How ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”s Final Scene Pays Tribute To An Iconic Comedy Duo
27.05.2023 - 00:37
Spoiler alert! Spoilers ahead for the series finale of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, titled “Four Minutes”. Read on at your own risk.
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” took its final bow on Friday, as the season 5 finale showed us exactly where Rachel Brosnahan’s titular comedienne, Midge Maisel, ended up in the later years of her A-list career.
The flash-forward-heavy fifth and final season of the Emmy-winning comedy took away the suspense of Midge’s success early on in the final episodes, sharing with viewers that she did, in fact, become one of the biggest names in comedy. The unique story structure was one that the “Mrs. Maisel” creative team had been planning for some time, executive producer Dan Palladino told ET.
“Once we decided it was the last season, we just dove right into it,” he recalled. “It was fun, because we got to do time travel, but we’re not science fiction. We got to see the touchstones in their lives, all throughout their lives. We loved it. We’ve never tried anything like that. It was ambitious, and it was a great storytelling device for us.”
“And, of course,” creator and EP Amy Sherman-Palladino added, “it allowed us to drive home the theme, which is the true love of each other’s lives were Susie and Midge.”
As viewers watched throughout the final season, the comedienne and her long-suffering manager, Susie Myerson (Alex Borstein), had a major falling out over Susie’s mob ties. However, by the final flash-forward — all the way to 2005 — we see that the pair have reconciled and stayed in touch. In fact, they regularly watch their DVR-ed episodes of “Jeopardy!” together on the phone from opposite coasts; Midge from her New York City penthouse and Susie from a sunny, bird-filled chateau in southern