The actor spoke to GamesRadar about his character’s arc in Season 3 and revealed he thinks Keeley and Jamie work better together in their current iteration – like a surprisingly charming sort of mentor relationship – than they do. only did it as a couple. “There’s always a desire for there to be intimate relationships between characters on screen because we love that simple payoff,” Dunster told the outlet. “But it forms a more lasting and realistic example of what someone can teach someone else.” Over the seasons, Jamie has gone from total tool to the show’s biggest darling, and Keeley’s guidance as an ex, friend, and PR man has helped.
“Keeley has always been able to teach Jamie from a place of love – he can be wrong, but that’s okay, that’s just what happens,” Dunster said. “I think we all have a platonic relationship in our lives that taught us things we didn’t know about ourselves and it never led to anything deeper than that.” While I’ve personally been frustrated with how “Ted Lasso” sometimes accepts fairy tale romance endings, I appreciate that Keeley and Jamie didn’t get that. Plus, love is sometimes complex, and the cute constellation of Keeley, Jamie, and Roy is as adorable as a combination of the two of them.