- Marvelous Mrs. Maisel -Our Biggest Predictions For 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Season 4
Remember back in 2019 when Amazon Prime released Season 3 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel? And then the world shut down and Hollywood, despite its usual privilege to defy rules, also had to take a pause?
Now, two years later, the gorgeous show that's probably lost its spot on everybody's radar is making a comeback and releasing Season 4 on February 18... and there are a lot of questions we have going into it. And when there are questions, there are predictions. Let's get to it.
What Will Miriam Joke About Now?
In the first few seasons, one of Miriam Maisel's biggest life problem was her failing marriage with Joel. And seeing as life's failures are a comedian's bread and butter, her divorce was the butt of many of her jokes... until she dabbled in poking fun at her parents, which did not go well. However, now with her life moving forward, what will her jokes focus on?
Judging from the Season 4 preview, it seems she'll make jokes about the struggles of being a female comedian (and woman in general). Since she's no longer going on tour with Shy Baldwin (because she said made jokes hinting at his sexuality) Miriam will be forced to pave her own path as a comedian, and a full headliner, at that. Is the 1960s world ready for her feminist approach to comedy?
Milo Ventimiglia's Role??
Fans lost their shit when it was announced that Amy Sherman-Palladino fave Milo Ventimiglia was going to appear as a new love interest for Miriam in Season 4. With his dwindling appearances in the newest season of This Is Us, maybe he's been on the Maisel set often. Also, Milo's a household name, you can't just flash him on screen for a second – Zendaya style in Dune – and expect fans to be satisfied. This is Jess from Gilmore Girls, after all. He deserves some screentime.
The biggest question about Miriam and Milo's character's relationship is: what's their meet-cute? My assumption is that they'll meet through a mutual connection, but, with the released park photos, maybe his cute dog caught the attention of Miriam's son. Whatever it may be, it seems like they can't stop smiling, so I'd say that's a good sign.
Will Joel's Family Accept His New Girlfriend?
As things become serious with Joel's new girlfriend Mei, she still has yet to meet his family. In one preview, after his family bombarded him with potential suitors, Joel tells Mei it's time for their relationship to go public. Mei doesn't seem so adamant about it, but either way, it's going to happen.
When it does, I can't help but wonder how his family is going to take it. Staying truthful to the time period of the 1950s and 1960s, race can't be ignored. It's something that was touched on with Miriam opening for Shy Baldwin, so it would be a good idea for it to be addressed in this context. Stereotypically, Jews and Asians have similar cultural ideals and are often paired together. However, Joel's parents seem traditional and might want him to be with another Jewish woman. So, it will be interesting to see if they accept Mei.
Will Susie Step Out As More Than A Sidekick?
It's widely known, or at least it should be, that there's no marvelous Miriam without Susie. The shared banter between the two should really be considered a main act. Season 3 explored Susie's character deeper through the storyline of her mom and sister, and in the spirit of continuing this journey, hopefully they'll take us further into Susie's life.
It's been speculated that Susie's in love with Miriam, and Alex Borstein who portrays Susie, agreed that to a certain degree, Susie's in love with Miriam. But then again she was in love with Lenny too because Susie falls in love with minds rather than gender, Borstein told The Advocate. It's hard to say whether Susie's romantic life is going to be included this season or not – we don't get any hints of that in the trailers – but, never say never.
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