Ted Lasso: No Weddings and a Funeral
September 23, 2021 7:27 PM - Season 2, Episode 10 - Subscribe

Rebecca is stunned by a sudden loss; the team rallies to show support, but Ted finds himself grappling with a piece of his past.

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posted by ThePinkSuperhero (56 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Fucking rickroll.
posted by Pronoiac at 7:42 PM on September 23 [7 favorites]


WHAT DID RUPERT SAY TO NATE
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:08 PM on September 23 [25 favorites]


Rupert is divesting himself of Richmond shares and so I think he’s trying to poach Nate for another team maybe. Looking like Nate’s gonna go villain.

Not sure what I think about Jamie declaring his love. Seems a weird direction to take his character.

Sassy is THE BEST.
posted by LooseFilter at 9:29 PM on September 23


Nora took the Rebecca/Sam news much better than I anticipated. But of course the primary theme of the episode is that it can take time to know how a bad thing affects us, so…

Words cannot express how happy I am that, not only did Dr. Sharon charge for the session, she charged extra for the house call. Keep showing me this sort of thing please, television.
posted by la glaneuse at 10:47 PM on September 23 [14 favorites]


Where did Rupert’s baby go after the service? They walked in with a baby and walked out without one? We never learned the baby’s name and that feels ominous.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:15 AM on September 24 [5 favorites]


Anyone who thought the music cues have been heavy-handed this season, well. Here you go! I was mildly relieved we didn't cut to images of the HomePods strewn about the house all rickrolling us.

WHAT DID RUPERT SAY TO NATE

I suspect we'll see it from Nate's angle at some point, but my guess is something to inflate his ego and prey on his current feelings. "You can do better than this," or similar, planting the bug.
posted by hijinx at 5:16 AM on September 24 [2 favorites]


how dare they make me get weepy-eyed with Rick goddamn Astley

this show, I swear
posted by DoctorFedora at 5:34 AM on September 24 [5 favorites]


The baby is named Diane.
posted by dumbland at 6:49 AM on September 24 [12 favorites]


Nate’s gonna jump ship. Probably publicly spill the news about Ted’s “stomach issues.”

Not gonna get reincarnated as a tiger to maul those who slighted you at this rate, my friend.
posted by rewil at 10:36 AM on September 24 [1 favorite]


how dare they make me get weepy-eyed with Rick goddamn Astley

this show, I swear


SAME.

Lots of other thoughts, but I think it's gonna take a beat for me to untangle them.
posted by xenization at 11:11 AM on September 24


Get yourself a friend who will absolutely SAVAGE your enemies like Sassy.
posted by Happy Dave at 11:39 AM on September 24 [20 favorites]


Where did Rupert’s baby go after the service?

During the introduction of the baby, you can actually see a uniformed nanny with a pram in the background.

This episode was terrific. One of the best of the season so far, I thought.
posted by merriment at 12:05 PM on September 24 [3 favorites]


one long rickroll; and yet, i agree with merriment - one of the best, if not the best, of the season.

and oh god, do i love Roy Kent.
posted by lapolla at 1:33 PM on September 24 [2 favorites]


So Keeley is crying as she hugs Roy, right after Jamie declared his love. Is she just kind of overwhelmed? or incredibly sad because Roy was just so wonderful with his thoughtful apology but she literally just realized she still loves Jamie?
posted by LooseFilter at 2:21 PM on September 24


The Rickroll thing didn’t work for me and didn’t really make any sense to me. In a weird mechanical way they set it up, but it didn’t make any sense as part of the story or something Rebecca would do. I love the heartfelt emotional stuff, but the nonsensical Hallmark treacle like this and the end of the Christmas episode are starting to undermine all of the great stuff in a way that didn’t happen at all in the first season.
posted by snofoam at 5:00 PM on September 24 [9 favorites]


I interpreted the song as Rebecca's tribute to her mom. Made perfect sense to me.
posted by Four-Eyed Girl at 5:08 PM on September 24 [21 favorites]


but she literally just realized she still loves Jamie?

