S02E08 - Man City
No: 18 | Season: 2 Episode: 8 | Air Date: 10-Sep-21 | Runtime: mins
Ted and Dr. Sarah's collegial relationship becomes stronger. As the team prepares for the semifinal against Man City, Jamie is strained by his relationship with his father. Rebecca bravely moves forward in a personal relationship.
Director and Writers
Director: Matt Lipsey
Writers: Jamie Lee
Dr. Sharon: He refuses to open up. And when he gets anywhere close to being vulnerable, he fires off a zinger or some obscure reference to something very specific to a 40-year-old white man from middle America.
Keeley: I haven't found a term I like yet for when I tell people I'm taking a sh1t. What do you use?
Rebecca: I need to reapply my lip liner. Men don't know what that means and women understand it requires time and focus.
Ted: You're telling me I could shatter every bone in my body, someone could just drop me off in front of any old hospital, dumped into a garbage can or something, and y'all patch me up and I don't have to pay jack squat?
Hospital Orderly: You're damn right.
Ted: I tell you, I love this country. I love this town. Oh, did you know that Winnie the Pooh was based on a real bear from the London Zoo?
Dr. Sharon: (arrives and hears Ted talking) F*ck me.
Ted: No intracranial hemorrhaging? Or subdural hematoma?
Doctor: No. You seem to know a lot about brain injuries.
Ted: Well, I watched a lot of Grey's Anatomy in my early 30s. And actually, you know, I coached football. The American kind. You know? The one with all the concussions and hullabaloo about kneeling and such.
Ms. Bowen: Coach Kent, we've got a bit of an issue with Phoebe's behavior.
Roy: Let's have it.
Ms. Bowen: She's been swearing. A lot.
Roy: How bad is it?
Ms. Bowen: Today she called one of her classmates an "apathetic shitfucker."
Roy: Are they?
Ms. Bowen: Oh, yes. But that's not the point. Do you have any idea where she might be getting this from?
Dr. Sharon: (on a phone message recording) Ted, it's Sharon. I can't come to the phone right now. But if you want to talk my ear off about some bullshit because you're too afraid to properly emote, leave a message. Beep!
Dr. Sharon: (to Ted) I didn't mean it.
Ted: Come on now. You meant it a little bit. In concussio veritas, right? Ain't that the saying?
Higgins: (working in the cleaning closet) I'm just in here until my office exists. It's really no problem. If I spill anything, I'm next to everything I need to clean up.
Jamie: This is very, very sad.
Higgins: Fathers and sons. So tricky. They should really write songs about it.
Jamie: Think they do.
Higgins: Yeah, I know. I was just...
Jamie: Anyway... You... Are you close with your dad?
Higgins: Ups and downs, like everyone. It's complicated.
Jamie: Mine's not complicated. He's just a dick. Every situation, he does exactly what a dick would do. Not much you can do with that. Know what I mean?
Jamie: James Tartt. His mates are Denbo Cullens and Bug.
Jamie: Just Bug. One G. Like the animal. It's his legal name. Changed it.
Higgins: Because he's small like a bug?
Jamie: No, 'cause he eats bugs for money.
Phoebe: Thank you for the ice cream, Uncle Roy.
Roy: Oi! You can't swear, Phoebe.
Phoebe: But you swear all the time.
Roy: Yeah. And it didn't hold me back 'cause I'm a footballer. No one cares if we swear. It's part of the job. It's encouraged. But you can't be a doctor, or a teacher, or a...
Phoebe: Veterinarian for wild animals.
Roy: Or a veterinarian for wild animals. I still don't get how that works. You treat them in the woods and no one pays you?
Roy: I get concerned that I've been infecting you with the worst parts of me.
Phoebe: That's not true. Uncle Roy, you teach me great things. I called that boy a name because he's a bully. And because of you, I stand up to bullies. And referees. And I can do that without swearing.
Roy: Yeah. 'Cause you are better than me.
Phoebe: I'm as good as the best you. Maybe we can stop swearing together.
Roy: F*ck you.
Ted: So, you gonna get a new bike, or you wanna lay off riding for a bit?
Dr. Sharon: I don't know. I haven't thought about it.
Ted: Well, I hope you get back on that horse. And by horse, I mean bicycle. Although how cool would it be if you started riding a horse to work? Everybody starts calling you "Dr. Sharon Horsewoman" or... You know, becomes your hook.
Rebecca: No. Sam. We can't... I'm your boss. No. No. You are way too young. I mean, you're what, like, 24?
