The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 2 finale recap: All Alone


Mrs. Maisel gets the biggest break of her career and she’s forced to make a decision that directly affects all of her relationships on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 2 finale started with a flashback. We see a blonde(!) Midge and Joel become engaged in a whimsically romantic scene outside of a diner.

Of course, Joel neglected to ask Abe’s permission for Midge’s hand, and we all know how that turned out.

And therefore, Abe is dragging his feet in giving Benjamin permission to marry Midge. Not to mention, Midge is still married to Joel.

The contrast is interesting, showing the puppy love between Midge and Joel and the much more mature pairing of Benjamin and Midge. The former is frivolous and carefree, while the latter is practical and safe.

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While Midge decides between white or cream-colored gowns and decides between lunch or brunch, she gets a call from Shy Baldwin. He asks her to go on tour with him for six months to be his opener. Half the dates are in Europe! He’ll even pay for her lodging and her dresses.

It’s a huge break for Midge, and she has a lot to consider. She has kids, a family, a job, a soon-to-be ex-husband, and a possible fiancé, so she has a lot to consider. Without thinking, she says yes. And I screamed “YES” at the same time.

I’m not going to say Midge has been the best mother and daughter, and yes, she does things for herself. But she worked really hard in a misogynistic industry for this opportunity. If she had chosen not to say yes, she would have regretted it for the rest of her life. Performing in clubs up and down the east coast for a pittance would never have been fulfilling. And she’s so talented.

Some may look at her decision as selfish, but I see her as a feminist. She’s a perfect example for her daughter to go out and take opportunities when they come and to follow your dream. And for her son, he will see that his mom is a strong woman and will hopefully appreciate strong women in the future. Remember Ethan and Esther will be young adults in the ‘70s, right in the middle of the women’s movement.

Although Abe was about to give Benjamin permission to marry Midge, we don’t know if there will even be a wedding at all. For all we know, he’s still sitting by the phone at the hospital in scrubs waiting for the call.

It’s a good thing because Joel, who decided to use his father’s “gift” of $60,000 to open a club, is furious at Midge for allowing Benjamin to meet Ethan – even though it wasn’t intentional.

There’s still so much passion between them; it’s pretty clear they should be together (even though I love Benjamin.)

Although, I have a feeling she won’t end up with anyone. Lenny Bruce’s Steve Allen comedic musical performance of “All Alone” struck a chord with her. She knows that by agreeing to Shy’s tour, she will be more alone than ever, and probably forever. And she made a choice without thinking and wants one more night with someone who loves her – with Joel. And that’s how the season ends.

Elsewhere, in a somewhat goofy plot twist that completely makes sense, Sophie Lennon summons Susie to her house to ask her to be her manager. Sophie is classically trained and in fat suit jail and wants the chance to be taken seriously. Sophie admired the way Susie stood up for Midge, and she wants the same for herself.

So, with her new mink coat around her shoulders, she leaves Sophie’s mansion stunned. And when Midge shows up to deliver the good news about the tour, Susie is excited but apprehensive. Did she accept Sophie’s offer? Will she tell Midge? We won’t find out until next season.

And what’s going on with Abe? He wants to ditch his tenure at Columbia (who owns their apartment by the way) and start some sort of revolution. It seems to me he’s about to take down the Bell Labs somehow. It looks like we’ll be seeing a completely different side of Papa.

Lastly, what was up with the baby in the drawer?! The ‘50s were weird.

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Anyway, I know I was a little tough on the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel at the beginning of this
season. That’s because the first season was so good, I now hold it to a higher standard.

It took a few episodes for the show to fall back into its groove, and it took leaving the island of Manhattan to do it. By the Catskills episodes, the show felt familiar but fresh, vintage but cemented in today’s modern world.

And I can’t freaking wait what it has in store for us for Season 3.

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