Note: Ted Lasso Season 2 Spoilers Below
Ted Lasso Season 2 ends with a pretty big twist, and one fans never saw coming. Well, at least not until the last couple of episodes of the season. Nick Mohammed, who plays assistance coach Nate, has since spoken about his character’s rather relentless arc.
Ted Lasso Season 2 ends with Nate leaking the news of Ted’s panic attack to the press, specifically Trent Crimm from the Independent. Trent shares this news with Ted, but Ted doesn’t seek to make an issue out of it.
However, as we get into the season finale, more betrayal surfaces when Nate blows up at Ted. Nate claims that Ted is setting him up for failure and embarrassment by referring to the “play” or strategy as “Nate’s false nine.” However, the play works and the team wins, but it’s too little too late. Nate has already left and torn down Ted’s believe sign on his way out.
What’s next for Nate? In the final moments, we fast-forward six months later. And we see that Nate has accepted a coaching position with Rupert’s team, West Ham United. Yep, we’re talking about that Rupert, Rebecca’s ex husband.
We did not expect Ted Lasso Season 2 to end up here.
Nick Mohammed Says There Is Still Hope for Nate
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Mohammed teases that there may still be hope for Nate. “There’s always season three. I’m not saying it’s a redemption arc, because I genuinely don’t know. But maybe there’s always hope.”
“If I believe in anything, I believe in hope. So, maybe believe in hope? But then I don’t know, because maybe this will be the one character that doesn’t get a redemption story,” Mohammed added. “Maybe they’ll keep it real and maybe someone doesn’t get to redeem themselves.”
Ted Lasso Season 3
While we look forward to Nate getting his moment of redemption in Season 3, we’re also crossing our fingers it won’t the last season of the Apple TV+ series.
It’s no secret to Ted Lasso fans that executive producer Bill Lawrence recently noted the series would only be three seasons.
“When we first pitched this particular story, we said this series was only going to be three seasons,” Lawrence notes. “And I would probably stay clean and say that even if Ted Lasso goes on, the story the writing staff has been telling had a beginning, middle and end for the first three seasons. And then it might veer off from that.”
What other direction could Ted Lasso go in? Did you love Season 2? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below!