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Mrs. Maisel Finally Earns Her Marvelous Moniker In The Series Finale

Contains spoilers for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" Season 5 Episode 9, "Four Minutes"

After five seasons of hits, misses, and neverending work, Midge Maisel (Rachel Broshahan) finally gets her shot at fame and fortune in the very last episode of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" Season 5 after the impossible happens and Gordon Ford (Reid Scott) actually allows her to appear in his show ... though only as a humble "lady writer" who doesn't even get a place on the couch. This isn't exactly ideal, but as befits her nature, Midge doesn't have any of it. 

In her characteristic go-getter attitude, Mrs. Maisel essentially hijacks the show after learning there are a few minutes to fill, and right after a commercial break, she launches into a fantastic four-minute set. These four minutes that also double as the title of the episode act as a culmination of her entire five-season arc, and end up both making her name and literally earning her the moniker "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."

The moment that makes Midge marvelous also turns her into a superstar

Throughout the duration of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," there has been little doubt that Midge Maisel is indeed quite marvelous — the only problem has been the fact that it's not exactly easy to announce this to the world in the male-dominated entertainment industry of her era. This all changes when her intense "The Gordon Ford Show" appearance is over. Not only does the audience absolutely love her, but Gordon himself is also so enamored with her act that he promptly does a 180, proudly introduces Midge to the audience, and literally name-drops the show's title "Ladies and gentlemen," Gordon announces. "Making her first, but definitely not last appearance on the Gordon Ford Show, may I present the magnificent, the magical, the marvelous Mrs. Maisel." And, just like that, the world knows Midge as the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel — much like the audience did all along. 

This is Midge's big moment, and she uses it to the fullest — with encouragement from Gordon, who understands that he's witnessing a superstar in the making, and amicably fires her from her writing position so she can take over the world. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel goes on to have a highly successful 44-year career. 

As such, while the show's title was always about Midge's own talent, tenacity, and attitude, we find out that it was also a promise: A call-forward to the way she's introduced to the public when she finally gets the big chance she has been chasing all along.