Episode 2 shows Rebecca going to great lengths to undermine the football club in another funny chapter.
This recap of Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso season 1, episode 2, “Biscuits” contains significant spoilers.
The opening of Ted Lasso season 1, episode 2, “Biscuits”
Ted Lasso wakes up and takes on the day with Coach Beard and grab a coffee. It’s their first day working for the football club. He brings biscuits to Rebecca and she loves them. Ted is a very optimistic person and is all about personal experience.
First training session
Ted and Beard watch the players train. He gets them to do seven verses seven and focusing on possession. He pulls one of the players aside named Sam who is frustrated and tells him to be a goldfish because they have ten-second memories.
Rebecca hates how she likes Ted
Rebecca is concerned that Ted has a personality that people will love, which is ironic because she brought him the club for the absolute opposite. She asks Higgins to find out who has the most influence in the changing room. Rebecca watches on as Ted talks to Keeley — she’s definitely curious.
The next day, Ted brings the same biscuits in for Rebecca and is still trying to create a bond. You can also tell Higgins likes Ted as well.
It’s one of the player’s birthdays so Ted asks all the players to donate money for him. Jamie puts gum in the collection box and Ted confronts him about it. This player has evidently got an attitude and will cause problems for Ted later down the line.
Rebecca’s awkward press conference
At a press conference, Ted Lasso takes questions confidently. The Sun reporter (which comes with groans) asks Rebecca about her ex-husband’s new partner and she’s clearly impacted by it. Afterward, Ted tries to cheer her up and asks for some advice on the player Jamie. Rebecca tells Ted to speak to Keeley as he has a rapport with her.
What motivates Jamie
Ted visits Keeley at a photoshoot and they both go for some food. He asks what motivates Jamie and she says “Blow jobs”. She then says Jamie responds well to positive reinforcement. Ted wipes ketchup off Keeley’s face and the journalists are taking photos — trouble is lurking…
The first game
Before their game against Crystal Palace, Ted gets the players to wish Sam a happy birthday. Sam feels very appreciative as he’s missing his home Nigeria. As Ted walks on to the pitch, the fans chant “w*nker*. They lose 4-1 so Ted didn’t prove them wrong.
After the game, Ted tells Jamie that he’s the best athlete he’s ever coached but he needs to become a team player and the sky’s the limit for him. He compliments him on his goal. He gets the players to eat some birthday cake to cheer them up.
The ending of Ted Lasso season 1, episode 2, “Biscuits”
Trent Crimm interviews Jamie outside and he says it’s a joke inside — they are all eating cake. As Ted heads home, he plays football with a girl who he keeps seeing playing in the park. Higgins sends Rebecca photos of Ted with Keeley wiping off the ketchup and they are made to look intimate — she sees her ex-husband’s new partner on TV and then asks Higgins to send the photos to the press. Episode 2 shows Rebecca going to great lengths to undermine the football club in another funny chapter.
- Ted puts a complaint box in the changing room and Roy questions what he’s doing. Most of the notes say “w*nker”.
- When Roy goes to the showers, he notices that the water pressure is good — that was one of the complaints in the box.
- Rebecca asks Ted where he gets the biscuits from but he doesn’t want to tell her because he won’t be able to bring her some every Monday.
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