Ted Lasso Season 2, Episode 3 recap: Do the Right-est Thing

Sarah Niles in “Ted Lasso” season two, now streaming on Apple TV+.
Sarah Niles in “Ted Lasso” season two, now streaming on Apple TV+. /

Ted Lasso Season 2, Episode 3, titled “Do the Right-est Thing,” focuses on Sam and his desire to take a stand against AFC Richmond’s main sponsor Dubai Air. After Sam’s dad points out that Dubai Air’s parent company is wreaking environmental havoc in his native country of Nigeria, Sam decides to pull out of a big campaign.

Since all of the team jerseys have the Dubai Air logo on them, Sam even goes so far as to use a piece of black tape to block out the name. His teammates step up and do the same in solidarity with Sam. Surprisingly, Jamie is one of the first team members to follow suit.

For the first part of the episode, the team is still very anti-Jamie. He apologizes, but as Ted said in the previous installment, Jamie burned many bridges on this team. Ted even has to deploy his last resort, “Led Tasso,” his evil alter-ego used to give the team a common enemy so they’ll hate him and not Jamie. Led gives us some priceless jokes, like threatening the team with laps until they’re so dehydrated they look like the trees from a Tim Burton film.

But what finally works is Jamie stepping up to the plate and doing something selfless and in the spirit of good sportsmanship, which is to support Sam. It might have helped that Keeley forced Jamie to have a session with Sharon. We don’t find out what is said between them, but if anyone can get through to Jamie, it’s probably her!

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Jeremy Swift and Juno Temple in “Ted Lasso” season two, now streaming on Apple TV+. /

Ted Lasso Season 2, Episode 3 recap: Rebecca spends time with her goddaughter.

Sassy is back in town, and this time she’s brought her daughter, Nora. Rebecca chooses to take time off of work to spend with Nora and fulfill all the dreams and promises she made over the years and never fulfilled.

The problem is, Nora is much older now, and she’s not interested in dolls or tea parties like she was as a kid. Rebecca gets advice on how to bond with her goddaughter from a surprising source: Roy Kent. Roy informs Rebecca that the best way to entertain Nora is to let her tag along to things like work. All kids really want is to feel close to you.

It turns out that bringing Nora to work is the perfect way for Rebecca to bond with her. Nora has always looked up to Rebecca, and she’s fascinated by the inner workings of a football club. Plus, Nora has a little crush on Sam, which makes hanging out with the team that much more appealing.

Nora winds up being particularly helpful to Rebecca when she gets backlash from one of the higher-ups regarding Sam’s Dubai Air protest. He’s okay with Sam pulling out of the magazine spread if Rebecca kicks Sam off the team, which she doesn’t want to do. Rebecca plays the “boss a** b*tch” card and tells him she’s not going to do that.

By the end of the episode, Sam has fully kicked the hornet’s nest by accusing the Nigerian government of corruption. Moving forward, that’s likely going to be something all the characters have to contend with, especially Rebecca.

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New episodes of Ted Lasso Season 2 air Fridays exclusively on Apple TV+.