The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 4 Episode 3 and 4 Recap and Ending, Explained

The third episode of the fourth season of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ titled ‘Everything Is Bellmore,’ is dedicated to a beloved member of the cast, Brian Tarantina, who passed away in 2019. Tarantina portrayed the recurring character Jackie, the emcee at the Gaslight. ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ celebrates the character actor and his performances by honoring the role he played in the show. Alex Borstein, as Susie, delivers one of the most powerful and visceral monologues in the series, eulogizing both Jackie and the actor who played him. Here is everything you need to know about the ending of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ season 4 episode 4. SPOILERS AHEAD.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 4 Episode 3 and 4 Recap

Episode 3 begins as Susie finds out about Jackie’s death from his sister and spends the rest of the episode in barely restrained grief, which ultimately explodes out of her as the monologue when she sees how few people have attended his wake. Midge (Rachel Brosnahan) starts working as the comic emcee at the strip club. Lenny Bruce (Luke Kirby) drops by and tests Midge’s concentration during her act by throwing things at her. She passes with flying colors. The Weissmans, the Maisels, and Susie attend the opening night of a play written by Buzz Goldberg, their acquaintance from the Catskills. The play used to be performed at the holiday retreat, and Midge even acted in it at one point, though almost everyone except Midge thinks it was a terrible performance.

The production turns out to be horrendous, and Abe (Tony Shalhoub) is convinced to write how he really feels about it in his review by his publisher. During a Bar Mitzvah, the entire Jewish community of the Upper West Side shouts at Abe for being disloyal, including even the rabbi.

In episode 4, titled ‘Interesting People on Christopher Street,’ Midge goes on a date with a pediatrician, who can’t stop speaking about his time in Spain. As it becomes more and more insufferable, Midge calls Susie to ask her to bail her out. Her manager soon shows up at the restaurant, claiming that Midge’s son is sick.

Midge tries to bring certain changes to the strip club so it would run more proficiently. The management is reluctant, but they ultimately go along with it. In his article about Buzz Goldberg’s play, Abe mentions in passing that he and Asher set a federal building on fire. As a result, the FBI comes calling.

Susie gets a new apartment with the help of her mob friends. It’s spacious and has a great view. One just has to ignore the fact that it’s a safe house for the mafia, and there is a bloodstain on the floor. Susie dreams of setting up her office there. One evening Sophie (Jane Lynch) shows up and asks Susie to get her the game show host gig she is interested in. Against her better judgment, Susie agrees.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 4 Episode 4 Ending: Does Midge Fall into the Orchestra Pit?

Yes, Midge falls into the orchestra pit of the strip club in the closing moments of episode 4 and most probably has sustained some injuries. One can understand why she chooses to perform at the strip club. The setting inherently allows her to speak her mind. But, at the same time, one can also see why Susie and Joel (Michael Zegen) question her career choice. She was opening for Shy Baldwin only a few weeks back, and now she is performing at a strip club. It’s an incredibly uninspiring career trajectory.

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Midge tries to bring in changes to the venue that can be positive for both her and the other performers, but the fall seems like a wake-up call. Midge starts performing there because of the favorable audience compared to traditional clubs. However, she will be stuck there for an unforeseeable future if she isn’t careful.

Why Is the FBI Looking for Abe and Asher? Why Is Abe Angry at Asher?

Abe and Asher have been friends for a long time. In the 1920s, they were anarchists and apparently set fire to a federal building. In his article, Abe mentions this incident while criticizing the early 1960s theater scene. This is what draws the attention of the FBI. Abe hires Michael Kessler, his friend from his activist days, who tells Abe and Asher that the FBI has nothing on them, and they just need to meet with an agent to clear things up. Asher comes to New York for the meeting and stays with the Weissmans.

During dinner one evening, it is revealed that Asher and Rose briefly dated when they were young. At the time, Rose and Abe had broken up because he was pursuing a Ph.D. degree. According to Rose, she told Abe about this at least 20 times. The dinner is the first time he finally listens, and that eccentric, vindictive, and petty person within him resurfaces. When the FBI shows up, Abe tries his best to get Asher arrested, though the plan fails. If anything, the entire interaction gives Asher the first real idea of a play in two decades.

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