Sam: I'm... I'm 21.
Rebecca: Oh, my God. I'm a pedophile. I feel... I've groomed you. All these messages. I was grooming you!
Sam: You didn't groom me, okay? We didn't know who we were.
Rebecca: Okay, but... but now we do, and this is not happening.
Dr. Sharon: After today, I was worried I'll be too scared to enjoy riding again.
Ted: I would say that fear's a lot like underwear...
Dr. Sharon: (interrupting) No, I don't want to discuss it. I don't need a pep talk.
Ted: (referring to Wembley Stadium) Focus up. All right, fellas, I want you to close your eyes. Look around. (stops) You know. I mean, open them up and take it all in. But remember, this right behind me, just a regular old football pitch. You take away the stadium and all the stands, I think you'll find it's the same size as our pitch back home on Nelson Road.
Coach Beard: Not exactly.
Ted: What's that?
Nathan: It's 500 square yards bigger.
Ted: Really? The pitches aren't the same size?
Nathan: This is the biggest pitch in the country.
Coach Beard: Huge advantage for City.
Ted: Boy, oh, boy. This sport has the loosiest-goosiest rules of all. Tough to get my head around sometimes. Okay. All right. It's bigger. And, look, I know y'all grew up watching games on this field, so you're probably a little nervous. Shoot, I know I got goose bumps. I remember being a little kid, sitting in front of the television and watching Queen perform right over there during Live Aid.
Coach Beard: No, you didn't.
Roy: That was old Wembley.
Nathan: That field was even bigger.
Ted: It doesn't matter. Point is, guys, we're here now, okay? At this Wembley. The one that Freddie Mercury never stepped foot in. And this is our day to make history. And I believe we're gonna do just that.
Ted: Hey, fellas, hold on a sec. I need to tell you all something. When I left the match against Tottenham, it... it wasn't 'cause, you know, my stomach was bothering me. It was 'cause I had a panic attack. I've been having them from time to time as of late, and I'm working on it. But I just want you all to know the truth. We good?
All: Oh, yeah. Yeah. Of course. Okay.
Ted: Okay, all right. All right, let's go get 'em. Richmond on three.
Higgins: Wait! I need to confess something too. I messed up the time zones on our transfer deadline, which is why we didn't sign up that amazing fullback from Brazil.
All: That's okay. Okay. Yeah, okay. All good. Okay. That's all right.
Ted: Yeah. Okay. Here we go.
Roy: I don't read the scouting reports you guys write. I've lied every time they've come up. They're boring, and I won't do it.
Ted: I appreciate that.
Nathan: I pretend to get ideas in the moment, but they're just good ideas I've had for months. I just time them to look spontaneous.
Higgins: It's a good move.
Ted: Illusion of the first time.
Coach Beard: There was one game this season where I was accidentally on mushrooms.
Coach Beard: I'd been at Jane's house, and I drank tea from the wrong pot.
Roy: The Port Vale match?
Coach Beard: Yeah. It won't happen again.
Ted: Thanks, guys. All right, let's go kick their butts.
Coach Beard: Butts on three.
Ted: Works for me. One, two, three.
Ted: (To Coach Beard) You all fancy now, drinking tea, huh?
Coach Beard: I didn't know how to tell you.
Nathan: Hey, ref! Clean the sh1t out of your eyes, you dickless wonder.
Arlo: Oh, no. Never mess with Mike Dean.
Mike Dean: (gives Nathan a yellow card) Can't say that, mate. I'm sorry. There you go.
Ted: Sorry about that, Mike. We all know you have a penis.
Mike Dean: I've been called worse.
Security: Mr. Tartt. You have a visitor. Says he's your father.
James Tartt: Are you decent? (to security) I told ya. Dick. (to the team) Oh, gentlemen! Gentlemen! Hey, it's a tough one, lads. It's a tough one, but no shame to it, 'cause, you know, we only ever beat everybody we play. So you pups had no chance. And there he is, my son. My own flesh and blood. Poor Jamie, my son. Now, maybe I'm thinking his heart's still in Manchester and that's why he missed that sitter in the first half. You absolutely balled it. You balled it. What were you thinking? I'm only kidding, hey. Hey, look, do us a favor and get Denbo and Bug past security. They wanna go on the pitch, take a few snaps, yeah?
Jamie: I'd rather 'em not.
James Tartt: Yeah, they just want to look around. It'll only take a second.
