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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Friday Night Lights - What To Do While You Are Waiting

What exactly do you do while you're waiting to learn whether your football team made the playoffs. Why, you file a lawsuit, battle domestic abuse, and go to the rodeo.

Plot: The Panthers' season depends on the outcome of a Friday game between Arnett Mead and Buckley. Smash is still trying (and failing) to date Waverly. Matt's dad says he is leaving the Army to stay home with Matt and Grandma. Tyra gets fed up with her mom's abusive boyfriend, and Coach Taylor finds out he's being sued by Jason's family. Gee, that games doesn't seem so important now, does it?

Aired: January 10. I watched it January 21.

Pam's Review: This was a great episode since it allowed us to look more closely at the characters and the conflicts that are developing. I laughed at Coach Taylor’s ‘stink bug” labeling of Matt, who has steadily grown into one of the best characters in the show. His conversation with his dad when he acknowledges that he’s a better soldier than a car salesman and urges him to return to Iraq is so honest.

I loved when Julie fixed tea for Grandma, whose insight into football seems to be dead on. And now I understand Tyra and her desire to leave Dillon much more. It will be interesting to see what Jason says and does now that the courtroom drama is sure to begin. It’s a good thing that football took a backseat in this episode, for awhile at least. But, the Panthers are in the playoffs anyway.

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