Season 2 of the Apple TV+ show Ted Lasso is here, and it’s taking us on another charming and feel-good ride. But there are small moments of heartbreak in everything.
I’m talking about the divorce of Ted Lasso.
In Season 1, we saw how Ted’s breakup with Michelle affected him. But don’t worry, we didn’t lose Ted, who is the show’s heart and soul, in Season 2. Even in Season 1, he was back with his smile.
The show is mostly about the main character, a football coach who leaves the US and goes to England to coach “soccer” for an English Premiere League team called AFC Richmond.
Ted is introduced as a very happy and upbeat character, but the story of his divorce seems so familiar to anyone who has been through something similar or seen others go through it.
Even though the show shows the stress, anxiety, and other hard parts of divorce, it stays positive and hopeful.
Did Ted Lasso Get Divorced?
Ted Lasso decides to spend some time away from his wife in hopes that things will get better in their marriage. But Michelle, Ted’s wife, decides to go through with the divorce and asks him for one. So, in the show, Ted gets a divorce.
At the start of Season 1, we learn that Ted Lasso took the job of coaching even though he didn’t know much about association football because his wife needed “space.”
Ted, like most of us in real life, probably thought that taking a break from each other would make things better between him and Michelle, even though FRIENDS has already shown us that it doesn’t.
But his wife did not agree with him. In “Tan Lines,” Michelle takes her son to see Ted, and the three of them have a good time together.
But later, Ted finds Michelle crying, and she tells him that even though she’s been trying hard to make their relationship work, she feels like it’s not. In other words, Michelle tells Ted she wants the divorce to go ahead.
Later that night, we see Ted tell Michelle that she doesn’t have to keep trying to make the relationship work. He also says goodbye to his wife and son.
Why Did Ted Get Divorced?
Michelle wants to get a divorce from Ted, but the show never says why. But based on what we know, it’s likely because she no longer loves him or because her feelings for him have changed, making the relationship different.
Even so, we still don’t know why this happened. Michelle never says if there is a specific reason why she doesn’t feel the same way about Ted or if this is the result of a series of problems.
Ted seems to be very upset about the divorce and doesn’t want to end his marriage the whole time, so I think Michelle is the one who wants the split the most.
But Ted doesn’t make Michelle do it, and he even tells her not to try so hard, even though it’s clear that the marriage isn’t working.
That’s what makes the show so easy to understand. There may not always be a clear reason why things go wrong. Ted and Michelle’s relationship probably doesn’t work anymore. They might want different things from life or just don’t get along.
I’m saying that it’s not strange at all because people change over time. But it breaks my heart to see one of the most positive and inspiring characters go through terrible things like talking while drunk and having panic attacks.
How Does Ted Deal With His Divorce?
In the episodes that came after “Tan Lines,” we saw how our favourite coach dealt with the breakup of his marriage.
In Episode 7, “Make Rebecca Great Again,” Ted doesn’t want to sign the divorce papers at all. Ted hurts Nate when he is drunk.
He says sorry the next morning and keeps trying to take his mind off of how bad he feels. That night, Ted also has a huge panic attack and leaves quickly from the karaoke party he was at with the rest of the team.
So, Ted is having a hard time with the divorce, but he is doing his best to deal with it. He needs someone to fill the hole in his life and make him feel better.
But I thought Michelle made it harder for him than it needed to be by pushing him all the time to sign the papers. He would probably sign them anyway. He probably needed some time, but Michelle was in a rush and wanted to get it done as soon as possible.
I think this made the panic attack happen a lot. It’s also strange because Michelle doesn’t seem to have any reason to be in such a hurry, at least based on what we know about the story so far.
Does Ted End Up With Rebecca?
It’s too early to say who Ted will end up with by the end of the series. Even though Ted and Rebecca could have a romantic relationship, they are not a couple yet and may not end up together.
In Season 1, Rebecca’s history with marriage is shown to be the same as Ted’s, which is to say that she has been divorced. She was working through her separation from Rupert. In fact, she hired Ted, a coach with little experience, because she didn’t want AFC Richmond to do well.
After all, Rupert was only really into one thing, and that was the team. As of Season 2, Rebecca seems to have found a place to call home and is ready to start dating again.
In fact, a story about Ted and Flo is more interesting to me than one about Ted and Rebecca because Flo is very interested in Ted. It’s possible that their fling was just for one episode, but it would be interesting to see them try to get together.
Flo seems to be very interested in Ted, and while it’s not clear if Ted feels the same way, it might be interesting to see Ted try dating again after his divorce.
When it comes to Ted and Rebecca, it would be pretty cool if they pursue a special relationship because of how popular culture views love in terms of gender and age.
Think about it: most of us have been taught that love and new relationships don’t make sense after a certain point. It is great that new shows like Ted Lasso are changing this idea.
Rebecca and Ted aren’t your typical “young” couple. In fact, their relationship is neither sexual nor romantic in the way that most people would think of those words. Certainly not right now. It is more about trust and friendship, which I think is beautiful.
About Ted Lasso
Bill Lawrence, Jason Sudeikis, Joe Kelly, and Brendan Hunt made Ted Lasso, an American comedy TV show that you can watch online. It’s based on a character with the same name that Sudeikis played in a series of ads for NBC Sports’ coverage of the Premier League.
Sudeikis plays the main character, Ted Lasso, and is joined by Hannah Waddingham, Jeremy Swift, Phil Dunster, Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Nick Mohammed, Juno Temple, and Sarah Niles, among many others.
It follows the life of American college football coach Ted Lasso, who is hired out of the blue to coach an English Premier League team, AFC Richmond, even though he has never played association football before.