Jamie: I'd rather 'em not.
James Tartt: What? What, you're not gonna all go little moody bitch just 'cause you got your arse served to you on a plate, are ya?
Jamie: Don't speak to me like that. Don't speak to me like that. Don't speak to me like that.
James Tartt: Okay, well, let's see if you can hear this. You know that ickle TV show you made? You made it easier for Manchester City to kick you to the curb. And look where you are now. Twaddling about with a bunch of amateurs. (to team) No offense, no offense. (grabs Jamie) Don't turn your back on me, you pussy.
(Jamie punches him)
Ted: My father killed himself when I was 16. That happened to me and to my mom.
Dr. Sharon: I'm so sorry, Ted.
Ted: And look, I don't know if that's where maybe some of my issues stem from.
Dr. Sharon: No, it definitely is.
"Witness (1 Hope)" by Roots Manuva (Plays as Dr. Sharon is riding her bike to work)
"La Virgen De La Macarena" by Arturo Sandoval (Plays as Isaac prepares to give Sam a hair cut)
"Down By The Riverside" by Mathilia Jackson (Plays when Isaac is giving Sam a hair cut.)
"Loving Is Easy" by Rex Orange County (feat. Benny Sings) (Plays when Sam and Rebeca have dinner)
"Blue Moon" by The Marcels (Sung by the Man City faithful at Wembley, and then played as Man City dominated Richmond)
"Beware of Darkness" by George Harrison (When Roy hugs Jamie in the locker room)
"Don't Look Back In Anger" by Oasis (After Coach Beard and Ted say goodbye)
"Somewhere Only We Know" by Keane (As Rebecca heads out to meet Sam. Closing Credits music)
Notes and Trivia
Sarah Niles (Doctor Sharon) had to learn how to ride a bike for her role in this show.
At the time this episode was filmed at Wembley stadium, reporter interviewed several of the actors and mistook them for real football players.
Mike Dean, who gives Nathan a yellow card, is a real referee.
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.
When Sharon rides her bike to work:
- The location where she is seen leaving her building was shot at Kingston upon Thames. (Google)
- The location where she rides on a cobbled streets with a White Cross building in the background was on Riverside in Richmond. (Google)
- Then she rides by Richmond rail bridge. (Google)
- Then back near Kingston on Thames. (Google)
- Then back to Richmond (houseboats in background). (Google)
- Finally, she crashes right back in Kingston upon Thames near where she started. (Google) (Submitted by J. Garrett-Jones)
Scenes at Wembley Stadium were filmed during the recent FA Cup.
Exterior and interior scenes at Rebecca's house were filmed at Pembroke House, 1 Pembroke Villas Road, in Richmond, England. (Google Street View)
|Starring||Jason Sudeikis||Ted Lasso|
|Starring||Hannah Waddingham||Rebecca Welton|
|Starring||Jeremy Swift||Leslie Higgins|
|Starring||Phil Dunster||Jamie Tartt|
|Starring||Brett Goldstein||Roy Kent|
|Starring||Brendan Hunt||Coach Beard|
|Starring||Nick Mohammed||Nathan Shelley|
|Starring||Sarah Niles||Dr. Sharon Fieldstone|
|Starring (With)||Juno Temple||Keeley Jones|
|Guest Starring||Toheeb Jimoh||Sam Obisanya|
|Guest Starring||Cristo Fernandez||Dani Rojas|
|Guest Starring||Kola Bokinni||Isaac|
|Guest Starring||Kieran O'Brien||James Tartt|
|Guest Starring||Annette Badland||Mae|
|Co-Starring||Ruth Bradley||Ms. Bowen|
|Co-Starring||Sidse Babett Knudsen||Bridget|
|Co-Starring||Billy Harris||Colin Hughes|
|Co-Starring||Moe Jeudy-Lamour||Thierry Zoreaux|
|Co-Starring||Stephen Manas||Richard Montlaur|
|Co-Starring||Mohammed Hashim||Moe Bumbercatch|
|Co-Starring||David Elsendoorn||Jan Maas|
|Co-Starring||Charlie Hiscock||Will Kitman|
|Co-Starring||Sofia Barclay||Dr. O'Sullivan|
|Co-Starring||Nonso Anozie||Ola Obisanya|
|Co-Starring||Kevin 'KG' Garry||Paul|
|Co-Starring||Esmonde Cole||Lawrence Tureaud|
|Co-Starring||Fleur East||Jaylah Vivienne|