'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Season 3 Episode 1: Will Sophie Lennon's offer break the bond between Midge and Susie?
'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' might be centered around Miriam "Midge" Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) but her manager Susie Myerson (Alex Borstein) has a tough personality of her own.
A big cliffhanger at the end of Season 3 was when Susie got an offer from Midge's rival Sophie Lennon (Jane Lynch) to become her manager. As the series returned, it was clear that Susie hadn't called Sophie back.
While the two ladies were at the Army USO tour, Susie mysteriously got a call and found out Sophie came to her apartment to look for her. "Why do you live here?" she asked her and rephrased it to, "You don't live here from now on."
For Susie, who has been struggling to make ends meet, an offer like that is lucrative and the only way to survive. It brings her to crossroads, where she certainly needs the extra money and has all the reasons to say yes to the rich Manhattan aristocrat. But will she?
Towards the end of the episode, Susie revealed how she was considering saying yes to Sophie Lennon's offer and it totally irked Midge. "I am not mad. I am too angry to be mad."
"Sophie Lennon is my sworn enemy. That psychotic giraffe of a woman has been trying to destroy me for a year," she tells Susie. In return, she answers that once she manages Sophie, all that might stop.
Of late, Midge has been unperturbed by Susie's problems and has been in a world of her own. This, in turn, heightens the conflict between the two.
The former's complaints about low-rent accommodations and disappointing bookings have increased and she is practically ignoring Susie's massive efforts in arranging new gigs for her.
However, looking at Midge's disappointment and rage, it will certainly mar the close bond they share. Considering their camaraderie is one of the strong points of the show, it might be a huge loss for the series if that turns out to be true.