Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 12
Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 12 (Image Credit: Apple TV+)

Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 12 Ending Explained/Ted Lasso Season 2 Finale Explained: Does Nate leave AFC Richmond? and Did AFC Richmond win back its position in the Premier League?

Last Updated on October 8, 2021 by Joydeep Ghosh

So it has finally happened, season 2 of our beloved show, Ted Lasso, had come to an end. Although eager to see how it ends, we have dreaded this day at the same time. Fridays will not be the same again without our favorite coach, Ted Lasso. We can’t wait for Ted Lasso Season 3 to be released.

Apple TV’s Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 12 was released on October 8, 2021. Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 12 is all about never losing hope, moving on in life, and making tough, life-changing decisions.

At the end of Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 12, there comes a huge shocker. At least now we know what Rupert was whispering into Nate’s ears at Rebecca’s father’s funeral. Read on more details about Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 12, with some massive spoilers included.

Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 12 Recap-“Inverting the Pyramid of Success.” 

Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 12 has been titled “Inverting the Pyramid of Success.” Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 12 begins with the media hype over The Independent reporter Trent Crimm’s article.

The article says that Ted did not leave the stadium halfway through the match during the FA Cup due to food poisoning. He had a panic attack at that time.

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Nate looking at the pyramid of success in Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 12 (Credit: Apple TV+)

While the media has a field day dissecting this news, Ted has his cereals over breakfast, looking at his messages. Rebecca is the first to offer her full support to Ted.

Sharon sends a message saying she will always be there for him whenever he wants to talk to her. Even Michelle Lasso sends a message supporting Ted. When Ted leaves for work, it seems that everybody is reading this very news out there.

Beard pretends ignorance about all this, and all the while, he has the newspaper stashed in his back pocket. Beard suspects the role of Nate behind this mess.

Meanwhile, Rebecca receives a bouquet from Edwin Akufo, offering his sympathy in advance for Sam leaving her team. He assures her that Sam would be looked after royally. Sam finds a parcel from Edwin in his locker, containing a jersey (with the number 10) of Edwin’s future dream team, a number made legendary ever since Maradona graced this number on his back.

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Sam in Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 12 (Credit: Apple TV+)

Jamie is seen looking everywhere for Roy to apologize to him. Roy has been furious at Jamie ever since Keeley told him that Jamie said he still loves her at the funeral.

When Roy and Jamie do meet, and Roy takes him aside, it turns out to be quite a hilarious encounter, in which, instead of punching him on the face, Roy is seen to forgive Jamie. Ted tells his team that one has to earn the team’s trust, and it is very dumb to keep secrets from your team. Sam’s father asks him to keep an eye for a message from the universe to make his big decision.

Keeley discloses her big news to Roy and Rebecca. Roy congratulates her, and Rebecca gracefully lets her quit with hugs and tears. Rebecca comes to know that Rupert is now the new owner of West Ham United.

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The team getting geared up for the second half of the match in Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 12 (Credit: Apple TV+)

Does AFC Richmond Finally Win Its Place Back In The Premier League?

It is finally the showtime for AFC Richmond. It is the final match of the season and the last opportunity for AFC Richmond to win its place back in the Premier League.

The match begins with a dismal performance from AFC, giving Brentford FC a 2-0 lead before the break. At the break, Ted gives the team a pep talk and discusses with them about continuing to follow Nate’s “false nine” strategy.

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Dani’s penalty kick in Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 12 (Credit: Apple TV+)

At the match, Sam scores a goal. Then, Jamie is about to score another equalizing goal when there is a foul from the opponent team, which wins AFC Richmond a penalty shot.

Jamie reflects for a moment and then gives this opportunity to Rojas Dani, and Dani, too, does not disappoint his team. With his goal, AFC Richmond scores second place and gets back to the Premier League. When the boys celebrate their victory at the locker room, we see Roy and Jamie putting behind their differences and hugging.

Later, at the press conference, Ted addresses the media and talks openly about his vulnerabilities. He notices that Trent Crimm is not present at the press conference.

Ted later discovers that Trent Crimm has been fired for disclosing his anonymous source, having made this revelation himself. He is now an independent reporter instead of working for The Independent.

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Rebecca and Ted celebrating after the match in Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 12 (Credit: Apple TV+)

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Does Sam Leave AFC Richmond in Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 12?

Edwin comes to take Sam with him after the match. Sam tells him that he has decided not to leave AFC Richmond. Saying that Edwin gets furious at Sam’s decision would be an understatement.

He starts mouthing profanities and leaves in a huff. Sam announces his decision to Rebecca and Ted. When Ted asks him the reason for staying back, he says that it is not because of some relationship but for his own good. Three weeks later, Sam is seen to have bought a place, which he plans to turn into a Nigerian restaurant.

Do Ted and Nate Confront Each Other in Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 12?

As the team leaves for the ground with new vigor, Ted asks Nate what has been bothering him. Nate is like a volcano waiting to erupt, and he bursts open in front of Ted, telling him that while Ted had meant the world to him, Ted, in return, just abandoned him mid-way.

Nate also says that he has worked a lot harder than Ted but is never given any credit, while Ted got there just by accident. He speaks out all his repressed anger and storms out of the office. Nate later tears off the “Believe” sign put up by Ted and leaves without joining the team in their celebration.

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Roy and Keeley in Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 12 (Credit: Apple TV+)

Do Roy and Keeley Have A Future Together?

Keeley is euphoric that she has got finance from back Bantr to open her own PR firm, though she can’t stop thinking about how to disclose this to her boss, Rebecca.

Later, Roy tells Keeley that Jamie has apologized, and Keeley, too, reveals her big news, which they celebrate with champagne, on Roy’s insistence.

Keeley receives the preview pictures from Lizzy, which are great, but she finds that Roy’s photos are not included in the article. Roy takes this with a brave face, though he seems to be hurt.

After the big match, Keeley is seen packing when Roy says they will spend the next six weeks in an idyllic villa. Roy is supposed to be taking a break for the first time in several years, while Keeley can work from there as well. Keeley declines this offer and asks Roy to take this vacation while she slaves it out in a dark room.

Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 12 Ending Explained

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Nate as the new coach of West Ham United in Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 12 (Credit: Apple TV+)

In Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 12, the greatest shocker comes in the form of the viewers finding that Nate has joined West Ham United as a coach.

This explains what Rupert had been whispering in Nate’s ears at the funeral of Rebecca’s father. This new offer also gave him the confidence to stand up for himself in front of Ted as he did not have to worry about the effects of his actions.

Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 12 has marked some significant changes for many of the show’s characters. In Ted Lasso Season 2 Episode 12, we see Sam listening to the voice of the universe and making a big decision for himself. Keeley is seen moving on, and we expect to see more of Nate in season 3 as the coach of an opponent team.

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