SHE BETTER NOT, this would be a huge mistake. We have been given no reason to believe she has any lingering feelings for Jamie, or that he can offer her anything Roy Kent (ROY FUCKING KENT) isn't offering her already. This will be a series shattering mistake, DO NOT GO THERE, WRITERS.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:15 PM on September 24 [21 favorites]


I wouldn’t mind some soccer-related content.
posted by Don.Kinsayder at 5:28 PM on September 24 [5 favorites]


We have been given no reason to believe she has any lingering feelings for Jamie

The only reason I ask is because there have been a few moments this season, as Jamie has become a better version of himself, that Keeley's been shown sort of gazing longingly at him, and then snapping herself out of it. And every detail, every look, every micro-expression in this show has been purposeful thus far, even if something takes time to play out....

Regardless, what a shitty thing for Jamie to do, especially right after Roy was there for him when he really needed it.
posted by LooseFilter at 7:16 PM on September 24 [8 favorites]


I wouldn’t mind some soccer-related content.

Oh, come on man, the trainers. It was a running theme. *cough*

Such a great, hilarious episode. The first 10 minutes were some of the best mainstream comedy I've seen in years; I couldn't stop laughing out loud. The timing, the writing - it all worked so perfectly, and the jokes kept coming. And then to have me sobbing a few minutes later? Genius. The show at its best, for sure. Really makes up for last week's clunker.
posted by mediareport at 7:38 PM on September 24 [2 favorites]


Can someone English tell us if it is illegal to own shares in more than one football club? Because if so, I think Rupert "got Bex to sell her shares" in Richmond so that he can buy a rival team and poach Nate (after Nate spills all of Our Guys' embarrassing deets to the tabloids) which would set us up with my prediction for S3: Ted & Co. vs. Toxic Masculinity 3: Corporeally Embodied!

SUPER-loved the Anglican call-and-response Rickroll. Absolutely it was Rebecca showing her mom love and solidarity at the funeral and I adored it.

(So glad Nora reacted well to Rebecca dating Sam)

(Not glad at all that the show is heading for my least favorite shape on tv: a love triangle)

(And for those of you who cannot see me; no, my face does not look like I am in the mood for shape-based jokes)
posted by tzikeh at 7:47 PM on September 24 [6 favorites]


Also - interesting that the baby's name is Diane, after we had Rebecca and Sam. Sudeikis really loves his uncle, doesn't he :)
posted by tzikeh at 7:48 PM on September 24 [10 favorites]


Aaaaaand on preview I see others have pretty much said what I just said. Well hey we're watching the same show, so....
posted by tzikeh at 7:49 PM on September 24 [1 favorite]


Wow. What an episode.
posted by Ahmad Khani at 8:40 PM on September 24


I am still really bummed about the Rebecca/Sam pairing, and while I'm glad she broke it off (or seemed to, at least), I wanted the breaking-off to be because "I'm your boss and your employment is at my will, so this is sexual harassment/massive power imbalance/inappropriate" instead of... you're too wonderful? Cringe. It's the only plotline that has taken me thoroughly out of the show (although I also had a hard time watching Roy berate the little girls he was coaching earlier this season).

Otherwise it was another moving episode that I would have watched 4 hours more of. Jason Sudeikis's performance... he already got an Emmy for last season, this season is a lock. Wow.

I was also noticing how great Rebecca's mom is written, her little jabs and passive-aggressive comments, like Mom: "You looked like a boy in this photo." Rebecca: "You cut my hair." Mom: "I always wanted a boy" - little halfway-stinging comments delivered so pleasantly, always with plausible deniability.

And loved the Beard-Jane church scenes after last week's church clubbing!
posted by rogerroger at 9:18 PM on September 24 [7 favorites]


K I’m gonna say I hated this episode, it was weirdly written and poorly directed. The pacing and themes all over the place. I love me some Rick Astley but come on. Keely and Sassy shrieking to see each other like it’s a family reunion and not a funeral. No build up for dumping of Sam. Jamie out of nowhere. Cutting back and forth during the therapy scene. Just no.
posted by St. Peepsburg at 8:16 AM on September 25 [8 favorites]


Can someone English tell us if it is illegal to own shares in more than one football club? Because if so, I think Rupert "got Bex to sell her shares" in Richmond so that he can buy a rival team and poach Nate

There are no such rules that I’m aware of. But more to the point, it is inconceivable that a life long fan of a team would spite buy a rival team. There’s a lot of suspension of belief required for this show, but that would be a bit much.
posted by chill at 9:12 AM on September 25


Yeah, I agree with St. Peepsburg. The cutting back and forth was odd. We fast-forwarded through Rebecca’s singing, and I don’t really care for the squealing, performative bonhomie exemplified by Sassy.

