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    Everyone's Calling This Week's "Ted Lasso" Episode The Most Emotional Of The Series So Far — Here's Why

    "It's a comedy, they said. You'll laugh, they said."

    🚨 Major spoilers ahead for Season 2, Episode 8 of Ted Lasso. 🚨

    Content warning: This post contains mentions of suicide and abuse.

    If you're like me, you haven't stopped weeping since watching the most recent episode of Ted Lasso. But before we get to it, a lot happened in "Man City" (Season 2, Episode 8), so here's a quick refresher:

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    Richmond gets fully annihilated by Manchester City; Dr. Sharon Fieldstone gets hit by a car while riding a bike, which leads to some sweet emotional development between her and Ted; oh, and Rebecca and Sam finally realize they're each other's Bantr match — and tentatively start seeing each other. So much going on!

    But the real emotional climax of the episode came during an intense locker room sequence. First, Jamie's dad (who attended the match) comes into the room and starts verbally abusing his son, so much so that Jamie punches him in the face and Beard escorts him out of the room, leaving Jamie stunned.

    Jamie Tartt in the locker room
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    The moments that follow are tense and fraught, with Jamie and his teammates and coaches standing around in shock from the interaction.

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    That's when, in a beautiful display of compassion, Roy Kent marches over to Jamie and gives him a massive hug — Jamie is briefly tentative, but quickly hugs Roy back as everyone in the room allows Jamie to be comforted by Roy.

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    Of course, you'll remember that Roy and Jamie haven't quite always had the best relationship. Over the course of Season 2, the two have developed some mutual respect, but WOW this growth. When I tell you I wept, I mean...it was a FULL-ON UGLY CRY!!!

    Here's the scene in its entirety if you're looking for a little mid-day sob:

    this is my all time favorite moment from ted lasso

    Twitter: @bridggerton

    And in case the episode wasn't emotional enough, the moment caused Ted to have a visceral reaction — he immediately called up Sharon and opened up to her about his own father:

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    Overall, it was a deeply moving and heart-wrenching episode — and everyone on Twitter couldn't stop talking about it. Here's what people were saying:

    1.

    Roy Kent's hug to Jamie Tartt while George Harrison's 'Beware of the Darkness' plays may be the most beautiful scene in #TedLasso history so far. And he does it because he reminded him of his niece's "living piece of shit" father 💔

    Twitter: @MellowRigby

    2.

    This scene destroyed me for real! Best scene of the season imho. Roy comforting him and Jamie accepting that comfort shows how much they both grew. @phildunster should get all the awards just for this, my god! And Ted's face watching them 🥺 #TedLasso

    Twitter: @Darveyinbed

    3.

    Empathy is stronger than any rivalry. #TedLasso

    Twitter: @AppleTV

    4.

    Twitter: @jaimelannisters

    5.

    It's a comedy they said. You'll laugh they said. #TedLasso

    Twitter: @guiss89

    6.

    i'm fine i'm totally fine #TedLasso

    Twitter: @hiipstec

    7.

    The way Jamie grabs onto Roy 🥺 #TedLasso

    Twitter: @smolstarks

    8.

    THEY'RE EVERYTHING TO ME MY BEST BOYS #tedlasso

    Twitter: @torlinnea

    9.

    #tedlasso spoilers - - - I THOUGHT THIS WAS A SILLY LITTLE FOOTBALL SHOW BUT ITS 1AM AND IM CRYING GOODBYE 😭

    Twitter: @helcnsharpe

    10.

    - @TheTrentCrimm, The Independent - Serious question: Has there ever been a better or more powerful hug in the history of television than the one shared by @phildunster & @brettgoldstein? #TedLasso

    Twitter: @TheTrentCrimm

    11.

    ok but who is cutting onions? because i'm gonna need you to stop #TedLasso

    Twitter: @beaboumont

    12.

    Twitter: @QUEERLASSO

    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. Other international suicide helplines can be found at befrienders.org. The Trevor Project, which provides help and suicide-prevention resources for LGBTQ youth, is 1-866-488-7386. You can also text TALK to 741741 for free, anonymous 24/7 crisis support in the US and UK from the Crisis Text Line.

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