Ted Lasso it should have wrapped up its run with the twelfth episode of season three, which hit Apple TV+ on May 31. While the streaming platform has yet to announce anything regarding the fate of the comedy series, Jason Sudeikis confirmed that the story he concocted has come to an end. Fans have to resign themselves: Ted Lasso coached his last Richmond game in the final. There is still the possibility, however, that Apple TV + decides to tell a new story in a spin-off, dedicated to one of the many secondary characters of the series. Meanwhile, all that remains for the public is to reflect on the many emotions that the finale of Ted Lasso he gave. As much as most viewers enjoyed the show’s epilogue, some criticized the fact that some very important moments were not shown.
Nick Mohammed, the interpreter of Nate Shelley, said that it was a clear choice of the writers to exclude some key scenes.
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The actor in an interview given for Deadline he admitted he was very surprised when he found out that Ted Lasso it would never show Nate’s reaction to Rupert’s fall or the moment his character announced his decision to leave West Ham. The writers preferred not to include these scenes, like many other sequences important to the plot, for a specific reason. Nick Mohammed has explained:
“It was really decided by the writers to leave out some fundamental things. When we were shooting the first few episodes, we were like, ‘Oh, God, I wonder what that scene (of Nate and Rupert’s confrontation) is going to be like.’ And then they didn’t include it. And we wondered why. I then had a nice chat with Jason (Sudeikis) about it and he said to me, ‘Why should we see him?’ It doesn’t matter because the show isn’t about revenge. It’s about doing the right thing. He is much more positive and optimistic. So Nate leaves the team and goes straight to Jade, I felt like that was a really smart move. I think that scene would have just been too predictable. I think that’s what Ted Lasso does. He makes you think he might go in one direction and actually then he subverts it or does something different or unexpected.”
Though he had some doubts at first, when he watched the series finale along with the rest of the cast, Nick Mohammed was so satisfied with the result that he congratulated Jason Sudeikis. The actor said he especially appreciated how the epilogue managed to blend together the most emotional moments with the hilarious ones:
“When we saw the episode, the finale, I went to the balcony of the small hotel room, because Jason was out. And I was like, ‘Well done, Jason. He’s so good.’ And he laughed and said, ‘That’s a little crazy, isn’t it?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s kind of crazy.’ There’s never been a TV show where there could be a joke about someone sending a giant avocado, and then everyone’s crying because someone has a difficult relationship with their father. It was such a journey. As a writer, even though I haven’t written any episodes on this show, I still don’t know how they managed to balance this: the comedy and then the emotional and dramatic storytelling. (…) He’s really smart. I mean that season finale goes from hilarious to heartbreaking to hilarious all the time.”