Ted Lasso Season 3 Episode 1: Review and Recap

It’s the moment everyone has been waiting for, Ted Lasso Season 3 has finally begun, and we are just as thrilled as you are. If you are a hardcore fan of this series, then you will thoroughly enjoy the start of this season with Ted Lasso Season 3 Episode 1 because has this series ever disappointed us?

Over the last couple of years, Ted Lasso has received some well-deserved recognition, and we are going to write about Ted Lasso Season 3 every week, so make sure you check our website for all the reviews and recaps.

Ted Lasso Season 3 Episode 1

Ted Lasso Season 3 has been one of the most anticipated seasons of 2023, and it is finally time to find out whether the first episode has lived up to the expectations because the bar had been set very high.

Ted Lasso Season 3 is miles away from dropping the ball, and the first episode is proof of that. This recap and review will contain minor spoilers for Ted Lasso Season 3 Episode 1.

Still, we are sure nothing can spoil your viewing experience because our favorite American coach is officially back!

Charming, Witty, and Poignant – Ted Lasso is Back and Better Than Ever!

Before we dive into Ted Lasso Season 3 Episode 1, let’s jog your memory with a little about the previous season, which will help you understand the most recent episode a little more.

Throughout Season 2 of Ted Lasso, we saw Ted struggle with more frequent and intense panic attacks. The players and personnel of AFC Richmond come together to support Ted following his most recent – and public – episode.

The football club also has its final season match, during which Nate confronts Ted for overlooking him and ignoring his decisions.

Charming, Witty, and Poignant – Ted Lasso is Back and Better Than Ever!

AFC Richmond wins the match, securing its place in the Premier League for the upcoming season, but Nate does not join in for the celebrations. Meanwhile, Keeley, the club’s marketing manager, is offered the chance of a lifetime to start her PR firm.

Sam and Rebecca will continue navigating their failed relationship since Sam has decided to remain with Richmond while opening his Nigerian restaurant.

At the end of the episode, set two months later, we learn that Nate has become the newest coach for West Ham, working for Rupert, Rebecca’s ex-husband.

AFC Richmond wins the match

This little recap plays an important part in Ted Lasso Season 3 Episode 1 because it revolves around the aftermath of Nathan joining West Ham and everyone else navigating their way through the changes. Suppose you are wondering why we haven’t mentioned the title of Ted Lasso Season 3 Episode 1.

In that case, it’s because we wanted to explore it a little more concerning the episode, and that’s just the beginning of showcasing how important attention to detail is for the writers and creators of this series.

Nathan joining West Ham

Ted Lasso Season 3 Episode 1 is titled “Smells Like Mean Spirit.” Football is a sport where people often play nice. Still, there is always tension between the managers of different football clubs.

Nate is hellbent on increasing this tension and enmity with his mean-spirited response to AFC Richmond during his press conference.

There is an established rivalry between Nate and Ted, which is only explored further in Ted Lasso Season 3 Episode 1.

Nate and Ted

Ted Lasso Season 3 Episode 1 begins with Ted bidding goodbye to his son Henry, and it’s almost like being greeted with a warm hug, but it doesn’t take long for the episode to get right down to business.

Mental health and well-being have been an important part of Ted Lasso, whether we are talking about the character or the series as a whole, and that continues and is well reflected in Ted Lasso Season 3 as well.

AFC Richmond is now a part of the Premier League, with the team and its management being underdogs. If you are a football fan, and we mean football, not soccer, then you already know how big a deal the Premier League is, and finishing last could be a huge disadvantage for the team.

While no one wants that, Ted knows better than to push his team during training and instead takes them to the London sewer system, which is another brilliant take on the episode title.

AFC Richmond

Ted Lasso Season 3 Episode 1 is everything you want it to be and more. This episode proves that the series hasn’t lost its charm and purpose, which is what most fans are worried about.

In fact, by the looks of it, Ted Lasso Season 3 might be a winning contender, but we will have to wait until all the episodes are out to make that final verdict.

The star of Ted Lasso Season 3 Episode 1 is Ted Lasso himself, and he reminds us why this series became so popular. Jason Sudeikis has done a phenomenal job three seasons in a row now, and we can’t wait to see if he has any more tricks up his sleeve, which will win him another Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

As much as we adore Jason Sudeikis and his performance in Ted Lasso Season 3, we must also credit Nick Mohammed, who plays Nate and will be a crucial part of this season.

Right now, he is being swept away by the fame, mean jokes, and a new car, but we are hoping there is a redemption arc locked in for him sometime toward the end of the season.

Jason Sudeikis

Our highlight of Ted Lasso Season 3 Episode 1 was Ted Lasso and his press conference where Rebecca begged him to fight back, and he did, but with an unlikely approach, and that’s what we love about our favorite American coach.

The charm, tenacity, humor, and emotions have all returned in Ted Lasso Season 3 Episode 1 and are better than we had imagined. Speaking of humor, our favorite line from this episode has to be, “I look like Ned Flanders doing cosplay of Ned Flanders.” Yes, we can’t unsee it either.

Ted Lasso

It will be interesting to see how Ted Lasso Season 3 progresses regarding Nate versus Ted, which has been established. Still, of course, far too many insecurities behind this rivalry are bound to resurface in the coming episodes.

Of course, there’s also that big question about whether Keeley and Roy will continue being broken up because we have been rooting for them. Ted Lasso was, without a smidge of doubt, the star of this episode, but as the season goes on, the light will shine on the other characters too.

We have thoroughly enjoyed Ted Lasso Season 3 Episode 1, and we highly recommend watching it if you haven’t already.

Keeley and Roy


We will return next week to discuss Ted Lasso’s Season 3 Episode 2. Still, until then, we would love to know in the comments what you thought about Episode 1 so far and if you have any predictions for the rest of the season because predictions are an important part of football!

Ted Lasso Season 3 Episode 1

Director: M.J. Delaney

Date Created: 2023-03-15 13:38

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