The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2 Recap
Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 2 followed Midge one year after her marriage ended and her stand-up career began. To celebrate the conclusion of the second season, we recap the journeys of Midge Maisel and the people in her life.
In season 2, Midge continued to perform throughout clubs in New York and slowly made her way closer to Midtown. Even during a summer-long family vacation in the Catskills, she managed to squeeze in some gigs. Midge faced the discrimination and double standards that come with being a woman in stand-up. However, a big break performing on TV during a telethon got her a spot on an international tour. Midge would be gone for six months, which she agreed to without thought about her family or her engagement to Benjamin.
Susie spent all her energy managing Midge. Even when Midge went to the Catskills, she joined her there while incognito as a plumber. Susie booked Midge for a short tour, which ended up straining their relationship. However, when Sophie Lennon screwed Midge over at the telethon, Susie fiercely defended Midge. Sophie was actually impressed with Susie and asked her to be her manager. Susie agreed, but didn’t tell Midge.
Abe and Rose Weissman
The season began with Rose moving to Paris while Abe and Midge hadn’t noticed. Rose quickly developed a life in Paris, and with Abe there, they reconnected. Their responsibilities ultimately called them back, but Abe made an effort to keep their Paris spirit alive to please Rose.
Abe thought things would be good back at Columbia and Bell Labs. Unfortunately, finding out about Midge’s stand-up and Noah’s CIA careers made him unpleasant and led to his boss asking him to take a sabbatical. What’s more, Bell Labs canceled his project after Midge talked about it during her act in D.C. This pushed Abe back to his activist ways of his youth, and he met with a lawyer.
Joel had to find a job and get out of his parents’ place. When he found out Maisel an Roth was struggling, he successfully turned the company around. Moishe gave him a check and asked him to leave the company so he wouldn’t get stuck. Joel decided that he wanted to open a club. When Midge realized her stand-up career would make her a lonely person, she sought comfort with Joel, not Benjamin.
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