TED LASSO S2 E2 ‘Lavender’ Review

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England fans still upset over their country’s defeat in the European Championship Final have the perfect medicine with season 2, episode 2 of Ted Lasso being released on Apple TV+.

Fresh off the back of a record-breaking 20 Emmy nominations, Jason Sudeikis once again shows why so many people have fallen in love with this show during the difficult COVID times.

Episode 2 sees the “bad boy” of Richmond FC, Jamie Tartt, make his return to the club. This will undoubtedly create tensions in the team, but the supportive Ted Lasso cannot see someone struggle. This is perhaps the first real drama that we have witnessed in this show, so far. Whereas the show relies heavily on Coach Lasso’s positivity, Jamie Tartt’s reintroduction to the team will put that supportive nature to the test. It will be interesting to see how this storyline develops.

One of the great aspects of the show is to see how other characters interact and contrast with the friendliness of Ted Lasso. This is never more evident than with former club captain, Roy Kent – played by recent Emmy nominated actor, Brett Goldstein. Roy Kent retired last season but has so far struggled to adapt to ‘civilian life’. Goldstein does an excellent job capturing the challenge that every player faces when they hang up their boots. It is also really funny to see his angry side when compared to Coach Lasso’s positivity and over-the-top enthusiasm.

Episode 2 of Ted Lasso starts to build the storylines that will define the second season. There is no better show to watch for those football fans that are missing the European Championship. It might just bring a smile to your face if you are still upset about how your country performed at the Euros.


The second episode of Ted Lasso airs on Apple TV on 30th July with a new episode released every week. 

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