In the second episode of Season 3 of “Ted Lasso,” Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein) and Jamie Tartt (Phil Dunster) have a moment together, something that remains shocking since they were once sworn enemies both vying for the attention of Keeley Jones (Juno Temple). After Roy and Keeley separate, Roy thinks Jamie is going to ask for permission to ask her out, but all he wants to do is hug his friend and ask if he’s okay. It’s both touching and funny, a signature kind of scene for this series that fans clearly appreciate.
“I will single-handedly run Phil Dunster’s Emmy campaign,” @shelbbs247 tweeted along with the scene, which ends with Jamie remarking that he forgot “how skittish elderly people could be ’cause of the war.”
“I swear to god this better be the year [Phil Dunster] gets an Emmy nomination for ted lasso because he is the most underrated performer on that show,” @weltonlassos wrote in response to the same scene. Some fans also pointed out that Dunster is one of the few leads on the show to be snubbed by the Emmys. “Him being the only one of the male actors on the cast in the first two seasons to not get nominated is a crime he deserves it,” @Lyta232323 tweeted.