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Not to be confused with the baked good itself.

"Biscuits" is the second episode of season one of the Apple TV+ series, Ted Lasso. It premiered on August 14, 2020.

Synopsis[]

It’s Ted’s first day of coaching, and the fans aren’t happy. Although he doesn’t make much headway, he remains undeterred – even as the team has its first match.

Plot[]

Ted has an off day. His shredded wheat is not shredded, and he almost gets hit by a car, although Coach Beard stops that from happening. On the way to work, Ted spots a group of school kids playing soccer before they head to the training facility.

Rebecca gets interrupted while googling her ex-husband by Ted who brings her a tin of biscuits. He wants to get to know her and won’t take no for an answer. In the middle of serenading her with some Kenny Rogers, Rebecca finally tells him she doesn’t have time for “Biscuits with the Boss” that morning, or any morning for that matter. Ted leaves, but hints that he will be back again the next morning.

Down on the training field, Ted and Beard watch over the AFC Richmond team members as they scrimmage. Ted is obviously nervous, as shown by his jittery palms. He instructs his team to run a drill and notices one player, a recruit named Sam is a little “down in the dumps.”

He tries to give Sam some awkward, helpful advice after he gets bested by Jamie. The advice is to “be a goldfish” because they only have a ten-second memory. Ted tells Nate they need to figure out a way to cheer him up.

Rebecca is frustrated because of just how endearing and nice Ted is. She asks Higgins who the player with the most say in the locker room is, he doesn’t know, so she requests he find out where Ted got the biscuits from instead.

In the locker room, Ted and Beard chat with the team briefly about a new method of lodging complaints and suggestions. Since they don’t plan on messing with the game plan for the team’s upcoming game against Crystal Palace, they want to know if there are any other issues they could get fixed like the snacks or towels. Roy is not impressed, but Jamie notes the snacks could certainly use some work.

Upon leaving the building, and waiting an awkwardly long time to hold the door open for Rebecca, Ted has a run-in with Keeley who asks him whether he’d be a lion or a panda. He votes panda but Rebecca is suddenly fiercely adamant that lion is the only answer. Then Jamie comes out and says neither, he likes himself just fine. Ted and Keeley continue goofing off for a moment after she gives keys to her boyfriend.

Over a few pints of beer at a local pub, Beard and Ted brainstorm ideas of how to make Sam feel more comfortable away from home. They learn he has a birthday coming up and then decide to celebrate it and then they dive into the suggestion box. It’s full of nothing but insults toward Ted and a single complaint, “water pressure’s rubbish.”

Later, they talk a walk through the park and run into the same schoolgirl they saw playing soccer with her friends previously. She easily outmaneuvers Ted with the soccer ball.

Morning comes and it’s time for another “Biscuits with the Boss”! Higgins has failed to find the exact place Ted gets the cookies. Still, Rebecca is adamant they can’t be having these morning chats every day. Higgins is starting to like Ted and agrees to get lunch with him.

In the locker rooms, Ted and Beard recognize that the water pressure is not great and plan to get it fixed. Ted has Sam go meet with Higgins so he can get the team to chip in some money to another suggestion box, courtesy of Nate, to get something nice for his birthday. Several teammates do put money in the box but Jamie sticks his gum in it instead.

At another press conference, the reporters are still unimpressed with Ted. One reporter, from The Sun, lodges a question at Rebecca. He puts her on the spot about a new girl Rupert was with while they were married, one Rebecca was unaware of. She manages to recover from the shock, but Ted still goes to check on her after to show her a care package he received from his son. He leaves her with a plastic army figure as a “line of defense”. While there, he also asks Rebecca if she has any tips to figuring out Jamie and she recommends he ask Keeley since the two have such a “rapport.” He does pop down to visit her during a photoshoot. After wrapping, Keeley and Ted have lunch together and she tells him Jamie responds well to positive reinforcement.

Rebecca hires a photographer to snap pictures of them enjoying lunch together, which includes Ted feeding Keeley because she still has “paws” on her hands from the shoot. It all looks flirtatious.

In the locker room ahead of the next big game, they celebrate Sam’s birthday with a cake and a care package full of goodies from home. He’s touched by the gesture, especially when Ted gives him one of the plastic army men from his son. As Ted and Beard step out for the game against Crystal Palace, all they hear from the audience are shouts of “w*nker” across the board. AFC Richmond loses. Roy is pissed and throws his water bottle. But then Roy steps into the shower and is pleasantly surprised to find the water pressure really was changed!

In the locker room, Ted tells the boys to shake it off, plays some music, and invites everyone to have some of Sam’s birthday cake. Then he goes to visit Rebecca and Higgins. Rebecca is happy to scroll through social media and see nothing but negative memes about Ted when he shows up with cake slices for the two of them. He invites them to go hang out with the guys to boost morale, Rebecca says she will — if he tells her where he got the biscuits. Ted doesn’t say. Ted and Beard commiserate about the loss over a drink,  but Ted isn’t too worried. Outside, he runs into the same schoolgirl from before and the two play a game of takeaway together.

Elsewhere, Rebecca is at home looking at her little army man when she gets a call from Higgins, he tells her he sent her the pictures of Ted and Keeley and asks if she’s sure she wants to do this, as the press will eat them alive. Rebecca says yes.

Meanwhile, we learn that Ted is the one who makes those biscuits for Rebecca every day.

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