The "Ted Lasso" Finale Set Up Season 3 Perfectly And We Can't Wait For It

    “Who among us doesn't have that thing in their history…where they go, ‘I think I've dealt with that. I think I'm kind of past it.’ And then along comes a therapist who says, ‘Are you sure about that?’”

    On today's episode of BuzzFeed Daily, we broke down the top pop culture headlines AND discussed the Ted Lasso finale. You can listen below or scroll down to read more about the interview!

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    So let's dive right into it! Recently we talked to Elamin Abdelmahmoud about Season 2 of Ted Lasso. Here's some of what we learned:

    BuzzFeed Daily: Before we start talking about the finale, I want to know what do you think now about that initial backlash that the second season got in the beginning, where it was like, "Ted Lasso is too positive and that makes it negative," and stuff like that? I mean, what was that about? Do you think it died down? How do you feel about that?

    Jason Sudeikis smiling and pointing in Ted Lasso

    BuzzFeed Daily: It is, and I knew that was going to happen. I think that's what bothers me, too. I knew from the second episode, since the therapist showed up, that we were going to deal with Ted eventually going into therapy and dealing with his trauma. I'm like, "Let's give this show a chance! That's clearly where they're going in a minute."

    EM: Again, that's when you only make a certain number of episodes available. It's the only thing that critics can review, and I get it. But also, I think it was sort of trying to hang too much on what was available for people, because by the end of everything else, by the end of having watched everything, I think you come away with a different reaction.

    BuzzFeed Daily: All right, now we're going to get into some spoilers about the finale here. So if you haven't seen the finale yet, please hit pause, watch it, and then come back. Something a lot of people did take issue with in the finale was the treatment of Nate and his character arc. He basically turned heel. What is your opinion on the decision to take the character in that direction? Did it live up to your expectations?

    BuzzFeed Daily: Something I just truly deeply appreciated was the show's willingness to embrace a discussion about mental health and sports. It's something that seems so topical, especially now when athletes like Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka are so openly discussing it. How successful do you think Ted Lasso was at handling the subject matter?

    Sarah Niles and Jason Sudeikis in Ted Lasso

    We also discussed the trans Netflix employee who posted a long Twitter thread denouncing Dave Chappelle’s new stand-up special and was later suspended by the company.

    Dave Chappelle in his Netflix special The Closer

    In other news, Tom Bergeron recently revealed what he believes to be the reason he was fired from Dancing With the Stars after 14 years of hosting: Sean Spicer’s casting in 2019.

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    On a recent episode of Bob Saget’s podcast, Tom said: "Whether it was somebody I voted for or didn't, I didn't think a political person was an appropriate booking for the show, but also for the time we were going to be on, which was really on the cusp of the presidential election campaign, so we differed on that. I was public about that. I don't think that sat well with the producer or the network."

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