S01E06 - Two Aces

No: 6  |  Season: 1   Episode: 6  |  Air Date: 4-Sep-20  |  Runtime: 31 mins


When Jamie refuses to train, Ted turns to talented new signing Dani Rojas-and the team is struck by an age-old curse.

Director and Writers

Director: Elliot Hegarty
Writers: Bill Wrubel


Ted: You know, it's okay, 'cause it's a great time now for me to, you know, bury myself in my work here. And so... Although, I'm not crazy... I don't love the word "bury," you know what I mean? It's just got a negative connotation to it, don't it? What's another word I could say? Everyone loves a good bath, right? Just a nice warm bath, right? Yeah? So that's what I'll say. I'll say, "I'm gonna bathe myself in work."

Trent Crimm: Is it safe to assume that Jamie Tartt will be back on the pitch next match?
Ted: Well, you know what they say when you assume, Trent? You make an arse outta you and me.

Rebecca: Your decision to bench Jamie Tartt was very brave.
Ted: Thank you.
Rebecca: I mean, a masterstroke.
Ted: I don't think we're allowed to talk like that at work anymore.

Ted: Word become a sound? What's that called again?
Coach Beard: Semantic satiation.

Ted: (To Jamie Tartt) If you can't practice, you can't practice. If you're hurt, you're hurt. It's as simple as that. But it ain't about that... at all. You're sitting in here. You're supposed to be the franchise player. And yet here we are, talking about you missing practice. We're talking about practice. You understand me? Practice. Not a game. Not a game. Not the game you go out there and die for. Right? Play every weekend like it's your last, right? No, we're talking about practice, man. Practice! You know you're supposed to be out there. You know you're supposed to lead by example. You're just shoving that all aside. And so here we are, Jamie. We're talking about practice. Not a game. Not the game. We're talking about practice, with your team. With your teammates. The only place we get to play together, we got control over. Rest of the time it's us 11 against those 11. We're talking about practice, man! I'm talking about practice! And you can't do it 'cause you're hurt. Right? It's fine by me. Tell you what. Do me a favor. When you get out there, set up the cones so the other reserves can do a little passing drill.

Ted: You are a spirited fellow Dani. Just go on out there, and get the striker spot for us, okay?
Dani: Yes! Just like back in Guadalajara, you say it, I do it, Coach. Football is life!
Ted: I like him.

Keeley: (excited) I called a couple of contacts about some sponsorship opportunities. Even got myself a little work planner.
Rebecca: You couldn't get one without the word "unicorn" written on it?

Ted: Oh, boy. I tell you, man. I feel like we fell out of a lucky tree, hit every branch on the way down, ended up in a pool full of cash and Sour Patch Kids.

Ted: One more person says something that me and Beard don't understand, I'm gonna have one of my son's classic temper tantrums. It's basically just him calling me a bunch of silly names, you know, like, I don't know, "dummy head" or "poo-poo face" or "poo-poo dummy" or... I don't know. What am I missing?
Coach Beard: "Pee-pee fingers."

Sam: Coach, is it true in America you guys have so many beautiful dogs in pounds that some get put down for no reason?
Ted: That is true, Sam. But it's also something a lot of female singer-songwriters are trying to change.

Ted: I don't know about curses. But I do know this, they don't last forever. Okay, look at the Boston Red Sox curse. That's over. Chicago Cubs, over. Heck, even Mr. Martin Scorsese finally won his Oscar. But I think we can all agree that The Departed is not necessarily his best work. That belongs to The Color of Money.
Colin: No, it's Goodfellas.
Ted: Agree to disagree.
Isaac: Nah, nah. It's Age of Innocence, bruv.
Coach Beard: Cape Fear.
Roy: Silence!

Isaac: Wait, wait, wait. What you're telling me is that we've got 400 ghosts?
Colin: That's too many ghosts.
Richard: We cannot fight them all.

Sam: Do you know J.K. Rowling has more money than the Queen?
Rebecca: I did.
Sam: I like the idea of someone becoming rich, because of what they gave to the world. Not just because of who their family is.

Ted: Gentlemen, I am, by nature, a believer. Ghosts, spirit guides, aliens. Still, I can't actually tell you what lives beyond our physical world and what doesn't. What I can tell you, is that with the exception of the wit and wisdom of Calvin and Hobbes, not much lasts forever.

Roy: I was nine when I got scouted by Sunderland, and I'd never left London before. My granddad drove me all the way there, and it was freezing, and I was terrified.
Roy: I was fu*king nine! Say something! When I got there, he gave me this old blanket. He said it was to keep me warm and to remind me of home. And that was the last time I saw him. 'Cause he'd passed away by the time I got back for Christmas, so... That is why blankie means so much to me.
Issac: Did you just say "blankie"?
Roy: No, I said "blanket." Conversation over.

Richard: This sand is from a beach in St. Barts. This is the first beach where I ever... (sobbing) It's the first beach where I ever slept with a supermodel.
Colin: Smile because it happened.

Higgins: This is my cat's collar. She was a faithful companion for 20 years. Gonna miss you, Cindy Clawford.

Colin: The keys to my Lamborghini.
(Throws the keys into the barrel)
Coach Beard: How you getting home?

Ted: Well, gentlemen... (lights a match) What do you say we burn this crap?
Coach Beard: (interrupting) Maybe we should do this part outside.


"Sonnet" by Faces on Film (Opening song.)

"Jerk it Out" by Caesars (Dani Rojas joins the team.)

"Over, Under, Sideways, Down" by The Yardbirds (People place items in the barrel.)

"Harmony Hall" by Vampire Weekend (Closing scene.)

Notes and Trivia

Brendan Hunt was nominated for (did not win) a Primetime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series" for the episode "Two Aces."

Ted states the office is a No Schadenfreude Zone. Schadenfreude is the experience of pleasure, joy, or self-satisfaction that comes from learning of or witnessing the troubles, failures, or humiliation of another.

Ted does a whole lecture about practice with Jamie which is mirroring the infamous "practice" press conference by NBA player Allen Iverson.

Cristo Fernandez, who plays Dani Rojas, was actually a professional soccer player before taking up acting.




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.

The scene where Keeley met with Jamie was filmed at the end of Old Palace Lane in Richmond England. (Google Street View)


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 StarringAnnette BadlandMae
Guest StarringJames LanceTrent Crimm
Co-StarringBilly HarrisColin
Co-StarringKola BokinniIsaac
Co-StarringStephen ManasRichard
Co-StarringAdam ColborneBaz
Co-StarringBronson WebbJeremy
Co-StarringKevin 'KG' GarryPaul
Co-StarringCristo FernandezDani Rojas
Co-StarringMoe Jeudy-LamourThierry Zoreaux
Co-StarringAnna Martine FreemanSarah