be so dehydrated, that you’re gonna look like one of ‘em trees from a Tim Burton movie. I’m talking any Tim Burton movie.”
I can tell you, this was one of the funniest scenes of the season so far, and the way Jason Sudeikis shows the other side of his characters was absolutely outstanding. Now, let us tell you the reason why he did that? He did that because he wanted to become the villain of the group and make Tartt the hero.
Tartt comes in between and tells Lasso to not yell at anyone. Lasso cancels the practice, but before they head inside the dressing room, the whole team pats Tartt’s chest as a ‘Thank you’ gesture.
Even when Lasso is in the mood of wrecking everyone, he makes sure that someone is benefited from it. This is what makes ‘Ted Lasso’ such a brilliant show. It is uplifting and doesn’t shy away from showing that the world is really decent, you just need decent people to head things.
As far as their matches are concerned, they suffered the season’s first defeat and ended their 8-match draw streak. Will they be able to get their first win soon? It is highly unlikely, but the adventures of Ted Lasso will become merrier as the season progresses.
‘Ted Lasso’ Season 2 returns for a new episode every Friday on Apple TV+.