Ted Lasso season 2, episode 10 recap – “No Weddings and a Funeral”

September 29, 2021
Daniel Hart 0
Apple TV+, Weekly TV
4.5

Summary

Ted Lasso does what it does best as the series returns to its best.

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4.5

Summary

Ted Lasso does what it does best as the series returns to its best.

This recap of Apple TV+s Ted Lasso season 2, episode 10, “No Weddings and a Funeral,” contains significant spoilers.

Read the recap of the previous episode.

After the dreadful last chapter, episode 10 reminds the audience why Ted Lasso is Emmy-nominated and praised by critics. It’s not a coincidence. But, every series tends to have a bad day, and sometimes it’s easy to forget that the writers are putting the viewers on a journey. There’s always an endgame.

Ted Lasso season 2, episode 10 recap

Episode 10 opens up with Sam and Rebecca waking up together, and romance is in the air. Sam no longer wants to be a secret and will not let it go, but then Rebecca’s mother walks into the kitchen, surprised to see Sam in his underwear. She then reveals to Rebecca that her father has died. The news of the death reaches the club, and the team agrees to go to the funeral.

Before the funeral, Keeley and Roy talk about death — Keeley asks her partner how he’d like his funeral to be, as this one is messing with her head. Roy decides to make jokes instead, which angers her. Meanwhile, while Ted gets ready for the funeral, he has a panic attack. He rings the therapist Sharon — she tells him to focus on his breathing.

When funeral proceedings begin, the entire team turns up all suited and booted. Sam greets Rebecca, and it’s slightly awkward. When Keeley sees Sassy, she tells her that she suspects Rebecca is dating someone. Before the ceremony, the two women corner Rebecca and ask her who she is sleeping with as they can see she is glowing. The mother walks in and confirms she knows who it is. Somehow, Keeley guesses that it is Sam immediately based on height alone. The women giggle excitedly, so the vicar tells them to quieten down.

As for Ted, he’s in a dark place. Sharon visits him, and she assumes that the funeral has triggered memories of his father. Ted explains that he did not go to his father’s funeral because he “quit,” and he hates him for it — we soon learn that his father took his own life. Sharon decides to change the angle of the conversation and asks Ted what his father was like and what he loved about him. Ted reminisces, explaining that his father was a good man, and he recalls a happy story. He concludes that his father was a good dad, and he wishes he told him. Sharon and Ted hug it out to round off an emotional scene.

In conjunction with Ted’s story, Rebecca tells her mother that she doesn’t have a eulogy for her father because she hated him. She reveals that she caught her father cheating on her mother when she was young, which devastated her. To her surprise, her mother says she knew, so Rebecca states she hates her mother for letting him treat her like that. Her mother apologizes and admits she isn’t as strong as her. Rebecca explains she was scared of leaving Rupert, and being alone is horrible. Episode 10 highlights how funerals surface plenty of baggage — for Ted and Rebecca, there’s a lot to unpack.

At the funeral, Rebecca delivers a eulogy, and at this moment, Ted arrives. Rebecca starts singing “Never Gonna Give You Up” and then breaks into tears — we can only assume it was one of her father’s favorite songs. Ted helps out by singing it as well, and everyone joins in.

Afterward, Keeley and Jamie talk at the wake. Jamie tells Keeley that one of the reasons he came back to Richmond was because of her and that he’s finally become the best version of himself — he declares his love for her. Keeley is stunned, leaving the audience to wonder if she loves him back. But then, Roy pops up behind her — he admits that death makes him uncomfortable and reminds her that they only have one life and he doesn’t want to waste a second — he apologizes for his stupid jokes. Keeley hugs her partner tightly, but it does leave doubt in the audience’s mind — will there be heartbreak?

The ending

Rebecca tells Sassy and Keeley that she has to break it off with Sam. As she tries to find him, Sam pulls her into a hiding spot, and he gives her a comforting hug. Rebecca tells Sam that he’s wonderful and that it scares her — she wants to figure things out on her own. Sam is understanding and asks her to take as long as she needs — he cheekily tells her that he’s only going to get more wonderful.

The episode ends with Rebecca spending time with her mother. They play an old family video, which is interrupted by a music video of “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley. What an emotional chapter.

Additional points

  • Sassy tells Rupert she cannot wait for his funeral.
  • After the funeral, Rupert gives Rebecca his shares for Richmond.

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