Friday Night Lights: Season 4, Episode 5

The Son (2 Dec. 2009)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Sport
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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 ... 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 JD finishes speaking to the kids he walks towards his dad, and in the next shot they stand next to each other, which would be impossible as there were tables in the way. See more »

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Drivin' My Life Away
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Feels real
4 December 2009 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I started watching Friday Night Lights because I like football and the movie upon which it is based is good. Actually, though the show has received positive critics, I'm don't think overall this show is that good. The storyline isn't stunning and, most import, the acting feels weird at times. People stutter too much and act weird and apathetic towards each other a lot of the time.

This episode however, is different. Like much of the series it's not about football, though it starts with that. It's about the lives of the people in this town of Dillon, Texas. And in this episode, Matt has to cope with his dad being killed in combat. His dad, who he hates, because he never really got to know him, he was always gone. For a television series, the hurt is shown in a great manner. We see the drama people at home have to go through, not just because they lost a family member, but because they lost that family member in a different way long before he was killed.

It's a sad, but therefore very good episode. The acting feels real this time. That's why I felt to comment on this specific episode.


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