'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,' a Prime Video film, comes to an end with the last episode of its fifth season, tying up loose ends in the titular character's story. Despite the obstacles in her path, she always manages to find a path to victory, even if it means breaking a rule or two. She always creates it for herself.
Recap of Season 5 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Following his Carnegie Hall performance, Lenny Bruce was last seen boarding a plane to Los Angeles. Initially, things seemed to be okay, but when Susie discovers him in 1965, Lenny Bruce finds himself in a situation where he fails to make even a single joke. He refuses to accept his offer to be his agent, and he refuses to help him.
Susie finally confesses everything about their college relationship after she was convicted by her family. She then decided to marry someone else, even though she didn't marry the man.
Gordon announces that she'll be working for him on the same day, so Midge gets the best jokes and the best outfit ready. She invites all of her family, especially her mother, to see her perform live. However, Gordon makes a major error.
Season 5 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Why Does Gordon Fire Midge?
Midge realized that she didn't have to appease anyone else to get where she wanted to go. She decided to do what she wanted to do without fear of being jilted in this way. He makes Midge realize that this is the only way forward.
Midge puts her career completely in the hands of Susie and is willing to do whatever it takes. Even though Midge has never worked as a writer before, she gets her a job on the Gordon Ford Show as the first female writer on the team. It would certainly help her career, but it wasn't as easy as they imagined.
Gordon and his producer came up with a rule that never allows an employee, especially a writer, to sit on the program. The same applies to Midge, and Gordon is determined to never violate the rule at any cost. Eventually, Midge forces Susie to use her connection with Hedy, who would, in turn, force Gordon to force him to take Midge on the show.
Gordon is so desperate to get things resolved that he doesn't allow Midge to speak much and goes to commercial sooner than they were supposed to. This is when Midge sees an opportunity. Four minutes are sufficient for her to demonstrate her ability. Four minutes are enough to deliver a set that would put her in harm's way.
Midge is backed by Susie when she offers her opinion. Susie knows Midge well in such situations. Despite Gordon's protests, she takes the stage and performs like she would at any other gig. She investigates her family history and Joel's ability to punch one after another.
This is how she began her career, by taking the mic and not waiting for anyone's permission to do so, and how she has continued to improve and improve over the years. He invites her to the couch and treats her like any other guest on the show, validating her efforts and her talent. She is fired, and she has no objections.
Midge wanted to be recognized as a comic. She wanted to be on television as a comic and perform behind the scenes rather than writing for someone else. She knew that the moment she went on the stage and performed, she would be kicked out of the program. No detours anymore.
Do Midge and Susie End Their Relationship?
Midge's previous relationships with Susie are mentioned in an early episode of Season 5. There was nothing romantic about them, although Susie may have been in love with Midge, but their friendship wore out over the years. Even after they separated, they return and become friends.
Midge is still working hard, and Susie is appalled when her assistants and managers suggest she take a day off from work. Both women have declared that she would never marry anyone again.
Midge's marriage to Joel lasted for almost three years, although she couldn't get back together with him. Susie still laughs like no other. They watch a taped episode of Jeopardy from her mansions, synchronizing their viewing so that they're both watching it at the same time.
The last scene reveals the heart of the program. Midge and Susie were always supportive of each other. Who knows how long Susie would have to wait for some talented person to join her in the Gaslight. Both Midge and Susie developed from nothing and became the legends that everyone would admire.