Ted Lasso Season 3 Episode 7 Recap – who is Ola?

April 26, 2023 (Last updated: 5 days ago)
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“The Strings That Bind Us” displays big laughs and an even bigger heart.

We recap the Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso Season 3 Episode 7, “The Strings That Bind Us,” which contains spoilers.

Episode 7 is the kind of material that makes the series one of the most popular on streaming platforms. “The Strings That Bind Us” has big laughs and an even bigger heart.

Ted Lasso Season 3 Episode 7 Recap

What does Jack give Keeley?

Jack gives Keeley a rare and expensive first edition novel of Sense and Sensibility over breakfast, with an inscription from Jane Austen that reads, “Keeley, you go, girl!” Jack wrote the note.

She jokes that she’s jealous, which would prevent her from trying to re-gift it. Barbara asks Keeley about the gift at work. When the secrecy becomes stressful for Keeley, Jack announces to the office that they are dating.

At dinner with Rebecca, she warns Keeley about Jack’s “love-bombing” behavior. Keeley talks to Jack, and they come to an understanding.

What political stance does Sam make?

Sam takes on the UK Home Secretary and her stance on anti-immigration laws. He becomes aware of the unrest when he attempts to reserve a table for his father, who is visiting him from Nigeria, at his restaurant Friday night.

Ola’s has been booked solid for months. The Home Secretary, Brinda Barot, said, “To anyone trying to enter our country illegally, I say this, go home. Britain is closed.” Sam then takes to Twitter to state that he is profoundly disturbed by the Secretary’s words and hopes she will help make Britain better.

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How does the politician respond? “Footballers should leave the politics to us and just shut up and dribble.” She goes one step further, replying that Sam “should worry less about the safety of our nation and worry more about being a mediocre player on a mediocre team.” Sam tells Barot, “I’d rather be a mediocre football player than a world-class bigot.” The problem is that Sam doesn’t see the ramifications of taking this stance.

What is written on the wall of Sam’s restaurant?

When Friday comes, his restaurant is vandalized. The message, “Shut up and dribble,” is spray painted on the wall. Sam goes to the locker room, upset, and begins to rant about the tokenism of England.

The country embraces him as an athlete but not as a person. Suddenly, a bear of a man walks into the locker room, calling Sam’s name. That man is his father, and Sam runs over to him like a little boy needing to feel safe. His father hugs him. Later, while talking outside, his father tells him that the best revenge is not to hate them but to forgive them.

What new strategy is Ted Lasso implementing?

Ted has Coach Beard share his Total Football strategy he thought of in Amsterdam with the team. However, Roy and the team are hesitant to move forward so quickly after Ted announces that he wants to implement the strategy this week.

Ted then invites those three lads from The Prince’s Head bar (Paul, Jeremy, and Baz) to watch practice. Why? As Ted eloquently states, it’s their team, and they are borrowing it for a little while.

To implement Total Football, Coach Lasso wants his players to know how to play each position on the team. To illustrate this point, Ted turns to the coach in a hilarious joke to have them start practice. It appears to be the young equipment manager, William, dressed in a Coach Beard outfit, using his voice while yelling at the top of his lungs and a taped-on beard inspired by Roy.

Does AFC Richmond beat Arsenal?

AFC Richmond lost to Arsenal, but only after showing improvement for the first time in weeks. When Total Football is unleashed, AFC Richmond heads into halftime, losing three to nothing. After an informative speech on how the Blue-Collar Comedy Tour inspired Ted’s famous mustache, Jamie produces a plan — have the team go through him.

Jamie now positions himself in the center to create chances for his team, demonstrating his leadership and willingness to make sacrifices. They quickly score after halftime, laying building blocks for the next match.

Who does Nate ask out?

Nate asks out Jade, a hostess at Taste of Athens. His family shows him a map his father made for his mother, detailing the distance between their past residences and the current space if they were to go on a date.

Nate creates a diorama for her expressing his intent to ask her out, but he trips, and the creation gets run over by a passing vehicle. Despite this, Nate walks over to her place of work and asks Jade out, and she accepts.

The next night, Nate waits for Jade, initially worried but relieved when she arrives. He’s relieved and immediately taken aback by her beauty.

Ted Lasso Season 3 Episode 7 Ending Explained

Who is Ola?

Ola is Sam’s father. After Sam and his father walked into his restaurant, they found the team helping to fix the damage. Sam introduced his father to Simi. After politely greeting Mr. Obisanya, he asked Simi to call him Ola.

That’s when Sam’s father sees his son has named the restaurant after him. The episode ends with the father and son cooking in the kitchen.

What did you think of Ted Lasso Season 3 Episode 7? Comment below.

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3 thoughts on “Ted Lasso Season 3 Episode 7 Recap – who is Ola?

  • April 29, 2023 at 4:54 am

    Wouldn’t Will’s taped on “coach Beard”-style bear be inspired by… Coach Beard? Roy has nothing to do with it.

  • April 29, 2023 at 7:58 am

    I can’t believe that they can keep making this show even better! I loved the prior episode in Amsterdam and its focus on the characters and away from football, but was concerned if they could keep it interesting. The balance of both subjects in this one was exquisite! Very fun and moving. Great television!

  • May 2, 2023 at 4:29 am

    Love Ted Lasso but the last two have not been good. Tired of the s*** having to be shoved down our throats.

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