This put up is made up of spoilers for The Wonderful Mrs. Maisel.

It is often been Lenny Bruce. From The Wonderful Mrs. Maisel’s start out, Midge’s like of stand-up comedy has dovetailed with a gentle location for the tortured comedian who led her to it. And the crackling chemistry among Rachel Brosnahan and Luke Kirby’s respective figures has remained one of Maisel’s most steady elements. Now, after a a few-time gradual melt away, they eventually, lastly did the deed in the show’s fourth period finale. 

But in advance of we can get to their extensive-awaited lovemaking, familial tragedy strikes. The episode, penned and directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino, starts at the bedside of Moishe Maisel (Kevin Pollack), who has suffered a coronary heart attack following discovering that Joel (Michael Zegen) is expecting a little one with his girlfriend Mei (Stephanie Hsu), whom the Maisels have never even achieved. The two the Maisels and Weismanns prepare for Moishe’s attainable demise. His wife, Shirley (Caroline Aaron) fusses more than the vacation they didn’t get. Abe (Tony Shalhoub) writes an obituary for him in The Village Voice, journalistic practice be damned. 

As she’s been regarded to do, Midge performs out her feelings on phase. Her established gets to be a 50 %-baked treatise about women holding matters down even though the males close to them slide aside. “What if we learn a single working day that we were being often the ones in charge?” Midge asks. “Just no one particular explained to us?” It is a fitting mail-off to her time at The Wolford, an unlawful strip club she’s morphed into an ever more feminist house in the course of her stint there. “I never know what I’m declaring,” Midge provides. “I just never want this man to die.” With a tearful nod, she’s back in performer mode. “Now, let us see some tits and ass.”

Enter Lenny Bruce, who’s been ready in the wings to offer Midge an apology—and a when-in-a-life time gig. The former is in response to the season’s sixth episode, which saw a hungover Lenny flee from Midge’s Upper West Side apartment and its cookie-cutter domesticity. And the latter is an present to open up for Tony Bennett at the Copacabana. Lenny is busy performing at Carnegie Corridor and has advocated for Midge to get his slot. But ahead of he can minimize to the chase there’s a raid at the strip club—forcing the pair into a full-blown blizzard exterior. 

They tuck on their own away in Lenny’s resort space, exactly where the air among them is undeniably billed. “You are extra crucial than God,” he tells Midge, echoing a line from her set. “You compensated awareness,” she says. “To you? Often,” Lenny replies. But in advance of items go additional, Midge desires to get one detail straight. “If we do this, if we get our apparel off and we do some extremely blue factors in this pretty blue area, I require you to search me in the eye first and promise that you will never, at any time overlook that I am quite, pretty humorous,” she says. Lenny gamely replies, “I will be laughing through the entire thing, I assure.”

Their appreciate bubble is soon punctured when Midge finds a bag of what appears to be drug paraphernalia in his rest room. Lenny shrugs it off: “All is properly, I guarantee.” It’s one particular that we know he can’t preserve, provided that the real comedian would die of an overdose in 1966—a day the clearly show is inching ever closer to. 

When we all have a metaphorical cigarette, Susie (Alex Borstein) is saddled with office environment busywork and a foreboding scene with Midge about obtaining into bed with mobsters. The character’s extra intriguing storylines—a dip into her sexuality in the season’s fourth episode and the truth that she gambled absent all of Midge’s cash back in year 3 go frustratingly unresolved. And Moishe lives, only to inform Joel that Mei desires to be Jewish by the time they wed and become moms and dads. 

Just after a period normally crammed with the shenanigans of facet figures, the closing 15 minutes of Maisel’s finale are properly devoted to Midge and Lenny. She watches him provide the house down at Carnegie Hall in advance of he whisks her to the stage later on, confronting Midge about why she stupidly turned down the Tony Bennett occupation. “I designed a selection to do points my way,” she tells Lenny, referencing her early year credo to drop any gig wherever she would not be headlining. “Make me Lenny Bruce,” Midge naively told Susie at the time.