The doctor was lovely and humane. I think she’s the only one I’d want to spend time with. Roy, too, I suppose.
posted by Don.Kinsayder at 9:13 AM on September 25 [2 favorites]


I wonder if Higgins would enjoy Orin’s human petting farm.
posted by Don.Kinsayder at 9:17 AM on September 25 [5 favorites]


The therapist on Ted Lasso and the radio shrink in Sleepless in Seattle are both named Fieldstone. Am I the first to notice this? Do I win a prize? Can it be a trip to Seattle or London?

(IIRC One of the writers was recently tweeting about romcoms, so - as with the names Sam, Rebecca, Diane - I don't think this is a coincidence either.)

The actress is so good, I wish I could have her for a therapist.

Big laugh for Sam sinking behind the counter so Rebecca's mom couldn't see him.

I knew that Ted (and eventually everyone) would start singing with Rebecca. That was the weak part for me.

OTOH I thought Rebecca was going to have a "Life's short" moment and publicly declare she was with Sam. Glad they didn't go there.

Rupert, ugh.

Sassy is too much for me. Isn't she some type of therapist too? Seems too flaky for that. Keeley can be a little hyper, but is more grounded

Beard is also a bit OTT for me, but I like that he turned off the phone before Rebecca's eulogy, showing respect for her.

This episode actually made me ship Ted and Rebecca a little. OTOH you're very lucky in life if you have even a friend who gets you/cares for you like they do.

Despite my critiques, in the moment I really needed both some laughs and a cathartic cry, and this episode gave it to me.
posted by NorthernLite at 10:15 AM on September 25 [3 favorites]


the nonsensical Hallmark treacle like this and the end of the Christmas episode

You realize we’re talking about Ted Lasso right? The Hallmark treacle is the point.

I didn’t love this episode and I didn’t hate it. I like that the show has developed “The Team” as it’s a comic-relief character in and of itself, even as individual members are drawn out and developed in more detail. I felt the back and forth editing between Rebecca and Ted’s “big reveals” was kind of ham-handed, but other than that, Ted’s whole scene was masterfully done and I agree that Dr. Sharon’s charging for the session just barely saves the scene from the Magical Negro trope, something the writers must have consciously realized was necessary.

But really what I came here to say was: Deborah, oh wow. The best thing this show does well is creating characters with fully believable depth and agency and it pulls the audience to sympathize with them. It’s why the show feels so sentimental. Everyone ends up relatable. With few exceptions (Pop Tartt, Rebecca’s ex), the show gives you the opportunity to really understand everyone’s motivations, struggles, and heartbreaks and you end up loving them and rooting hard for them.

And to be honest, it would not at all surprise me if we ended up seeing episodes about Pop Tartt and Rupert that did the same thing.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 10:29 AM on September 25 [3 favorites]


Hats off to those of you who predicted that Nate would go to the dark side and become a rival coach to be rehabilitated in S3. That's 100% what was happening with Rupert at the end of this episode. I don't care how much of a Richmond fan he is - Rupert will never pass up an opportunity to be spiteful (one wonders what Rebecca saw in him in the first place).

I thought the extended Rick Roll was cheesy, but I consider this show to be an experience to wash over you rather than something to be disected (yes yes I know that's what we do here). I actually thought the inter-cutting between Ted's and Rebecca's trauma was effective, and Dr. Fieldstone clearly knows what the heck she's doing. I also appreciated the exploration of Rebecca's mother (who to me will always be Harriet Vane from the BBC Dorothy Sayers Mysteries in the 1980s).

Dani Rojas's traitorous shoes reminded me of Hank Azaria's (racist in retrospect but still funny) Agodor Spartacus from The Birdcage.
posted by Ben Trismegistus at 10:53 AM on September 25 [3 favorites]


I am also going to defend the way they handled Sam and Rebecca's inevitable break up. A secret relationship ending, literally in the closet.

If it had been "Because I am your boss, and it's wrong, that's why" it really would have undermined the sweetness of their hook-up. I mean, if that was true, why did you do it in the first place you callous woman? Or did Sam manipulate against your consent? Just not all consistent with the characters or events.

If it had been "Because I'm twice your age and you're too immature for me" it would have been too damaging and disrespectful of Sam, who is wise beyond his years, and was fully aware of the risk they were both taking.

