The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel ends with a flash forward to 2005, showing Midge and Susie reconciled and watching Jeopardy! together over the phone. The use of Jeopardy! was inspired by the real-life friendship between Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner, who watched the game show together daily. The actresses reveal that it was a tricky process to get the rights to use Jeopardy! in the scene. The final moments reassure viewers that Midge and Susie’s friendship endures despite their past falling out, and the show’s creators leave it up to the audience to imagine how they reconciled. All five seasons of the show can be streamed on Prime Video.
In light of the recent news by WFMZ, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel ended its run with a heartwarming scene that left fans feeling satisfied. The show’s final moments featured Midge (Rachel Brosnahan) and Susie (Alex Borstein) reconnecting over their shared love of Jeopardy! while on the phone together in 2005.
The scene was a flash forward, and while viewers didn’t get to see the onscreen reconciliation between the two friends, they were reassured that their bond was as strong as ever. Brosnahan revealed that the reason behind the use of Jeopardy! was known only to show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino. She also shared that getting the rights to use the game show was a tricky process that only came through the day before filming.
Borstein had a theory about the inspiration behind the scene, citing the long-lasting friendship between Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner, who would reportedly watch Jeopardy! together daily. She believes that Sherman-Palladino borrowed from their friendship for the show’s ending. Brosnahan agreed, saying that Borstein was likely correct.
The actresses also discussed the age demographic of Midge and Susie at the time of the scene, suggesting that Jeopardy! was what they would be watching at that time of night. Regardless of the reasoning behind the choice of the game show, fans were delighted to see Midge and Susie’s friendship rekindled after years of estrangement.
In the end, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel delivered a satisfying conclusion to its five-season run. Fans of the show can stream all five seasons on Prime Video anytime and relive the heartwarming moments between Midge and Susie.