'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' season 3: Will Susie betray Midge to become Sophie Lennon's new manager?
'The Marvelous Mrs Maisel' might be centered around Miriam "Midge" Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) who turns her life around from being a housewife in the 1950s to discovering a knack for stand-up comedy within herself. However, one of the strong points of the show is that it doesn't let its other characters appear just like an add-on, especially Susie Myerson (Alex Borstein). The two meet at The Gaslight Cafe and begin a strong partnership as performer and manager.
Susie has a tough personality of her own and is the driving force behind Midge's career. Her own firm will and determination to get a grip of the best clients brings the best to the table, giving an upswing to both her and Midge's careers. While there is a beautiful bond between the two female characters, it was marred by communication gap in the last season.
Of late, Midge seems to be quite 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 accomodations and disappointing bookings has increased and she is practically ignoring Susie's massive efforts in arranging new gigs for her. In the last season, when Midge wants to skip an important appearance arranged by Susie, it escalates the problems between the two.
As if that wasn't enough, there is a major twist in the tale. Susie gets an offer from Midge's rival Sophie Lennon (Jane Lynch) to become her manager. Sophie, Midge's arch nemesis, has already made a name for herself with shticky gimmicks about her life in Queens and her frumpy appearance. What irks us in the second season is that Susie hasn't told Midge about the offer and the recent rift between the two has certainly increased the chances of her leaving.
The new job opportunity for Susie seems to have landed at just the right moment. Moreover, the Yale drama graduate, played by Lynch, convinced Susie that she is the right choice to be with her as she believes in her talent and the passion she puts in to fight every battle for her clients. It brings Susie to a crossroad, where she certainly needs the extra money and has all the reasons to say yes to the rich Manhattan aristocrat.
However, there is always another side to the coin. In this case, it is the emotional attachment of the two characters. Having been together as a team for years now, Susie knows Midge's reaction to disloyalty and mistrust. Moreover, she even gave her a place to crash in troubled times. More than just a professional dynamic, the two share a personal bond too.
So, will Susie betray Midge for the lucrative offer that helps take her career graph higher? Will Midge be able survive on her own in case Susie drops out as her manager? How will Midge take the news and how will it affect their friendship in the future? These are some burning questions that season three will tackle and it will be interesting to see how the whole plot line rounds out in the end.