S01E03 - Trent Crimm: The Independent

No: 3  |  Season: 1   Episode: 3  |  Air Date: 14-Aug-20  |  Runtime: 30 mins


To arrange an in-depth expose, Rebecca pairs cynical journalist Trent Crimm with Ted for a day. Ted and Roy ventured into the community.

Director and Writers

Director: Tom Marshall
Writers: Jane Becker


Ted: Yeah, finally saw Big Ben. Boy, I thought I'd seen the biggest clock there was. When I was a kid, my folks took me to the Allen-Bradley Clock Tower up there in Milwaukee. They ended up leaving me there all by myself. Yeah, three hours and 42 minutes. You know how I know that?
Rebecca: You were staring at a clock?

Rebecca: I have a branding meeting, so...
Ted: I always feel so bad for the cows, but you gotta do it otherwise they get lost.

Ted: Sorry, Nate. I have a real tricky time hearing folks that don't believe in themselves.

Keeley: When this shit hits, Jamie is going to go mental. There's going to be photographers all over us.
Ted: Right, right.
Keeley: The next picture of me will not be this perfect. I am gonna be mid-sneeze face, like... Guess what the headline will be.
Ted: Gesundheit?
Keeley: "Jamie's Tart Breaks Tartt's Heart."
Ted: Did you just come up with that?
Keeley: Yeah.
Ted: Everyone would read that.
Keeley: Of course they would. You have no idea the power of rhyming in this goddamn country.

Ted: (toward Rebecca) This woman right here is strong, confident and powerful. Boss, I tell ya, I'd hate to see you and Michelle Obama arm wrestle, but I wouldn't be able to take my eyes off it either.

Rebecca: There's no way she can trace that photo back to me, can she?
Higgins: Yes.
Rebecca: What do you mean "yes"? Did you not use an alias or a burner phone?
Higgins: I'm not a spy, Rebecca. I'm just the director of football operations.

Ted: Roy, I learned two pretty big lessons on the rough-and-tumble playgrounds of Brookridge Elementary School. One, if little Ronnie Fowch offers you a candy bar, you immediately say no, and you get the hell outta there. 'Cause there's a good chance that little son of a gun has just pooped inside of a Butterfinger wrapper.

Ted: (referring to Roy) He's the one, Coach. If we're gonna make an impact here, the first domino that needs to fall is right inside that man's heart.

Rebecca: I spoke to the owner of The Sun.
Ted: You spoke to God?
Rebecca: No, the newspaper.

Ted: I know Trent, yeah. He's a tough cookie.
Rebecca: Really?
Ted: Yeah, but that's okay. You know what you do with tough cookies, don't ya?
Rebecca: No.
Ted: Dip 'em in milk.

Ted: Hey, Trent. You know who you remind me of right now?
Trent: No. Who?
Ted: One of them robot vacuums. Just kinda wandering around looking for dirt.

Ted: Well, that's the funny thing about coincidences, ain't it? Sometimes they just happen.

Roy: Never been much for public speaking or school, really. Always seemed like a waste of time to me. Why don't we get out of this stuffy auditorium, go out on the pitch and have a proper fu$k-about?

Roy: I've had it with your mind games and your stupid gifts. I mean, what even is A Wrinkle in Time?
Trent: It's a lovely novel. It's the story of a young girl's struggle with the burden of leadership as she journeys through space.
Ted: Yeah. That's it.
Roy: Am I supposed to be the little girl?
Ted: I'd like you to be.

Ted: Hey, Ollie. This is my friend Trent. Trent, this is my buddy Ollie. Congrats. You both just met a cool person.

Trent: So, if you love Kansas so much, why did you... Why did you leave to coach a sport you can barely... you know anything about? Was it just the money?
Ted: Wait, I'm supposed to be getting paid?

Ted: (to Trent) I love coaching. Now, I'm gonna say this again just so you didn't think it was a mistake the first time I said it. For me, success is not about the wins and losses. It's about helping these young fellas be the best versions of themselves on and off the field. And it ain't always easy, Trent, but neither is growing up without someone believing in you.

Roy: (Reading to his niece) "Mrs. Which's voice was grave. 'What do you understand?' 'That it has to be me. Can't be anyone else.'"
Roy: Fu$k!
Phoebe: That's a bad word, Uncle Roy.


"Connection" by Elastica (Opening)

"Violin Concerto in G minor, RV 315 - Summer (Summer)" by Antonio Vivaldi (End credits.)

Notes and Trivia

When Ted Lasso gifts a book to each of his players, to assist them in embracing their team role, it is reminiscent of legendary NBA coach Phil Jackson who was known for the same tactic.




Details about common filming locations such as The Crown and Anchor Pub, The Dog Pound Stadium and The Richmond Greyhounds practise field can be found here.



StarringJason SudeikisTed Lasso
StarringHannah WaddinghamRebecca Welton
StarringJeremy SwiftHiggins
StarringPhil DunsterJamie Tartt
StarringBrett GoldsteinRoy Kent
StarringBrendan HuntCoach Beard
StarringNick MohammedNathan Shelley
Starring (With)Juno TempleKeeley Jones
Guest StarringToheeb JimohSam Obisanya
Guest StarringJames LanceTrent Crimm
Co-StarringBilly HarrisColin
Co-StarringKola BokinniIsaac
Co-StarringStephen ManasRichard
Co-StarringAdam ColborneBaz
Co-StarringBronson WebbJeremy
Co-StarringKevin 'KG' GarryPaul
Co-StarringElodie BlomfieldPhoebe
Co-StarringJason HillhouseJacob
Co-StarringMark RamsayHeadmaster
Co-StarringJimmy AkingbolaOllie
Co-StarringDavina MoonEesha
Co-StarringAsad-Shareef MuhammadArjun