Spoiler: More speculative non-spoiler spoiler discussion Rupert buying a competing team was what popped into my head as well, because in order to avoid accusations of conflict of interest or cheating, he would have to give up his shares in any rival football clubs before buying a new one. He never does anything out of the goodness of his heart, so his gift to Rebecca was immediately suspect. My first thought with Nate was that Rupert was asking him to be a spy of sorts, but it's not as if Team Lasso has any sort of top secret strategy that needs to be stolen, beyond "Be excellent to each other". Rupert asking Nate to be a coach on his new team makes a lot more sense, especially given Nate's dickishness of late, though it's kind of reminiscent of Jamie leaving the team last season. I'm worried that Ted is heading down his father's path. I'm sure he'll be rescued from it at the last moment by Coach Beard or Rebecca or Dr. Fieldstone, but it's gonna go to a dark place before he can be pulled back from the proverbial ledge.