6 Reasons ‘Ted Lasso’ Fans Think Ted and Rebecca Are Endgame After This Psychic Reading
Attention TedBecca shippers: this is not an exercise! Ted Lasso Season 3, Episode 3, “4-5-1” may have just hinted that Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) and Rebecca Welton (Hannah Waddingham) are endgame.
If you haven’t caught up with “4-5-1” yet and want to avoid spoilers, now’s your chance to stop reading. But for those of you who can’t stop thinking about Rebecca’s conversation with her mother’s clairvoyant, Tish, or that green matchbook of Sam (Toheeb Jimoh): welcome. You have come to the right place.
Since the scenes aren’t very straightforward, let’s break down all the clues and analyze Tish’s cryptic visions for hidden subtexts, shall we?
It all starts when Rebecca, an admitted skeptic, hesitantly sits down for a psychic reading and Tish hits her with the following prediction:
“I can see something. It’s in your hand. An object. It’s very special. It’s a green matchbook. A green matchbook is beautiful. Now I hear something. SHIT. Shit in – no, just one at a time please. Shit in Knining armor. Shut up. I can hear something. It’s thunder! And lightning! And you! And you’re upside down and you’re soaked – but you’re safe. You will have a family. You are going to be a mother.
Now that we’ve freshened up on the exact wording, here are all the ways Tish’s prediction could hint at a Ted and Rebecca endgame.
“You will have a family. You are going to be a mother.
As Rebecca walks through the door, the comment that she finally has a family and is a mother elicits a strong emotional reaction. “Kiss my ass !” she says to Tish. “I always thought you were completely harmless because my mother could pay you, but you’re actually dangerous.” And you are fucking cruel!
If you recall, Rebecca and Rupert did not have children during their marriage because Rupert did not want children. Rebecca has essentially given up hope that she’ll be a mother after they split, but the subject matter is particularly raw because when Rupert cruelly told Rebecca that his new daughter Bex (Keeley Hazell) was pregnant, he said it wasn’t. wasn’t that he didn’t want to have kids when they were married, he just didn’t want to have them with her. Rebecca assumes kids aren’t in the cards for her at this point in her life, so she thinks Tish must be full of SHITE, but giving birth isn’t the only way to become a mother. Rebecca might say, go with Ted – who already has a son – and become Henry’s stepmother. 👀
“A Green Matchbook”
Now that the family part of the prediction is taken care of, let’s start at the top. We see Sam handing Rebecca a green matchbook, which makes her wonder if maybe Tish was onto something after all, and maybe she’s meant to be with Sam. That’s the answer obvious, but we know the show is capable of quality diversions, then who can say that it is not another? It may be the green matchbook from the vision, but some fans wondered if the green matchbook was actually a green book that Ted writes plays inor a mispronunciation of “green matchboxwhich would refer to the Little Green Army Man Ted gave Rebecca earlier in the series, as a company called Matchbox may have created them. It might sound like a stretch, but Tish goes on to mispronounce “knight in shining armor,” so we know she’s not the best with words!
“Shit in the Knining Armor”
Speaking of which, we can only assume that “damn in knining armor” means “knight in shining armor”, which Merriam-Webster defines as “a man who behaves very bravely” and “a man who is the partner perfect romantic for a woman.” We’ve already seen Ted’s presence have a positive impact on Rebecca in the first two seasons, and vice versa. TedBecca’s shippers are already convinced they’re the perfect romantic partners, but maybe Ted will cement his status as “knining armor shit” in Season 3 by winning “all that fucking stuff” and also beating Rupert’s West Ham United. (Also remember the time Ted said to Rebecca “I think some people call her White knight” before he smashes Rupert’s ass at the darts? Come on!)
“Shut up. I can hear something. It’s thunder! And lightning!”
Do we even have to explain this one? Please make it a callback to the iconic season 2 scene where Roy (Brett Goldstein) says to Rebecca, “You deserve someone who makes you feel like you’ve been hit by a fucking thunderbolt! Don’t you dare settle for the fine! Rebecca hasn’t settled down, so she better have that kind of crushing love soon.
“You’re upside down and soaked – but you’re safe.”
This part of the prediction is the most confusing, because aside from the classic Spiderman kiss scene in the rain, how many scenarios find people upside down, soaked AND safe? But rest assured, fans have found a way to connect the line to Ted and Rebecca. We know that part of season 3 was filmed in Amsterdam – the place where Ted Lasso was essentially designed — and based on Amsterdam Easter eggs in the first two episodes of season 3fans can’t help but feel like something big arrives for Ted and Rebecca once we change locations. Footage from the filming of the Amsterdam episode has been circulating on Twitter, and it looks like Waddingham may accidentally fall into a canal, which could presumably leave Rebecca upside down and soaking wet. As for the security part, photos show that Sudeikis was close that dayso some fans are wondering if Ted will come to her rescue.
“Embrace flaws and imperfections and in doing so create something much stronger and more beautiful.
Before Tish starts reading, she says to Rebecca, “Do you know kintsugi? It’s the Japanese art of fixing broken things with gold. The idea is that we accept flaws and imperfections and in doing so create something much stronger and more beautiful.
Respectfully, Ted and Rebecca are both hot messes, but they’ve always embraced each other’s flaws and imperfections and they’ve worked diligently to embrace their own as well. They each mourn the loss of their fathers and their recent divorces, but how precious would it be if – after three seasons of working to improve themselves as individuals – they came together to create something stronger and more beautiful than what they left behind?
When Decider asked Waddingham about Rebecca’s relationship with Ted, here’s what she had to say: “I mean, the thing is, there are those relationships in life where there’s a meeting of minds and of souls, but not necessarily sexual. And part of me thinks, isn’t it interesting that everyone wants [Ted and Rebecca] be together? Is it because we’re conditioned to think that if, you know, two people get along, then that means they have to be that? Sometimes there’s more longevity in not going that way.
So, will the fictional stars line up for Ted and Rebecca fans? West Ted Lasso does it give us false hope? Considering Ted once said it’s lack of hope that kills you, I feel like we have no choice but to keep shipping???
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