'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' may finally see Midge and Benjamin get married but not without their own set of complications
In season two of 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel', Midge (Rachel Brosnahan) initially says yes to Benjamin (Zachary Levi), but it is still a question of doubt whether she would be able to truly commit to the relationship
'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' tells the tale of a well-to-do Upper West Side housewife who discovers her talent in stand-up comedy. Rachel Brosnahan plays the role of Miriam "Midge" Maisel who breaks up with her husband Joel Maisel (Michael Zegen) after he cheats on her with his secretary. As the two start to move-on in season two, Midge meets an eligible bachelor named Benjamin, played by Zachary Levi, during a vacation at Catskills. Swooning over Midge's sense of humor and personality, he treats her just like a gentleman would.
After their moms set them up, Midge and Benjamin start dating and realize they do like each other. But, is Midge really ready for another relationship after calling off her marriage? As she begins her journey in the comedy business, she is still in the stages of discovering herself. Benjamin, on the other hand, has already made up his mind that Midge is "the one" for him and pops the big question. While she initially says yes, it is still a question of doubt whether she would be able to truly commit to the relationship.
Speeding things up, Benjamin goes on to ask her father Abe Weissman (Tony Shalhoub) for her hand in marriage. Considering how things turned out for Midge in her last marriage and the fact that Joel never asked them, Abe tosses a bucketful of questions at him — from his family lineage to how much time he spends on his hobbies and even whether he's a dog or cat person. Confessing his feelings for Midge and explaining why he wants to take the relationship another step ahead so soon, Benjamin tells Abe: "I've just waited a long time to find the right person, and now I have." Meanwhile, Midge's mother Rose consults a psychic to find out what lies in the future for the two.
To complicate matters further, Midge gets an offer from singer Shy Baldwin to go on a six-month European tour. Without a hitch, she accepts it and is all set to take her talent to newer heights. So, when she comes home to Abe's green light for Benjamin, she is stumped and her expression says she is simply "not ready" for it. Confused and perplexed, she calls her estranged husband and asks him to meet her.
In the season two finale, Midge decides to spend the night with Joel and the episode ends with their kiss as a cliffhanger. So, is it over for Midge and Benjamin in the show? Revealing his thoughts about where the plot is going to take the relationship, Levi told The Hollywood Reporter: "I don't know where that's going to lead. If there's an opportunity to come back [in the previously announced third season] and wrap that storyline up, I would love to. But a lot of stories can be told just in dialogue from other characters. I do feel like we spent a lot of time together building that relationship in the first season, so it'd be nice to have an actual face-to-face, 'Hey, where are we going?' because Ben thought he was marrying her and was excited to do so."
Well, even if the two decide to go ahead with the relationship, Benjamin needs to accept what happened between Midge and Joel. That would come with its own complications, wouldn't it? Time will tell if Midge and Benjamin actually have a future or it is all going to go down the drain. With Sterling K Brown joining the cast, season three is expected to premiere on Amazon Prime Video in the latter half of 2019.