Instead, it was "I am going through some stuff [divorce, we are literally at my father-who-I-hated's funeral], you are wonderful, and I am grateful for you." So sweet. And Sam understood, also so sweet.

"I'll only get more wonderful."

*heart swells*

I think I'm going to take Sam home with me

posted by Slarty Bartfast at 10:58 AM on September 25 [8 favorites]


Not glad at all that the show is heading for my least favorite shape on tv: a love triangle)

Agree, yes, please don’t go there. We get it, Jamie’s good now and is sorry for being an asshole. We need him to see that Keeley is in a good place and he needs to go find his own Keeley. Might I suggest Sassy?

Hats off to those of you who predicted that Nate would go to the dark side and become a rival coach

Im going to need this kind of talk to stop *right now*. I’m kinda of going through some heavy emotional stuff personally and I do *not* have time to deal with Evil Nate.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 11:17 AM on September 25


Sassy and Jamie? Dear God, no!

I mean it doesn't have to be Sassy and Ted in the end, but for heaven's sake not her and Jamie. Jesus!

(Jesús has no place in the conversation of this damn ship.)
posted by Naberius at 12:25 PM on September 25 [5 favorites]


Just meant that I’d rather see Jamie end up with a strong woman who knows what she wants and is his equal, rather than trying to take back what was once his. Dr. Sharon would also work for me.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 12:37 PM on September 25


Everyone ends up relatable. With few exceptions (Pop Tartt, Rebecca’s ex), the show gives you the opportunity to really understand everyone’s motivations, struggles, and heartbreaks and you end up loving them and rooting hard for them.

And to be honest, it would not at all surprise me if we ended up seeing episodes about Pop Tartt and Rupert that did the same thing.


If they do, that will be the point of no return for me. No redemption for either of those men. They are The Evil That Must Be Destroyed, not rehabilitated.
posted by tzikeh at 3:00 PM on September 25


If they do, that will be the point of no return for me. No redemption for either of those men. They are The Evil That Must Be Destroyed, not rehabilitated.

I don't exactly concur, but I was really happy to see the writers did not let Rupert use "I have a daughter now" as an out. It was pretty explicit: Yeah, you have a daughter, but that doesn't absolve you of your previous (and possibly continuing) misogynistic beliefs and actions.
posted by nat at 3:59 PM on September 25 [5 favorites]


I felt the back and forth editing between Rebecca and Ted’s “big reveals” was kind of ham-handed

I definitely was not sure how I felt about that while I was watching it. Even to the point that it was the same date! I think it was a bit too clever because I sat there wondering how I felt about that juxtaposition rather than the trauma Ted and Rebecca were revealing.
posted by oneirodynia at 4:59 PM on September 25 [6 favorites]


I'm going to make my second ever criticism of this show: cutting between Ted and Rebecca in their revelation scenes undermined both. Too self-consciously clever and detached.

I was ok with the Rick Astley bit. Deborah used the song as a little crutch, Rebecca used it to show her mum she cared without having to say anything nice about her dad, and everyone else used it to show support for Rebecca. If anyone other than Deborah particularly enjoyed the song or thought it was funny that'd be too unbelievable even for this show.

I'm with Slarty about how Rebecca split with Sam. My fingers are crossed that it stays as a nice little fling they both get to look back on fondly, with no tabloids or real workplace issues.
posted by harriet vane at 9:52 PM on September 25 [3 favorites]


First, I'm shocked nobody is talking about I Remember Firelight, the remarkable song at the end, by Molly Drake (poet, musician, and mother of Nick Drake).

(ThePinkSuperhero, I didn't notice the pram & nanny in the opening as merriment mentioned, but did see her behind Rupert and Bex as Rebecca was killing him with kindness before the departure.)

I've re-written this next paragraph a dozen times, but this isn't the green, so I'll just say that my father was was a cheating narcissist, and we punished him by making sure he knew he'd have no funeral and no accolades. But had we, and were either my mother or I able to sing on-key for an entire song, I can imagine we (and our friends) would have performed similarly and ridiculously (though at a shiva house and not at a church).

cutting between Ted and Rebecca in their revelation scenes undermined both. Too self-consciously clever and detached.

I respectfully disagree, even though when it started, I thought I'd have that sense. This is a comedy, and the weight of Ted's trauma would have been too impossibly agonizing without the cross-cuts. In a straight drama, the cross-cuts would have been distracting; this was clever, but in a "life is pain (and also fubol) but you have to laugh" manner, I thought this was perfect. Sassy and Keeley were over-the-top (on their own, not in the church playroom), but Sam's unexpected "big butt" line was exactly what was needed to keep from taking all the air out of the room (uh, closet).

