Friday Night Lights: Season 1, Episode 20

Mud Bowl (28 Mar. 2007)

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A chemical spill forces Coach Taylor and the Panthers to seek another facility in which to play the crucial State semifinal game.



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After an accident, Coach Taylor refuses to give up his home field advantage for the next round in the playoffs, even though it means extra work for him and his players. Tim continues to bond with his next door neighbor, as Lila bonds with Waverly, and Smash warns her that Waverly is not what she seems to be. Fingers are pointed when cash shows up in the players locker room. Written by Moviedude1

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The stadium the coaches looked at for the site of the game was really the new Round Rock ISD stadium (The "Palace on Parmer") in Round Rock, TX. The stadium is the home for Round Rock McNeil and Round Rock Westwood. The stadium is a popular Texas playoff site and hosted the biggest game in Texas in 2005, the 5A Division 1 State Championship between Euless Trinity and Converse Judson (28-14 Trinity). See more »


Panthers were home team, and called coin flip. Visitor is supposed to call the coin toss. See more »


Read My Mind
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Written by Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer, & Ronnie Vannucci
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Another failed attempt at a sexual assault scene
6 May 2008 | by ( – See all my reviews

If I could ask the writers of Friday Night Lights one question, it would concern this episode, and in particular the sexual assault scene. Why couldn't they get it right?! There was nothing seriously wrong with the scene, but it does not bring with it the heavy emotions it should, either. Such ineffective scenes become unemotional and clichéd.

The only realistic scene having to do with rape I remember is in the last episode of Firefly, which showed the audience what rape really means to the victim.

It is time for TV and movie writers to visit a rape crisis center and speak with people who went through the traumatic experience, or people who work with such victims, before making another half-hearted attempt at a serious subject.

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