Fast forward to the Season 3 finale, however, where the writers of “Ted Lasso” decided to throw kerosene on the nice house they built for these two stubborn guys and light it up. In the final episode, Roy and Jamie clash again, all in the name of who can be with Keeley once and for all. It’s a decision that erases almost all of the progress they’ve both made individually and as a duo, and, to make matters worse, doesn’t even consider her as an independent person with feelings like they hardly ever had a problem. It’s counterproductive in general, but even more so for the progress made by the two footballers.
The choice was, frankly, mind-boggling, and it’s hard to express how deeply reductive it was considering the emotional work these two have put themselves through this season. They really came out the other side when it came to maturity and strength of platonic bonding so it was really unsatisfying to see that hacky motif used as a totally unnecessary scapegoat of a moment that had no real business in their arc, let alone his final scenes. This all amounts to a very odd choice which, although answered correctly by Keeley – she did throwing them on their asses as a result, like it should have – didn’t need to happen after so much development between Roy and Jamie. What a desappointment.