And Rebecca's mom's fuzzily prickly wisdom was a perfect counterpoint. That we've come so far from her introduction to the line about hate vs. indifference shows us that this is not the kind of show that intends to spoon-feed us everything up front about people or their relationships.

Isaac's leadership about the sneakers shows how far he's come. Everything from Dani buying dress shoes to Colin thinking he'd have to stand in line at midnight for them felt just the right amount of funny without being over-the-top stupid. Though Dutch Jan's bluntness is starting to feel like "stop trying to make 'fetch' happen" for me.

I haven't made up my mind yet about Jamie's behavior, especially coming on the heels of Roy having comforted Jamie after the PopTartt situation, but I'd be very disappointed if Keeley strayed from the wiser, grown-up man to the 23yo footballer who has matured only slightly. My own take was that she was more gobsmacked than tempted; to have both of them say all that right when she's dealing with her befuddlement over death, grief, and funerals, would understandably cause overwhelm. Thus far, I trust the writers' instincts and am keeping my mind open.

Finally, the costuming for this episode was incredibly on-point.

OK, really finally. Sam is, indeed, wonderful.
posted by The Wrong Kind of Cheese at 11:54 PM on September 25 [12 favorites]


Dr. Sharon’s charging for the session just barely saves the scene from the Magical Negro trope, something the writers must have consciously realized was necessary.

While the actor who plays Sharon has discussed the trope of black people being therapists to white people in TV drama, it's not really the Magical Negro trope. This doesn't rely on some idea that Sharon is mystical or spiritual. She's a professional and she's doing her job. And yes it's a sitcom, but she's not magically healing Ted. It's a process as it should be.

So yeah, they are concious of a certain trope but it's not the Magical Negro's trope.
posted by crossoverman at 6:30 AM on September 26 [11 favorites]


I like Harriet Walter is everything I've seen, and I love her as Rebecca's Mom.

I don't really buy Sam and Rebecca, and there would have to be a lot of effort put into it being okay because of her owning the team. And it would be secret because the publicity(potential for workplace harassment) would not be good.

If there is a Magical Negro, it might be Sam; Sharon is Magical in the Studied, Degree'd, Worked hard to earn her wisdom way, which does not play on race/color, as crossoverman rightly points out. The scene in a recent episode where she spoke with her therapist was quite good; people forget that good therapists have therapists specific to their work.

Now I need to go back and look at costuming. This was a solid episode.
posted by theora55 at 9:45 AM on September 26 [2 favorites]


Has Rebecca’s age been addressed before this episode? The VHS tape puts her at 45-ish, which the internet has informed me is correct for the actor, but from the show’s portrayal I’ve always assumed Rebecca was a solid decade older. The realization that she’s basically the same age as Ted (and neither of them are all that much older than Roy) definitely made me re-think my understanding of her character.
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear at 11:36 AM on September 26 [2 favorites]


Throwing this out there... if this season is basically Empire Strikes Back, then the heroes have to get knocked down pretty hard in the next two episodes. I don't think Rupert is buying another team. I think he's found a way with the Dubai Air guy to take Richmond away from Rebecca, and install Nate as the coach. That would be a clean sweep - Rebecca, Ted, and Keeley all fired, Higgins and Roy leaving in solidarity. Our heroes are ousted, disgraced, and on the run.

I don't know how the heck they stage their return in S3 without some giant deus ex machina, but that's part of the fun, no? Clearly we have a final lesson to learn about toxic masculinity and redemption. Centering Rupert and Nate for the beginning of that process would be consistent with what we know of the show so far. Jamie could go either way - behind enemy lines at the start, or also walking away in solidarity (and for Keeley). I don't love the triangle either, but blowing up Roy/Keeley would also be a decisive Empire-style way to end this season.

Speaking of which, the Rebecca/Sam thing is a time bomb. This show told us a story about paparazzi used for evil in the second episode. Their kiss on Rebecca's doorstep plainly happens with the front door open - I just went back to double check. The preview for E11 is up and mentions a billionaire from Ghana making Sam an incredible offer, and the next episode is Sharon's last day with the team. Trouble is brewing among the billionaires in Valhalla, and the team's emotional touchstone for this season is exiting the stage.

