"You know how there are times in your life when things seem to be going great and then, out of nowhere, BAM! You round the corner, and someone steps in and fucks it the fuck up. You never saw it coming because you were so busy being happy," Midge Maisel proclaims within the first minute of season four of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. On stage at the Gaslight Cafe in Greenwich Village, Midge sets the tone for what will likely be the overarching theme this year.
When we last left her and manager Susie, they were standing on the tarmac at the airport watching in disbelief as an airplane carrying Shy Baldwin, who Midge had been opening for, took off into the night sky. After a great performance at the Apollo Theater, in which she had seemingly made some jokes that nearly outed Baldwin's status as a closeted gay man, Midge had been fired, and her life and career were held in limbo.