Ted Lasso’s Jodi Balfour Sees A Tough Road Ahead For Jack After The Keeley Split

“We explored love-bombing in this arc, so Jack really gets in there hard and fast and then leaves hard and fast,” Balfour says. “I think it’s a little bit of a trust-whiplash moment for Keeley.” While the actress says she hopes Jack’s exit does not depart Keeley “ultimately feeling more guarded than she did even before,” she additionally thinks the pair’s blossoming love was very actual. “I think they were falling in love, big-time,” she notes. It actually appeared that means on the viewers’ finish, too, however Jack and Keeley’s relationship has been marked by potential pink flags from early on. Right after the pair get collectively, Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) accuses Jack of love-bombing Keeley, a tactic that includes pushing somebody into accepting a relationship with flattery and items.

I’m nonetheless not notably eager on the way in which the present addressed the idea of love-bombing, however Balfour does appear to assume Jack’s entrance was a bit aggressive. “Jack met Keeley at a time in her life where her heart had really been broken and she was somewhat reluctant to let someone else into her life,” she tells Vulture. “Jack sort of bulldozes her way in, with genuine connection and chemistry and affection for one another.” The pair did appear to have ample chemistry, which is why the revelation that Jack has an entire lot of internalized misogyny to kind out is so disappointing.

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