I suspect E12 is gonna be a gut punch.
posted by sockshaveholes at 12:58 PM on September 26 [6 favorites]


THANK you, sockshaveholes, for bringing back up the Dubai Air CEO. That "fine" text Rebecca got after not firing Sam felt like a declaration of war, and I've been waiting (impatiently, while boring my also-watching spouse & friends about it) to be vindicated after it was swept away with barely an afterthought.
posted by sapere aude at 2:00 PM on September 26 [5 favorites]


Has Rebecca’s age been addressed before this episode? The VHS tape puts her at 45-ish,
What was the date on the box? I thought it said '97(!), and definitely did a double take at that. The kid looked no more than four or five, so it should have been from the 70s(?).
posted by NorthernLite at 3:09 PM on September 26


Yeah, it was ‘79.
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear at 3:19 PM on September 26


Rick Astley posted a video about how touched he was by this episode.
posted by simonw at 4:33 PM on September 26 [8 favorites]


45-ish seems right. She was married to Rupert for what, six years? And weren’t there some comments in the first season about how she wanted kids but he didn’t? Implying that six-seven years ago she would possibly have been able to have a kid. If the character were a decade older the timing would be off for that, right?
posted by beandip at 6:37 PM on September 26


Could I get a reality check? I just had a more-serious-than-it-had-any-right-to-be disagreement with a friend about how to read the Roy/Keeley interactions this episode.

Interpretation 1 is that it was normal and in-character for Roy to be grossed out about Keeley's tree burial idea, and that her reaction to his couple of good-natured jokes about it came out of nowhere and was making a big deal over nothing -- which is kind of in-character for her since she tends to overthink things, as evidenced in episode 7 when she didn't just tell Roy right away that she needed more space.

Interpretation 2 is that Roy was on purpose making jokes that bugged Keeley, which was weird and a little unkind since she communicated clearly that she was upset, and it made sense that she got upset about it.

How did y'all parse those scenes?
posted by Pwoink at 5:13 PM on September 29


I think both interpretations are correct, actually, because #1 reads to me as Roy's perspective and #2 as Keeley's; that is, that Roy was grossed out and teasing her because he's uncomfortable talking about death, and Keeley was genuinely upset because this was actually a big deal to her and Roy was being dismissive.

Their own emotional needs came into conflict, Roy's need to deflect an uncomfortable (but important) topic and Keeley's need for her support on a topic that is important (but uncomfortable). Neither is wrong for feeling how they felt, but Roy realized that he was being an asshole because, by only reacting to his emotional need, he was disregarding hers, and that's what he apologized for.

I thought the whole exchange showed real growth on Roy's part, and also why it was so weird to interject Jamie's declaration of love into it.
posted by LooseFilter at 11:16 AM on September 30 [6 favorites]


I thought I'd timed my watching of S02 properly so that I could binge it... and here a I am fully caught up with 2 episodes left, and wondering how I managed to screw it up.

I'm fully confident they'll avoid the love triangle trope, since so far they've managed to bait but masterfully avoid all the bad TV tropes that always annoy me in shows, I have no fear.
posted by WaterAndPixels at 12:44 PM on September 30 [1 favorite]


...here a I am fully caught up with 2 episodes left, and wondering how I managed to screw it up.

Not your fault, WaterAndPixels! The season was originally slated for 10 episodes, but Apple gave them money to add two more, so they expanded the originally planned ten episode season arc to include two fairly self-contained additional ones.
posted by merriment at 1:50 PM on September 30 [1 favorite]


Apropos of nothing: Nate’s hair has gotten grayer with every episode this season, right?
posted by schmod at 7:24 PM on October 11



I am also going to defend the way they handled Sam and Rebecca's inevitable break up. A secret relationship ending, literally in the closet


I am so angry about this, in particular. He wanted to be able to tell others. He practically begged for them to let others know. And she was so insistent that they stay secret. And then, what happens? She lets her friends know. She gets to shout and laugh and get advice and emotional support, and he doesn't. She doesn't even seem to think it matters, that she broke the secret! She doesn't tell him, either. Not any sort of, "oh, by the way, now some of my friends, including a coworker of yours, know about us. Oops, lol."

That's just... So thoughtless and cruel. It didn't feel right to me, not at all.
posted by meese at 7:49 PM on October 12 [3 favorites]


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