S01E03 - Trent Crimm: The Independent
No: 3 | Season: 1 Episode: 3 | Air Date: 14-Aug-20 | Runtime: 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?
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.
Keeley: "Jamie's Tart Breaks Tartt's Heart."
Ted: Did you just come up with that?
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?
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.
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: (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.
"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.
|Starring||Jason Sudeikis||Ted Lasso|
|Starring||Hannah Waddingham||Rebecca Welton|
|Starring||Phil Dunster||Jamie Tartt|
|Starring||Brett Goldstein||Roy Kent|
|Starring||Brendan Hunt||Coach Beard|
|Starring||Nick Mohammed||Nathan Shelley|
|Starring (With)||Juno Temple||Keeley Jones|
|Guest Starring||Toheeb Jimoh||Sam Obisanya|
|Guest Starring||James Lance||Trent Crimm|
|Co-Starring||Kevin 'KG' Garry||Paul|