The school board considers eliminating a football program to meet budget cuts, making Dillon a one team town again. Meanwhile Tami considers a job offer that Coach Taylor is eager to ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jess Merriweather (as Jurnee Smollett)
Becky Sproles (as Madison Burge)
Hastings Ruckle
Tyra Collette
Billy Riggins
Angela Collette
Mindy Riggins


The school board considers eliminating a football program to meet budget cuts, making Dillon a one team town again. Meanwhile Tami considers a job offer that Coach Taylor is eager to dismiss. Tyra returns to town and questions Tim about his plan to leave Texas. The Panthers boosters approach Buddy. Luke confronts Tim about his relationship with Becky. Following an abortive open school-board hearing, Vince and Jess try to plead the Lions' case directly with the chairman of the school-board. Written by Havan IronOak

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Drama | Sport






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2 February 2011 (USA)  »

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The song in this episode "Devil Town" by Tony Lucca was also featured in an earlier episode: Season 1, Episode 22 when the Dillon Panthers win the State Championship in the Season One finale. See more »


Friday Night Lights Theme
Composed by Christopher Hrasky, Munaf Rayani, Mark Thomas Smith, and Michael Aaron James
Performed by W.G. Snuffy Walden
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Awesome episode
30 December 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Seriously how can Billy and Mindy afford to have twins as well as look after Stevie?!?! I think it's important for me to state once again how much Mindy (and Billy to a certain extent) has grown on me this season. I mean there you have a prime example of how a relatively minor character can still have huge, beautifully written character development. LOL at her freaking out about having to live in a tent.

I love how politely Tami pointed out to Coach that they've always moved for his job and the whole "18 years" comment. "I'm going to say to you what you haven't had the grace to say to me. Congratulations, Eric." Again, I think Coach really needed to be more supportive but I guess the way it played out was realistic. I sort of want a situation where Coach finally decides to move for Tami's job and then something happens and the college withdraws the job offer to Tami or something so they can stay in Dillon? I can't bear the thought of them not being in Dillon.

TYRA!!!!! (And Tyra's Mum!) Tyra/Julie friendship. THIS IS OLD SCHOOL! Tim/Tyra - even MORE old school. "Tyra please don't go." You know, at the beginning of the season I thought they were going to get Lyla back and end it with Tim/Lyla but Tim/Tyra is kind of ..... right? "Alaska, Tim?" Poor Luke at his college meeting. I love how he tried to be grateful but you could tell that no matter how hard he tried, he couldn't get excited at the prospect of going to nowheresville. Awwh Luke/Becky. For the first time he's normal rather than an absolute angel. I absolutely LOVED the Tim/Luke conversation. I'm also glad that the whole Tim/Becky thing was dealt with and Becky was honest with Luke.

Awwh Jess wanting to be a coach so much. Vince's Speech! Vince: Before football I was going nowhere fast, straight to juvie. Playing for the East Dillon Lions probably saved my life. I got a bond with my teammates that will never be broken. I got a Coach that's been like a father to me. He shows up and gives a hundred percent every game, every practice. It's more than just a game to us: football is our life.

Vince/Jess <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 DEVIL TOWN PLAYING! Vince/Coach Hug! BEST MOMENT EVER!!! The guys running around the Lions field <3 <3 <3 <3.

Matt/Grandma Saracen!!!!!!!!! Awwh she mentioned his father!

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