Just as the East Dillon Lions start to perform as a team, the town of Dillon is rocked with the news of the death of Matt's dad. Coach & Mrs Taylor and Julie all do their part to help Matt ... See full summary »

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Just as the East Dillon Lions start to perform as a team, the town of Dillon is rocked with the news of the death of Matt's dad. Coach & Mrs Taylor and Julie all do their part to help Matt weather the storm. Landry & Riggins & the rest all rally to help as well but ultimately Matt must make peace with his dad on his own. Meanwhile Becky connects with Luke after he's been paint-balled by some of his former friends and the two finally... Written by Havan IronOak

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When Becky and Luke walk out of the store after buying her candy and beer, Luke tosses his shirt onto his right shoulder. The screen shows Becky, then when back to Luke his shirt is on his left shoulder. See more »

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Your Hand in Mine
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Composed by Christopher Hrasky, Munaf Rayani, Mark Thomas Smith, and Michael Aaron James
Performed by Explosions in the Sky
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One of the best episodes of TV period
20 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode is absolutely classic, and one of the best treatments of death and grief I've come across in any medium. Matt Saracen's processing of his complicated relationship with his father and the impact it's had on his life and his character is stunning - it's incredible that they managed to fit so much finely nuanced emotional power into 45 minutes. The writing and acting - especially Zach Gilford's performance - are first-class, and they create so many brilliantly realized moments with incredible restraint, which makes it all the more moving. This show is far from perfect, but this episode certainly is. It's worth watching the entire series (which is pretty good overall) just to appreciate the full impact of this one episode.


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